The critical decade: Illawarra/NSW South Coast Impacts

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes

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    The Climate Commission has released an climate change impact statement for the Illawarra and NSW south coast. The impact statement accompanies The Critical Decade report and highlights key climate change impacts for the Illawarra/NSW south coast region, which are:
    •Higher temperatures will increase the likelihood of large and intense fires.
    •Rising sea levels will exacerbate existing vulnerability of coastal towns and infrastructure in the Illawarra/ NSW south coast region.
    •Changing rainfall patterns and the risk of more intense rainfall events pose challenges for low-lying urban centres in the Illawarra/NSW south coast.
    •Biodiversity will be at risk.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationCanberra
    PublisherA.C.T. Climate Commission Secretariat
    Number of pages4
    Publication statusPublished - Jul 2011

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    • bushfire
    • climate science
    • Illawarra
    • rainfall
    • sea level
    • sea level rise
    • Wollongong


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