Our new analysis suggests that the fall in atmospheric CO₂ levels during the cold period from 1500 to 1750 was driven by increased net uptake of carbon by plants. So what does that mean for us?
Climate change is threatening one of the world’s most important rivers, and impacting millions of people.
As we predicted two months ago, the background atmospheric carbon dioxide levels measured at Cape Grim on Tasmania’s northwest coast have officially passed the 400 parts per million mark.
The University of Western Australia and Department of Parks and Wildlife – with help from our Atlas of Living Australia – have used the humble banksia to assess the impact of climate change in south-west Western Australia.
Human activities have driven the Earth to become greener – perhaps the strongest evidence yet of how people have become a major force in the Earth’s functioning.
For the first time, we show that sea-level rise in the late 20th century is predominantly caused by the burning of fossil fuels.
High-tech solutions might not be the best strategy for adapting to climate change, particularly when there is an easier, cheaper, simpler and better way: look after our planet’s ecosystems, and it will look after us.
It’s official: 2015 was the hottest year on record.
CSIRO’s Marine National Facility research vessel Investigator will depart Fremantle tomorrow (Friday 8 January) on its longest voyage to date to research the link between active volcanoes on the seafloor and the mobilisation of iron which enriches and supports life in the Southern Ocean.