climate change

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The climate that Earth experienced millions of years ago could reveal more about the health of soils and their capacity to store carbon dioxide than current climates, a new study has shown.

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Changes in the distribution of land, marine and freshwater species as a result of climate change are affecting human wellbeing around the world, posing new health risks, economics threats and conflicts over resources.

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The “beautiful struggle” between the environment, the economy and politics was the focus of the French Australian Conversations series launched this week.

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Australia's recent heatwave is a taste of what our future will bring unless humans can rapidly and deeply cut our greenhouse emissions, write Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, Andrew King and Matthew Hale.

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Leading scientists, including Nobel Prize winner Peter Doherty, are calling on the Australian government to urgently fund research into the impact of climate change on human health.  

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Individuals can do a number of things to reduce the impact of heat in their homes but it gets more complicated when considering the city as a whole, write Mathew Lipson and Melissa Hart. 

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A rise in global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius is likely to bring more extreme rainstorms to many parts of Australia even as other areas experience severe droughts, new research shows.  

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The influx of tropical fish due to climate change spells trouble for our kelp forests.

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From wearable sunburn sensors and radical environmental justice, to predicting deluge patterns and stopping HIV in its tracks, UNSW's inspiring young researchers are changing the face of the city.

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A panoramic exhibition that visually forecasts the global displacement of entire cultures will have its Australian premiere at UNSW Galleries on Saturday as part of the Sydney Festival.   

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