Climate Change Research Centre

Very ominous and dark rain clouds move in over the Sydney Harbour Bridge on an otherwise sunny day

The growing threat of flash flooding as a result of more intense rapid rain bursts means the city needs to update its flood defences.

heavy rain in the city

The most severe sudden downpours in Sydney have intensified by 40 per cent in the last two decades.

Sandbags protect a local business as flood water washes by

UNSW Sydney experts available to comment on flooding and record rain.

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UNSW experts are available to comment on the recently announced third La Niña in as many years.

Flooded street

The collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation would profoundly alter the anatomy of the world’s oceans. New research explores the consequences.

Students walking along Kensington Mall

Academics in the fields of climate science, oncology and human rights are honoured in 2022.

Avalon rock pool in Sydney in stormy weather

With La Niña prolonging the wet season, there is an increased risk of flooding along the north, east and southeast regions.

A child and adult face each other in silhouette at sunset

There’s no need to sugar-coat the truth or scaremonger when talking to kids about climate change.

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A new multi-university report spells out Australia's unique vulnerabilities to climate change and proposes solutions.

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Marine heatwaves have led to major economic losses around the world, a new study shows – and researchers say we need global action to ease the impacts of extreme warming events on ocean life.

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