Public speaker series - LIVE

Extreme events like heatwaves, droughts and floods have a significant socio-economic impact. Observations indicate that these types of events have increased across large parts of Australia over recent decades and projections indicate that in future these trends will continue. In this talk Dr Alexander will present the evidence for changes in past extremes and will discuss the difficulties in ‘detecting and attributing’ changes that may be due to human interference of the climate system, given Australia’s large natural climate variations.