ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

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2013 was our hottest year on record and the droughts, heat waves and record-breaking seasons were virtually impossible without human-caused global warming.

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The Bureau of Meteorology has been accused of fudging its temperature data records. It's a very serious accusation - and it's untrue, write Andy Pitman and Lisa Alexander.

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Projected changes in the winds circling Antarctica may accelerate global sea level rises significantly more than previously estimated, research shows.

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Extremely hot temperatures over land have dramatically increased in number and area despite claims that the rise in global average temperatures has slowed over the past 10 to 20 years, new research shows.

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Heat stored in the western Pacific Ocean, due to an unprecedented strengthening of the equatorial trade winds, appears to be largely responsible for the hiatus in surface warming over the past 13 years.

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Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, according to new UNSW research published in Nature.

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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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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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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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The first continental-scale reconstruction of temperatures over the past 2000 years highlights the unusual nature of the 20th century warming.

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