Rising seas from climate change threaten Melbourne sport

Australian sports grounds and climate change

Climate change is driving sea level rise. It’s happening, and accelerating – mostly because water expands as it warms, some of it from melting ice as well.

Images on this page are copied from OzCoasts maps for impacts of sea level rises, which map areas from Torquay around to San Remo.

As well as sports grounds, of course, the maps show a range of other impacts on communities. This blog is focusing on sport, though, so that’s what we’ll highlight here.

In Melbourne itself and in suburbs close to the CBD,  sports grounds aren’t quite so badly exposed to impacts of small rises in sea level as those in some other areas around Australia’s coasts (Brisbane and South-East Queensland; Newcastle and the NSW Central Coast, Sydney; and Adelaide.

Melbourne, like Perth, does have a range of grounds at risk, which highlight the need for urgent action on climate change. And like…

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