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Guaranteeing faster speeds for generating maps of climate change through time

In January, the University of Adelaide’s, Environment Institute launched PaleoView on Google Cloud. Guest post by Julia Aaron Pilowsky PaleoView provides users with the capability to generate climatic conditions over the past 21,000 years in a matter of minutes to hours, depending on the region and time period of interest. PaleoView is a freeware developed by […]

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EVENT: Research Tuesdays: CLIMATE CHANGED

Popular University of Adelaide event, Research Tuesdays is on again and this time members of the Environment Institute will be speaking about climate change. Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019 Location: Braggs lecture theatre, University of Adelaide Bookings: Eventbrite As arguably one of the most critical issue of our time. But how […]

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Podcast: Learning about climate from the distant past

Sarah Martin from Radio Adelaide spoke with Dr JonathanTyler, a paleoclimatologist and isotope geochemist from the University of Adelaide about his research into the history of the earth. Through tracing isotopes in ancient soil samples he is able to see how weather patterns have changed through the ages. Listen to the full interview.

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Debate: Should Australia embrace a nuclear future?

Ben Heard, Doctoral Candidate at the University of Adelaide recently spoke at a briefing session at the Cooperative Research Centre for Contamination Assessment and Remediation of the Environment (CRC CARE). The session debated the pros and cons and policy around the peaceful use of nuclear power by Australia. Ben Heard discussed the case for nuclear […]

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2014 SA Climate Change Adaptation Showcase

Date: February 13th & 14th, 2014 Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm Venue: The Science Exchange, 55 Exchange Place, Adelaide Cost: $250 for two day registration including dinner. Student discounts apply. RSVP: – Click here to register your attendance. You will hear the latest in climate science research and also how practitioners from around South Australia are […]

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Research Tuesdays: “Where will we source our Energy?” presentation now online

The latest Research Tuesdays presentation “Where will we source our energy?” is now online. This was a special end of year event featuring five panellists, including Professor Barry Brook, Director of Climate Science at the Environment Institute. The topic of this presentation is particularly pertinent after last weeks heatwave, during which blackouts were experienced across […]

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Further evidence on human global warming

A team of international climate scientists including University of Adelaide’s Professor Tom Wigley has today reported further strong evidence of the human influence on climate change. Published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA (PNAS), the researchers have detailed a comprehensive study investigating the causes of temperature changes in […]

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Guest Speaker Paul Ehrlich podcast now available

The podcast for the presentation by Professor Paul Ehrlich is now available for download. The Environment Institute and the Fenner School of Environment and Society at the Australian National University presented Professor Paul Ehrlich, Bing Professor of Population Studies in the department of Biological Sciences at Stanford University on Thursday 21 March 2013 in Canberra. […]

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New study suggests global uniform biodiversity tipping point not backed by science

A group of international ecological scientists, led by Environment Institute member Professor Barry Brook, have rejected a doomsday-like scenario of sudden, irreversible change to the Earth’s ecology. In a paper recently published in the journal Trends in Ecology and Evolution, the scientists from Australia, US and UK argue that global-scale ecological tipping points are unlikely […]

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EI research shows broad-scale trends in climatic and environmental change in Australia over the past 30 ka

A new paper involving Environment Institute member John Tibby as well as L. Petherick (Queensland University of Technology & The University of Queensland), H. Bostock (National Institute of Water and Atmosphere), T.J. Cohen (The University of Wollongong), K. Fitzsimmons (Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology), M.-S. Fletcher (Australian National University & University of Chile), P.Moss […]

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