Observed changes in New South Wales climate 2010
Scientific evidence demonstrates that climate change is already occurring in New South Wales.
The Office of Environment and Heritage has prepared this report on the changes under way which draws on published, peer-reviewed scientific papers as well as information from other respected sources, such as the Bureau of Meteorology and the CSIRO.
Observed changes in NSW climate 2010 aims to present the available data and research clearly and concisely so it is easily understood by general readers.
The report summarises climate changes that have already been observed in NSW such as:
- increases in the number of extreme fire danger days each year
- prolonged and more severe droughts
- changes in wildlife behaviour
- decreases in mid-spring alpine snow depth
- rising sea levels
- increases in ocean sea surface temperatures and acidity.
Page last updated: 15 November 2011