Monday, September 17, 2007

World-leading climate change check-up for Australia's coastline

Minister for the Environment and Water Resources Malcolm Turnbull has announced that the Australian Government will invest $1.7 million in world-leading technology to model the impacts of climate change on the whole of Australia's coastline.
Mr Turnbull said the model would be used as a 'first pass' to assess risk and work out which regions need more detailed risk assessment and planning - similar to an annual medical check-up."
"The data will enable us to develop a digital model - which is a three-dimensional, graphical depiction of the earth's surface - for Australia's entire coastline and will be a key ingredient in national efforts to help Australians prepare for climate change and adapt to it," Mr Turnbull.
"The Australian Government was one of the first governments in the world to recognise the need for communities and industries to identify and prepare for those impacts of climate change that are unavoidable.
"It will help show the effects of storm surges, floods and tsunamis on Australia's coastal infrastructure, communities and ecosystems."

For more information on the Centre for Climate Change Adaptation:

For more information on the assessment of Australia's coastal vulnerability:


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