The Critical Decade: Climate science, risks and responses
Over many decades thousands of scientists have painted an unambiguous picture: the global climate is changing and humanity is almost surely the primary cause. The risks have never been clearer and the case for action has never been more urgent.
Our Earth’s surface is warming rapidly and we can already see social, economic and environmental impacts in Australia.
Failing to take sufficient action today entails potentially huge risks to our economy, society and way of life into the future.
This is the critical decade for action.
The Critical Decade: key messages
The Critical Decade: full report
- Download The Critical Decade: full report.
Find out more
- Read the Western Australia climate change impacts report.
- Read about the climate change impacts for the Illawarra/NSW south coast.
- Read about the key impacts for South Australia.
- Read about the climate change impacts for New England/Northwest NSW.
- The next chapter: Melbourne’s Royal Children’s Hospital is taking action
- The next chapter: Moreland City Council is taking action
- How will climate change impact on Pacific nations?
- Will peak oil affect action on climate change?
- What clean energy inventions can we look forward to?
- ABC news covers Health report
- ABC covers NSW report
- Is CO2 good for plants, and what is the impact of climate change on ecosystems?
- Why does there appear to be no public debate between IPCC experts and the alternate sceptic view?
- 5 December 2012 – Adelaide community forum
Did you know?
The effects of climate change has serious consequences for human health.