Australian Academy of Science launches 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

Mon, February 23, 2015

This recent publication from the Australian Academy of Science aims to address confusion created by contradictory information in the public domain. It sets out to explain the current situation in climate science, including where there is consensus in the scientific community and where uncertainties exist.

Written and reviewed by 17 of Australia’s leading experts in a range of climate-related sciences, it examines nine key questions, including what the science says about options to address climate change.

  1. What is climate change?
  2. How has climate changed?
  3. Are human activities causing climate change?
  4. How do we expect climate to evolve in the future?
  5. How are extreme events changing?
  6. How are sea levels changing?AAS and climate change
  7. What are the impacts of climate change?
  8. What are the uncertainties and their implications?
  9. What does science say about options to address climate change? 

The Academy produced its first science of climate change booklet in 2010. Follow the link to the website for more information and the web and pdf versions of the publication.