Extreme events such as bushfires, floods and storms are a feature of Australia’s variable climate. They have far-reaching costs, ranging from financial costs to governments, businesses and households, to environmental impacts, to physical and psychological impacts on individuals.
In a changing climate extreme events are likely to become more severe and/or frequent, with a corresponding increase in economic, environmental and social costs.
How the ESCC Hub is meeting the challenge
Improving our understanding of how extreme events will change in the future will provide disaster risk managers with better quality, relevant and targeted information that will enhance our resilience to extreme weather and climate events.