Towards common goals for humanity
This year has been an extraordinary year for setting goals and targets for humankind. These goals open up opportunities for innovation and business development to benefit Australia and its private sector in the near term, and contribute fundamentally to the longer term futures of our children and grandchildren.
Climate change and extreme weather: understanding the link
There is a strong interest in understanding the changing odds of extreme weather events as the underlying climate system changes. Scientists have examined extreme weather events of 2014 to see if they can be attributed to climate change.
The global warming pause that never was
In recent years, there has been significant public discussion about a so-called ‘hiatus’ or global warming pause that is supposed to have spanned part of the last one or two decades. The evidence shows it doesn't exist.
New software to help protect Australia from wind-borne threats
Wind helps the spread of some serious environmental pests within Australia, and now a new online tool for modelling the dispersal of living organisms is helping prepare for and respond to these wind-borne threats.
In a changing world, climate adaptation researchers play a key role in addressing risk and ethical responsibilities
The uncertainties related to climate science present some unique challenges for policymakers and researchers alike. How can climate adaptation researchers proactively support decision-makers? And could a similar ethics system to the one used by frontline medical professionals be implemented by climate scientists to enhance decision-making?
From classical to jazz: the rhythms of ocean life are starting to change
A new review of published research into the impacts of climate change on marine animals has provided a big picture view of how important biological processes are changing. Things like migration and breeding times are changing for some marine vertebrates, like whales, shorebirds, turtles and fish.