Gt = gigatonne; mm = millimetreSource: Adapted from Figure 4.16 of Vaughan et al. (2013)
Figure ANT8 Annual average estimated cumulative ice mass loss and sea level equivalent, 1992–2012
The physical environment: The cryosphere
Effectiveness of management
Triage responses to changes resulting from pressuresCumulative impacts and management of multiple usesSustainability and sector managementEnvironment protection systemsEvaluation of...
The outlook described above has both positive and negative components, although the negative tends to dominate. This balance can potentially shift, by using a variety of policies, tools, approaches and resources that are being developed...
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State and trends of species populations and groups
State and trends
State and trends of marine biodiversity: Species Groups...
Climate has always been a prime determinant of the Australian environment and its condition, with droughts and floods perhaps more characteristic than for other inhabited continents. The recent drought in south-east Australia is...
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