"Australia is no stranger to disasters like droughts, floods, bushfires and
heatwaves. The problem is, they’re going to get worse. And then worse again. As
the global temperature ratchets up, these disasters will grow in size,
frequency and intensity. We will have to get much better at adapting, and do
this even as we phase out fossil fuels to stop climate change getting worse.
Climate adaptation is about working with our new reality, rather than clinging
to the way things were done in the past. We must accept our climate and
environment has already changed, with more major upheavals on the way. If we
don’t, we’ll be caught napping by “unprecedented” events which just keep on
While local and state governments have led the way on climate adaptation to
date, we have much more to do, as the worrying lack of preparation for the
floods that devastated Lismore makes clear."
*** Xanni ***
Chief Scientist, Xanadu
Partner, Glass Wings
Manager, Serious Cybernetics