Select a year, emissions scenario, and heatwave variable to explore the impact on your area.
Doesn't look too different, does it? This is because in this scenario, the world curbs emissions further,
curtailing the increase frequency and duration of heatwaves in Queensland.
This scenario represents dramatically worsening heatwave frequencies and durations, particularly in coastal communities (see the very dark red areas?).
The Australian Bureau of Statistics captures data on the number of persons
'with a profound or severe core activity limitation'. This definition
does not capture all persons with disability, which is why this percentage
is lower than what might be expected. You can read more about it