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.
“Climate models are how we predict the future of our climate – a crucial need as our planet warms.”
Professor Andrew Pitman, AO, FAA. Centre Director. ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes.
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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Ways the community can engage with our work.
Governments and policymakers can access the latest science on climate extremes.
We provide support to industries impacted by climate extremes.
Climate extremes 2022
Our report on the climate and weather extremes of 2022.
Brief summaries of the latest science.
- Climate extremes in Australia: new report analyses major events of 2023
- Gippsland fires and floods
- Climate Change Amendment Bill 2023: Dr. Nicola Maher represents young climate scientists at the Australian Parliament
- Dangerous climate tipping points will affect Australia. The risks are real and cannot be ignored
- Researchers develop new methodology to study rainfall events from weather radar observations
- Ocean warming: new study shows how ocean fronts have changed in oceanic hotspots and how this could impact global fisheries in the future
- Projecting future heat stress in Australia using climate models
- What does El Niño do to the weather in your state?
- Annual workshop 2023: climate scientists gather in Brisbane for cross-institutional collaboration