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Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

Soaring ocean temperature is ‘greatest hidden challenge of our generation’

The scale of warming in the ocean is ‘truly staggering’, the report warns. Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Alamy

The scale of warming in the ocean is ‘truly staggering’, the report warns. Photograph: Ralph Lee Hopkins/Alamy

The soaring temperature of the oceans is the “greatest hidden challenge of our generation” that is altering the make-up of marine species, shrinking fishing areas and starting to spread disease to humans, according to the most comprehensive analysis yet of ocean warming.  The oceans have already sucked up an enormous amount of heat due to escalating greenhouse gas emissions, affecting marine species from microbes to whales, according to an International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) report involving the work of 80 scientists from a dozen countries…

 

Sunshine Coast Council takes out ‘Get Ready Queensland – 2016 Resilient Australia Award’

The Sunshine Coast Council’s innovative Disaster Hub website has been recognised as the Queensland State Winner in the Government Category of the 2016 Resilient Australia Awards.  The Resilient Australia Awards, a national award program held annually by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, recognises and promotes initiatives which strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation, making our communities safer, stronger and better prepared to manage any emergency situation.  The awards celebrate innovation and exemplary practice, showcasing work that motivates others to think about how they can be better prepared and more disaster resilient…

 

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