From 1970 to 2010, Australia’s mean daily temperature rose in almost all parts of the country (Figure 3.2).

The increase in terrestrial temperatures over this period was consistent with a general warming of ocean surface  temperatures around Australia (Figure 3.3). To the south-east of the continent, the southward extension of the East Australian Current has continued, with consequences for marine ecosystems and biodiversity in the ocean off the coast of eastern Tasmania.

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