San Francisco, California
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New Scientist Live: Uninhabitable Australia?
Steven Sherwood, University of New South Wales
Liz Hanna, Australian National University
"Extreme" is the word for the weather Australian's have experienced recently. A decade-long drought broke in 2012 but was followed by rains so heavy that the world’s oceans lowered temporarily. But climate models predict this will get worse, with even more severe rains and floods. Australia is already home to some of the most fire-prone regions on earth and models predict a perfect storm for more devastating fires: more fuel that will become even dryer, combined with increased numbers of extreme fire-risk days. Areas have already been described as uninhabitable – parts of Victoria after the 2009 bushfires and areas of Brisbane after the floods. Some say heat itself, and the effect it has on the body, will be the worst aspect of climate change. In Coober Pedy, people already build underground to avoid the heat. Is that the only way to keep inhabiting some areas as the climate warms?
Come and hear what is getting leading scientists hot and bothered about climate change.
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