climate change

a flooded farm from the loddon river in serpentine victoria

Farmers need help to adapt as weather extremes worsen.

Lightning over the ocean and waves crashing on rocks

A new international study takes a comprehensive look at just how much the oceans have warmed since the 1950s, and where they are headed in the coming years.

A man wears a face mask to protect himself against very dangerous level of air pollution. A thick yellow fog coming from the nearby forest fires covers Canberra city.

It's becoming clearer that climate change can have devastating impacts on economies. What can we expect in the upcoming 2022-23 federal budget to minimise this? 

Three kids on the back of a ute travelling down a long stretch of dirt road in central Australia

New research shows Australia experienced a number of megadroughts in the last 1000 years. We may be underestimating the severity of drought in Australia’s future.

a graphical representation of ocean eddies as seen from a satellite

UNSW researchers have solved the mystery of why and how ocean ‘hotspots’ are forming so fast, by examining the winds that influence the ocean currents heating these areas.

Australian money

UNSW has academic experts available to comment on the federal government budget announcements in October.

close up shot of a termite in wood

Termites are more sensitive to temperature than previously thought, which may have climate change forecasting implications as the earth warms.

close up shot of a social housing block

Many low-income households can endure temperatures in their homes close to 40°C during summer and as little as 5°C during winter.

A man leaving his home walking through flood waters.

A UNSW Business School expert explains why rising insurance premiums are set to join other affordability pressures for Australians.

a coal processing plant in chinas shanxi province

China is in the midst of a devastating heatwave and drought. Amid an electricity crisis, China has doubled down on coal investments to meet demand.

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