Adverse Weather Events

The climate is changing and land-based businesses must adapt to remain resilient and to prosper. No longer can we expect the same climate patterns as the past, although your experience with floods and droughts will help you prepare for future conditions.

The likely impacts of climate change include: higher mean temperatures and changing regional rainfall patterns, including heavier and more frequent rainfall events. The risk of floods, droughts and fire is increasing.

Case studies

Farmers and growers across the country are already being affected by adverse weather events. Read some of their stories on how they are turning climate change to their advantage.

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Last Updated: 14 January 2011

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