Climate change will hit Australia harder than rest of world: Study

Sydney: In their most comprehensive forecast yet, Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology, have predicted temperature rises of up to 5.1c in Australia by 2090.CSIRO
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India TV News Desk 29 Jan 2015, 03:40 PM IST

Sydney: In their most comprehensive forecast yet, Australia's national science agency, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Bureau of Meteorology, have predicted temperature rises of up to 5.1c in Australia by 2090.

CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology said their projections are based on 40 global climate models, and called it the most robust picture yet of how Australia's climate would change.

The report stated there was “very high confidence” that temperatures would rise across Australia throughout the century, with the average annual temperature set to be up to 1.3C warmer in 2030 compared with the average experienced between 1986 and 2005.

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Temperature projections for the end of the century will largely depend on how greenhouse gas emissions are cut.

The report said the “business-as-usual” approach to burning fossil fuels is set to cook Australia more than the rest of the world, which will average a temperature increase of 2.6C to 4.8C by 2090.

Australia's surface air temperature has already increased 0.9C since 1910.

Australia experienced its third-warmest year on record in 2014, with 2013 its warmest year on record.

If Australia does not act timely, then there is every possibility of the continent facing disasters in the coming reducing.

 
   
 

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