ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science


Autumn could scarcely have been hotter, says Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick in this overview of a record-breaking season.

climate science

UNSW researchers are concerned about the paltry size of the new climate science research centre announced by the CSIRO.

Icebergs adrift

We must not let the new hot weather record overwhelm us. Rather, it should be treated as a renewed call-to-arms, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.


Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world's driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter but the dry getting wetter as well – a phenomenon that could lead to more flash flooding.


Larry Marshall may be right when he says the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to ask, writes Andy Pitman.

hot sun

A global temperature rise of 2°C could lead to warming extremes of up to 6°C in some land masses, new research published in Nature shows.

Brisbane river flood

Long term warming of the Indian and Pacific oceans played an important role in making the Queensland floods far worse than they should have been, new research shows.

water sunset

Is climate change to blame for the recent record temperatures? Maybe, but it’s not a simple case of cause and effect, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.

NASA balloon

UNSW researchers have confirmed strong warming is taking place in the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, a phenomenon long predicted in global warming theory.

Dust Bowl

Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the central United States in 1934 and 1936, knowledge that may help predict future calamities.