Frankly Autralia is way ahead of the US on the issue of climate change and what needs to be done. In fact it is probably higher on the political agenda in no other country. The reason is that they have already 'seen the future' and it is frightening. In the last few years they have had floods, droughts, fires, and agricultural devastation––all associated with changing climate to one degree or another.
The latest issue of TIME Magazine features a cover story about Aquaculture. The lead says:
Fish are the last wild food, but our oceans are being picked clean. Can farming fish take the place of catching them?
It provides a good overview and some surprising facts. The article says that global aquaculture now produces more than 50 million tons annually, which is more than half the amount of wild seafood caught each year.
Sea Level will rise this century and almost surely by a greater amount during the next century. Many figures are cited for how many people might be displaced by the change. How big a variation? How about somewhere between 41,000 and 187 million people. Now that's a range. More bogus science? Quite the opposite.
Cape May, New Jersey is a popular seaside destination, particularly in the summer. This week they announced plans to raise a two mile stretch of main road by 5 feet so that it is useable during flooding-- which happens increasingly, and is expected to increase with the sea level rise that they expect to continue in future years. The story is in the local Press of Atlantic City at http://tinyurl.com/3nq7uqu