Dubbo Environment Group extends their thanks to Deputy Mayor, Stephen Lawrence, for joining with 40 other Australian mayors and councilors in a pledge to create local jobs while tackling long term Climate Change.
Dubbo Regional Council is also to be commended for its April agreement to make 50% of its energy consumption renewable by 2025.
Dubbo is in a most vulnerable position regarding the consequences of Climate Change as highlighted by ANU researchers in 2019.
We are one of 5 Australian electorates predicted to be the most severely effected with a rise in average temperatures of 4 Degrees C. by 2050 if world emissions are not curtailed.
Residents may have thought spring arrived early this year.
They were correct.
According to the Bureau of Meteorology our Dubbo September was 3.3 degrees C. higher than average.
For surrounding locations the rise was approximately 2.2 degrees C.
Climate Council scientists assert that the world needs to reach net zero emissions by 2040 to contain our average temperature rise to 2 degrees C.
Coordinator Dubbo Environment Group
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