Regional and rural areas are the worst affected when facing the repercussions of climate change.
Announcements to cease climate change funding have previously been met with criticism from some, after the national research organisation CSIRO announced in early 2016 that it would cut 275 jobs, with climate-focused roles in its Oceans and Atmosphere, Land and Water and Agriculture divisions hit the hardest.
With projections of climate change impacts on these areas becoming increasingly evident, it is more important now that ever that funding and research continues to help these vulnerable sectors.
Phoebe Newling, Hugh Brooks & Erin Archer have the story:
Check out the Climate Council’s most recent report on rural communities affected by climate change here.
Pic: Charles Sturt University Orange Agricultural Research Farm. Image: Phoebe Newling