Severe weather on the Gold Coast, May 2009.
Climate questions, science facts
This web page gives answers to some common climate change science questions - helping you to separate the facts from the fiction.
1 June 2011 | Updated 19 November 2012
Climate change is the greatest ecological, economic and social challenge of our time.
The idea that the global climate is changing because of the effect of human activities has been around for decades.
We now see convincing evidence of a changing climate, and research indicates the climate will continue to change.
Here we address some of the common questions raised about the changing climate.
CSIRO scientists are helping Australia and the world respond to the challenges and opportunities presented by a changing climate.
Our research is contributing to:
- a better understanding of the Earth's climate system
- identifying ways to mitigate and reduce greenhouse gas emissions
- preparing for and adapting to the impacts of climate change that are now unavoidable.
Find out more about CSIRO's Climate Change science.