climate change


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.


What's missing from current climate change debates is a compelling, science-based national security narrative, writes Alan Dupont.


Eight essential stories you should read before the start of the Paris climate talks.


On the eve of international climate change talks in Paris, UNSW magazine sits down with UNSW’s Matt England and Potsdam University’s Stefan Rahmstorf to discuss the likelihood of a legally binding global agreement, climate change denial and the importance of staying positive.

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Is climate change to blame for the recent record temperatures? Maybe, but it’s not a simple case of cause and effect, writes Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick.


How we react to the greatest challenge of our generation is all in the mind. Ben Newell explains.


Three UNSW students will head to Paris this month to take part in events surrounding the UN Climate Change Conference, after winning first prize in the Climate Change Grand Challenge competition.

Climate for Change panel discussion

UNSW, in partnership with The Sydney Morning Herald, hosted a special public event in the lead-up to the Paris summit – a panel discussion and Q&A with experts from climate science, business, sustainability and politics.


The promises and pitfalls of the imminent Paris climate summit were debated before a capacity audience by experts from climate science, political journalism, agriculture and business, as part of the UNSW Grand Challenges initiative.

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Ahead of the Paris summit, we asked some of UNSW's best researchers for one memorable idea for why we should act on climate change now.