Climate Change Research Centre

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Unusual El Niños, like those that led to the extraordinary super El Niño years of 1982 and 1997, will occur twice as often under even modest global warming scenarios.

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Introducing a draft bill to remove the carbon tax is a symbolic first act of parliament for Prime Minister Tony Abbott but he faces a rocky road in getting a deal done, writes Donna Green.

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There is still scientific work to do on attributing specific events to climate change, but we know enough to make policy decisions, write Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander.  

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UNSW scientists have played a key role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which is officially released in Sweden on Friday.  

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For Australia to become an idea launcher, it needs to institute a culture that makes big, bold bets on new discoveries to allow them to flourish, writes Ben McNeil. 

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In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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An apparent slow-down in global warming during the past decade does not change best estimates of the long term response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, writes Dr Steven Phipps.

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Carbon dioxide levels have risen above 400 parts-per-million, but geoengineering is no alternative to reducing emissions, writes Professor Steve Sherwood.

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The real and direct impact of ocean-going plastic is not where it ends up, but the route it takes from our beaches to the great ocean garbage patches, writes Erik Van Sebille.

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Australia's summer heatwaves are lasting longer and have been increasing in number over the past 60 years, a UNSW study shows.

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