Climate Council report finds cost of extreme weather in Australia has doubled since 1970s

Andrew Brown
By Andrew Brown
Updated January 26 2021 - 8:09pm, first published 5:00pm
Bushfires such as the Orroral Valley blaze in 2020 are set to become more common and cause more economic damage, according to a new report. Picture: Sitthixay Ditthavong

Extreme weather events in Australia have cost the country more than $35 billion in the past decade, with that figure set to worsen in years to come, a new report has found.

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Andrew Brown

Andrew Brown

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I've been part of the Canberra Times since 2016, after reporting at local papers in Sydney's north-west. Since starting at the paper I've had stints on the Sunday Times, on the early morning breaking news round, and now as a general reporter, covering the ins and outs of anything and everything happening in Canberra, with a focus on health.

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