TALENT ALERT: Climate whiplash has caught Australians off guard this summer, as increasingly volatile weather has flung communities between extreme heat and fatal floods.
A new Climate Council’s report ‘Climate whiplash: wild swings between weather extremes’ concludes that Australia’s summer of dangerous downpours and scorching heat is consistent with six symptoms of a warming planet.
The following experts are available to comment:
Community preparedness and recovery
Bec McNaught, President of South Golden Beach Community Resilience Team based in NSW’s Northern Rivers
Hot weather and heatwaves in cities, city planning for a hotter future
Emma Bacon, executive director and founder of Sweltering Cities
Professor Paula Jarzabkowski, disaster insurance expert, School of Business, University of Queensland in Brisbane
Climate change impacts on the Great Barrier Reef
Dr Jodie Rummer, Professor of Marine Biology at James Cook University
Extreme weather recovery, legal issues and climate justice
Simone Elias, senior lawyer Gippsland Community Legal Service
Damian Stock, CEO of ARC Justice
Kate Clohesy, director of strategy and impact at ARC Justice
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