Marine Climate Impacts and Adaptation
Rising ocean temperatures pose a threat to fisheries and marine biodiversity. CSIRO scientists are studying how climate change will affect Australia’s oceans, and developing adaptation options to respond to these challenges.
Change: Adapt now for the future
Some changes are quite certain. We know temperatures are rising on average; we know sea level is rising almost everywhere. For these sorts of changes, new incremental adaptations will often follow on from current strategies. (2 pages)
CSIRO Mining and Climate Adaptation QCAT Workshop 2009: Outcomes report
This report details the workshop held at Queensland Centre for Advanced Technology, Brisbane in 2009, which involved CSIRO’s mining and mine management expertise, to investigate the implications and foreseeable vulnerabilities to climate variability in the Australian mining industry and its attendant communities. (18 pages)
Dr Andrew Ash: Research Scientist, Climate Adaptation Flagship
Dr Andrew Ash leads CSIRO's research on adapting to life in a changing climate. As the former Director of the Climate Adaptation Flagship, he oversaw a large and diverse portfolio of research activities across Australia. Andrew now works in the Agricultural Systems Program.
Exploring Mekong Region Futures
The Exploring Mekong Region Futures project aims to improve the sustainability of the Mekong Region, by investigating the complex relationships between the production, distribution, and use of energy, food and water of the region.
Marine life spawns sooner as oceans warm
Warming oceans are impacting the breeding patterns and habitat of marine life, effectively re-arranging the broader marine landscape as species adjust to a changing climate, according to a three-year international study published today in Nature Climate Change.
Climate science boost with tropical aerosols profile
The seasonal influence of aerosols on Australia's tropical climate can now be included in climate models following completion of the first long-term study of fine smoke particles generated by burning of the savanna open woodland and grassland.
Research supports a new approach to counting CO2 emissions
Researchers have called for a system of carbon emission assessments that reflect better the true contribution of each emitting nation to the increase in atmospheric CO2 and promote preservation of forests, particularly in tropical regions.