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Climate Change in the ACT

Our climate is changing

Global warming is undeniable, according to the recently released assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). It concluded the 30 years until 2012 were probably the warmest in 1,400 years driven by greenhouse gas levels not seen for 80,000 years...

Causes of climate change

According to the Australian Academy of Science, "The Earth’s climate has changed. The global average surface temperature has increased over the last century and many other associated changes have been observed...

Understanding Climate vs Weather

Climate change means a change in the average pattern of weather over a long period of time. But to understand climate change, you need to understand there is a difference between weather and climate...

ACT's changing climate

The CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology have produced climate change projections for Canberra based on the probabilistic method. Learn about how temperature, rainfall and other factors are projected to change...

Impacts of climate change in the ACT

Climate change in the ACT region is expected to have a number of local impacts including biodiversity, human health, water supply and agriculture...

ACT extreme weather projections

In 2011 the Centre for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR), a joint venture between CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology, released an important paper which includes sample extreme daily temperature projections for Canberra...

About climate scenarios

Climate change models take into account different scenarios based on sets of assumptions about possible alternative futures.