Launch of State of the Climate 2022 report

The Minister for Science and Industry Ed Husic and the Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek today launched the State of the Climate Report 2022.

The report underlines why the Australian Government is acting with urgency to tackle climate change in line with our international obligations and the expectations of the Australian people.

It was prepared by two of Australia’s leading climate research agencies, the CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

State of the Climate has found changes to weather and climate extremes are happening at an increased pace across Australia.

The report, released every two years, shows an increase in extreme heat events, intense heavy rainfall, longer fire seasons and sea level rise. The report draws on the latest climate monitoring, science and projection information to detail Australia’s changing climate now and into the future. 

The report details that concentrations of greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, are at the highest levels seen on Earth in at least two million years. This is causing Australia’s climate to warm. 

The report also documents the continuing acidification of the oceans around Australia, which have also warmed by more than one degree since 1900.  

The Hon Ed Husic MP, Minister for Industry and Science, 23 November 2022. Press release.

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