This report was updated by the Climate Commission in 2013 - read the updated report here.
Over many decades thousands of scientists have painted an unambiguous picture: the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. The risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent.
Our Earth’s surface is warming rapidly and we can already see social, economic and environmental impacts in Australia.
Failing to take sufficient action today entails potentially huge risks to our economy, society and way of life into the future – this is the critical decade for action.