Super-Charged Storms in Australia: The Influence Of Climate Change

21.11.16 By

Climate change is fuelling more intense and damaging storms in Australia, our new report has found.

 

The Super-Charged Storms in Australia report finds Australia is highly vulnerable to increasingly intense storms, including storm surges associated with tropical cyclones and east coast lows.

The annual frequency of potential severe thunderstorm days is likely to rise by 30% for Sydney, 22% for Melbourne and 14% for Brisbane by the end of the century.

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KEY FINDINGS

1. Climate change is fuelling more intense and damaging storms.

2. The recent storms in South Australia and New South Wales have been influenced by climate change.

3. Climate change will continue to exacerbate storms in Australia, increasing the risk of devastating impacts.

4. Without strong action on climate change, storms and other extreme weather events will continue to become more intense and more damaging.

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