climate change


The ascendancy of climate change denial represents a failure of courage and capacity by the social sciences and a crisis for the profession, Robert Manne has told Australia’s largest social policy conference.


The link between El Niño and heatwaves is complicated. But what we can say is this summer's strong El Niño conditions are likely to bring more heatwaves to much of Australia's north and east, writes Sarah Perkins.


Where do emotions fit into the work of scientists who study climate, asks Sarah Perkins


Some of the world’s leading philosophers and social scientists will tackle the debate on climate change at a key event in Paris this month, ahead of the UN Climate Conference.

Shinzo Abe and Barak Obama

America is spying on the Japanese PM and major corporations ahead of trade talks, and sharing the intelligence with Australia, writes Philip Dorling.

mammoth skeleton

Abrupt warming that closely resembles the rapid man-made warming occurring today has repeatedly played a key role in mass extinction events of large animals, the megafauna, in the Earth’s past, new research shows.



New advances in ancient DNA, carbon dating and climate reconstruction finally provide some answers on megafauna extinction, write Chris Turney and Alan Cooper.

water flume

A new wave flume facility – essential to model coastal and inland water behaviour – has been opened by NSW Planning Minister Rob Stokes at the UNSW Water Research Lab in northern Sydney.

climate adaptability

Understanding what motivates us to be adaptable in the face of a challenge will be critical to the human response to climate change, UNSW research suggests.


Cutting edge UNSW research projects resulting from catastrophes such as fires, tsunamis, terrorism and infectious diseases are the focus of a new video series produced by UNSWTV.