New story in The Age this morning here.
WATERFRONT communities from Southbank to the Mornington Peninsula face a damage bill of more than $1 billion from severe storms and rising sea levels over the next 90 years, according to a confidential climate change report.
The report, by federal, state and local governments, warns that parts of Rosebud foreshore could be completely submerged by 2100 during coastal flooding, while residents around Elwood’s canals face massive annual losses if government and local councils fail to act.
Maps from the report show a large section of Point Nepean Road would be regularly cut off during storms, while local residents and businesses would encounter frequent floods resulting from climate change.
The research warns that riverfront properties at Southbank are at greatest risk from flooding, with the annual cost of damage expected to increase from about $3 million in 2011 to almost $20 million by 2100.
Mordialloc would also experience a sharp increase in flood damage without immediate government action.
I noticed The Aged never mentions that there has been no warming for 16 years. Funny about that.
And the climate change minister says he has scientific evidence in this report.
Well, where is it? Why are all these reports “virtually certain” that humans are influencing the climate, but have no evidence to prove it.
And the models used in the reports? Need I remind everyone of the superb job they have done in showing what global temperatures are doing?
Well look at that, going in the wrong direction!