Climate Change Impacts
However, if the climate predictions are correct, Northern Australia should prepare for more of the same. Current trends and future projections indicate our region may experience:
- Increased incidence of destructive wild fires
- Increased intensity of high rainfall events (flood and cyclones)
- Increased storm surge and rising sea levels
- Longer dry seasons
- Continued warming of temperature, including more hot days.
For a full report on climate change projections for the Monsoonal North, click here
In this context, we plan for the future. To be prepared for upheaval and increasingly uncertainty, all stakeholders in the region will rely and build on existing community capital and manage natural capital sustainably to ensure the Northern Gulf region will continue to adapt, grow and prosper.