CLEX researchers evaluate the performance of CORDEX simulations over Australia against gridded observations of temperature and precipitation.
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Public lecture: Climate Change, Water Security, and National Security for Jordan, Palestine and IsraelMarch 7, 2019 3:06 pm Leave your thoughts
Gidon Bromberg (co-founder and Israeli co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East) Description Gidon Bromberg, co-founder and Israeli co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East, will give a lecture and answer questions on the subject of the recently released EcoPeace report on Climate Change, Water Security and National Security for Jordan, Palestine and Israel. Gidon will present the challenges facing the region due to conflict, now further exacerbated by climate change and detail the type of cooperation urgently needed to overcome the national security... View Article
PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2February 18, 2019 3:40 pm Comments Off on PhD Opportunity: Unravelling the role of lags and legacies in explaining the response of grasslands to elevated CO2
This PhD project will apply a state of the art, hierarchical Bayesian modelling framework to determine how past climatic conditions influence current responses to high CO2concentrations.
Research brief: Changes to weather features of atmospheric conversion lines drive future changes to rainfallFebruary 18, 2019 2:51 pm Comments Off on Research brief: Changes to weather features of atmospheric conversion lines drive future changes to rainfall
Weather time scales will be needed for models to accurately simulate the dynamic contribution to future precipitation changes with global warming. This will better reproduce spatial patterns and reduce regional uncertainties, especially in the tropics.
Briefing note 003: Why are we uncertain about how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia in the future?February 11, 2019 4:08 pm Comments Off on Briefing note 003: Why are we uncertain about how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia in the future?
Computer models used to simulate global climate agree the climate will warm in response to increasing atmospheric greenhouse gases. However, a recent paper by Bador et al. (2018)1 includes results that highlight our uncertainty about exactly how extremely wet conditions will change in Australia. Further development of Australia’s national climate model, ACCESS, may help reduce this uncertainty.
This study illustrates how future uncertainty of climate models in predicting hot extremes is controlled by two factors, both related to amplification of hot extremes through land-atmosphere interactions
Overall, the inaugural Australian Countdown finds that Australia is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change on health, and that policy inaction in this regard threatens Australian lives. In a number of respects, Australia has gone backwards and now lags behind other high income countries such as Germany and the United Kingdom. Examples include the persistence of a very high carbon-intensive energy system in Australia, and a slow transition to renewables and low-carbon electricity generation.
We can expect more occurrences of extreme weather associated with eastern Pacific El Niño events (the strongest and most destructive of the two types of El Niño events), which will have pronounced implications for the twenty-first century climate, extreme weather and ecosystems.
Sustainable Living Festival, Disrupting fashion to save the world: Limiting global warming to 1.5°C.February 4, 2019 1:27 pm Leave your thoughts
Description It’s ‘climate crunch time’ and everything we care about (and rely on!) is now under threat. In February 2019, The Sustainable Living Festival – now in its 20th year – is making it a mission to present the very best discoveries to restore a safe climate as fast as humanly possible. How can fashion help to limit global warming to 1.5 degrees? Find out with us! Suitcase Rummage and Seljak Brand are bringing together Well Made Clothes, Oxfam, Finding Infinity, and Sustainability Victoria, to talk... View Article
Description Climate Update 2019 – Sydney will present an overview of how our climate is changing and how we are responding to these changes in Australia and around the world. You’ll hear from experts, practitioners and leading commentators, including from UTS and the Australian National University (ANU). Part 1 will summarise the latest climate research, including a snapshot of newly released data on how our climate changed in 2018. Part 2 will discuss climate action, its economic opportunities and risks and... View Article