The science has spoken!
CSIRO research commissioned by the federal government suggests climate change could dramatically reduce the number of tropical cyclones in the Australian region and decrease wave heights on the nation's east coast.Sounds good to me. Unless, of course, the government wants more cyclones. Debbie might want to keep a low profile if she's among the 600 "top climate scientists" at this confab.
The surprise findings, which appear to contradict some common predictions about the impact of climate change, are contained in scientific papers on “Projecting Future Climate and its Extremes”, obtained under Freedom of Information laws by The Australian Online.
One paper, by CSIRO researcher Debbie Abbs, found rising temperatures could halve the frequency of tropical cyclones.
“Climate change projections using this modelling system show a strong tendency for a decrease in TC numbers in the Australian region, especially in the region of current preferred occurrence,” Dr Abbs said.
In related news, the British have announced new diets for cows and sheep to help combat emissions. Animal rights activists were unavailable for comment.