When does it start to dry up? – Business Insider
Posted September 14, 2018 08:18:52 It’s not just oil and gas that’s drying up in Australia, the country is now experiencing a “climate of dryness” and the economy is slowing down too, according to the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
As the climate warms and the number of people living on the nation’s land increases, the government is now grappling with how to provide more affordable housing for the growing population.
The Bureau of Meteorology has released its latest forecast for the coming year, predicting that Australia will see a total of 1.9 million people die prematurely in the coming decade due to climate change.
“Climate change is expected to impact on the health, well-being, and quality of life of Australians,” the bureau said in a statement.
The bureau expects the number one cause of premature deaths in Australia will be COVID-19, with the number two cause, respiratory disease, accounting for 2.2 million people.
As the country warms, it will become increasingly difficult to keep people out of homes, and the bureau expects this will cause an increase in home foreclosures.
Australia is also set to experience an increase of 1 million people living alone, which the bureau describes as a “new and growing problem”.
“These trends will likely have adverse effects on our local communities, our economy, and our economy’s ability to attract and retain talent,” the report said.
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