Sarah Perkins

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The link between El Niño and heatwaves is complicated. But what we can say is this summer's strong El Niño conditions are likely to bring more heatwaves to much of Australia's north and east, writes Sarah Perkins.

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Where do emotions fit into the work of scientists who study climate, asks Sarah Perkins

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New, comprehensive analyses show that people didn’t just leave fingerprints on the record-breaking heat: we left a clear handprint, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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Winter warmth may be welcome but it can have adverse impacts –  and the damage may not be obvious until it is too late, writes Sarah Perkins.

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UNSW scientists carrying out research on mental health, the laws of the universe, energy storage and climate extremes have won five of this year’s nine NSW Young Tall Poppy Science Awards.

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In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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Australia's summer heatwaves are lasting longer and have been increasing in number over the past 60 years, a UNSW study shows.

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The increases in temperature extremes Australia faces this century due to climate change will not be quite as large as some have feared, according to a new study by UNSW researchers.