Climate adaptation

New results indicate the potential for what's known as 'assisted evolution' can increase the thermal tolerance of corals, and thus help their adaptation to conditions that are currently causing unsustainable stress.

The best scientific minds are applying novel interventions to help the Great Barrier Reef fight and adapt to climate change. From freezing coral larvae to shading and cooling measures, learn how we're hoping to help the Reef.

Shifting wheat yield potential

Despite a rainfall decrease in Western Australia’s wheatbelt between 1900 and 2016, which has shifted wheat yield potential southwest by an average of 70km, actual wheat yields have increased.

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Climate modelling increases our understanding of the impacts of climate change including risk of fire, flood and cyclones. But can we rely on climate projections to manage future risk?

Negative emissions technologies can be a real part of our approach to helping address climate change.

Dry landscape burning with red son and black trees

Sydney and New South Wales (NSW) north coast residents continue to battle poor air quality as a result of fires burning through the state. Our bushfire expert Andrew Sullivan delves beyond the smoke haze to explain the current crisis and the tough conditions ahead.

Field of barley. Image: Julia Hausler

As one farming couple discovered during the Millennium Drought, smart and evolving farm management is key to successfully exiting drought and preparing for future droughts.

BoM, CSIRO and FarmLink have combined expertise to develop climate guides for Australia’s 56 NRM regions.

Cut for hay.

Cut for hay or grow to grain? A pilot trial unlocks information about the fodder market during times of drought and aims to help farm finances and aid drought relief.