Extreme events

Ngalli-ngaa bilaan buuwiiaan, gwang, buubaan, jan-gany webrrd muunaa gali maadj butherun 

We learn from wind, rain, flood, lightning, hail, or fire – they teach us stories

Ngalii ngaa garima lee la jaguun, jaguun garima mebeerrd 

We care for Country, as Country cares for us

Bundjalung Nation
Australia experiences a wide range of climate and weather events, from cyclones to hailstorms to heatwaves. The consequences of such events range from bushfires to floods. Extreme climate events, such as severe flooding, are uncommon, but their effects can be huge and potentially long-lasting, if not irreversible. Record-breaking weather events are becoming more common, with wide-ranging effects. 
Key Findings
Find out the main messages of the report. Each chapter has 10 key points that summarise the findings of the chapter.
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Outlook and impacts
Where are we headed? Understand the outlook of extreme events and their impacts, based on current experiences and the effects of climate change. Also find out how we are adapting to changes, and how recent changes will affect our health and our wellbeing.
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How are various extreme events affecting Australia? Explore cyclones, storms, floods, heatwaves and bushfires.
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What are the pressures on extreme events? Find out how climate change is affecting extreme events, and how population and industry pressures can compound the effects of extreme events.
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How effective is our management of extreme events? Discover the main management interventions and actions, and how well they protect our environment and minimise the impact of events.
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Chapter resources
Find out about the chapter authors and their analysis approach, the artwork appearing in the chapter, and the available supplementary material.
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