About climate change

Red sunset over Lake Burley Griffin with Black Mountain in the background

Climate change is happening now and it affects us all. This fact is backed up by research and observations made around the world by multiple and independent experts.

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We know that Canberra's climate has been changing. Our climate records make this clear. They show that the number of days each year over 35 degrees since 1976 has almost doubled compared to the previous three decades.

That's right; our climate is already changing, and will continue to change. We can project what Canberra's climate will be like and how our city and region will be affected. The ACT Climate change project snapshot, a research project of the NSW and ACT Regional Climate Modelling Project, is a good starting point to understanding our local climate impacts.