Climate stories

We had a 1 in a 100 years hurricane in 2003. Well since then we have had two others each one stronger and more destruction. So the 100 years is gone.

Joyclin’s story

City

  • Heatwave
  • Sea level rise
  • Storms

We had a 1 in a 100 years hurricane in 2003. Well since then we have had two others each one stronger and more destruction. So the 100 years is gone. We personally have not had the house or tree damage but so many around us have. I have seen it impact the power grid and people I know suffered major damage to their homes. Sea level is rising and many storms create more erosion of the shoreline. It is increasing, We have had major hot spells and this year a low snow coupled with a very dry for us spring, left our area vulnerable to, and has resulted at early and large wild fires. One was an outbreak in “suburban areas within 7 km of our home. So the reality that this will be happening more frequently or worse is very present danger.

Climate change is harming us all

Hundreds of people from across the country are sharing their stories to send a clear message to the Australian government - it's time for real action on climate change.

Every story appears as a point on this map. Click around to read how climate change is affecting our communities, and add your own story to the map.

Beth's story

Tanunda, SA

  • Drought
  • Fire
  • Heatwave

Fires destroyed my Grandparent’s home in 2015 and ever since it’s been pretty clear to my family that you can never be too careful.

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Bushfires. Floods. Heatwaves. Disease.

People all across Australia are being harmed by climate change. These are some of their stories.

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