Climate Change Research Centre

Fossil coral blocks on beach

A research team has used coral records to reconstruct the variability of the Indian Ocean Dipole – a big player in the severe drought and record hot temperatures last year – over the last millennium.

Bondi beach

A new study has reported the world will lose almost half of its valuable sandy beaches by 2100 as sea levels rise. But cutting our emissions could keep some intact.

Murray-Darling

The absence of climate drivers – specifically, the Indian Ocean Dipole and La Niña – explains why Australia has gone so long without heavy rains.

bushfire

Extreme fire risk will overlap with weather patterns to create fire tornadoes more often under climate change.

antartica

Some 58 metres of sea level rise is locked up in Antartica's ice sheets, and it's melting faster than expected.

Ian Jacobs, Donna Green and Matt Thistlethwaite

The Centre will be the first in Australia to deliver a national response to the impact of climate change on health.

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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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A rise in global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius is likely to bring more extreme rainstorms to many parts of Australia even as other areas experience severe droughts, new research shows.  

Antarctic ice

Current changes in the ocean around Antarctica are disturbingly close to conditions 14,000 years ago that led to the rapid melting of the Antarctic ice sheets and a three metre rise in global sea levels, new research shows.

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John Church, one of the world’s leading experts on sea level rise caused by global warming, is joining UNSW's Climate Change Research Centre.

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