• Hotter, longer, more frequent – marine heatwaves on the rise

    Hotter, longer, more frequent – marine heatwaves on the rise

    An international study in Nature Communications co-authored by researchers from the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX) and the Institute of Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) reveals globally marine heatwaves have increased over the past century in number, length and intensity as a direct result of warming oceans.

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  • Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

    Regional adaptions can cool heat extremes by up to 2-3°C

    New research published in Nature Geoscience has found that climate engineering that modifies the properties of the land surface in highly populated areas and agricultural areas over North America, Europe and Asia could reduce extreme temperatures there by up to 2-3°C.

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  • Wind power a winner for all but Queensland

    Wind power a winner for all but Queensland

    There are clear winners and losers for wind power generation across Australia in the century ahead even though climate change will have little impact on wind speeds, according to new research by the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes and School of Photovoltaic and Renewable Energy Engineering at UNSW.

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  • Academies call on CHOGM members to do more to fight climate change

    Academies call on CHOGM members to do more to fight climate change

    The Australian Academy of Science with 21 other Commonwealth National Academies of Science and societies as part of a consensus statement calling on the members at the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) to use the best available science to guide action on climate change. The call comes at a time when research has shown that the commitments of the Paris Accord agreed to by international governments will still put the world on track for temperatures 3°C above preindustrial temperatures.

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  • Summer could be one long heatwave ​if planet hits 2°C

    Summer could be one long heatwave ​if planet hits 2°C

    Summer in some regions of the world will become one long heatwave even if global average temperatures rise only 2°C above pre-industrial levels and certain regions may become close to unliveable if temperatures increase by 5°C. Even with just a 1.5°C increase in global temperatures there are significant changes to the length, intensity and frequency of heat waves in every part of the world.

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