Monday, January 14, 2013

$300 Billion at Risk

300 billion dollars is a lot of money. But that's the possible damage this century in Australia - from sea level rise alone. That consists of around 250,000 homes, and a range of other infrastructure including Sydney's main airport.

The science now has the expected sea level rise at between 0.8 and 1.1 metres. The ABC report has links to map simulations of what that might look like.

PS. i still find it a bit sad that things have to be put in dollar values for us to grasp the full severity of the impact.


Anonymous said...

Saw this on ABC news this morning- pretty shocking really! When will Australia take notice and more importantly, when will we take action?

david said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thanks for commenting. I understand how you feel - wanting more people to understand the situation and do something about it. That's part of the reason i started this blog.

Feel free to help by sharing any of my posts with people you know.

I've included little 'share' buttons at the end of each post to help people do this.