The Climate Council has warned that more than $226 billion (£125bn) of properties and infrastructure are at high risk of coastal flooding, as sea levels in Australia are expected to rise between 0.4m and 1m over the next century.
Blue & Green Tomorrow is currently running a crowdfunder to ensure its survival. Please pledge.
Queensland and New South Wales are among the states facing higher risk, with losses expected to reach $20 billion (£11bn).
The report explains that Australia faces serious risks because its major cities and critical infrastructure are located on the coast. Rising sea levels, defined by experts as a ‘sleeping giant’ can also disrupt iconic places such as Kakadu National Park and the Great Barrier Reef.
There are also fears for the country’s proximity to Antarctica, where the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet has been declared irreversible and could result into sea levels rise by up to 4 metres.
Speaking to the Guardian Australia, co-author of the report Professor Will Steffen, said, “There are a range of projected sea level rises and 1.1m is on the highest end.
“Put simply, if you’re an investor in infrastructure you’d expect to be around at the end of the century, get planning for a 1m sea level rise. There are quite a few cities where there will be a thousand-fold increase in one-in-a-century floods, which makes things unviable because you’ll be mopping up every month.”
Climate scientists said they are frustrated in seeing that both the Australian government and sceptic citizens are underestimating climate change risks and ignoring the call from science to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“If you look at the countries successful in getting emissions down, countries like the UK and Germany, they don’t have time for climate sceptics, they get on with the job of preparing their countries for climate change,” Steffen said.
“It’s disappointing to see Australia moving backwards rather than joining that kind of movement.”
Photo: Edward Lee via flickr
Like our Facebook Page
How to Find an Eco-Friendly Termite Control Service Provider in Malaysia
Eco-Friendly Vegans Win Most Battles Not the War
3 Iconic Chicago Billboards Eco-Friendly Advertisers Can Learn from
EnviroSolar’s Abe Issa Discusses Success in Green Entrepreneurship
How Sports Could Be Impacted by Climate Change
What Eco-Friendly Patients Should Know about Online Therapy
6 Reasons Why Meal Delivery Services are Eco-Friendly
The Path for Retail’s Sustainable Future
4 Eco-Friendly Ways to Treat a Sinus Infection
4 Strategies for Eco-Friendly Real Estate Investors to Find Properties
How Managed Print Services Helps to Reduce Paper Waste
Why Scientists Are Concerned About ‘Forever Chemicals’ In Drinking Water
Meat Farming Is Only Getting Smarter, Easier & Eco-Friendlier
What is Eco-Friendly Homesteading and How Does it Affect Your Insurance?
Importance of Using a Water Purifier in an Area with High Pollution
Alternative Financing Ideas for Green Businesses that Shun Banks
Tencel Material Demand Shows Britain Is More Eco-Friendlier Than Ireland
How To Invest in Clean Energy Stocks in Only Five Easy Steps!
How To Secure Funding As An Eco-Entrepreneur?
4 Amazing Eco-Friendly Businesses Worth Starting in 2021
- Features8 months ago
Seven Health and Safety Tips for Eco-Friendly Products in a Green Home
- Energy9 months ago
Eco-Friendly Homeowners Lower Carbon Footprints through Greater Air Conditioner Efficiency
- Features8 months ago
Essential Guidelines for Eco-friendly Moving into new Home
- Invest10 months ago
The Eco-Friendly Evolution of Bitcoin Over the Years