Factsheet: Climate Change and Drought

21.06.18 By , , and
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Accelerating climate change is exacerbating drought conditions across parts of southern Australia, contributing to a wide range of physical and mental health issues, our new report details.

The ‘Climate Change and Drought Factsheet’ shows drought conditions have been officially declared in over 16% of New South Wales and nearly 58% of Queensland, with climate change contributing to extreme weather events including record temperatures and low rainfall, hitting the Australian agriculture sector hard.