Climate change to blame for Australia's weather woes, new report says
The Kansas City Star
Australia’s weather troubles have been linked to climate change.
The Climate Commission made that connection in a new report titled, “The Angry Summer.” Climate change has been responsible for the scorching temperatures in some parts of the country and the torrential rains and flooding in other parts, The New York Times reports.
An acceleration of extreme weather conditions will continue unless steps are taken soon to change the damage that humans are doing by spewing out more greenhouse gases and other industrial pollutants into the atmosphere.
The cost of the flooding alone has been in lives lost and more than $2.4 billion in damage in Australia. People are seeing the effects of climate change in the U.S., too, in the ongoing drought in the Midwest and damage done by Superstorm Sandy along the East Coast.
The question is how much more can people take before they do something about curbing the damage to the planet.