A rise in global temperatures of 2 degrees Celsius is likely to bring more extreme rainstorms to many parts of Australia even as other areas experience severe droughts, new research shows.
Global temperatures for February showed a disturbing and unprecedented upward spike, write Steve Sherwood and Stefan Rahmstorf.
Regardless of the outcome in Paris, UNSW researchers are forging ahead with multidisciplinary solutions to help us avoid the worst impacts of a warmer future.
The mystery of the 'missing tropospheric hotspot' – the alleged lack of anticipated temperature increase in the tropical upper troposphere, has finally been solved, writes Steve Sherwood.
UNSW researchers have confirmed strong warming is taking place in the lowest layer of the Earth's atmosphere, a phenomenon long predicted in global warming theory.
There is still scientific work to do on attributing specific events to climate change, but we know enough to make policy decisions, write Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander.
Carbon dioxide levels have risen above 400 parts-per-million, but geoengineering is no alternative to reducing emissions, writes Professor Steve Sherwood.
The only sure way to stop the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere is to curb carbon dioxide emissions, write Steve Sherwood and Laurie Menviel.