Just how hot will it get this century? Latest climate models suggest it could be worse than we thought
The new values are a worrying outcome that no one wants, but one we must still grapple with.
Heat-resistant coral to fight bleaching
Our scientists have successfully bred coral in the lab that is more resistant to marine heatwaves.
Track to the future: climate change and your city
What will your city feel like in 50 years' time, in 2070? Climate predictions tell us that Melbourne will feel like northern parts of Adelaide.
Water you waiting for? Celebrating World Water Day
World Water Day is on Sunday, 22 March. We're celebrating the importance of water in science and sharing a splash of our research.
It’s official: the last five years were the warmest ever recorded
The World Meteorological Organisation today published a definitive climate report card showing concentrations of greenhouse gases continue to rise, and the last five years were the warmest on record.
How floating ice walls are protecting the Antarctic ice sheet
The Antarctic ice sheet could raise the global sea levels by tens of metres if it melted. A new study published in the journal Nature shows that floating ice walls offer some protection to the ice sheet.
Moths swarm on Queensland bank
The current population explosion and mass migration of moths and butterflies in Queensland is due to recent rain.
CO2 is trending: See the latest atmospheric concentrations data on Twitter
From today, we’ll be tweeting our latest CO2 data from the Cape Grim Baseline monitoring station in Tasmania.
How can we support Indigenous-led fire management?
We’re working with Indigenous fire experts to design landscape burning partnerships, projects and activities.
The future of food production: more from less
Pressure on Australian farmers has never been greater. They're being asked to generate more from less. It's clear a significant step change is needed.
Breeding resilience in a changing climate
Crop breeding techniques have come a long way in developing plants suited to Australian climates. But how far can we go?
Yes, more carbon dioxide in the atmosphere helps plants grow, but it’s no excuse to downplay climate change
Forests are remarkable at drawing carbon from the atmosphere, and they're getting better at it. New research highlights how important it is to protect forests so they can help us fight climate change.