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Northern Territory


An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070. An increase in the average number of extreme hot days and decrease in the average number of extreme cold days.Rising sea level, stronger tropical cyclones and increasing associated oceanic storm surges. These severe weather events will also affect people in coastal communities in a number of ways. A study has shown that the number of tropical cyclones around Cairns in northern Queensland could increase by up to 20% by about 2050. Downpours of rain that occur after cyclones, along with the wind generated waves and storm surge will likely increase the occurrence of widespread flooding.


Western Australia


An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070. Climate change was likely to blame for the state's record hot weather and worsening drought. According to the report, in the past 50 years the number of record hot days in Australia had doubled, explaining why Western Australia had seen an increase in extreme bushfire weather.


South Australia


SA is among the state most susceptible to earthquakes and Adelaide, the Mt Lofty Ranges, the Flinders Ranges, the Eyre Peninsula and Mt Gambier are at most risk. It is believed that normal tectonic-plate movement and pressure caused the quake. Many warnings regarding the potential dangers of increased seismic activity particularly in the southern parts of Australia have been well published over the past several years. In fact as far back as 2003 and again in 2008. The population center of Adelaide has the highest earthquake risk of any capital city in Australia. Epicenters for micro earthquakes in the Adelaide region show a correlation with known faults. Seismicity here appears to be associated with normal block faulting of the St. Vincent Gulf Graben structure.


Queensland


An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070. An increase in the average number of extreme hot days and decrease in the average number of extreme cold days.Rising sea level, stronger tropical cyclones and increasing associated oceanic storm surges. These severe weather events will affect people in coastal communities in a number of ways. A study has shown that the number of tropical cyclones around Cairns in northern Queensland could increase by up to 20% by about 2050. Downpours of rain that occur after cyclones, along with the wind generated waves and storm surge will likely increase the occurrence of widespread flooding.


New South Wales (including ACT)


An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070. In the coastal zone, storms may combine with a rise in the sea level to worsen coastal erosion. Bushfires are likely to become more frequent and intense. Commercial and residential buildings contribute significantly to greenhouse gas emissions. Key initiatives to address this include:

  • Further development and extension of minimum greenhouse emissions standards for buildings.

  • Introduction of a requirement for point of sale disclosure of home efficiency ratings to assist prospective homebuyers.


Victoria


An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070. The average annual number of days above 35°C is likely to increase from 9 days currently experienced in Melbourne to up to 26 days by 2070. Parts of Victoria are likely to experience increased bushfire risk due to higher temperatures and drier conditions. For example, in Bendigo the number of days experiencing high or extreme fire weather is predicted to increase from 18 days to 30 days annually by 2050. Two separate geological studies have concluded that an area from Adelaide to south-east Victoria is seismically active A significant and extended sequence of earthquakes began in early January 2009 and is still continuing.


Tasmania


Tasmania is part of the Australian continental plate and since European settlement a small number of large intra-plate earthquake events have been observed (i.e. within the continental plate instead of at the margins). The most damaging of these earthquakes was the 1989 magnitude 5.6 ML Newcastle Earthquake (13 lives lost) An increase in average annual temperature of 1–6 °C by 2070 increased wind.


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_earthquakes_in_Australia
http://www.watoday.com.au/environment/sea-levels-could-rise-a-metre-by-2100-20110522-1ezf0#ixzz1vgJuPk26


New Zealand


Earthquakes in New Zealand result from the fact that the country forms part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, which is geologically active. About 20,000 earthquakes, mostly of them minor, are recorded each year.[1] About 200 of these are strong enough to be felt.[2] As a result, New Zealand has very stringent building regulations.So far there has been 10,000 to 15,000 earthquakes a year in New ZealandNew Zealand experiences large numbers of small earthquakes, in a well-defined belt stretching from Fiordland to East Cape and the Bay of Plenty. An increase in average annual temperature, more days above 25º C There is likely to be an increase in demand for reverse air-conditioning systems, increasing the demand for electricity in summer and winter.