climate change

a graphic representation of ocean currents seen from space

Our team discovered clear changes in the distribution and strength of ocean eddies. These changes have never been detected before.

Tjapukai Shaw, RAAF Indigenous liaison officer, with two young Indigenous men in front of a large aircraft

These issues matter to our strategic allies, particularly in the Pacific. Dutton's climate change scepticism and attitudes toward First Nations people could be damaging.

Two stalagmites in Yonderup Cave, Yanchep, Western Australia

To look inside a stalagmite is to look back in time tens of thousands of years to see how the Earth’s climate patterns have shaped the world we live in today.

Indonesian workers replacing electricity poles in a flood zone

A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the federal government has overlooked the national security threats of climate change.

rubber ducky sitting at the waters edge on a beach

The grisly discovery of a disembodied foot on a NSW beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing woman Melissa Caddick. Such tragedies can also reveal hidden currents connecting the planet.

Ilustration of natural disasters including, flood, tsunami and bushfire

The movements of communities across the world due to disaster risks are mapped by new UNSW Sydney research.

Hail on the ground

Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, says a new international review involving UNSW.

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.

earth

The last major geomagnetic reversal triggered a series of dramatic events that have far-reaching consequences for our planet.

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

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