climate change


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.

Lake Eyre, South Australia

Climate change has emerged as a key threat to a wide range of Australian ecosystems according to a study which is the first to implement a new Red List for identifying systems at high risk of degradation.


The Australian Defence Force has largely been missing in action on climate change and its broader implications for national security, writes Michael D. Thomas.


Thirty-year weather records from 79 locations across Australia reveal peak downpours during storms are intensifying at warmer temperatures, leading to greater flash flood risks. 

weather balloon

The mystery of the 'missing tropospheric hotspot' – the alleged lack of anticipated temperature increase in the tropical upper troposphere, has finally been solved, writes Steve Sherwood.


The “hiatus” in the rise of global average air temperatures is used as a touchstone argument for those who deny the science of global warming. But it is just a blip compared to the long-term warming we have in store, writes Matthew England.

global warming sunflower

The recent slowdown in the rise of global average air temperatures will make no difference to how much the planet will warm by 2100, a new study has found.

Sydeny rain, cyclone

So, what’s causing all this rain? Climate scientists Acacia Pepler and Lisa Alexander take us through the science.


Bandaid solutions to natural disasters and the people they displace are simply not enough. It's time to be proactive, because the cost of inaction will be much higher, writes Jane McAdam.

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UNSW environmental engineer Stuart Khan will advise on new global drinking water guidelines following his appointment to a top World Health Organisation body.