Climate Change in Australia

Climate information, projections, tools and data

Global Warming Levels

Climate projections based on global warming levels describe the expected change that will be experienced in Australia when the world reaches particular levels of global warming since the pre-industrial era.

A key application of global warming levels is in the aims of the Paris Agreement (2015) :

“…to strengthen the global response to the threat of climate change by keeping a global temperature rise this century well below 2 degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase even further to 1.5 degrees Celsius.”

The global warming projections for Australia presented here, and the supporting information, were produced with the support of the Australian Government's National Environmental Science Program’s Earth System and Climate Change hub .

This initial set of results covers average temperature and rainfall. Future additions to the site will include changes to other climate variables such as wind as well as changes to climate extremes.