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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.

Strengthening Australia’s resilience to extreme weather events

Preparing and protecting people and infrastructure from severe weather.

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.

Christopher Cvitanovic: bridging the gap between climate adaptation science and end-users

Christopher Cvitanovic is working with decision makers across multiple levels nationally and internationally to enable them to make better use of climate adaptation science.

Giant water wall discovered riding the ocean currents (Podcast 14 Mar 2012)

Deep-diving ocean 'gliders' have revealed a 200-metre tall, 40 kilometre wide wall of undiluted Bass Strait water travelling hundreds of kilometres to the Indian Ocean.

Paul Hardisty

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.

Climate change is hot on the tail of fish (Podcast 12 Dec 2011)

Marine life may need to relocate faster than land species as a result of climate warming, according to new research published in 'Science'. (7:49)

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)

Food fight: Scientists vs. Climate change (Podcast 10 Feb 2012)

A major transformation in the food system is required if we are to address future threats to food security says CSIRO Chief Executive Dr Megan Clark. (9:41)

Developing climate change adaptation strategies for farming communities in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and India

CSIRO is working with farmers in Cambodia, Laos, Bangladesh and India to identify and test locally feasible climate change adaptation options.

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.

Resource efficiency in Asia and the Pacific

CSIRO worked with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to assess the challenges associated with resource use in the Asia-Pacific region.

Climate tug of war disrupting Australian atmospheric circulation patterns

Further evidence of climate change shifting atmospheric circulation in the southern Australian-New Zealand region has been identified in a new study.

Dr Mark Stafford Smith: Science Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship

Dr Mark Stafford Smith has worked on the impacts of climate variability in desert areas around the world since 1975, and is now playing a key role in the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship.

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.

Changing wave heights projected as the atmosphere warms

Climate scientists studying the impact of changing wave behaviour on the world's coastlines are reporting a likely decrease in average wave heights across 25 per cent of the global ocean.

Striking the balance - coastal development and ecosystem values

A CSIRO study has used economic modelling to help local governments prepare coastal ecosystems, public infrastructure and private dwellings for climate change.

Climate Adaptation Engineering for cities and coasts symposium 2013

The workshop will focus on integrating climate change science with engineering knowledge to support adaptation in the urban and coastal built environment.

CAF working paper 14 - A social science framework to guide multi-scale research for climate change adaptation strategies in agricultural communities

This working paper outlines the objectives, underpinning concepts and broad approach to guide research into the ability of rice farming households to adapt to climate variability and change in Cambodia, Laos, India and Bangladesh.

Indirect cost and benefit assessment of climate adaptation strategies for extreme wind events in Queensland

Results are presented for the various wind change scenarios to 2100 for four cities in Queensland: Cairns, Townsville, Rockhampton and South East Queensland (Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, and Gold Coast).

New CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship Director announced

Dr Paul Hardisty has been appointed Director of the CSIRO Climate Adaptation National Research Flagship and will commence in May based at Perth.

Dr Barton Loechel: exploring mining industry and community adaptation to climate change

Dr Barton Loechel is social researcher investigating the vulnerability and adaptive capacity of mining industries and communities to climate change.

Greenland ice core records provide a vision of the future

Ice cores drilled in the Greenland ice sheet, recounting the history of the last great warming period more than 120,00 years ago, are giving scientists their clearest insight to a world that was warmer than today.

Adaptation planning for coastal tourism operators in Queensland

CSIRO and Tourism Queensland have trialled an adaptation planning tool to assist tourism operators in two Queensland regions to plan for impacts of a changing climate.

Analysis of Climate Change Impacts on the Deterioration of Concrete Infrastructure

This report documents mechanisms of deterioration in concrete structures and approaches to modelling concrete corrosion under climate change conditions.

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