This report explores the recent issue of climate change. It will outline the key elements that make climate change an important issue politically. It will focus on how the issue of climate change is being addressed by both the Australian Labor and Liberal Parties.Climate Change has recently become an important issue for the Australian community. For many years, scientists have gone to great lengths to express the impending threat of climate change. These attempts have mostly been unnoticed by the population but recently the real dangers of climate change have become a serious issue for the community
[...] The government is now starting to address this issue as the public becomes increasingly concerned and great importance has placed on areas such as the Australian Government Bureau of Meteorology and models of prediction that they produce. expect climate change to affect all Australians. It is the Bureau's responsibility to provide decision makers and the general public with accurate observations and information about our changing climate." Dr. Geoff Love, Director of Meteorology. It can be said with certainty that the problems of climate change are very important to the Australian community and have a high place on Australia's political agenda Who is involved in addressing the issue? [...]
[...] The issue of climate change involves the following government departments: Department of the Environment and Water Resources Bureau of Meteorology Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Climate Change, represents Liberal Party's views on climate change and there is the Shadow Minister, Peter Garrett, who is representing the Labor Party's views on the subject. From a scientific point of view, there are several scientists and organisations that contribute information as well as monitor the issue. The most prominent information was gathered from the Stern Report which established a strong link between the world economy and the effects of climate change. [...]
[...] This is having a direct effect on Australian agricultural and ecological systems with many of them already stretched to their limits by the current climate. Agriculture has long been established as one of Australia's key industries and a decrease in crop production due to shortage of rainfall will produce a domino effect and start damaging the Australian economy. The predicted disruption of rainfall patterns will also create enormous water shortage problems for many cities. We are already seeing evidence of this with Level 5 water restrictions being imposed in Brisbane. [...]
[...] actions over the coming few decades could create risks of major disruption to economic and social activity, later in this century and in the next, on a scale similar to those associated with the great wars and the economic depression of the first half of the 20th century' The report clearly established a link between the science of climate change and the economic repercussions. This 700 page report has been hugely influential and raised significant awareness of the economic issues associated with climate change. [...]
[...] The promised $200 billion will specifically be used to: Increase forest planting Promote plans to help sustain our forests Encourage international action on climate change and deforestation Reduce the current deforestation that is occurring However, this funding of deforestation will mostly occur in selected projects in other countries. The actual intended aim of this venture is split between tackling climate change and deforestation and strengthening relations with other countries. This project is a joint venture primarily created by John Howard, Malcolm Turnbull and Alexander Downer What are the main sources of information? [...]
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