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Tropical cyclones and climate change: Fact sheet

Source(s):  Climate Council of Australia

This factsheet provides an overview of the role that climate change is playing in influencing tropical cyclones. Future projections indicate that an increase is likely in the proportion of the most intense tropical cyclones, while the total number of tropical cyclones will likely decrease.

Cyclone Debbie, a devastating category 4 storm, ripped through north Queensland on 28 March 2017. The storm has prompted many people to ask the Climate Council about the influence of climate change on tropical cyclones.


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  • Tropical cyclones and climate change: Fact sheet
  • Publication date 2017
  • Number of pages 6 p.

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