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High resolution climate projections for Vietnam

CSIRO is working to increase Vietnam’s capacity to develop regional scale climate projections.

Climate change: what do you think others think? (Podcast 16 Nov 2012)

Humans generally find it difficult to judge how widespread their own and others’ opinions are, and when it comes to climate change, grossly overestimate the numbers of people who reject its existence. (8:15)

Taking steps towards sustainability (Podcast 09 Nov 2012)

Sustainable development is vital for the future of humanity and our planet, and at the forefront of both the scientific and political debate is the concept of Sustainable Development Goals. (9:10)

Risk assessment of climate adaptation strategies for extreme wind events in Queensland

This 85-page report assesses the economic viability of three proposed climate adaptation strategies to improve the ability of residential constructions to withstand damage from a changing climate and higher wind speeds. A two-page leaflet accompanies the report.

Queensland's biodiversity under climate change: impacts and adaptation - synthesis report

This report is a synthesis of the existing scientific research on climate change impacts and the adaptation options for terrestrial, freshwater aquatic, coastal and marine biodiversity, it's ecosystems and the services they provide.

Climate change and the national reserve system

Climate change is likely to transform many of Australia's natural landscapes, according to this new report from the CSIRO. (196 pages)

Dr Trevor Booth: assisting climate change mitigation and adaptation in Australia and around the world

Dr Trevor Booth is working on ways to reduce the impacts of climate change, particularly in relation to tree plantations and forest ecosystems.

Unnatural disaster for Australia’s ecosystems (Podcast 17 Sep 2012)

A landmark study by CSIRO has found that climate change will lead to major ecological impacts across Australia, and recommends a review of the management of national biodiversity conservation and protected areas. (09:45)

Major changes needed to protect Australia’s species and ecosystems

A landmark study has found that climate change is likely to have a major impact on Australia’s plants, animals and ecosystems that will present significant challenges to the conservation of Australia’s biodiversity.

Come rain or shine: south-east climate changing (Podcast 13 Sep 2012)

Over the past six years, the South Eastern Australian Climate Initiative (SEACI) has improved our understanding of climate variability and change in south-eastern Australia.

Climate change and the greenhouse gas factor (Podcast 28 Aug 2012)

Rising CO2 emissions from the burning of fossil fuels has affected global temperature much more than natural climate variability during the past century.

Fishers and scientists examine the past to understand a changing marine environment

Fishers and scientists will be better informed about the impacts of a changing climate on coastal fish species, thanks to a new partnership.

Report card shows Australia's oceans are changing

Launched August 17, the 2012 Marine Climate Change in Australia Report Card demonstrates that climate change is having significant impacts on Australia’s marine ecosystems.

Sustainable consumption and production in Asia

A CSIRO research team has developed a detailed picture of sustainable consumption and production policy and practice in Asia

Perth: Floreat, WA (Centre for Environment and Life Sciences (CELS))

The Centre for Environment and Life Sciences draws together the capabilities of seven CSIRO research areas to provide solutions to environmental management problems and to improve the health of Australians.

Climate projections for Vietnam

Australian and Vietnamese climate scientists met in Hanoi last week to begin work on developing higher-resolution climate change projections for Vietnam.

'The Dish' finds a 'diamond planet'

Astronomers using 'The Dish' – CSIRO's radio telescope near Parkes, NSW – believe they've found a small planet made of diamond, orbiting an unusual star.

Dr Philip Kokic: applying statistics to climate risk problems

Dr Philip Kokic has over 25 years' experience as a statistician working on a diverse range of applied topics including statistical analysis of survey data, risk modelling and econometric analysis.

National Action on Climate Change

Preventing food and water shortages, managing more intense natural disasters and their economic fallout, and avoiding climate-driven extinctions, are among critical topics that will be discussed by those attending the Australian 2012 National Climate Change Adaptation conference in Albert Park, Melbourne from 26-28 June.

International collaboration in environmental science

CSIRO works with industry leaders around the world to solve environmental challenges related to our changing world.

East Asia Summit

Researchers and policy makers from East Asia and Australia will meet to shared insights about from case studies across the East Asian region which focus on urban sustainability and adaptation to climate change urban areas

Planet Under Pressure 2012

Scientists from around the globe are meeting in London in March to discuss ‘solutions, at all scales, to move societies on to a sustainable pathway’.

CAF Working Paper 11: The Impact of Climate Change on the Climatology of Tropical Cyclones in the Australian Region

This 26 page report presents results from CSIRO’s Conformal Cubic Atmospheric Model (CCAM). An analysis of outputs from CCAM shows that the model is able to simulate the spatial characteristics of tropical cyclone (TC) occurrence in the Australian region.

Australian science joins global effort to transform food system

A major transformation in the food system is needed to address future threats to food security according to experts from some of the world’s leading science organisations.

Vineyard records link early grape ripening to climate change

By using decades of vineyard records, scientists have for the first time been able to attribute early ripening of wine grapes to climate warming and declines in soil water content.

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