Climate stories

Natural disasters happened far less when I was a kid. People are really suffering nation wide by the climate crisis.

Nina’s story

Sydney, NSW

  • Fire
  • Flood

I’ve witnessed smoke from the south coast bushfires taking over the city in one year and floods and constant heavy rain fall 6-12 months later during La Niña in Sydney. All the while the temperatures continue to rise steadily each year. We are currently experiencing multiple 25 degree days in the middle of winter which really does scare me. There is often a natural disaster of some kind all over the country and I have really noticed this becoming more regular in the past 10 years. Natural disasters happened far less when I was a kid. People are really suffering nation wide by the climate crisis and there is not enough awareness going out from authorities to the masses. It is always swept under the rug and not addressed clearly or often enough. We need change NOW to save our planet and to mainstream educate more people about daily things they can do to help. We need to lessen the amount of people with the mentality that it’s already ruined. We can still make a change! I have hope. Thank you to Australian Climate Case for speaking up!!! I believe in you 🙂

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.

Rona's story

Russell Vale, NSW

  • Economic
  • Health
  • Nature

My husband and I, 79 and 76, have been impacted by increased water and power bills, used retirement savings to 1. put in an air-conditioner with the hotter summer seasons, 2. change from gas to electric heat bank hot water systems and electric induction stove hotplates and 3. put in solar panels – costing us $11,000 (even with government subsidies for solar) which we are unlikely to recoup before we die. The power costs are due to no or slow government on stopping new fossil fuel projects and supporting renewables. The Fossil Fuels interests are being put before the common good of all citizens and we need truth in media laws for government, political parties and all forms of media (print, radio and online esp social media. R.Goold and S Carey

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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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