• IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 report: conclusions on the evolving risk of drought

    IPCC AR6 Working Group 1 report: conclusions on the evolving risk of drought

    Drought is a major risk to Australia with extended periods of drought affecting our social, economic and environmental systems. The newly released report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change contains significant new assessments of the science and future projections of drought.

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  • The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: What does it mean for Tasmania?

    The IPCC Sixth Assessment Report: What does it mean for Tasmania?

    To better understand the implications of the latest climate science for Tasmania, this brief combines information from the IPCC AR6 WG1 report, with regional assessments that contributed to the UTAS Blueprint for a climate-positive Tasmania, and expertise from the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX). The regional information is based on…

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  • Climate Australia: Episode 3: The parched Earth

    Climate Australia: Episode 3: The parched Earth

    Climate Australia host Lee Constable is joined by the chief investigators in the Drought team of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes – Prof Nerilie Abram, Prof Jason Evans and Dr Andrea Taschetto. Along the way, Lee discovers why drought is such a tricky topic to explore for climate scientists and why understanding…

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  • Climate Australia: Episode 2 – Climate communication

    Climate Australia: Episode 2 – Climate communication

    Climate Australia host Lee Constable is joined by CLEX Media and Communications Manager Alvin Stone; Research Fellow at Monash University and founder of Skeptical Science Dr John Cook; and Deputy Head of the UNSW School of Psychology Prof Ben Newell to explore the current research around communicating climate science

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  • Antarctic climate variations found to originate north of Australia

    Antarctic climate variations found to originate north of Australia

    CLEX researchers have overturned a scientific paradigm that has existed for 50 years. New research published in Nature Geoscience shows the massive convection caused by the ocean just north of Australia, causes a chain reaction that is strong enough to put an almost permanent dent in the powerful winds that circle the Antarctic.

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  • What is left in the global carbon budget?

    What is left in the global carbon budget?

    The Paris Agreement requires countries to commit to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions to ensure that the global average temperature remains well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C. But how likely are we to meet these targets?

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  • Special briefing: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report

    Special briefing: Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 6th Assessment Report

    Australian researchers in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes have made major contributions to the 2021 IPCC Working Group 1 report, through the authorship of the report, review and the many scientific papers cited in the report.

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  • Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions – but the technology remains a powerful tool

    Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions – but the technology remains a powerful tool

    Nerilie Abram, Australian National University; Andrew King, The University of Melbourne; Andy Pitman, UNSW Sydney; Christian Jakob, Monash University; Julie Arblaster, Monash University; Lisa Alexander, UNSW Sydney; Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick, UNSW Sydney; Shayne McGregor, Monash University, and Steven Sherwood, UNSW Sydney The much-awaited new report from the Intergovernmental… View Article

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  • A List of Common Unspoken Knowledge for Postgrad Climate Students

    A List of Common Unspoken Knowledge for Postgrad Climate Students

    Kim Reid offers a useful list of common unspoken knowledge for postgraduate students in the climate sciences. Hopefully, she says, this will save you some time and mistakes in the future.

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  • Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

    Briefing note 15: Can we limit global warming to 1.5C°?

    Irrespective of tipping points, climate change adaptation efforts will be less costly and disruptive to society – and will stand a better chance of success – if warming can be limited to 1.5°C rather than 2°C or higher. We therefore in no way advocate for policies that forgo pursuing the ambition to limit global warming…

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