climate change

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A radiocarbon 'golden spike' found in a tree on an island in the Southern Ocean marks a new geological epoch during which human activity has been a dominant influence on earth.

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With today marking 60 years of international collaboration in Antarctica, melting of Antarctic ice poses one of the greatest threats to the world, UNSW’s Matthew England will warn at a conference being held at UNSW.

 

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The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.

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UNSW's Grand Challenge on Climate Change this week launches three ambitious climate change blueprints on energy, health and justice.

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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.

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New research has prompted warnings that melting Antarctic ice can trigger effects on the other side of the globe. 

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We are suckers for numbers. But they don't always tell the whole story, writes Jenny Stewart.

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A global analysis of rainfall and rivers by UNSW engineers has discovered a growing pattern of intense flooding in urban areas coupled with drier soils in rural and farming areas.

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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.

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The Director of the Andrew & Renata Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law at UNSW, Scientia Professor Jane McAdam, is the first Australian to be awarded the prestigious Calouste Gulbenkian Prize.

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