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This report finds that the inevitable closure of ageing, inefficient, polluting coal plants provides a critical opportunity to move to a modern 21st Century electricity system.
1. Globally, solar photovoltaic (PV) power is surging on the back of scaled-up production and continually falling costs.70GW (projected) of new solar power capacity was added globally in 2016, breaking last years’ (2015) record of 50GW capacity added...
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...
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...
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...
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. Many agricultural businesses surveyed...
A record-breaking start to autumn has smashed temperature records all over Australia.
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 brought heatwaves and...
2015 was the hottest year on record globally. Climate change was a major factor in driving the record-breaking heat in 2015 world wide, according to this report.
Key Findings 1. 2015 was the hottest year on record globally. Climate change was a major...
Australia’s bushfire preparedness is under threat from climate change as bushfire seasons here and in the Northern Hemisphere increasingly overlap, putting new demands on critical shared firefighting aircraft.
This report had found that the length of the fire season increased by almost 19% globally...
This latest Climate Council report provides an update of climate change science, impacts and risks. This report draws from the massive body of evidence that human activities - primarily from the burning of coal, oil and gas - are driving dramatic changes in our climate...