Fast Facts

  • Climate change occurs as a result of "greenhouse" gases.
  • “Greenhouse” gases including carbon dioxide (CO₂) and methane become trapped in the earth’s atmosphere, causing a warming effect – similar to what happens in a greenhouse.
  • 97% of leading scientists around the world agree that climate-warming over the past century is very likely due to human activities. A warmer atmosphere can hold more moisture, which leads to more dramatic weather, e.g. floods, tropical storms and tsunamis.
  • Australia broke all hottest summer records in 2013.
  • “We cannot solve the problems that we have created with the same thinking that created them.” Albert Einstein.

Find out more about climate change by following the links below!

Adapting to Climate Change

Evidence shows that Australia will get hotter and drier over the next 10 – 20 years because of climate change. This will also increase the risk of bushfire.

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Animals and Plants

As the climate changes, animals and plants need to make travel plans, relocating so they can ‘weather’ these changes.

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What can you do?

Ideas and tips that can help lighten your footprint, meaning the little things you do can help to reduce climate change.

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What's happening?

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TAS: Cats – Pets and Pests workshop- 29 October 2015

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TAS: Micro world of ants – 7th November 2015

Become an ant explorer with Dr Peter McQuillan, University of…

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