Hysterical hyperbole from The Canberra Times
Without urgent action [of course] to reduce global greenhouse emissions, the landscapes of south-eastern Australia will become drier and hotter and more prone to catastrophic fires. Systems such as the Murray-Darling will continue to slowly degrade, and agricultural production will begin to collapse. Untold damage will afflict the psyche of all Australians as the sunburnt country is scorched. [Yeah, my psyche's really afflicted... by all this BS - Ed]
The year 2009 has just begun and both ends of the continent are experiencing dramatic climate extremes. Current global climate trends are exceeding the worst-case scenarios of the UN's Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (the IPCC). The projected precipitation changes from the IPCC and CSIRO show a consistent decrease in rainfall in southern Australian during recent winters. Droughts are getting hotter and persisting longer, further reducing run-off into our river systems. The Government's current policy response to climate change needs to do more to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Enough! I'll tell you anything! Just stop it, please!
Read it here.