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Sunburnt country : the history and future of climate change in Australia / Joëlle Gergis.

Sunburnt country : the history and future of climate change in Australia / Joëlle Gergis.
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ISBN 9780522871548
9780522871555 (ebook)
Author Gergis, Joëlle, author
Title Sunburnt country : the history and future of climate change in Australia / Joëlle Gergis.
Publisher Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Publishing, 2018.
©2018.
Description x, 310 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour), facsimiles ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references ( pages 274-299) and index.
Summary What was Australia's climate like before official weather records began? How do scientists use tree-rings, ice cores and tropical corals to retrace the past? What do Indigenous seasonal calendars reveal? And what do settler diary entries about rainfall, droughts, bushfires and snowfalls tell us about natural climate cycles? Sunburnt Country pieces together Australia's climate history for the first time. It uncovers a continent long vulnerable to climate extremes and variability. It gives an unparalleled perspective on how human activities have altered patterns that have been with us for millions of years, and what climate change looks like in our own backyard. Sunburnt Country highlights the impact of a warming planet on Australian lifestyles and ecosystems and the power we all have to shape future life on Earth.
Subjects Nature -- Effects of human beings on -- Australia
Climate change -- Australia
Weather forecasting -- Australia
Climatic changes -- Environmental aspects -- Australia
Meteorology -- Australia
Call no. 2018.149
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