climate change

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Scientists have shed light on tropical tree deaths – with results predicted to have important implications for managing forest biodiversity.

Australian Climate Dividend Plan, Grand Challenges, Wind man

The new Member for Wentworth, Kerryn Phelps, helped present the climate policy, which taxes carbon dioxide emissions and compensates all Australian households.

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As climate extremes mount, let's reflect on Victorian London's 'Great Stink' sewage crisis - when things finally became so bad authorities were forced to accept evidence, reject sceptics, and act.

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Professor David Sanderson will steer investigation of the pressing issues of rapid urbanisation, including threats facing low-income urban settlements.

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With New South Wales suffering winter bushfires and temperature records tumbling around the globe, Australian leaders in Canberra have picked a bad time to jettison climate policy in favour of political bickering.

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In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.

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Stronger westerly winds in the Southern Ocean could be the cause of a sudden rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide in a period of less than 100 years about 16,000 years ago.

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To give the best chance for science to have an impact, we need to present our arguments to the public in the most convincing ways we have available. Applied psychology can help.

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The Vice-President recognised the leading work of the UNSW Sydney Climate Change Research Centre during her visit.

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A new Centre of Excellence headquartered at UNSW and led by Professor Andy Pitman will focus on understanding the processes that trigger extreme weather and climate events.

 

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