Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events

16.02.17 By , and

Climate change is now influencing all extreme weather events – with some of the most severe climate impacts occurring in 2016, our latest report has found.

Cranking Up The Intensity: Climate Change and Extreme Weather Events finds that while the links between climate change and some extreme weather events such as bushfires and heatwaves are well-established, the evidence linking climate change to storms and heavy rainfall is also growing.

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KEY FINDINGS

1. Climate change is influencing all extreme weather events in Australia.

2. Some of the most severe climate impacts the world has experienced have occurred in 2016.

3. Across Australia, extreme weather events are projected to worsen as the climate warms further.

4. The impacts of extreme weather events will likely become much worse unless global greenhouse gas emissions are reduced rapidly and deeply.

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