Friday, June 22, 2007

Research shows Australian weather could get worse

“People talk about Australia being in the worst drought in 100 years,” Dr McGowan said.

“But what the evidence is showing us is that in the last 5000 years South-East Queensland has been much drier than at present.

From PhysOrg

But don't you go putting up desalination plants says the WWF:

Desalination: Option or distraction for a thirsty world?

Gland, Switzerland – Making drinking water out of sea water is a growing trend but a potential threat to the environment that could also exacerbate climate change, says WWF in a global review of desalination plants worldwide.

Here's the WWF report (53 page PDF)