Climate change is already upon us and will continue to affect our state and our community in a number of different ways.
The CSIRO predicts the following weather patterns for South Australia for 2030 to 2070:
- higher temperatures, including more extreme hot days (especially during spring and summer)
- decreased rainfall in agricultural regions (especially in winter and spring)
- greater frequency and severity of drought
- decreased flows in water supply catchments including the Murray Darling Basin
- increased flood risk (despite drier average conditions)
- increased incidence or severity of bushfires
- coastal hazards such as erosion and flooding related to sea level rise combined with storms.
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