Australian and international research organisations agree that the world's climate is changing. Some of these changes have been linked to human influences due to the use of fossil fuels such as oil, coal and natural gas. The burning of fossil fuels is causing an increase in the amount of greenhouse gases and consequent warming of the atmosphere. Observed changes in climate include an increase in average temperatures, a decrease in cold temperature extremes, an increase in warm temperature extremes, an increase in extreme high sea levels and an increase in the number of intense rainfall events in some area.
Adapting to changes in the earth's climate means making adjustments to decisions and activities in order to manage risks and capture potential opportunities associated with the changing climate.
Information about understanding and adapting to climate change impacts in New South Wales can be found here. Follow the links to find information specific to the Bathurst Region.