Summers in Sydney could be deadly by 2060

Global warming could make Australian city toxic: scientist

The Australian city of Sydney is known for its beaches, but that could soon change as one scientist predicts the city will be hot, polluted, and deadly to the elderly as early as 2060. Martin Cope, a researcher with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, told a major climate change conference that warmer temperatures due to global warming, drier conditions and smog will increasingly put elderly and sickly residents at risk. The drier weather cold also contribute to more drought, dust storms, and risks for fire. “We’re talking about tripling the number of hospital admissions due to respiratory conditions,” he told Reuters. He suggested improving household insulation and encouraging electric car use to begin with.


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