While the urgency for action has never been more pressing, we still hold the future in our hands - the choices we make today will decide our future for generations to come.
Andrew Pitman is an international authority on the role of land surface processes in the climate system including their influence on regional rainfall and temperature extremes.
Two Associate Investigators at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes have been recognised by the 2022 Prime Minister's Prizes for Science.
Dr Chiara Holgate has been announced as one of Australia’s newest Superstars of STEM.
Think storms are getting worse? Rapid rain bursts in Sydney have become at least 40% more intense in 2 decades: The ConversationNovember 11, 2022 6:35 am Comments Off on Think storms are getting worse? Rapid rain bursts in Sydney have become at least 40% more intense in 2 decades: The Conversation
An intensification of 40% in only two decades means we must re-evaluate existing flood-control systems and standards. We also need to explore whether it is happening elsewhere or unique to Sydney.
The findings have major implications for Sydney's preparedness for flash flooding and associated impacts in the future.
What are rapid rain bursts? A rapid rain burst is a short period of extreme rain occurring over a duration of about 10 minutes.
A compound event is when bad weather and climate events combine together. Storms, droughts, floods and fires can become compound events.
Climate change will get only worse. Every year of delay makes it much harder to prevent the most dangerous climate projections becoming a reality.
Farm floods will hit food supplies and drive up prices. Farmers need help to adapt as weather extremes worsenOctober 24, 2022 4:22 pm Comments Off on Farm floods will hit food supplies and drive up prices. Farmers need help to adapt as weather extremes worsen
Until we reach net-zero emissions globally, the planet will continue to warm and climate extremes will become more likely and more severe in many regions.