Climate Change Research Centre


This year’s El Niño, combined with the Indian Ocean Diople, could be a whopper, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, but we still don’t know exactly what weather the complex influences might produce.


Rivers in many agriculturally significant areas of Australia could lose water as the landscape grows greener, write Anna Ukkola and Albert Van Dijk.


Researchers have discovered the cause of a highly corrosive deep-water current that once flowed through the North Atlantic Ocean, revealing important ramifications for the climate's sensitivity to carbon dioxide.

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This impending El Niño could mark the switch into a new phase that would see global warming accelerate, write Agus Santoso, Andréa S. Taschetto, Matthew England and Shayne McGregor.


If we want science to be its most innovative, the solution is not about finding brilliant, passionate creative scientists; it's about supporting the ones we already have, writes Ben McNeil.

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Microbes in oceans produce around half the oxygen we breathe. Now a study has shown their movement is hindered by geographical boundaries, raising concerns about their susceptibility to climate change.

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While a strong El Niño is now less likely, a significant event is still possible as long as the eastern Pacific remains warm through August, writes Agus Santoso

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New research has found rapid warming of the Atlantic Ocean has turbocharged Pacific Equatorial trade winds with resulting impacts around the globe.

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Projected changes in the winds circling Antarctica may accelerate global sea level rises significantly more than previously estimated, research shows.

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The ocean is a cacophany of sounds and ocean exploration is technically challenging, as the fruitless search for missing Malaysian flight MH370 shows, writes Erik van Sebille.