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A new report on the effects of climate change in Australia paints an alarming picture of life in the city of Sydney.
It warns that if residents do not cut water consumption by more than 50% over the next 20 years, the city will become unsustainable.

The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation report also warns that temperatures could rise 5C above the predicted global average.

This would leave the city facing an almost permanent state of drought.

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Heat-related deaths would soar from a current average of 176 a year to 1,300 [by 2070].

Sydney would come to resemble the harsh, dry and inhospitable conditions of remote inland towns.


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benpeek
Jan. 31st, 2007 09:54 am (UTC)
i think it's just general climate change, for this one. sydney's weather has certainly been changing in he last couple of years, the large portions of the country are in drought...
mattdoyle
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:02 am (UTC)
so does that mean everyone will piss off to somewhere else, or will everywhere be just as shit? sydney (or any biggish city for that matter) would be really freaky if it was empty. still, last time i was in sydney, i wished it was empty! :P
benpeek
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
i don't reckon there'll be much to piss off too by 2070...
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benpeek
Jan. 31st, 2007 10:46 am (UTC)
you could just go to a remote, country station... :)
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benpeek
Jan. 31st, 2007 11:24 am (UTC)
we could surf through the ruins of sydney!
ex_chrisbil
Jan. 31st, 2007 01:58 pm (UTC)
Worse still (!) sources suggest that conditions could be perfect for the filming of another Mad Max movie...
benpeek
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:39 am (UTC)
fuck no!
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