This is the critical decade.
The world is on track for a 3°C average temperature rise this century.
As the world's driest inhabited continent, that would be catastrophic for Australia.
- Rainfall across the Murray-Darling Basin is predicted
to drop 13-21%.
- Yields of key crops are predicted to decline 5-50%.
- 99% of our coral reefs will be dead.
Australia needs to reduce its emissions by 75% by 2030 (below 2005 levels) to contribute its fair share to limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C. Yet our Government's target is a wholly insufficient 26-28% by 2030