climate change

The ocean

The oceans around New Zealand are warming faster in winter than in summer. During the winter of 2021, most coastal areas were warmer than usual, and this is likely to bring more storms during summer.

Night time silhouette of an industrial plant worker

Disclosure requirements work, forcing companies to own up to their customers and investors.

Burnt tress after bushfires

Many plants are really good at withstanding bushfires, but the combination of drought, heatwaves and pest insects under climate change may push them to the brink.

Crew on a ship prepare to drop an Argo float into the sea

So many climate models, so little time … A new way of measuring ocean temperatures helps scientists sort the likely from unlikely scenarios of global warming.

Koalas sitting on fallen trees

The push for a new environmental crime has attracted high-profile backers including French President Emmanuel Macron, Pope Francis and Greta Thunberg. But we must get the details right.

A view of Club Lake amid green hills and mountains on the horizon

Sediments in a lake near Kosciuszko may hold clues to conservation strategies amid rising temperatures and more frequent bushfires.

View over an ocean

In a UNSW Science Week event, Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson said the key to fighting the climate crisis is saving the oceans.

BHP building

BHP is banking profits from its failing assets, while washing its hands of the responsibility for its past and ongoing contribution to climate change.

Fire fighters hose fire

Academic research can shed light on crucial questions about what life on Earth will be like under the most plausible emissions scenarios. And a warning: the answers are confronting.

bushfire evacuees shrouded in thick haze

Supporting regional communities to respond to the increasing threat of climate-fuelled disasters has never been more vital.

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