Climate Change

No single extreme weather event can be attributed to climate change. However there is an emerging pattern of more frequent and more intense extreme weather conditions, and scientists predict that this will continue as a result of rising greenhouse gas emissions in the atmosphere.

Countries across the globe, including Australia, are experiencing changes in climate that cannot be explained by natural variability. Since the middle of the 20th century, Australia's average temperatures have risen by around 1°C. Also, we've seen an increase in the warm days, warm nights, and heat waves, and  a decrease in the numbers of cold days, cold nights, and frosts. Rainfall patterns have also changed. During the last 50 years, north-west Australia has seen an increase in rainfall; while much of the east and south-west  has seen a decline in rainfall. 

Australian Bureau of Meteorology