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AUSTRALIA: Climate Change, Irrigation Threaten Murray-Darling Disaster


Environment  (tags: climate-change, world, Australia, wildlife, protection, climatechange, ecosystems, environment, globalwarming, conservation, climate, weather, water, green, habitat )

Cal
- 792 days ago - greenleft.org.au
The rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin are dying. While average inflows decline due to climate change, extractions for irrigation remain at environmentally damaging levels.



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John S. (297)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 6:27 am
Thanks for the article. I lived in Australia for four years and am still interested in what happens there.
 

Michela m. (3813)
Saturday May 26, 2012, 7:06 am

Thanks!! Posted in ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest
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Edo R. (71)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:28 am
Thanks for sharing!
 

paul m. (93)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 6:55 am

Noted,,,,Thanks...
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:23 am
Noted, thanks.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:28 am
Thank you.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:28 am
Thank you.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:28 am
Thank you.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:28 am
Thank you.
 

yana dimitrova (37)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:29 am
Thank you.
 

Brenda Towers (0)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 7:29 am
Noted
 

Dave C. (213)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 9:27 am
there is a 'carrying capacity' (max # of lives it can contain) to every ecosystem...
 

Fred Krohn (34)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 1:37 pm
Solutions? Mass desalination if we can ever get the fusion power research done... Solar-powered desalination and transfer of water from the ocean to the river watershed... 'Gideon solution' to depopulate human infestations... Investing in space exploration to find inhabittable worlds for the surplus humans... Take your choice.
 

Aletta Kraan (146)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 3:35 pm
Noted , thanks !
 

Eternal Gardener (703)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 4:13 pm
Don't hold much hope for the QLD part of it... not since SCAMDO started running the state :(
 

greenplanet e. (157)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 8:29 pm
I think with global warming Australia could face a lot of drought.

Therefore I think humans should cut CO2 emissions.
 

Mary Donnelly (47)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 9:31 pm
Thanks Cal.

This matter is one of constant debate.
 

Vanessa S. (44)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 9:44 pm
Noted. Thank you. I really hope that this issue can be resolved. It is so sad when humans can't even see that without a healthy environment, nothing else will matter because we will all die. How hard is that to understand? Is their greed and political reason REALLY that important!!! I get so frustrated sometimes I could just scream, but who would listen? Anybody interested in environmental and endangered species issues should read 100 Heartbeats by Jeff Corwin. It is an extremely enlightning, motivating, and inspirational book. I wish it was required reading within our school systems.
 

Sonny Honrado (6)
Sunday May 27, 2012, 10:07 pm
I hope that they solve this problem by sharing the resources.
 

David E. (1)
Monday May 28, 2012, 7:22 am
noted
 

(0)
Monday May 28, 2012, 8:03 am
southern queensland was in a drought for years, the water levels in the dam system increased steadily from 2008 to 2010, when the region flooded.
 

(0)
Monday May 28, 2012, 8:05 am
in several dams of south east queensland, north of NSW, are spilling.
check out this link
http://www.seqwater.com.au/public/dam-levels
 

Lin Penrose (92)
Monday May 28, 2012, 2:51 pm
Noted, thanks Cal. As others have noticed- too many humans competing for limited survival resources for All living beings. You can see this type of regretable activity throughout the entire world inhabited by humans. No more Viagra of any sort, animal, vegetable, chemical or any combination - to enhance sex for reproduction, pleasure or egos. Mental/intelligence reproduction and activites, as in teaching and experiencing life on the planet, with intelligent non-religous wisdom,should be encouraged.
 

Jenny Dooley (830)
Monday May 28, 2012, 5:11 pm
Thank you Cal.
Thank you Michela for promoting Cal's news in ORANGUTANS: Men of the Forest C2 group
 

Lucas Alberto A Salame (13)
Monday May 28, 2012, 6:17 pm
n&s !
 
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