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Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

February 13, 2019 3:40 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing Note 004: Future weather and climate extreme events

Weather and climate extremes occur on a wide range of time and space scales. Weather extremes occur on shorter timescales and are regionally or locally specific while climate extremes tend to be on longer timescales and can impact a region through to the whole globe. This note provides a statement on what we know about how weather and climate extremes might change in the future.

Research brief: Australian climate policy inaction threatens lives

February 5, 2019 3:31 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Australian climate policy inaction threatens lives

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.

Research brief: Strongest El Niño events to increase with climate change

February 5, 2019 12:53 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Strongest El Niño events to increase with climate change

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.