ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

A flooded road with people standing by

In any given year, there's a 1% chance of a 'once in a century' flood. But that doesn't mean they can't happen more than once in quick succession.

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UNSW Sydney Professor Andy Pitman AO, Director of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes, has been awarded the RSV's Medal for Excellence in Scientific Research.


A new study based on evidence from past warm periods suggests global warming may be double what is forecast.


Summer in some parts of the world will become one long heatwave with a global temperature rise of just 2°C above pre-industrial levels, new research has found.


Over the past 15 years, Professor Andrew Pitman has demonstrated visionary leadership in the field of climate science. By bringing together a consortium of leading universities and institutions he has transformed the scale and impact of Australian climate science research.


The high rate of ice melt along the West Antarctic Peninsula is being driven by strengthening winds on the opposite side of the continent, up to 6000km away, new research suggests.


The world’s poorest countries are experiencing a substantially greater increase in hot days and warm nights compared to wealthy countries as a result of human-caused climate change, research shows.


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.  


Australian researchers, including from the UNSW-based ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science, have produced a remarkable high-resolution animation of the largest El Niño ever recorded.


Science Minister Greg Hunt's instruction to restore climate science as a 'core activity' at the CSIRO is a ray of hope for public good science, writes Matthew England.