In Australia Winter May soon become Extinct due to Global Warming
By 2050 Winter in Australia will disappear according to a new study
Do you like it hot? Well just move to Australia and your children might experience in their lifetime unprecedented heat. Visual design and climate change academics have teamed up to help Australians see how winter will disappear and a ‘new summer’ will emerge by 2050. The findings were a bit surprising.
Academics from the School of Art & Design (SOA&D) and the Australian National University Climate Change Institute have created a tool that allows users to see how climate change will impact temperatures for thousands of towns across Australia.
- Winter will disappear completely in Australia within the next 30 years, climate researchers have warned.
- Essentially their models predict that by 2050, Australia just won’t experience winters like they used to.
3 of the 4 members of Australia’s council of financial regulators are now actively telling business owners and managers — and through them the boards of Australian businesses — that they need to start paying more attention to the financial risks of climate change.
New Aussie Summer coming in next 30 years
The visualization of the researchers shows that winter as we know it will disappear, while a ‘new summer’ with sustained temperature peaks sometimes well above 40ºC will become normal.
The “New Summer” phenomenon is likely to hit Australia particularly hard.
The Last Winter
“We looked at the historical average temperatures of each season and compared them to the projected data and what we find everywhere is that there’s really no period of a sustained or lasting winter,” Dr Hinchliffe said in the release.
Australia is known for being generally very hot, even in winter months. But experts now warn that a changing climate will heat Australia up so much that it won’t technically have winter anymore.
The researchers used a new tool. The tool uses data from the Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) and Scientific Information for Land Owners (SILO). It shows how many degrees average temperatures will rise by in each location and how many more days over 30 or 40 degrees there will be in 2050 compared to now.
Clearly if you live in major Australian cities like Sydney, Melbourne or Brisbane it does not look good for the long-term impacts of global warming.
What the research seems to indicate is that the “new summer” season will take place during summer proper, while “winter” is absorbed completely by spring and autumn in the July/August period.
It’s a pretty alarmist view of how global warming could scale since really 2050 isn’t that far away, or moreover, the lifetime of our children roughly speaking.
The tool was prepared for the Australian Conservation Foundation.