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Climate science is now a key part of the agency's mission.
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By the time we hit that temperature, further climate changes will already be locked in and unavoidable.
Australia’s oceans are heating up.
The new State of the Climate report outlines Australia's rising temperatures and its regional rainfall declines - and the trends that are locked in for the coming few decades due to greenhouse emissions.
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New study changes what we know about the pre-industrial atmosphere – and how we predict future climate change.
Melting ice sheets – such as this one in Greenland – are one way the Earth amplifies global warming.
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New projections suggest the world could warm 3-7 degrees over coming centuries.
Human climate change has shifted vegetation and wildlife upslope in Yosemite National Park.
The National Park Service's principal climate scientist explains why the parks are important laboratories for climate change research, and how climate change is altering the parks.
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Will 2017 be a 'bbq summer'? It depends on changes in the jet stream.
More than 150 Australian experts have demanded greater action on climate change from Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
Antarctica’s ice sheets will continue to melt long after this century.
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If we accept that 2 degrees warming is dangerous this century, we have to accept it is dangerous beyond.
Australia’s treeless alps are vulnerable to the spread of woody shrubs.
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Climate change is happening faster than ecosystems can keep up with, so they'll need a hand from us.
The Great Barrier Reef is already feeling the effects of climate change.
Limiting global warming to 1.5℃ already looks out of reach, so where do we go from here?
Increasing land clearing could leave Australia hotter and drier.
Here's another reason to stop land clearing: it's making Australia hotter and drier.
Malcolm Roberts was number 2 on the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation ticket.
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Contrary to the claims of One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts' that climate change is not happening, there is abundant evidence it is, but it might not be enough to persuade him.
Victoria was one of several states to suffer bushfires as temperatures soared in late 2015.
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2015 was the world's hottest year on record. The US State of the Climate report has rounded up the litany of temperature and other records that were broken all over the globe.
Public funding is vital for programs like CSIRO’s research vessel RV Investigator, which is too expensive for universities to run.
Science Minister Greg Hunt's call for CSIRO to do a U-turn on climate research is a welcome move after months of criticism, at home and abroad, of the agency's previous direction.
Was the prime minister right about storms and global warming?
Was Malcolm Turnbull right to say that larger and more frequent storms are one of the predicted consequences of climate change – but that you can't attribute any particular storm to global warming?
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?
Ancient air bubbles preserved in Antarctic ice.
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What gaps have the CSIRO cuts left in climate research?
So many questions on climate change.
Research showing that more than 90% of climate scientists agree that we’re causing global warming prompted plenty of questions. And the authors are only too happy to answer.
Research expeditions, like this one to Antarctica, don’t have to rely on governments for funding.
In an atmosphere of declining government funding for science, researchers can drum up excitement and funding in other ways, just as they did in Edwardian times.