Explainer – What are heatwaves?
It's likely human influence has been the dominant cause of the observed global warming since the mid-20th century, due to increases in greenhouse gases.
New maps reveal locations of species at risk as climate changes
In research published today in Nature, CSIRO and an international team of scientists revealed global maps showing how fast and in which direction local temperatures have shifted over the past 50 years.
Most Australians overestimate how ‘green’ they really are
The findings are in our latest annual national survey on Australians' attitudes to climate change, covering over 5000 people from across Australia.
Bio robots make a splash in the Indian Ocean
It sounds like a bad sci-fi plot: a fleet of ‘bio robots’ are let loose in the world’s third largest ocean to study its physical and biological makeup.
Greening urban areas can help reduce future impacts of heatwaves
Research into the potential cooling effect due to vegetation by Dr Chen and his colleagues at CSIRO and Nursery & Garden Industry Australia, found that Melbourne’s CBD summer temperatures could be lowered by 0.7°C if CBD vegetation was increased significantly.
Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a hot world
The newly-published book ‘Four Degrees of Global Warming: Australia in a hot world’, edited by University of Melbourne Associate Professor Peter Christoff, provides an update of the expected consequences of a four-degree world.
Reading the Indian Ocean: more drought and bushfires ahead
An international team of scientists has confirmed links between an Indian Ocean phenomenon and extreme weather events in southeast Australia.
Concrete deterioration in a changing climate
Our report examines the possible impacts of a changing climate on the deterioration of our concrete infrastructure, and concludes they can be addressed in design and maintenance standards.
New apps to assess NSW bushfires aftermath
The NSW Rural Fire Service is using new apps developed by CSIRO to conduct a critical assessment of the recent bushfires that devastated communities in the state, and to plan for future climate adaptation scenarios.
Setting a carbon budget to keep below two degrees
One way of determining how much we need to reduce carbon emissions is to use a “carbon budget”. A budget lays out how much carbon we can burn in total if we want to keep to a certain amount of warming
Fire and climate change: fire risk needs to be managed
Climate change over the coming decades is likely to significantly alter fire patterns, their impact and their management in Australia.
Livelihood futures – adaptation options for Indonesian communities
Diversified cropping, village food processing and flexible seaweed culture are some of the new approaches being trialed by small farmers and fishermen on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa to improve their livelihoods and prepare for the combined effects of climate change and population pressure.