Australia: Climate trends demand better response to drought, says CSIRO

Guardian: Australia needs a better response to drought in the face of climate trends that will transform agricultural regions and see many farms disappear, the CSIRO has warned. The government’s science agency said that observed changes in rainfall are occurring at a more rapid rate than was previously predicted. These changes could see a continuing trend of farm closures and shift farming towards wetter coastal areas. Tony Abbott has just completed a “listening tour” of drought-affected areas of Queensland......

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