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Super-charged storms in Australia: The influence of climate change

Source(s):  Climate Council of Australia

This report documents the changes in the severity of natural hazards due to climate change since 1950 in Australia, including extreme weather events such as tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, extreme rainfall, hail and thunderstorms, and coastal flooding. It concludes that climate change will continue to exacerbate storms in Australia, increasing the risk of devastating impacts, with projections of increases in extreme rainfall and the intensity of cyclones and storms, though with some decrease in frequency in some areas.

This report concludes with a strong warning and call for action on climate change, as storms and other extreme weather events continue to become more intense and damaging. Australia must improve its infrastructure to meet future needs and increase the ambition of its emissions reduction target to do its share in stabilising the world's climate and reduce the risk of more extreme storm events.

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  • Super-charged storms in Australia: The influence of climate change
  • Publication date 2016
  • Author(s) Steffen, Dr Will; Alexander, Dr David
  • Number of pages 32 p.
  • ISBN/ISSN 978-1-925573-05-3 (ISBN)

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