greenhouse gases

Water gushes into a large stone tub in a green field

When groundwater comes to the surface, sunlight and air convert organic molecules to greenhouse gases. That’s going to be a problem as we will need this water more as the world warms.

An info-graphic showing planet Earth among smaller spheres displaying strategies of mitigating carbon emissions

Incremental change is not enough if we want to limit temperature rises to 1.5°C, says the IPCC’s Working Group III, which includes UNSW sustainability expert Tommy Wiedmann.

Waste gas is shown escaping two industrial chimneys against a blue sky background and surrounded by fog

If we are to reduce net carbon emissions to zero by 2050, we haven’t made a good start. Governments, industry and individuals need to do much more, a new study shows.

Hunter coal mine

A lot more work needs to be done if we are to satisfactorily reduce the greenhouse gas footprint of coal mining, write Bryce Kelly and Charlotte Iverach.

Ocean

An apparent slow-down in global warming during the past decade does not change best estimates of the long term response to increasing greenhouse gas emissions, writes Dr Steven Phipps.

Josephkidston

The underlying causes of the poleward shifts of the Earth’s principal climatic zones are still not clear, writes Joseph Kidston.

Deo building

There may be no belching smoke stacks, but every time we build an energy inefficient building we are needlessly pushing the greenhouse gas emissions curve up, writes Professor Deo Prasad.

Warming Alexander inside

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