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The critical decade: extreme weather

  • Source(s): Climate Commission
  • Publication date: 2013
  • ISBN/ISSN: 9781925006070
  • Number of pages: 64 p.

This report unpacks the Climate Commission's current knowledge about different types of extreme weather events in Australia, such as extreme temperatures, rainfall, drought, bushfires, storm surges, cyclones and storms. For each weather event the report considers: (i) the definition of the extreme event; (ii) their consequences for the things that matter to us; (iii) observations of the event over the last several decades or longer; (iv) the influence of climate change; and (v) how the event is expected to change through the rest of this century.

The introductory section of the report and introductions to each extreme weather event are written in accessible language. However, the body of the report is somewhat more technical as it provides much more scientific detail on the nature of the event and how it is changing. A reference list is included at the end for those who would like further information on a particular subject.

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  • Themes:Climate Change, Risk Identification & Assessment
  • Hazards:Cold Wave, Cyclone, Drought, Flood, Heat Wave, Storm Surge
  • Countries/Regions:Australia

  • Short URL:http://preventionweb.net/go/32113

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