How much will our oceans warm and cause sea levels to rise this century? We’ve just improved our estimate
A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
Creatures great and small: how water temperature influences marine copepod size
Supporting Bergmann’s Rule, we found temperature predicts marine copepod size. This could influence the amount of food available for fish.
Antarctica’s ice shelves in hot water
Using data from a seal tagging program, our researchers have generated the first detailed oceanographic observations of the continental shelf in Vincennes Bay, East Antarctica.
IPCC says Earth will reach temperature rise of about 1.5℃ in around a decade. But limiting any global warming is what matters most
As the report makes clear, global warming of 1.5℃, and then 2℃, will be exceeded this century unless we make deep cuts to CO₂ and other greenhouse gas emissions in coming decades.
Climate change has already hit Australia. Unless we act now, a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits, IPCC warns
Australia may warm by 4℃ or more this century, the IPCC has found, with no going back from some changes in the climate system
This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future. Here’s what you need to know
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has released its long-awaited report on climate change. Its authors lay out the new findings.
Monday’s IPCC report is a really big deal for climate change. So what is it? And why should we trust?
Five years in the making, the IPCC report is the most important global assessment of climate change science.
Peatlands worldwide are drying out, threatening to release 860 million tonnes of carbon dioxide every year
Peatlands worldwide are running short of water, and the amount of greenhouse gases this could set loose would be devastating for our efforts to curb climate change.
Willow trees are notorious pests. But for freshwater animals, they could be unlikely climate heroes
For temperature-sensitive animals, the dense, leafy canopy of willow trees may make them the lesser of two evils in a warming climate.
Cool havens in a hot city: improving Darwin’s parks
Darwin’s parks and gardens provide a cool haven in the tropical capital city. As the climate heats up, we want to hear from you on how Darwin can create better green spaces.
Top 2020 science moments you may have missed
Our scientists are delivering practical solutions to real challenges. So we're bringing the 2020 science moments you may have missed.