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Will Steffen

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19 Jul 2017

In Australia, local councils and communities have long been at the forefront of climate action, continuing their efforts, despite periods of instability and inaction at the state and federal climate policy level. In recent times, shires, towns and cities have stepped up their efforts and profile...

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18 May 2017

The Carmichael mine will be Australia’s largest coalmine with a potential lifetime of up to 60 years. Australia has very large coal deposits, but for Australia to play its role in tackling climate change, over 90% of Australia’s existing thermal coal reserves must be left in the ground unburned...

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08 Feb 2017

KEY FINDINGS

1. Climate change is influencing all extreme weather events in Australia.

  • All extreme weather events are now occurring in an atmosphere that is warmer and wetter than it was in the 1950s.
  • Heatwaves are becoming hotter, lasting longer and occurring more
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19 Jan 2017

KEY FINDINGS

1. 2016 was the hottest year on record globally for the third year in a row. Climate change was the dominant factor in driving the record-breaking heat worldwide.

  • The global average temperature for 2016 was 0.94°C above the 20th century average,
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09 Aug 2016

Key findings:

1. Rural and regional communities are disproportionately affected by the impacts of climate change.

  • Climate change is worsening extreme weather events such as bushfires and drought and rural and regional communities will continue to be disproportionately affected
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20 Mar 2016

A record-breaking start to autumn has smashed temperature records all over Australia.

Introduction

Heat records were broken again in early 2016 as the climate sends us yet another disturbing wake-up call.

In Australia, the start of 2016...

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22 Sep 2015

The Climate Council has brought together climate scientists and defence experts to create a report on climate change, security and what this means for Australia’s Defence Force.

Preface

The science is in and defence forces are resolute. Climate change will increase...

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16 Mar 2015

Climate change is increasing the intensity and frequency of heatwaves in Western Australia and driving up the likelihood of very high fire danger weather.

  • Western Australia is experiencing a long-term increase in average temperatures and in 2014 the state recorded
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Working paper

30 Nov 2014

Climate change poses major challenges for all countries, regions and cities. Canberra is no exception, and the imperative to both reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to unavoidable climate changes is becoming stronger.

Climate change adaptation is a relatively new area of policy,...

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14 Feb 2014

Introduction:  Heatwaves are one of the most important climate-related risks for Australians.

The extreme heat in Melbourne that plagued the 2014 Australian Open Tennis Tournament and the record-breaking heat in large areas of Queensland this summer reminded us of the...

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