State of the Climate
The State of the Climate series is a biennial joint publication between Australia’s two leading climate science agencies — CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.
The series draws on the latest climate research, encompassing observations, analyses and projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate. The 2020 report is a synthesis of our current understanding of climate in Australia and includes new information about Australia’s climate of the past, present and future.
Planning for climate change
Climate change in Australia
Information about Australia's past, current and future climate helps industries, governments and communities plan for and adapt to a variable and changing climate.
CSIRO is delivering disaster resilience solutions across the cycle of preparation, preparedness, response and recovery.
Sea-level rise planning
We are helping to plan for the impacts of sea-level rise through research focused on understanding the impacts of sea levels, supporting adaptation options and modelling of future projections.
Climate and energy
As Australia's national science agency, CSIRO is well positioned to support Australian government and industry in catalysing Australia's energy transition towards net zero emissions. Find out more about our diverse portfolio of research.
Carbon dioxide storage
Improving carbon storage technologies to allow CCS to be a viable option for Australia's future
Climate and agriculture
Adaptive water management
A water dashboard developed as part of the Sense-T program in Tasmania delivers real-time data to Tasmanian farmers to support irrigation and environmental sustainability.
We created the first smart phone app - Graincast™ - so Australian farmers could forecast grain yield at the touch of a button.
FutureFeed livestock feed
A livestock seaweed feed supplement could help global food security and fight climate change by reducing powerful greenhouse gas emissions.
Explore our climate change research
Understanding our climate
Atmospheric monitoring and modelling
Our scientists are working to understand how interactions between the land and the atmosphere affect the Earth system, and working with industry, regulators and the community in the search for solutions to our air pollution problems.
NESP Earth System and Climate Change Hub
The NESP ESCC Hub is providing world-class climate change science to Australia’s decision-makers, bringing together climate, atmosphere and ocean researchers to address national climate challenges.
Southern Oceans Research
The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research brings together researchers from Australia and China to further scientific understanding of the southern hemisphere oceans and their role in global and regional climate.
Oceans and climate
Just as our changing climate is influencing changes on the land, climate change is also having an effect beneath the waves of the world’s oceans and coastal waterways.
Decadal climate forecasting
Our climate modelling and forecasts provide important insights for industry and government.