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BOM Links Weather to Climate

So the first step in dealing with climate change for your area is to understand the climate you will be dealing with and who better to ask about this than the Bureau of Meterology or BOM for short. Here are a couple of useful links to get you started. The first is a gold mine of information. The deeper you dig the more you find. It would be easy to lose a good chunk of a day wandering around in there.

http://www.climatechangeinaustralia.gov.au/en/

The second provides information on the El Niño and La Niña weather systems that govern the weather in the North of WA and are likely to send more weather our way as the Earth's atmosphere warms.

http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

The short version is that it is going to get warmer on average. The exact amount of warming depends on the concentration of the various greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere but if they do not keep increasing then a new equilibrium will be reached. If the concentrations can be reduced then the effect on the Earth's climate and weather will not be a bad as it could be. So it is never too late to get started.

People in other parts of the world manage to live in harsher climates than Perth +2C even Perth +6C. We have much to learn, much to do and much to think about, technically, socially, morally and ethically so we may as well roll up our sleeves and get started.

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