worse than we thought – pollution impact!

An independent climate change report has found pollution’s impact on global warming is worse than previously predicted. The University of Melbourne study was commissioned by The Climate Institute.

It found temperature rises and ice cap melting are occurring faster than the worst-case scenarios predicted by the United Nations. The Climate Institute’s John Connor says the predictions of dangerous temperature rises for Australia are alarming.

“A rise of three degrees above pre-industrial levels for Australia will be disastrous,” he said. “It’ll see increased droughts, wildfires affecting our capital cities and it will also put at risk the Greenland ice sheets and some of the Antarctic ice sheets which are the real biggies in terms of sea level rises if they slip into the oceans.”

yourdemocracy.net.au, 9 Oct 2007