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04 April 2024 - Australia coud be facing megadroughts lasting over 20 years

Publié par Marion Coste le 04/04/2024

Scientists warn Australians to prepare for megadroughts lasting more than 20 years

Selina Green and Lily McCure (ABC News, 03/04/2024)

New climate modelling suggests Australians should be preparing for the possibility of megadroughts lasting more than 20 years.

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When the river runs dry: megadroughts on the cards in Australia, new report warns

Deborah Groarke (SBS News, 04/04/2024)

Australia could soon see megadroughts that last for more than 20 years, new modelling suggests. The bleak research from the Australian National University and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes has found these droughts could be worse than anything else in recent historical experience.

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'Worse than anything': Australia could soon be hit by megadroughts lasting 20-plus years

Daniel Jeffrey (9news, 02/04/2024)

Decades-long "megadroughts" could hit Australia, including our biggest agricultural region, in the near future as climate change continues to worsen severe weather conditions.

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A 20-year ‘mega-drought’ in Australia? Research suggests it’s happened before – and we should expect it again

Georgina Falster, Nerilie Abram and Nicky Wright (The Conversation, 02/04/2024)

Droughts can have dramatic effects in Australia – decimating agriculture, threatening water resources and devastating the environment. Much of Australia is drought-prone, and the risk is expected to increase as global warming continues.

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