Jan 16, 2013

Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

As Australia’s unprecedented 2013 heatwave continues, the deadline for submissions to a Senate inquiry into Australia's readiness for climate change is coming to a close Graham Readfearn takes a look at what's required.

As Australia’s nationwide heatwave continues, submissions to a Senate inquiry into the country’s readiness for climate change warn we’re unprepared for what’s to come.

“This summer has demonstrated precisely what the scientists and reports have been saying,” Greens leader Senator Christine Milne told Crikey. “We are now experiencing extreme weather events across Australia with these heat wave conditions.”

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2 thoughts on “Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

  1. John Bennetts

    Brilliant article, folks.

    Everntually, the error in the Murdoch Press’s approach will be undeniable. They cannot be trusted on this subject.

    The general population will revise their view of the trustworthiness of their information sources. News’s financial bottom line will reflect their decision.

  2. Mike Flanagan

    With much to accomplish and many things to do we shouldn’t forget that Ms Gillards minority government has advanced out national preparedness for the coming maelstrom of climate change impacts.
    They have over the course of the last two years renovated and replaced the delapidated maritime heavy lift capcity that Howard government left us.
    We have enormously axpanded our Airforces’ capacity to react with heavy lift aircraft in the form our acquired C17’s
    And is the first time in our history that a battalion (2nd Bt RAR) of our finest have been designated as responders in a national emergency and catastrophe.
    Admittedly there is much mre to do and obviously our state based early responders to fires should be offered the support and weight of our Federal Gov and its budgetry commitments.

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