We occupy the driest inhabited continent with a highly variable climate and great susceptibility to weather change. Predictions of fiercer droughts and more frequent storms invade our media and perhaps our consciousness. The future will be the disappearance of Australian wildlife due to the increasing temperatures affecting their environments. The warmer waters may cause the death of the Great Barrier Reef, placing thousands of species of plants and animals in danger. The outlook of Australia's future is bleak. The most worrying environmental threat of our time is unfolding.
Yes we've all heard about it, and I'm sure, politely listened to all the things they say about global warming and so on. But have we taken it seriously enough? Yes, we all have other 'more important' things to worry about. But we must realise that the threat of climate change is no less than the threat of losing your job, or the threat of a car collision.
The economic costs of climate change, for starters, will kill us - loss of tourism, loss of jobs, loss of fish, farmers battling and food prices through the roof. Climate Change is wreaking havoc, and its not going anywhere anytime fast.
We've all heard about Climate Change and its disastrous effects, but what exactly causes it? And what can we do about it? Global...