Business risk and the emergence of climate analytics
There is a great deal of misuse of climate model projections emerging in business. Climate models are being used for some purposes that are simply inappropriate leading to assessments of the physical risks to business that are of no value. However, there are ways to use climate model data that has value and can help business robustly assess some specific climate related risks.
Research brief: The Black Summer and COVID impacts on Sydney and Melbourne air quality.
CLEX researchers and colleagues quantified the air quality impact of the Black Summer bushfires of 2019/20 and COVID-19 in the south-eastern states of Victoria and New South Wales (NSW) using a meteorological normalisation approach.
Potential misuse of climate data a threat to business and financial markets
Climate information is at risk of being misconstrued and used inappropriately in financial reports and has the potential to expose businesses to significant risk, according to a new paper by Australian researchers.
Research brief: New global land-based precipitation dataset
CLEX researchers have developed a new global land-based daily precipitation dataset called Rainfall Estimates on a Gridded Network – REGEN – aimed at facilitating studies to understand changes and variability in several aspects of daily precipitation distributions, extremes and measures of hydrological intensity.
How a watch could save your life on a hot day
Project Coolbit, is an ongoing investigation that aims to create a personalised approach to assessing thermal comfort and preventing health complications during extreme heat events. It is research that could not only save the lives of individuals but may also change the way we design future cities.
Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call
The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires are a “wake up call” demonstrating the extreme effects of climate change in Australia, according to a group of experts who’ve published a new study examining the factors that caused the disaster.