When we think of global warming we often think of the impacts of droughts and extreme weather, so research showing that the world has been getting greener over the past 30 years is perhaps not what you’d expect.
Hub Leader Helen Cleugh talks about the importance of climate science and the role of the new Earth Systems and Climate Change Hub in delivering climate science for Australia.
We can certainly say that sea levels are rising at an accelerating rate, after several millennia of relative stability. The question is how far and how fast they will go, compared with Earth’s previous history of major sea-level changes?
Research highlights the importance of including all three major greenhouse gases–not just carbon dioxide–in global and regional climate impact assessments, mitigation options and climate policy development.