Doomsday – 2070

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But another report had been issued, just one day before, by Australia’s Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization. And its conclusion read like a dagger through the heart of the land down under.

If global warming contiues at its current rate the CSIRO warned, life in the city of Sydney could be completely transformed by the year 2070. In just one generation, Sydney could slide into a near permanent state of drought. There could be a dramatic rise in deadly bushfires. Temperatures would rise 10 or 15 degrees Fahrenheit, or more.

Heat related deaths would soar from nearly 200 to more than 1,200 per year. The report was very grim reading for the people of Sydney. ABC News, Australia, 24 Feb 2007