‘A COVID sized shock every year’. What climate change could mean for the Australian economy

After the devastating NSW floods in March and the catastrophic bushfires of 2019/20, the impacts of climate change are coming into sharper focus in Australia. While the evidence of man-made climate change being linked to larger flooding is not as strong as the links to more intense bushfires, we do know climate change will lead to more extreme weather events.

Climate change will impact many parts of Australian society – including the economy and the ASX. Motley Fool Australia talked to Nicki Hutley, an economist with the Climate Council of Australia, to understand the impact climate change will have on the…



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