climate change

ocean
21 May 2013
An apparent slow-down in global warming during the past decade does not change best estimates of the long term response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, writes Dr Steven Phipps.
sky
13 May 2013
Carbon dioxide levels have risen above 400 parts-per-million, but geoengineering is no alternative to reducing emissions, writes Professor Steve Sherwood.
marsupiallion2
07 May 2013
Most species of gigantic animals that once roamed Australia had already disappeared by the time people arrived, a major review of the available evidence has concluded.
sun
02 April 2013
Australia's summer heatwaves are lasting longer and have been increasing in number over the past 60 years, a UNSW study shows.
Recycle_globe
25 March 2013
State and local governments have a duty to complement federal climate policy, as they not only have the power but the best knowledge of the field, argues Martin C. Jones.
corals
27 February 2013
Shallow coral reefs may be even more susceptible to increasing acidity caused by heightened levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and oceans than previously recognised.
ozone_hole
01 February 2013
The formation of the Antarctic ozone hole has caused changes in the way waters in the southern oceans mix, with possible impacts on climate change, a new study suggests.
Gandhi_kirby_cropped
31 January 2013
Mahatma Gandhi’s central messages on women’s rights, the environment, animal rights and sexuality, continue to “challenge us, disturb us and shake us out of our complacency,” Michael Kirby has told a capacity audience at UNSW’s Gandhi Oration.
lisa-alexander_cropped
16 January 2013
Dr Lisa Alexander, a UNSW expert in climate extremes, has been honoured by the Australian Academy of Science in its awards for scientific excellence.
sherwood[1]
17 May 2012
New research by a team of scientists shows that black carbon aerosols and ozone, both man-made pollutants, are most likely pushing the boundary of the tropics further poleward.
floods
17 May 2012
A new study has found that record high sea-surface temperatures off northern Australia were also responsible for the downpour that devastated much of Queensland in December 2010.
Michael_Ashley
27 April 2012
The most surprising part of the ABC documentary "I can change your mind" was Nick Minchin’s choice of experts: they were all duds who would only influence the gullible, writes Michael Ashley.
Michael_Ashley
26 April 2012
Scientists may not agree on the "balance" shown in a new ABC documentary on climate change, but giving a sceptic equal airtime to expose the weakness of their argument may not be such a bad thing, writes Michael Ashley.
mosquito fish_final
10 April 2012
Warmer water temperatures can greatly increase the reproductive capacity of a pest fish species, a new study has found.
Environmental economist Martin Jones
30 March 2012
State-based climate policies should not be abandoned on the grounds that a national carbon tax will be a fix-all solution, argues Martin Jones.
Dryland biodiversity a key climate change buffer
13 January 2012
Preserving diverse plant life will be crucial to buffer the negative effects of climate change and desertification in in the world’s drylands, according to a new landmark study.
Scientia
15 November 2011
Fraud in Australia, how mammals evolved large brains, and the possibility of Pacific communities being relocated due to climate change are some of the areas to receive funding in the latest round of ARC grants.
plant_inside
05 October 2011
Sydneysiders will be forced to think about their energy consumption when they use an appliance hooked up to a plant as part of an interactive art exhibition on sustainability.
21 July 2011
If the world can't or won't slow global warming, the least it can do is help island states threatened by rising seas prepare for "life after land", writes law academic Rosemary Rayfuse in The New York Times.
07 June 2011
We must stand up for the right of researchers to put forward their views free from intimidation, says UNSW's Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) Les Field, who's welcomed the government's condemnation of threats against climate change scientists.
02 June 2011
Once oppressed by big business, the Australian working class now suffers under the yoke of elite actors. The Liberal Party's class war rhetoric has turned the tables on the Left, argues Associate Professor David McKnight.
plant_inside
31 January 2011
A number of introduced plant species have become more like natives, suggesting rapid evolution could happen far more frequently than previously thought.
25 January 2011
It makes sense financially, ethically and environmentally for Australia to sell uranium to India, argues Indian strategic affairs expert, Rory Medcalf.
McAdam_inside
10 December 2010
Predictions of one billion people made homeless by climate change are alarmist, writes international law expert Jane McAdam, who is in Geneva to present her research at the United Nations.
21 September 2010
Public scepticism about climate change is linked to how people make judgements and decisions, according to a UNSW study that brings together climate science and psychology.

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