Media release – 2015 Australia’s 5th hottest year on record

The year 2015 is more than 99.999 percent certain to be declared the hottest year on record globally, according to the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies, while the Bureau of Meteorology has just confirmed Australia’s 2015 temperatures were the fifth-warmest on record. “Globally it’s expected to be declared the hottest year on…

MEDIA RELEASE – IMPACTS OF HEATWAVES ON BORDER REGION [24.3.14]

Note: The following media release was picked up by The Border Mail’s Country Mail (published on 29.3.14), Prime7 television news (screened 26.3.14) and ABC Goulburn Murray local news (aired 17.3.14). Summer is officially over but local horticulturalists are still reeling from the consequences of January and February heatwaves. Citrus, avocado, apple and fig crops were…

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The critical decade report

Last week the government released its latest report from the Climate Commission – “The Critical Decade – climate science, risks and responses.” http://climatecommission.gov.au/report/the-critical-decade/ (UPDATE: due to the abolition of he Climate Commission by the Abbot Government, their website is no longer available – copies of the report can still be found online at http://apo.org.au/research/critical-decade-2013-climate-change-science-risks-and-responses.) A useful summary…