Why do the same people who say ‘not here’ are leaving Australia’s coastal towns?

When we think of coastal towns, our minds often jump to the picturesque beaches of New South Wales, Tasmania or South Australia.

But what about the rest of Australia?

Are we just leaving those places behind, or are we also leaving behind our own coastal towns that have been left behind by our own population growth?

This new article by the Sydney Morning Herald’s resident resident climate blogger, Simon Jones explores some of these questions in the new issue of Climate Change Stories.

Simon Jones is a Climate Change Writer for New Scientist.

He is the author of five books on climate change, including A Climate of Hope: The Case for Australia’s Climate Action Plan and The Carbon Tax: How to Pay for it.