While climate change is a global phenomenon, its specific impacts at any location are felt as a change to local weather conditions. This means we need regional studies to understand the effects of climate change on specific areas.
Climate Futures provides this localised climate information, producing fine‑scale climate change projections that allow local analysis of climate impacts, changes to seasonality and extreme events. We work in close consultation with industry and government agencies around Australia to develop targeted, fine-scale climate model projections to support operational decision making.
Our clients include emergency services, hydroelectric companies, agricultural producers, alpine resort operators, forestry managers, wine makers, utility companies and aquaculture producers. Our work draws on the collective expertise of world-leading climate scientists and social scientists, including advisors to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).
Climate change will be a determining factor in the life of Australians for many years to come, influencing our prosperity to the tune of billions of dollars annually. The work of Climate Futures is helping to ensure that Australia is well prepared for the future.
The Climate Futures research programme is a project of the School of Geography, Planning and Spatial Sciences at the University of Tasmania in Hobart, Australia.