Tag Archive: IPCC

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

September 7, 2021 12:17 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 Tasmania-specific downscaled modelling undertaken by Climate Futures for Tasmania. 

Briefing note 16: What is left in the global carbon budget?

August 25, 2021 3:37 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 16: 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?

Knowledge brokerage team report – August 2021

August 13, 2021 11:01 am Published by Comments Off on Knowledge brokerage team report – August 2021

It has been an incredibly busy time for the Knowledge Brokerage Team. We've hired a graphic designer, Ally Crimp, added 3 key briefing notes, become deeply involved with industry sectors, developed our climate classrooms and so much more.

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

July 28, 2021 2:43 pm Published by Comments Off on 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 to 1.5°C, regardless of whether that target remains feasible or not.

Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

June 23, 2021 10:41 am Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 14: The latest global climate models present challenges for generating climate projections

Climate sensitivity describes how sensitive the Earth’s temperature is to a doubling of the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. One measure of climate sensitivity for projections of future climate is the Equilibrium Climate Sensitivity (ECS). ECS is the increase in the global average temperature between the pre-industrial era and a future doubled carbon dioxide climate once equilibrium of the climate has been reached.

RP2 Heatwaves & cold Air Outbreaks – December 2020

December 12, 2020 4:43 pm Published by Comments Off on RP2 Heatwaves & cold Air Outbreaks – December 2020

The past four months have seen the Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks research program focus very much on improving our capacity to understand and help others in research and industry get an insight into the impact of extreme heat events.

Research brief: Tropical rainfall modelling errors decrease slowly, but storm resolving models may be the future

October 23, 2020 10:24 am Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Tropical rainfall modelling errors decrease slowly, but storm resolving models may be the future

An international team including CLEX researchers examined models used by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) over three model phases linked to IPCC reports – CMIP3, CMIP5, and the most recent, CMIP6, to see if they improved representation of tropical rainfall.

Research brief: IPCC review reveals climate impacts occur at lower temperatures than previously thought.

October 19, 2020 1:59 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: IPCC review reveals climate impacts occur at lower temperatures than previously thought.

An international review of IPCC reports since 2001 has found that as the science has improved with each report, a trend has appeared showing climate related impacts like heatwaves, the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet and coral bleaching are likely to occur at lower global mean temperatures than estimated in earlier reports.

MON02: THE ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE AND AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL

August 6, 2020 3:47 pm Published by Comments Off on MON02: THE ANTARCTIC OZONE HOLE AND AUSTRALIAN RAINFALL

In this project you will investigate the competing effects the Antarctic ozone hole and increasing greenhouse gases have on the Australian summer season rainfall, using the latest climate models. These are now available on the National Computing Infrastructure (NCI) supercomputer and are being used as input into the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report.