Climate Change Research Centre

Crew on a ship prepare to drop an Argo float into the sea

So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.

Climate Change - Antarctic Melting Glacier in a Global Warming Environment

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has released the first part of its major Sixth Assessment Report – UNSW scientists are available for comment.

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An article in the eminent US magazine Science has triggered debate over whether scientists should use climate models. Here’s what you should know about climate models ahead of today’s IPCC report.

Great Southern Ocean

We need to investigate how the ocean’s immense potential for atmospheric carbon dioxide removal can be harnessed to reduce the impacts of climate change.

A person walking down the street with an umbrella

Last week the Bureau of Meteorology declared a negative Indian Ocean Dipole — a natural climate phenomenon set to bring wet weather. Let’s look at what you can expect, and the role of climate change.

Scientists have studied the impacts of a warmer, stronger East Australian Current on marine life during a voyage along the east coast.

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.

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.

La Niña caused wet and cool weather conditions last summer

With more rain on the horizon in NSW and Queensland, a UNSW climate scientist answers our questions about whether we can expect more wet and cold from La Niña, and what’s in store for next summer.

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