Climate Science


We aim to provide policy-makers, business leaders, the media, and the public with the latest accurate information about climate science and the ecological and social effects of climate change. We provide rigorously checked, credible and relevant information from peer-reviewed sources, contacts to UWA experts who can clearly explain the scientific literature, and strive to foster a better understanding of the consequences of climate change and correct some common misconceptions that can confuse the public.

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Australia and the globe are experiencing rapid climate change.

Since the middle of last century, Australian temperatures have, on average, risen by about 1ÂșC with an increase in the frequency of heatwaves and a decrease in the numbers of frosts and cold days.

Rainfall patterns have also changed: the north-west experienced an increase in rainfall while much of eastern Australia and the south-west experienced a decline.

UWA is committed to innovative solutions to address this issue through extensive research, including: