THE HEROES
ARE YOU READY

Start your journey towards being part of the solution. Get into volunteering! Learn how you can best prepare for more and more intense floods, fires and storms right across Australia and for cyclones in the top end. All it takes is three steps.
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MEET OUR HEROES
Jo Buldeski
Zoe Payne
Liz Cantor
Kat Byron
Ben Tsang
Stephen Chappell
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Sceptical about climate change? Check this out

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Reflections on Science & Climate Change with Andrew Ash, CSIRO

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About the project

Scientists predict more floods, fires and storms as the planet warms, and Australia’s emergency management system relies on volunteers when extreme weather events hit our neighbourhoods.

Problem is – our 500,000 strong volunteer base is aging just when we need them most.

Our Extreme Weather Heroes changing all that by reaching out to inspire young Australians to volunteer for the emergency services via social networking.

This site is about your weather, your future, and what you can do about it! After all - it's your weather – and your future. So step up - get skilled - and get prepared! FIND OUT MORE

THE SCIENCE OF EXTREME WEATHER
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Do you think that the increase in extreme weather is related to climate change?

Yes
72%
No
20%
Not sure
8%

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The weather makes for great casual conversation. Everyone relates to hot, wet, chilly or humid experiences.
We all live and breathe through constantly changing weather conditions. But how much do you really know about the science of climate change and extreme weather? Find out the facts and make up your mind! FIND OUT MORE

Hot Off The Press

New app for emergency volunteers

Volunteering Qld has launched a new smartphone app that will mobilise disaster volunteers with the touch of a button. The free app called Ready Qld is available for download now. The app will also provide real-time updates about volunteering opportunities in your local area.
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ABC: EWH Jake tackles remote blazes

EWH Jake's ACT Remote Area Fire Teams (RAFT) fight fires in the roughest, most inhospitable terrain, working long hours in the bush to stop the flames from spreading. ABC News's Kate Evans reports.
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APESMA: Call to Action!

Young APESMA members are getting involved in doing something about their changing climate! Steve Packer reports.
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Want to help? You can't wait until next extreme weather event happens. Get into emergency volunteering now! Log your readiness and see what you can do to get involved! GET INVOLVED

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