Climate change

Bleached corals with small fish in background

Ocean acidification is often thought of as a future impact of our changing climate. But exactly what is it, what are its impacts and is it really a problem of the future?

People standing on a badly eroded coast line. The image shows the effects of a king tide on Queensland’s Gold Coast beachfront.

COVID-19 has highlighted the need for communities globally to prepare for, and adapt to, natural shocks, including climate change.

White coral with crown-of-thorns starfish on it

New research is helping to prevent outbreaks of crown-of-thorn starfish, a major threat to the Great Barrier Reef.

Colourful fish and coral at Wheeler Reef in 2012. The reef is situated in the central GBR off Townsville. Picture by Paul Muir.

Two of Australia’s most iconic ecosystems, eucalypt trees and reef corals, could end up being the ‘best of pals’ when it comes to fighting climate change.

Six key messages about climate change and natural disasters from CSIRO climate scientists, presented to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.

Wide shot of a prawn trawler

An El Niño event in 2015-16 led to the lowest ever catch in redlegs. Fisheries must work with research to climate-proof their management.

Super-wide view of a beach with ocean in the distance.

What if we could imagine a better, more sustainable future for our oceans? Future Seas 2030 is an innovative, interdisciplinary project doing exactly that.

As Australia comes to grips with the devastating COVID-19 global pandemic, it’s possible to forget that only six months ago […]

Sheep eating distributed stored feed during a drought.

With droughts predicted to increase in frequency and duration, the time of recovery is when livestock producers need to prepare for future droughts.