The critical decade

New South Wales climate impacts and opportunities

Will Steffen, Lesley Hughes

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Abstract

NSW is home to more than a third of Australians and 31% of the national economy and is highly vulnerable to climate change. Climate change is increasing the risk of hot weather, heatwaves, bushfires and is changing the patterns of drought and heavy rainfall. A changing climate is costly putting pressure on human health, agriculture, infrastructure and the natural environment.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCanberra
PublisherClimate Commission Secretariat (Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency)
Commissioning bodyA.C.T. Climate Commission Secretariat
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781922003423, 1922003425
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Copyright the Commonwealth of Australia 2012. Version archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author/s and according to publisher conditions. For further rights please contact the publisher.

Keywords

  • climatic extremes
  • climatic changes

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    Steffen, W., & Hughes, L. (2012). The critical decade: New South Wales climate impacts and opportunities. Canberra: Climate Commission Secretariat (Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency).