This article stated that despite living on the world's driest inhabited continent, our farmers happen to be amongst the worlds most resourceful. Over 60 per cent of the Australian land mass is used for agricultural activity each year, resulting in the production of over $40 billion worth of agricultural goods. Our farmer are also ranked amongst the world most productive farmers. We are one of the world's largest food exporters, unlike the 131 other nations around the world who are net food importers.
Experts are advising that Melbourne's thick fog is actually a thick layer of brown haze, which is pollution from the city. People over 65, children under 15, pregnant women and those with existing heart or lung disease should not advised to participate in heavy or prolonged activity and you should limit the time spent outdoors. EPA chief environmental scientist Dr Andrea Hinwood said the lack of wind was causing pollution by the use of motor vehicles and wood-fired heaters, to accumulate in the air. Many of flights from the Melbourne Airport were delayed or canceled.
In this article it is stated that Melbourne's population growth is growing rapidly and we don’t have the infrastructure to support it. Melbourne’s population is expected to double in the next 50 years. Our public transport is not efficient enough to support our population like cities like Paris and Tokyo. It is expected to pass 5 million 2021.
Melbourne water providers have stated to discuss the possibility of a water crisis in the next decade. Melbourne's population is expected to double in the next 50 years, with smaller houses and smaller apartment blocks. This could then mean that more water is being used daily in the future. Positives from this change would mean smaller gardens. However, this change would mean there would be less urban greenery which would increase the heat of the temperature. Experts are saying that Melbourne's housing should use the roofs to catch more water from the down pour and should start to reuse storm water.