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Sea level rise

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State of the climate 2020

This sixth biennial State of the Climate report draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate.
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Barwon South West Local Coastal Hazard Assessment (Phase 1) G21

The Barwon South West Local Coastal Hazard Assessment Phase 1 Project aims to build a detailed picture of existing and future coastal hazards within the region.
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Investigation into the impact of climate change on seawalls

There are over 90 kilometres of seawalls, levees, and associated drains within the South Gippsland Shire and Wellington Shire Council. Most of these were constructed or re-constructed during the 1950s to the 1970s to provide protection from what was then considered to be the highest...
Fact sheet

Fact Check: Is the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu growing, and not sinking, as Craig Kelly says?

Caught on tape mocking "lefties" for exaggerating the effects of climate change, Liberal MP and climate sceptic Craig Kelly has claimed that Tuvalu is not sinking beneath the seas but, according to the scientific literature, growing.
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Adaptation to sea-level rise: Local government liability issues

This paper addresses the legal frameworks and rules about what local and regional councils in New Zealand can and cannot do to adapt to the coastal hazards associated with sea-level rise and climate change.
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Climate change: the cascade effect

Climate change impacts and implications propagate as cascades across physical and human systems, compounding to form multiple impacts across sectors. Such effects arise because of the interdependencies between natural and socio-economic systems as they change and from feedback loops that occur between them. As such...
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State of the climate in 2018

This report is based on contributions from scientists from around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events, and other data collected by environmental monitoring stations and instruments located on land, water, ice, and in space.
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New South Wales community perceptions of coastal erosion and inundation

The purpose of this study was to provide an evidence-based platform that will assist local governments and coastal management professionals in the future development of suitable and effective educational strategies and programs to help improve the ability of NSW coastal communities to adapt sustainably to...
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A pressure release valve? Migration and climate change in Kiribati, Nauru and Tuvalu

This report examines migration opportunities, projects future migration numbers from three Pacific microstates, and reports on fiscal and economic impacts and the likely impact of a hypothetical one-off environmental disaster on migration options.
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Responding to rising seas: OECD country approaches to tackling coastal risks

This report reviews how OECD countries can use their national adaptation planning processes to respond to this challenge. Specifically, the report examines how countries approach shared costs and responsibilities for coastal risk management and how this encourages or hinders risk-reduction behaviour by households, businesses and...