More than 60% of Queensland is locked in drought, along with much of NSW and Northern Victoria.
Organisations like CSIRO and BOM tell us that climate change is going to make droughts more severe and frequent. We need our elected leaders to come up with a plan to tackle climate change and the impact it will have on agriculture.
Australian farmers are already being impacted by climate change.
- Nationwide, climate conditions between 2000 and 2015 lowered national wheat yields by around 11.9 per cent relative to long-run conditions.
- By 2030, annual average temperatures over Queensland are projected to increase up to 1.5°C inland, relative to the climate of recent decades.
- By 2070, this annual average temperatures will increase between 2°C and 4°C depending on how soon we curb global greenhouse gas emissions.
We are witnessing an increase in the number and severity of droughts, while changing rainfall patterns are impacting farmers right across the country. Agricultural production
Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers and rural and regional Australians who are committed to finding climate solutions. Burning coal for power is Australia’s number one contributor to climate change.
That’s why we’re looking to our political leaders to make a plan for a future beyond coal.Farmers are one of the most trusted voices when speaking about climate change. It makes sense -- we are on the frontlines of climate change and deal with changing weather patterns daily.
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