Enhanced greenhouse effect a hot international topic
The Science of Climate change: Questions and Answers.
A document summarising the current understanding of climate change science for non-specialist readers.
June 2007, page 15
Climate change report presents options for action
Summarises the findings of the latest United Nations IPCC report.
May 2007, page 11
Greenhouse gases make WA drier
Reports that half of the reduction in rainfall in south-west Western Australia over the past 40 years is the result of human-induced global warming.
Spring 2005, pages 2-4
Climate change: Cold, hard facts on a hot topic (by Tas van Ommen)
Discusses aspects of climate change, with an emphasis on Antarctic issues.
2 November 2011
U.N. links extreme weather to climate change (by Marlowe Hood)
Reports on the likelihood of extreme weather events increasing in the future, as a result of climate change.
25 April 2008
Climate quick fix could destroy ozone layer (by Brooke Borel)
Argues against injecting sulfate aerosols into the stratosphere to reduce global warming.
Jun/Jul 2007, page 10
Massive ancient volcanoes caused global warming
Reports on evidence linking global warming to volcanic activity 55 million years ago.
31 May 2007
A stairway to heaven?
Explores the potential of the Earth’s magnetic field as a conveyor belt to get rid of carbon dioxide.
No. 153, 2010, page 30
Warmest decade on record: Bureau’s 2009 review
Describes the trend of increasing average temperatures and changing rainfall patterns in Australia.
No. 146, 2009, page 34
Emissions rising faster, not falling
Describes a rapid rise in global carbon emissions, with a large proportion coming from developing countries.
No. 146, 2009, page 28
Living today with a future climate (by Graeme O’Neill and Craig Macaulay)
Describes Australian research to better understand the relationship between climate change and drought.
No. 144, 2008, page 21
Deep ice cores show greenhouse gases are highest for 800 000 years
Reports on analysis of Antarctic ice for historical greenhouse gas levels.
No. 132, 2006, pages 8-11
Fossilised giant clams give high fidelity climate records (by Wendy Pyper)
Ancient giant clams dug from Papua New Guinea's tropical rainforests provide a unique and detailed record of climate 400 000 years ago, and may help answer some of today's central climate change questions.
No. 123, 2005, pages 15-17
Air transport impacts take off (by Steve Davidson)
Discusses the growth of the aviation industry and the need for controls on emissions.
October-November 2005, pages 14-17
Climate science hots up (by Sarah Tennet)
Explains how scientists measure CO2 levels in the past using ice cores.
A collection of articles about climate change is available.
A collection of New Scientist articles on climate change is available.
25 February 2009, pages 28-33
How to survive the coming century (by Gaia Vince)
Predicts the effects of and ways to cope with future climate change.
13 August 2008, pages 26-30
Climate change: The next ten years (by Fred Pearce and Michael Le Page)
Provides short-term forecasts for climate change.
2 July 2008, page 10
TV boom may boost greenhouse effect (by Fred Pearce)
Describes a potent greenhouse gas from the television industry.
3 May 2008, pages 8-9
Poor forecasting undermines climate debate (by Fred Pearce)
Highlights the need for better forecasting for climate change.
26 April 2008, page 12
Is the Arctic helping to warm the world? (by Catherine Brahic)
Reports on the effect of warm ocean currents on global warming.
2 March 2008, pages 14-15
No time to lose in cutting CO2 emissions (by Jim Giles)
Discusses the impacts of delaying greenhouse gas emission cuts.
27 October 2007, page 42-46
CO2: Don’t count on the trees (by Douglas Fox)
Explores the ability of trees to absorb CO2 from the atmosphere.
16 August 2007, page 11
Climate tipping points loom large (by Fred Pearce)
Looks into predictions of climate models.
20 June 2007, pages 16-19
Exclusive global warming poll: the buck stops here (by Peter Aldous)
Examines the results from a global warming poll.
19 May 2007, pages 34-42
The 7 biggest myths about climate change (by Catherine Brahic, David Chandler, Michael Le Page, Phil McKenna, Fred Pearce)
Discusses the myths and misconceptions about the planet’s climate.
24 March 2007, pages 16-17
What’s behind the big polar meltdown?(by Catherine Brahic)
Looks at possible mechanisms to explain the melting behaviour of glaciers.
21 March 2007
Movies map global greenhouse gas movement (by Fred Pearce)
Movies of accumulated satellite data reveal how concentrations of key human-made greenhouse gases change with the seasons.
20 March 2007
US fudging of climate science - details revealed (by Kelly Young)
Reports that the Bush administration has again been accused of interfering with federal climate science and downplaying global warming.
8 March 2007, page 10
Climate report was watered down (by Fred Pearce)
Claims that the summary of the IPCC report was watered down when governments became involved in writing it.
12 February 2007
CO2 being pushed deep into the oceans (by Catherine Brahic)
Explains the good and bad news about CO2 uptake by oceans.
2 December 2006, page 9
Climate change sceptics lose vital argument (by Zeeya Merali)
Looks at recent evidence to explain why the 'little ice age' does not register on the hockey stick graph.
4 November 2006, pages 18-21
State of denial (by Fred Pearce)
Looks at the deepening divide between IPCC scientists and sceptics over global warming.
30 September 2006, pages 8-9
'One degree and we're done for' (by Fred Pearce)
Warns that sub-Arctic forests and bogs may be just 1oC away from a disastrous and unstoppable thaw.
16 September 2006, pages 32-36
Global warming: Will the Sun come to our rescue? (by Stuart Clark)
Looks at the affect of the Sun’s activity cycles on global warming.
5 August 2006, pages 28-33
Ocean acidification: the other CO2 problem (by Caspar Henderson)
Describes the problem of ocean acidification associated with increasing atmospheric CO2.
18 March 2006, pages 40-43
Grudge match (by Fred Pearce)
Discusses the validity of the hockey stick graph of world temperatures.
Mysteries of the ocean
Looks at the role of water on the Earth’s surface in global warming. Includes:
- What is happening in the North Atlantic?
- The unique relationship between the sea and CO2
- The strange world of oceanic methane
May 2005, pages 7-10
The poles, archives of the world's climate
Looks at polar research into global warming. Includes:
- Ice coring: a special selection
- Thermophilic bacteria in Lake Vostok
- The greenhouse phenomenon and climatic feedback
May 2005, pages 11-18
The polar regions: Sentinels of major climate change
A seven page special on the poles and global warming. Includes:
- Polar flora and fauna facing up to major climate warming
- The peoples of the Arctic, the first victims of global warming
- And what would happen if the Gulf Stream stopped?
- Ozone story
- Satellites at the service of polar research
- Permanent monitoring of the atmosphere from the Svalbard
1 July 2005, page 100
How hot will the greenhouse world be? (by Richard Kerr)
Looks at the use of models to indicate possible scenarios for global warming.
25 October 2010
Want to learn more about climate change? (by The Editors)
A selection of articles covering the issue of climate change.
4 December 2008
Carbon Dioxide and Climate (by Glibert N. Plass)
An article reprinted from 1959, providing a unique historical look at this issue.
30 November 2009
Seven answers to climate contrarian nonsense (by John Rennie)
Addresses some of the arguments put forward by climate change sceptics.
6 October 2008
Global warming: Beyond the tipping point (by Michael D. Lemonick)
Proposes that carbon dioxide levels may already be dangerously too high.
August 2007, pages 48-57
The physical science behind climate change (by William Collins, Robert Colman, James Haywood, Martin Manning and Philip Mote)
Discusses scientific evidence behind climate change.
April 2007, pages 10-11
Conservative climate (by David Biello)
Says that the IPCC report may underestimate the climate change problem.
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