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.
Dr Paul Hardisty leads the Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship, which aims to enhance Australia’s preparedness for extreme events, and equip the nation and the world with practical and effective options for adapting to climate change and variability.
The planet's under pressure (Podcast 07 Mar 2012)
In the lead up to the 2012 United Nations (UN) Conference on Sustainable Development - Rio+20, a contingent of CSIRO scientists will join international colleagues at the London Planet Under Pressure conference to discuss the risks humanity is facing from global change. (10:54)
Coastal property and sea level rise
CSIRO conducted a national online survey to determine would-be house-buyers' attitudes to the effects that rising sea levels could have on their investment decisions.
Climate Adaptation Flagship
Enabling Australia to adapt more effectively to the impacts of climate change and variability and informing national planning, regulation and investment decisions.