Understanding Climate Change Archives - Rivers of Carbon

  • A need for clear communication – exploring the links between extreme weather and climate change

    What are the connections to human-caused climate change? And how can we best communicate what the most recent science is telling us about human-induced and natural changes to weather and climate? There is still widespread confusion about the linkages between human-induced climate change and extreme weather, not only among the public, but also among some […]

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  • Communicating climate change: Focus on the framing, not just the facts

    This post is written by the impressive  Rose Hendricks  and taken directly from The Conversation appearing on the 6th of March we happens to be my birthday!  We have reproduced it here as we feel it encapsulates so much of what we try to do in Rivers of Carbon by making science accessible, relevant and meaningful to […]

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  • Climate change: must we, can we, will we change?

    Here at the Australian River Restoration Centre, we love TED talks. We think that they are a great way to share ideas and be inspired. This one is a fascinating look at climate change. In it, Al Gore presents ‘A Case for Optimism on Climate Change’. He poses three questions that will determine the future […]

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  • What is the best way to protect us from climate change? Save our ecosystems.

    When we think about climate change, we often think about building new infrastructure to keep the sea from lapping at our doors, or engineering new ways of moving water through drying landscapes, but in an insightful article James Watson and Tara Martin point out that if we look after our planet’s ecosystems they will look […]

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  • The global warming pause that never was

    CSIRO’s Ecos Newsletter shared this important article written by Jenni Metcalfe, that highlights the need for us to be informed about what is really happening in global warming… In recent years, there has been significant public discussion about a so-called ‘hiatus’ or ‘pause’ in global warming that has supposed to have spanned part of the […]

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  • Climate change and extreme weather: understanding the link

    The CSIRO’s Ecos Newsletter had this interesting article written by Virginia Tressider to share…. “One weather event is not climate change,” is the explanation commonly heard following an extreme weather event. This helps put the event in context since climate and weather are not the same thing. Usually we view climate change as long-term trends […]

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  • New Climate Change in Australia website packed with user-friendly resources and tools

    The Climate Change in Australia website (launched by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology) gives decision makers unprecedented access to climate change projections data. The website is part of extensive research undertaken to better prepare natural resource management decision makers to plan for climate change. We know that climate change is real, as this summary […]

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  • Thirsty Country: Climate Change and Drought in Australia

    The Climate Council has issued ‘Thirsty Country: Climate Change and Drought in Australia’ (by Will Steffen) There four key findings which make for compelling, if somewhat sobering reading …. 1. Climate change is likely making drought conditions in southwest and southeast Australia worse. Fronts from the Southern Ocean, which typically bring rain across southern Australia during […]

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  • The science of climate change: Questions and Answers

    The Australian Academy of Science has released its latest update on the state of climate science, warning of the consequences for Australia if no action is taken to address human-induced climate change. The science of climate change: Questions and Answers aims to counter confusion and misinformation on this important scientific topic. It examines nine key […]

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  • A Convenient Truth – Professor Corey Bradshaw

    I have been re-reading the latest edition of RipRap and it struck me how excellent the articles are within it. I thought I might share some of these with those of you who have not yet purchased the magazine, as they really are thought provoking and inspire action. We were really lucky that Professor Corey […]

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