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Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

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The Bureau of Meteorology says that Australia will have a warm and dry spring. Photograph: Joel Carrett/AAP

Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook says higher temperatures most likely in the north and south-east

August 17, 2017 — Australia is set for a warm and dry spring with above average temperatures expected for most parts of the country. Continue reading Weather bureau says Australia set for a dry spring with above average temperatures

Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

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TOP CROP. A harvester works in a field of wheat near the southern village of Trud, Bulgaria on July 5, 2016. File photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP

Researchers say they still don’t understand how or why carbon dioxide emissions sap protein and other nutrients from plants, but the mystery is one that could have devastating consequences across the globe

MIAMI, USA (Aug. 2, 2017) — Rising carbon dioxide levels from global warming will drastically reduce the amount of protein in staple crops like rice and wheat, leaving vulnerable populations at risk of growth stunting and early death, experts warned Wednesday, August 2. Continue reading Global warming reduces protein in key crops – study

Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change

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The sun rises over Port Philip Bay in Melbourne. Blair Trewin from the Bureau of Meteorology said the unseasonal weather was happening against a background of global warming. Photograph: Tracey Nearmy/AAP

El Niño driving current spike in warm weather and May almost certain to be warmer than average from 1961 to 1990

April 28, 2016 — Unseasonably warm weather across Australia, which is set to continue through the coming month, might be putting a spring in people’s step but is a clear sign of dangerous climate change, according climate scientists and meteorologists. Continue reading Unseasonably warm weather a clear sign of climate change