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- Crop fails are widespread and yields are down.
- There’s been a reduction in produce quality.
- Some growers are relocating.
- Animal agriculture has been impacted by heat stress.
- Animals are being threatened by extinction.
- Animals are migrating.
- Animals are suffering due to heatwaves and bushfires.
- Communities from Inverloch to Port Fairy are experiencing infrastructure damage.
- Victoria snow cover has decreased significantly since the 1950s.
- Total fire bans across Victoria have gone up by 67% in the last two decades compared to the two before that.
- Bushfire are destroying communities, and their frequency is making in hard for forests to grow back.
- Hospitals in Melbourne have seen cardiac related admissions increase on smoke affected days, despite fires being hundreds of kilometres away.
- Fires have destroyed agricultural family business’ and threatened species extinction.
Extreme Weather Events
- Flooding has increased in some parts of Victoria due to more intense downpours.
Feedback loops that speed up the climate crisis have taken effect.
- 90% of the Port Phillip Bay kelp forests have been wiped out; kelp forests absorb CO2 and slow coastal erosion.
- Bushfires have increased; destroying trees needed to absorb CO2 and native wildlife that balance the ecosystem.
- Snow cover has reduced; snow is needed to help stabilise earth’s temperature and to have sufficient water flow.
The #ClimateImpactVic map highlights the frontlines of climate change in Victoria.
It gives a voice to those that are already feeling effects of climate breakdown.
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