climate change

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27 September 2013
There is still scientific work to do on attributing specific events to climate change, but we know enough to make policy decisions, write Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander.  
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25 September 2013
UNSW scientists have played a key role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which is officially released in Sweden on Friday.  
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23 September 2013
In a hard-hitting public lecture at UNSW, Dr David Suzuki has criticised the government’s policy on climate change and exhorted Australians to embrace renewable energy.
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19 September 2013
The global warming trend in surface air temperature has slowed, but low solar activity, a double-dip La Nina and more aerosol pollution means the Earth should be much colder than it is, writes Andy Pitman.
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21 August 2013
Responses to climate change are often dominated by economic rationalism and technological optimism. But the question we should really be asking is why have we reached this impasse, write Matthew Kearnes and Declan Kuch.  
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31 July 2013
Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor, a new study shows.
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24 July 2013
In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.
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24 July 2013
Johannes Luetz’s research has taken him across the globe in a bid to find more sustainable solutions for climate change migrants.
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09 July 2013
An expansion of concrete and asphalt on the fringes of our cities could see urban temperatures rise by as much as 3.7 degrees, UNSW research shows.
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01 July 2013
People forced to leave their homes due to climate change and natural disasters don't want to be called refugees; they want to be seen as valued migrants, moving with the respect of the international community, writes Jane McAdam
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31 May 2013
We must listen to what the Pacific Islanders want in relation to cross-border migration. Too often ‘solutions’ thought up by the international community do not match needs on the ground, writes Jane McAdam.
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28 May 2013
Professor Chris Turney will deliver the year's first Brainfood public lecture and announce plans for an expedition to Antarctica to retrace the footsteps of the great scientist and explorer Sir Douglas Mawson.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.

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