climate change

rain in melbourne

The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.

Gordon Dam

Industry-funded research says existing models for potential maximum rainfall are out of date and suggests existing dams are at greater risk due to spillway inadequacy.

Very ominous and dark rain clouds move in over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an otherwise sunny day

The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.

heavy rain in the city

The most severe sudden downpours in Sydney have intensified by 40 per cent in the last two decades.

volodymyr zelensky speaking via zoom at cop27 conference

This year’s climate talks have been overshadowed by rising international tensions, energy crises and war. But that doesn’t mean climate action is dead.

three african wild dogs stand on a sandy hill

The naturally best breeding window for these endangered animals is shortening, prompting a unique change in behaviour. 

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UNSW has a wide range of experts available for comment on COP27, the 2022 United Nations Climate Change Conference.

people sandbagging a shop in a regional town in australia

The budget earmarked worthwhile climate measures, but many are piecemeal. Amid record-breaking extreme weather in Australia, federal spending on climate action still falls well short.

solar panels in bright and warm sunlight seen from above

The world’s solar panels rely on technology pioneered in Australia. Now our researchers are working on ultra-low-cost, high efficiency solar cells.

dead fish float in water of the menindee lakes

Climate change shouldn’t be used as a 'get out-of jail free' card to excuse bad decision-making and poor planning decisions.

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