The insurance and perhaps reinsurance market loss from the recent severe convective storms and large hail events in Australia is estimated to have risen by 27% in just one day, reaching A$407 million (around US $280m) as claims start pouring in. This outbreak of severe convective weather, thunderstorms, large hail and flooding affected a swathe of southeast Australia over the weekend.
Australian wine producer Tyrell’s has said it has decided to “severely” reduce its 2020 vintage, by as much as 80%, due to fears of smoke taint. Although not directly affected by the serious fires in Australia, the “continued presence of smoke” in the Hunter Valley since late 2019 means that many of the vineyards may have been affected by smoke taint.
The destructive hailstorm that tore through the national capital damaging cars and property yesterday has been labelled a "catastrophe". The ACT Emergency Services Agency received a record 2,000 calls for help when the storm swept through, taking out power to more than 1,000 homes across the territory.
Driven by a Hort Innovation investment, in collaboration with various universities, state and federal government agencies, private sector companies and industry, the Australian Bushfires Rapid Response Map outlines the location of targeted treecrop farms across Australia, overlayed with a map of burnt areas, which updates every ten minutes.
If the loss of millions of animals from raging wildfires in Australia wasn’t enough, news of another loss is circulating—that of over 5,000 camels. In a media statement, officials explained that the cull was needed to control the thousands of camels trodding into Aboriginal communities in Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) lands, located in the northwest part of South Australia.
As unprecedented wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation’s agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed vineyards. With the fires still burning and fears of more to come, it’s too early to quantify the damage, analysts and industry officials said.
As unprecedented wildfires threaten large parts of Australia, the nation's agriculture industries are counting the cost of the blazes that have scorched pasture, destroyed livestock, and razed vineyards. With the fires still burning and fears of more to come, it's too early to quantify the damage, analysts and industry officials said.
The climate is changing in the areas we farm, so Australian agriculture must adapt. Crops and livestock exist where they do because the local rainfall and temperature suits them. Climate change threatens the temperature regimes and rainfall patterns that until now have supported particular crops and agricultural systems.
The fast-moving fire that tore through the Adelaide Hills has possibly wiped out a third of the region's wine production. The Adelaide Hills is one of the most intensively farmed regions in South Australia and it's estimated 25,000 hectares has been burnt. On Kangaroo Island a further 13,000 hectares has burnt.
For the first time, government commodity analyst ABARES has quantified the financial loss Australian farmers have experienced due to the increasingly warmer and drier climate. It found changes in climate since 2000, had reduced the average broadacre farmer's profits by 22 per cent, or about $18,600 per year.
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