Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Climate Change Turns Up Heat; CSIRO Report Points to Fewer Frosts and Average Temperatures Rising by 1.3 Degrees by 2030

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Climate Change Turns Up Heat; CSIRO Report Points to Fewer Frosts and Average Temperatures Rising by 1.3 Degrees by 2030

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Byline: APN Newsdesk

AUSTRALIA is up for a much warmer climate, with the average temperature in 2030 set to rise 1.3 degrees compared with the 20 years to 2005, the most rigorous analysis to date has warned.

A report from the CSIRO, analysing 40 global climate models shows the nation will be hotter and drier inland and the coast of Queensland and NSW will be hit with more intense and extreme rainfall events.

It shows high confidence the nation could experience an average five-degree temperature rise by 2099 that could be reined back if the global "business as usual" approach to fossil fuel burning was restricted.

The report also forecasts more hot days and warm spells for northern Australia and fewer frosts.

And it also forecasts a decline in average winter and spring rainfall for eastern Australia.

The Climate Institute chief executive officer John Connor (pictured) said the report reinforced the need for Australia to drive "ambitious" climate change action in its post-2020 plans. …

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