One of the worst global warming hit regions will be Western Australia over the course of next three decades, a report from the country’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) has suggested.

CSIRO’s latest State of the Climate report predicts that Western Australia would witness more hot days and more extreme weather in coming decades. As of now, projections indicate that the state could have as many as 72 days hotter than 35C each year by 2090 if greenhouse gas emissions remain high. The number of days more than 40C could jump to about 20 each year, from an average of four.

CSIRO Climate Science Centre interim research director Kevin Hennessy said some effects from global warming were guaranteed over the next 30 years. Projections indicate that South West WA will likely witness further warming, reduced rainfall, increase in sea levels, severe fire weather and all these combined effectively will make life of Western Australians more difficult. Data indicates that the rainfall in the South West WA has already dropped by 19 per cent in May-July since the 1970s.

Almost 80 per cent of people in the WA Speaks survey were concerned about climate change. And despite the issue falling out of public discussion in recent months, nearly a quarter said they were “extremely concerned”. People want state government to address these issues and not relegate the issue entirely to the federal government.

According to experts, while dealing with global warming will require a complex strategy, there are a couple of basic solutions as well. First is that we will be required to adapt to some unavoidable amount of climate change and second is to stop relying on fossil fuels and reduce their consumption as much as possible thereby reducing greenhouse gas emissions, which in turn will enable us to control the warming to a certain extent.

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  1. Which activist group put this?
    There has been no global warming in 20 years!
    Beware of the carbon tax which is intended to justify added taxation
    Absolutely no scientific jistification!

    1. The reason why the phrases “Anti-science”, “Evidence-deniers”, and ”Global Warming Deniers” are used is that the “Anti-science Deniers” ignore demonstrable evidence, and fabricate stories and “facts” that are not true.
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      The claim
      “There has been no global warming in 20 years!”
      is absurd and illustrates the mindless parroting of denier falsehoods.
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      Temperature anomalies at all 4 primary temperature databases, the Berkeley Earth Temperature Results, the UAH and RSS satellite interpretations, and Radiosondes (Weather Balloons) are all setting new warmth records.
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      For example:
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      Graph: http://www.durangobill.com/TempPictures/NOAAanomalies.png
      NOAA Graphics: http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/cag/time-series/global
      Data: https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/monitoring-references/faq/anomalies.php

  2. when you dont actually work for a living , the only course left is to make a living by suggestion , like Ravi Mandalia. aka welfare.

  3. Thanks for the ‘kind’ words… My mistake was that I missed out on putting the link to the original CSIRO report, which I have now! Don’t abuse the messenger.. vent your anger and voice your concerns where they will actually make a difference..

  4. 3000 BLUE-SKY HOURS, AND EVEN MORE WAYS TO ENJOY THEM
    As the second largest state in the world (half the size of Europe), Western Australia’s sunny climate has shaped some of the world’s most biodiverse landscapes.
    From the Mediterranean climate in the south, desert in the east and tropical conditions in the north, WA can confidently claim to be the rarest of things – a year-round holiday destination.
    PERTH WEATHER
    WA’s capital city of Perth is bathed in sunshine for an average of nine hours a day, with a total of 131 perfect blue-sky days every year. That officially makes it the sunniest capital city in Australia, with one of the most enviable outdoor lifestyles in the world.
    The average maximum summer temperature is 29°C, and February is generally the hottest month. Temperatures hover around 12°C in winter (June to August).

    Seems to me WA is normally hot and from what I’m reading from Tourism WA prefectly normal.

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