I don’t normally talk much about climate change.
I don’t enjoy debating with people over whether the climate is really changing or not, or whether humans bear any responsibility for the change, or even whether the change will be a bad thing. It’s a polarising subject, and I don’t want to put people off my sustainability message just because they don’t share my views on anthropogenic climate change.
To me, the whole climate thing is just a side-effect of the way we’ve been pillaging this planet. The real issue is to get back to living sustainably and respecting our environment.
That said, it’s worth having a look at the facts occasionally.
Australia’s two lead climate science agencies – the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology – have produced a snapshot of the state of the climate (790 KB PDF) to update Australians about how their climate has changed and what it means.
It’s only a short document and definitely worth a read to get the latest info, but if you’re pushed for time you can access a summary here.