climate change

rubber ducky sitting at the waters edge on a beach

The grisly discovery of a disembodied foot on a NSW beach was a tragic twist in the mystery of missing woman Melissa Caddick. Such tragedies can also reveal hidden currents connecting the planet.

Ilustration of natural disasters including, flood, tsunami and bushfire

The movements of communities across the world due to disaster risks are mapped by new UNSW Sydney research.

Hail on the ground

Expected effects of climate change on hailstorms vary markedly by region, says a new international review involving UNSW.

A flooded road with people standing by

In any given year, there's a 1% chance of a 'once in a century' flood. But that doesn't mean they can't happen more than once in quick succession.

earth

The last major geomagnetic reversal triggered a series of dramatic events that have far-reaching consequences for our planet.

Aurora borealis above mountain peak

Just like in The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, the answer was 42.

A beach with two signs denoting predicted sea levels in 2030 and sea levels in 2050

Projections of rising sea levels this century are on the money when tested against satellite and tide-gauge observations, scientists find.

bushfires burning on the horizon at dusk on a farm

We know heatwaves and drought can turn bushfires into infernos, but the reasons why were poorly understood in science.

Couple stand at the ruins of their home after bushfire

New research finds there are several steps insurers can take to improve the way they assess and manage the impacts of climate change on the community.

A truck transports coal from an open cut mine in Queensland

The Paris Agreement desperately needs to be updated. Currently the big exporters take no responsibility for the emissions created when those fossil fuels are burned overseas.

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