Climate Change Research Centre

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It is only May and summer is seven months away, but climate researchers are seeing the beginnings of what could be the most powerful El Niño  event in close to two decades.

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It's inevitable that some communities will live with a disproportionate burden of industrial air pollution unless we independently assess emissions data, write Donna Green, Jayajit Chakraborty and Mark Taylor.  

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Any big cuts to the CSIRO's budget put at risk the fundamental research that is critical for future innovation, writes Ben McNeil.

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Finding the flight recorder from flight MH370 on the ocean floor will become a game of blind man’s bluff spread over thousands of kilometres, writes Erik van Sebille.

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For their stellar contributions to advancing the sum of human knowledge, Professors Rose Amal and Matthew England have been elected Fellows of the Australian Academy of Science.

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The Southern Ocean is remote, fast moving and full of large eddies, so the missing aircraft will be increasingly difficult to locate if debris is not found soon, writes Erik van Sebille.

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Oceanographic research at UNSW suggests the claimed lengthy voyage of a castaway fisherman could have occurred and he was lucky not to have ended up in the great garbage patch of the North Pacific.

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The Australian Open has shown the world there is a temperature at which tennis players start to hallucinate about Snoopy. In a warming world, Donna Green asks: how hot is too hot?  

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UNSW Professor Chris Turney and his team answer some commonly asked questions about the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, whose research vessel became trapped in ice in December.

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Inspired by Sir Douglas Mawson’s Antarctic expedition almost exactly a century ago, two UNSW Scientists have set off on a modern-day voyage to retrace the route taken by the Australian scientist and explorer. BLOG

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