Friday, June 22, 2007

Australia Faces Disaster Due to Global Warming

North faces climate disaster EXCLUSIVE Experts say global warming could devastate the Top End June 18, 2007 - read complete article
Darwin-based northern rivers ecologist Stuart Blanch told The Canberra Times that over the next 50 years, rising sea levels were predicted to flood more than four million hectares of coastal freshwater wetlands, placing local barramundi fisheries and Aboriginal livelihoods at risk.

More than 100 million hectares of tropical savanna grasslands from Cairns to Broome would be affected by increased fire risk, and coral reefs extending across Australia's northern waters to Ningaloo Reef in Western Australia would experience increased coral bleaching

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