2010 Spatial Assessment Potential Climate Impacts

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The report provides a broad scale analysis of exposure and sensitivity of the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region to five major climate change impact areas.

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The report provides a broad scale analysis of exposure and sensitivity of the Hunter, Central and Lower North Coast region to five major climate change impact areas including:

  1. Coastal inundation and recession associated with sea level rise and storm surges
  2. Extreme rainfall, flooding and storms
  3. Changes to fire weather conditions
  4. Changes to average rainfall and water availability
  5. Changes to average and extreme temperatures.

An overview of potential impacts for each of these hazards is provided, considering the most significant market (tangible) and nonmarket (intangible) costs.

 

Date: 2010