Merici College Green Tip #39 - When will Australia be effected by climate change?

BOM and CSIRO State of the Climate 2020 shows Australia is experiencing climate change now!


Key points:

  • Australia's climate has now warmed 1.44 ± 0.24 degrees Celsius since records began in 1910.
  • Fire weather and extreme heat days are up, while stream flows are down. 
  • Cool season rainfall continues to decline while heavy rainfall events become more intense.
  • The 2020 global slowdown slowed the increase of CO2 concentrations, but overall atmospheric carbon has continued to increase.



Felicity Maher

Sustainability Officer

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