The “climate gamble” grows every year, but we still have time
The World Meteorological Organization (WMO) has released the latest State of the Global Climate report.
"It is incredibly sobering that reaching global temperatures of 1.5oC (the limit targeted by the Paris agreement) is on the verge of becoming normal"
There have been more than a dozen emergency alerts issued across Queensland, from North Burnett to the NSW border, as a severe trough that dumped heavy rain on the state's north and west this week moves south. Below, Australian experts respond to the announcement.
Cold spells can harm ecosystems, but they can also provide critical respite Re-post from AGU. Original media release available here. AGU press contact:Rebecca Dzombak, email@example.com, +1 (202) 777-7492 (UTC-5 hours) Contact for the researchers:Yuxin Wang, University of Tasmania, firstname.lastname@example.org (UTC+11 hours) WASHINGTON—Marine cold spells are cold versions of heat waves: periods of exceptionally cold water, able to hurt or help the ecosystems they hit. As the atmosphere and oceans warm, marine cold spells are becoming less intense and less frequent overall, according to... View Article
The research vital to understanding what’s to come Photo: Andy Pitman (File photo) The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes has released a retrospective of Australian weather and climate extremes of 2021, written by an outstanding group of emerging Australian climate experts. The state of weather and climate extremes 2021 is available for download here. “As the Australian community struggles with the current weather and climate extremes, it’s vital we invest in building a deeper understanding of recent events... View Article
Global warming is amplifying our water cycle – and it’s happening much faster than we expected: Media ReleaseFebruary 24, 2022 9:27 am Comments Off on Global warming is amplifying our water cycle – and it’s happening much faster than we expected: Media Release
A UNSW Sydney-led study shows at least two times more freshwater has shifted from warm to cold regions of the earth than our climate models predicted – signifying broader changes to the global water cycle.