The collapse of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation would profoundly alter the anatomy of the world’s oceans and climate. New research explores the consequences.
When Melbourne had to isolate during COVID lockdowns, Greg Moore and his family discovered the pleasure of a very fine fungi-spotting season.
Driving into floodwater is the leading cause of flood-related death. So why do people do it?
Efforts to save the reef aren’t tackling the main cause: climate change. What we need from our next federal government is strong leadership to avert the climate crisis.
Fire season is getting longer, and the result is transforming iconic desert ecosystems. The start to 2022 has been so dire, one governor called for a federal disaster declaration.
This score is a massive four points higher than the year prior. But as La Niña subsides, we’ll quickly feel the long-term warming trend again, with bushfires picking back up next season.
On a hot and humid day, the fan is your friend. But ice cream won’t make the difference you think it will.
Southern Africa’s current above-average rainfall is a climate variability signal - a short-term fluctuation in average wet-season conditions.
Extreme heat over 50℃ is likely to become more common, giving us yet another reason for Australia to act fast on climate change.
Severe coastal flooding inundated islands in the Pacific last week, including the Marshall Islands, Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands. It’s a taste of things to come.
After one La Niña, the Pacific sometimes retains cool water which enables a second La Niña to form.
Fires in arid Australia are extensive, largely unmanaged, often destructive and significantly under-reported.
Many farmers are welcoming an expected summer of La Niña rain, while others have been hit by heavy rain and floods
The southern parts of Australia are expected to become increasingly dry due to climate change. Yet, we now find ourselves subject to another La Niña event. What’s going on?
Policy-makers need the courage to commit to meaningful reductions of greenhouse gas emissions if we want to avoid the widespread loss of mountain glaciers.
Out of the last six years in Madagascar, five years have had poor or very bad rainy seasons.
To get a sense of how bad the 2021 hurricane season will be, keep an eye on the African monsoon, ocean temperatures and a possible late-blooming La Niña.
This autumn, embrace puddles. Even tiny pools of water can be essential for birds, trees and pets — from washing away chemicals on leaves to forcing worms to emerge.
The NSW floods are a textbook example of the theoretical impacts we can expect on Australian rainfall as climate change continues.
Given long-term forecasts for growing urban populations and an increasingly variable climate, local authorities will have to think about how best to encourage people to conserve water.