climate change


UNSW is hosting the Leadership Forum on Energy Transition for Australia, an initiative of the ACF that brings together leaders from business, academia and the community to develop a clean energy blueprint for the nation.


Researchers at the UNSW Water Research Laboratory have been tracking the variability, changes and trends in coastal erosion at Narrabeen-Collaroy since 1976. In April 2015, a severe east coast low battered the coastline of Sydney, with maximum waves reaching a record-breaking 14.9m.


One of the world’s longest-running beach erosion research programs is calling for the creation of a National Coastline Observatory, saying Australian governments are 'working blind' on the impacts of climate change on our coast.

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Coral bleaching is the 'canary in the coal mine' and suggests the present rate of climate change is too fast for many species to adapt, write Katrin Meissner and Kaitlin Alexander.


Heatwaves are likely to be more intense and result in maximum temperatures 3°C to 5°C warmer than previously estimated - all because of the way plants respond to carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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Global temperatures for February showed a disturbing and unprecedented upward spike, write Steve Sherwood and Stefan Rahmstorf.


Global warming will increase rainfall in some of the world's driest areas over land, with not only the wet getting wetter but the dry getting wetter as well – a phenomenon that could lead to more flash flooding.


Larry Marshall may be right when he says the question of global warming has been answered. But there are many more climate questions to ask, writes Andy Pitman.

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A global temperature rise of 2°C could lead to warming extremes of up to 6°C in some land masses, new research published in Nature shows.


Climate change is already having an impact on communities. Find out about one island's entire population that had to leave their homes forever, the ski fields that became a dust bowl – and how one researcher is tackling the problem.