A new modelling approach improves projections of Antarctica’s future ice loss. It shows a low-emissions scenario would avoid the collapse of West Antarctica’s ice sheet and limit sea-level rise.
A 1967 study by Nobel-winner Syukuro Manabe changed climate science forever
Syukuro Manabe and Klaus Hasselmann have won the Nobel prize in physics for their climate modelling research.
The amount of climate data available to us is growing exponentially, and is far too much to sort through ourselves. But machines can do this for us.
An article in the eminent US magazine Science has triggered debate over whether scientists should use climate models. Here’s what you should know about climate models ahead of today’s IPCC report.
The Southern (Antarctic) Ocean is our planet’s primary storage of heat and carbon, and it’s home to extraordinary life forms, from tiny algae and spineless creatures to penguins, seals and whales.
Absolute temperatures are expected to rise more slowly in the tropics than in higher latitudes and polar regions, but the combination of heat and rising humidity will make life more challenging.
The high temperatures and wildfires of 2019 were thought to have heralded a freak summer for the Arctic. Then 2020 brought worse.
Carbon emissions are chilling the atmosphere 90km above Antarctica, at the edge of space
The science to policy process that was developed to guide climate mitigation decisions can be applied to the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, without having to be reinvented.
Climate change is expected to bring the UK both more heatwaves, and more intense rainfall.
The world economy collapsed when homeowners couldn’t repay subprime mortgages. We’re now making a similar bet on ‘repaying’ carbon emissions.
Cities make their own climate, so such like-for-like comparisons are too simplistic.
Our research suggests it’s not too late to avoid drastic climate change – if we act now.
Technology can only go so far in making sense of our vast and intricate atmosphere.
Scientific problems require evidence-led solutions. A new proposal to create a federal environmental decision-making body would take some of the politics out of climate policy.
The amount of atmospheric energy available to thunderstorms will increase in response to climate change, putting the tropics and subtropics at risk of being lashed with more intense storms.
Global warming of 2℃, the higher of the two Paris targets, would see current record-breaking temperatures become the norm in the future, potentially bringing heatwaves to both land and sea.
If the Pacific Ocean enters an ‘El Tio’ phase, it could speed the world towards 1.5 degrees of global warming, one of the crucial benchmarks of the Paris Climate Agreement.
CSIRO was instrumental in creating a unified plan for all of Australia’s climate research. The latest round of cuts would see that collaboration fall apart.