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With climate change tipped to cause more fires, floods and heatwaves, big business is joining science in calling for increased spending on disaster prevention.

The Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research was established by the state Labor government in 2009. In this week's budget, the Napthine government did not extend its funding. It will close at the end of next month. 

To read the full article by Richard Proudlove in the Monash Journalism publication MOJO, click here

Everyday life will have to adapt in all kinds of ways as climate change affects our world. The Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research is working hard to make sure we’re ready.

The Victorian Centre for Climate Change Adaptation Research's Visiting Fellow for 2013-14 was Dr Benjamin Preston. Ben is the Deputy Director of the Climate Change Science Institute at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (USA). His research focuses on the assessment of climate risk to human systems and the role of adaptation in risk management. His prior appointments have included work with CSIRO’s Climate Adaptation Flagship and the Pew Center on Global Change in Washington, DC. 

VCCCAR research scientist Alianne Rance has developed two entertaining short films to better communicate climate change adaptation to the general public. Adaptation for Victorians draws a parallel between climate change and Australian Rules Football, with Ali interviewing her brother, Richmond Tigers defender Alex Rance. Linking one of Australia's favourite past-times to the 'challenge of our generation', aims to increase awareness for adaptation action.

To read the full article by VCCCAR Director Rod Keenan click here.

With increasing global greenhouse gas emissions, and no clear internationally-agreed path for emission reductions, we are faced with a global climate that will be at least two degrees warmer than today in 70 years' time.

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As Melbourne labours through its second heatwave this month, it is becoming clear that these events take a heavy toll. Health, energy consumption, transport, infrastructure, agriculture and other natural resources are all affected. What is also clear is that the costs will continue to mount.