CLIMATE

Dust Bowl

Two ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the hottest summers on record for the central United States in 1934 and 1936, knowledge that may help predict future calamities.

The Dust Bowl

Dr Markus Donat explains how warm ocean temperatures in the Atlantic and Pacific at the same time led to an extremely dry spring and the hottest summers of 1934 and 1936 during the Dust Bowl in the United States.

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Former federal environment minister Professor Robert Hill will discuss policy responses to climate change in the inaugural Sir William Tyree Energy Lecture at UNSW on Thursday 23 October.

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Our ancient ancestors’ ability to move around and find new sources of groundwater during extremely dry periods in Africa may have been key to their survival and the evolution of the human species, a new study shows. 

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The Bureau of Meteorology has been accused of fudging its temperature data records. It's a very serious accusation - and it's untrue, write Andy Pitman and Lisa Alexander.

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The first continental-scale reconstruction of temperatures over the past 2000 years highlights the unusual nature of the 20th century warming.

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A major international climate study co-authored by a UNSW scientist has confirmed the past decade as the hottest on record.

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Family First senator Stephen Fielding has fallen hook, line and sinker for some of the most commonly paraded furphies of the climate change naysayer brigade, writes Professor Matt England.

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UNSW Vice-Chancellor Professor Fred Hilmer has earmarked sustainability as a priority for the University - in research, teaching and in the way the campus operates.

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UNSW PhD student Maria Kordjamshidi has won the Australian Institute of Energy's national award for the best Alternative Energy Pathways Project.

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