"GLOBAL WARMING IS THE GREATEST CHALLENGE FACING HUMANITY IN THE 21ST CENTURY" Professor Tim Flannery, the 2007 Australian of the Year and the country's best-known enviromentalist,
Global warming is occurring at a faster rate than the worst-case scenario envisaged by experts just six years ago. "For the key performance indicators about climate, change is occurring far in advance of the worst-case scenario. Carbon dioxide's increasing more rapidly, sea levels are rising more rapidly (and) the Arctic ice cap is melting away more quickly than were projected in 2001." The world needs an international organisation similar to the United Nations dedicated solely to climate change. We need to "deal with the global pollution crisis as a species."
Adapting to the damaging effects of climate change, plants are gradually moving to where temperatures are cooler, rainfall is greater, f...