The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes reduces Australia’s economic, social and environmental vulnerability to climate extremes.
We are an international research consortium of five Australian universities and a network of outstanding national and international partner organisations supported by the Australian Research Council.
We lead vital climate science and predictions, train climate science leaders and prepare Australia for future climate extremes.
Climate extremes are high impact events that seriously affect natural and human systems. Our research programs investigate these events.
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We train the climate science leaders of the future.
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Climate extremes 2021
Our report on the climate and weather extremes of 2021.
Brief summaries of the latest science.
- Beyond net-zero: we should, if we can, cool the planet back to pre-industrial levels
- A wet spring: what is a ‘negative Indian Ocean Dipole’ and why does it mean more rain for Australia’s east?
- Atmospheric rivers in Australia
- What is a compound event in weather and climate?
- The role of clouds in coral bleaching events over the Great Barrier Reef
- Urban patchwork is losing its green, making our cities and all who live in them vulnerable
- Australian climate scientists respond to the United Kingdom and European heatwave
- The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia
- Climate extremes research will be vital for the state of the Australian environment