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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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Climate change: grounds for concern for North Coast NSW sport?

Melting icecaps and glaciers might seem a long way from north coast NSW. But global warming is going into warming the oceans, which makes the water expand and rise – even before we start accounting for icecaps and glaciers.  Sea … Continue reading

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Bankstown sports: Grounds for climate change concern?

Global warming is making the oceans warmer. Warm water expands, and so the seas are rising – around 200 mm last century and the pace is accelerating. OzCoasts provides online maps that show predicted areas of inundation from  impacts of … Continue reading

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Northern Territory sport and climate change

Northern Territory cricket already takes our current climate into account, by playing in the summer season down in Alice Springs, but the winter season in the Top End. What will global warming do for how playable the summer is for … Continue reading

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Newcastle sport at serious risk from climate change

In many other areas of Australia, low lying sports grounds give an early warning of risks to communities from the sea level rise which is being driven by global warming, caused by greenhouse gas emissions. In the Newcastle area, whole … Continue reading

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