As these vital currents change, they will change the lives and livelihoods of hundreds of millions of people who live along the coasts of South Africa, Australia and Brazil.
Successive lean years caused by back-to-back La Niña events will hit both the survival rate and reproductive ability of these animals.
La Niña should serve as an "early and timely reminder for all to get storm-prepared"
La Niña, 3 years in a row: a climate scientist on what flood-weary Australians can expect this summerSeptember 13, 2022 8:52 pm Comments Off on La Niña, 3 years in a row: a climate scientist on what flood-weary Australians can expect this summer
We must prepare for a wet spring and possibly another wet summer to come.
The Southern Ocean absorbs more heat than any other ocean on Earth, and the impacts will be felt for generationsSeptember 13, 2022 1:10 pm Comments Off on The Southern Ocean absorbs more heat than any other ocean on Earth, and the impacts will be felt for generations
If the Southern Ocean continues to account for the vast majority of ocean heat uptake until 2100, we might see its heat content increase by as much as seven times more than what we have already seen up to today.
Clouds are the missing part of the orchestra in climate modelling and predictions.
Almost all catastrophic events are the consequence of multiple drivers acting together.
A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record droughtAugust 31, 2022 2:25 pm Comments Off on A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought
With so many extreme weather events causing mass deaths and large economic and environmental problems, it’s worth considering whether climate change may be making these events worse.
Despite the recent La Niña years, Prof Arblaster says the global temperatures in the 2020s have remained over 1°C warmer than the pre-industrial period, which indicates the “overwhelming influence of human influence on the climate and the urgent need to reduce emissions".
ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes associate investigator Dr Navid Constantinou explains his work as a physicist and geophysical fluid dynamicist.