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Australia more exposed than most test cricket nations to sea level rise from climate change

Climate change is raising sea levels – not only through melting ice, but through the basic school physics that water expands as it warms. Of the more than 100 grounds used internationally for test cricket, Australia has two of the … Continue reading

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WACA, Perth sport threatened by climate change

Global warming is making the oceans rise. As well as melting ice, water expands when it warms. OzCoasts has produced maps showing impacts for some of Australia’s coasts from average sea level rises including 1.1 metres. The actual rises could … Continue reading

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North Queensland sport: grounds for concern from climate change

Climate change is warming the oceans as well as the atmosphere. Water expands as it warms, so the seas are rising. Average sea levels rose around 200mm last century and accelerating. OzCoasts has published maps showing impacts for our coastal … Continue reading

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Adelaide sport under threat from climate change

After the heatwave in January (when Adelaide held the unwelcome position as hottest city in the world) more people in Adelaide are now familiar with one part of the future we face unless there is urgent action on greenhouse emissions. … Continue reading

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Gold Coast sport under threat from climate change

Climate change is warming the oceans as well as the atmosphere. Water expands as it warms.  Average sea levels rose around 200mm last century and accelerating. OzCoasts has published maps showing impacts for areas including South-East Queensland for scenarios including … Continue reading

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Sport in Brisbane under threat from climate change

Campbell Newman and Tony Abbott don’t want to talk about it, but climate change is warming the oceans and making the seas rise. OzCoasts has modelled rises including 1.1 metres. We could see this or worse if greenhouse gas emissions … Continue reading

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Illawarra and south coast sport: Grounds for concern on climate change and sea level rise?

Icecaps and glaciers might seem a long way from south coast NSW. But global warming because of excess greenhouse gases we have been putting into the air is going into warming the oceans, even more than it is going into … Continue reading

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