climate change

Coastal estuary

A multi-disciplinary team led by UNSW Sydney researchers is releasing the first large-scale summary of how our estuaries – and the 80 per cent of NSW residents living on them – will be impacted by climate change.

Sea ice

An international group of leading microbiologists have issued a warning, saying that not including microbes – the support system of the biosphere – in the climate change equation will have major negative flow-on effects.

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50% of surveyed NSW coastal users don’t think that sea level rise will impact them, a report into the NSW community’s views on coastal hazards shows.

WWF climate change

What makes people more likely to trust a climate change message? If it looks too corporate, it's more likely to fail.

Flooded house in Brisbane floods, 2011

UNSW sustainability scientists have run their rulers over the major parties' climate policies to determine whether taking action against climate change is more expensive than doing nothing.

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Labor's policies have to get a lot more ambitious if they want to see real reductions in emissions.

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The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.

Climate Change and Displacement

Every second, someone is displaced as a result of a disaster or climate change.
 

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Fires and building failures highlighted serious gaps in Australian building regulations. But recent revisions and recommendations still fall short of preparing our buildings for climate change.

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Marine heatwaves have caused coral bleaching in one of the most isolated ecosystems in the world.

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