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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 Nina Lansbury Hall: energy use and climate change

Dr Nina Hall is a social researcher helping low-income Australians to more efficiently use energy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, save money on their energy bills, and increase their wellbeing through more comfortable heating and cooling.

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.

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)

Dr Jane Hodgkinson: exploring options for the Australian mining industry in response to climate changes

Dr Jane Hodgkinson's current research is largely focused on two areas involving Australian geology and mining: climate mitigation and adaptation in the mining industry, and geological characterisation for improving mineral targeting.

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.

Dr Matthew Inman: research to improve urban sustainability

Improving the sustainability of urban development through planning, design and technology that reduces impact and increases livability is a key research priority for Dr Matthew Inman.

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.

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