Steven Crimp: Climate Applications Scientist
Steven Crimp is a climate applications scientist tasked with assisting farmers and farmer groups to improve on-farm climate risk management and increase resilience of Australian cropping systems to climate variability and change.
Climate questions: Can the warming of the 20th century be explained by natural processes?
It is often claimed that the observed warming of the climate system results from natural climate processes rather than being human-induced. However, there are no known natural factors that can explain the observed warming. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change finds it is very likely that most of the observed global warming since the mid 20th century is due to anthropogenic increases in greenhouse gases.
Climate questions: Understanding current climate change in a palaeoclimatic context
The Earth’s climate has varied naturally over hundreds of millions of years – why should we believe humans are causing current changes? Understanding past changes between glacial and interglacial periods helps us to understand how unusual the current warming is. For example, the linear warming trend over the past 50 years of 0.13 °C per decade is much more rapid than the rate of warming between ice ages and warm interglacial periods of around 0.01 °C per decade.
Dr Andrew Ash: Director, Climate Adaptation Flagship
Dr Andrew Ash leads CSIRO's research on adapting to life in a changing climate. As the Director of the Climate Adaptation Flagship, he oversees a large and diverse portfolio of research activities across Australia.
Climate Change in the Asia/Pacific Region
This 92-page consultancy report prepared for the Climate Change and Development Roundtable was written by Drs Benjamin Preston, Ramasamy Suppiah, Ian Macadam and Janice Bathols. It outlines the impacts and risks of climate change in the Asia/Pacific region.
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.