The Climate Council’s latest extreme weather report, Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction demonstrates that extreme weather has cost the Australian economy more than $35 billion in the last decade, a figure that has more than doubled since the 1970s.
This report demonstrates that 2019-20 was the most intense period yet for climate change-fuelled extreme weather, in Australia and around the world. It showcases the rising costs of extreme weather on our lives, health, livelihoods, ecosystems and economy, to focus media and public pressure on politicians who have failed to act urgently to reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Below is a summary of the media impact we achieved, including more details about the findings of the report, and how key Federal MPs have responded.
And, if you haven’t already, click here to email a copy of Hitting Home: Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction to your Federal MP.
ABC News 24 interview with Climate Council Researcher Dr Simon Bradshaw
SBS World News coverage, featuring Climate Councillor Professor Will Steffen.
Will Steffen featuring on the ABC 7:30 Report
- Australia could take massive economic hit from climate-fuelled extreme weather, report warns | SBS News | January 27 2020
- Climate change: Australia’s economy to lose billions under climate inaction | The New Daily | January 27 2020
- Climate change inaction tipped to cost $100 billion annually by 2038 | SmartCompany | January 27 2020
- Warning sounds over cost of climate change | The West Australian | January 27 2020
- Cost of extreme weather doubles thanks to climate change | ABC RN Breakfast | 27 January 2020
- QLD cops $18 billion bill due to extreme weather disaster loss | The Courier Mail | January 27 2020