The impact of climate change on the Australian environment and its ecosystems is increasing and some aspects may be irreversible, the latest State of the Environment report has warned.
In articles byin the Queensland Country Life and Sydney Morning Herald, it was noted that a summary provided to Fairfax Media warns of increasing pressures from coal mining, the coal-seam gas industry, habitat degradation, land-use change and invasive species.
Further concentration of the country’s population in coastal cities, particularly in the south-east corner, will also put “substantial pressure” on the environment, the report says, particularly if urban growth is “poorly planned and executed”.
You can read
- the QCL article here: http://www.queenslandcountrylife.com.au/story/4512218/impact-of-climate-change-increasing-and-pervasive-report/?cs=4698
- and the Sydney Morning Herald article here: http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/state-of-the-environment-report-warns-impact-of-climate-change-increasing-and-pervasive-20170306-gus3g6.