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Uncertainty about climate change should not be a reason for doing nothing; it should be an even stronger call for action, write Ben Newell and Michael Smithson.

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Some level of scepticism is a good thing. But thinking that all scientists and engineers are wrong until proven otherwise is no way to promote a rational discussion about climate change, argues Fiona Johnson.

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The latest UN report on the vulnerability of societies to the impacts of climate change provides yet another call to act, writes the Sydney Morning Herald scientist-in-residence, UNSW's Fiona Johnson. 

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Expert hydrologist Dr Fiona Johnson will provide scientific input into news coverage of the upcoming Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report.

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Australian water utilities must adapt to extreme weather events if they are to protect vulnerable supplies and ensure clean drinking water into the future, an international report warns.

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The Australian Open has shown the world there is a temperature at which tennis players start to hallucinate about Snoopy. In a warming world, Donna Green asks: how hot is too hot?  

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UNSW experts are at the centre of a debate about whether the controversial practice of geo-engineering has a place in the fight against global warming.

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UNSW Professor Chris Turney and his team answer some commonly asked questions about the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, whose research vessel became trapped in ice in December.

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Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced, according to new UNSW research published in Nature.

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What does the emerging scholarly field of environmental humanities have in common with the Hollywood film Grease? More than you might think, writes Jennifer Hamilton. 

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