Thirsty Country: Climate Change and Drought in Australia

17.04.15 By

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4 KEY FINDINGS

1. Climate change is likely making drought conditions in southwest and southeast Australia worse.

2. Droughts have far-reaching impacts on health, agriculture and native species in Australia.

3. Water scarcity will become an increasing challenge as the pressure on urban water supplies intensifies.

4. Droughts are likely to worsen in severity and duration in southern Australia if greenhouse gas emissions are not cut deeply and rapidly.

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