David Alexander

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8 Feb 2018

This report provides a summary of the value of the tourism industry to the Australian economy and to communities, and the risks posed to this asset by climate change. It also describe how the industry can play an important part in the vital transition to...


18 Jan 2018

More record-breaking heat was experienced around the world in 2017, with the year joining 2014, 2015 and 2016 as the four hottest years ever recorded in the 138-year global temperature archive.


9 Nov 2017

Australia’s critical window of opportunity to tackle climate change is closing, with a this report revealing Australia is falling behind the rest of the world and failing to tackle climate change, as pollution levels continue to rise.


23 Oct 2017

We must think seriously about how to prepare for, and cope with, increasing bushfire risk under a hotter climate, argues this report.


18 Sep 2017

This report shows Australia experienced its warmest winter on record (for average maximum temperatures), while more than 260 heat and low rainfall records were also broken throughout the season.


18 May 2017

This report outlines why opening up the Galilee Basin for coal mining is fundamentally at odds with global efforts to tackle climate change effectively and protect Australia from the dangerous impacts of climate change.

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19 Jan 2017


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...

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18 Jan 2017


1. Climate change is increasing the risk of bushfires in Victoria and lengthening fire seasons.

Extreme fire weather has increased since the 1970s in the east and south of Australia, including Victoria, with the fire season length extending from...

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8 Dec 2016

This report provides an update to the previous Climate Council report on bushfire risk and NSW and the ACT.

We begin this report by describing the background context of fire and its history in NSW and the ACT. We then outline the link between...

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Intensifying climate change remains the biggest threat to coral reefs around the world, with rising sea surface temperatures driving widespread bleaching events, according to the Climate Council’s latest report.

This report shows worsening bleaching events are also placing tourism and global economies at risk,...

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