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What is climate change?

According to the Australian Academy of Science, “Earth’s climate has changed over the past century. The atmosphere and oceans have warmed, sea levels have risen, and glaciers and ice sheets have decreased in size. The best available evidence indicates that greenhouse gas emissions from human activities are the main cause. Continuing increases in greenhouse gases will produce further warming and other changes in Earth’s physical environment and ecosystems.”

In its findings, the world’s leading body for assessing climate change – the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) - reports that human influence on the climate system is clear. Information on the latest climate change science is available on the IPCC website.

Climate change will continue to affect our state and our community in a number of different ways. Find out more about how climate change is affecting South Australia and see climate projections for the state.

Find out more:

CSIRO – Atmosphere and Climate
Bureau of Meteorology – Annual Climate Report
Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change –Assessment Report
World Meteorological Organization
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
Australian Academy of Science – Climate Change
NASA – Global Climate Change

What you can do to help

There are lots of things South Australians can do to tackle climate change - and many people are already taking action.

Dealing with climate change requires government, business and the community to work together. There are many things that individuals can do to help save money while also helping to tackle climate change.

Find out more:

101 things you can do to help with climate change
Tips to reduce your energy use
Join the Carbon Neutral Adelaide community to show your commitment to making The City of Adelaide the world’s first carbon neutral city





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