Latest Climate Science

The science of climate change is a state of flux.  Scientists are constantly learning more about the global climate system and the how the environment will respond.  The following reputable sources provide a wealth of information about the latest climate change science.  There is a wealth of information available that can help the private sector to keep up to date with the emerging climate science.  This page provides links to some reputable Australian and international organisations that maintain updates on the climate change science.  We recommend that businesses refer to multiple sites to gain a broad spectrum of information.  Some of the sources may require paid subscriptions for further information.

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The IPCC releases volumes of robust based information every four or five years, exploring the science of climate change, anticipated impacts and adaptation responses and is the leading body for climate change information.  In between the key “Assessment Reports” other key publications are also released (e.g. see the Special Report on Extreme Events and Disasters).  

Climate Change in Australia

Maintained by the CSIRO, Department of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency and the Bureau of Meteorology this site provides information on ‘observed climate change over Australia, likely causes of climate change and likely future changes to Australia’s climate’.

Nature Climate

This relatively new periodical, published by the highly reputable journal Nature, is ‘dedicated to publishing the most significant and cutting-edge research on the impacts of global climate change and its implications for the economy, policy and the world at large.’  Some of the publications are available free of charge whilst access to most requires a subscription.

The New Scientist

This publication has almost 750,000 readers and defines itself as a “current affairs medium that discusses science and technology in a global context and reports on the commercial, industrial and social consequences.”  They maintain a topic site specifically for climate change.   While some articles are free most require a subscription.

Climate Change Key Indicators

This site hosted by National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) provides current data for five key climate change indicators (carbon dioxide, global temperature, Arctic sea ice, land ice and sea level).  The site provides a good explanation about the data and allows readers to download the raw information.