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(28 March 2012) The IPCC released the full report of the Special Report Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation. The report to assesses the state of knowledge on the occurrence of extreme weather and climate events, and on approaches for managing associated impacts and disasters. The report's Summary for Policy Makers was released in November 2011. Link to external website...>
(23 March 2012) The Bureau of Meteorology has released the new Australian Climate Observations Reference Network - Surface Air Temperature (ACORN-SAT), an improved daily dataset for monitoring temperatures in Australia. Link to external website...>
(23 March 2012) The statement from the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) showed that 2011 was the 11th warmest year since 1850 and the warmest La Niña year on record. Link to external website...>
(19 March 2012) The updated dataset, compiled by the Met Office and the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit, contains newly available data, including the addition of much more information from the sparsely observed northern higher latitude region. Link to external website...>
(15 March 2012) A new report from the Climate Commission on the scientific understanding of the exceptionally heavy rains over Australia in the past two years. Link to external website...>
(14 March 2012) An update of observations of Australia's climate and analysis of the factors that influence it from CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology. Link to external website...>
(2 March 2012) A review paper in the journal Science on what the geological record says about the consequences of elevated CO2 levels for ocean acidification and the marine environment. Link to external website...>
(22 February 2012) A new report from the Climate Commission on the implications on climate change for Tasmania. Link to external website...>
(21 February 2012) A final summary from the Australian Bureau of Meteorology of the climate of 2011. This year was the second wettest year on record. Link to external website...>
(1 February 2012) A response from climate scientists to a letter containing misinformation published in the Wall Street Journal. Link to external website...>
(4 January 2012) The Australian Bureau of Meteorology has released a summary of Australia's climate for 2011. This year was one of Australia's wettest, and the first cooler than average year since 2001. Link to external website...>
(12 December 2011) A 5-yearly independent report to the Australian Government on the state of Australia's environment, including its Atmosphere, inland waters, land, marine environment, Antarctic environment, biodiversity, heritage, and coasts. Link to external website...>
(5 December 2011) The Global Carbon Project has released the 2010 global carbon budget. The budget shows that emissions from fossil fuel burning and cement projection have increased by a record 5.9% since 2009. Link to external website...>
(30 November 2011) The report, "The Critical Decade: Climate change and health", presents comprehensive and up to date synthesis of the expected impacts of climate change on the health of Australians. Link to external website...>
(29 November 2011) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released a provisional statement on the status of the global climate in 2011. Link to external website...>
(24 November 2011) The World Meteorological Organisation (WMO) has released the sixth volume of its Greenhous Gas Bulletin, reporting on the state of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere - including carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide and industrial gases - based on global observations through 2009. Link to external website...>
(18 November 2011) IPCC releases the Summary for Policymakers of the Special Report on Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation Link to external website...>
(28 June 2011) A comprehensive assessment of observations of all aspects of the Earth's climate in 2010. Link to external website...>
(20 June 2011) A new website with the latest atmospheric greenhouse gas measurements from CSIRO's Cape Grim air pollution observation station in northwest Tasmania. Link to external website...>
(14-29 June 2011) Series of articles in The Coversation on the sceintific understanding of climate change and why criticisms of the science fail to undermine its underlying conclusions. Link to external website...>
(23 May 2011) This report by the Climate Comission provides up-to-date information on the science of climate change and the implications of this knowledge for societal responses, both for mitigation strategies and for the analysis of and responses to risks that climate change poses for Australia. Link to external website...>
(4 Apr 2011) CSIRO launches a new book highlighting the economic, environmental and social significance of climate change to Australia and providing the latest information on the science and potential responses. Link to external website...>
(30 Mar 2011) A review of sea level observations by John Chruch and Neil White in the journal Surveys in Geophysics. Link to external website...>
(29 Mar 2011) The first issue of this new interdisciplinary journal covers diverse issues including communication of climate change and attribution of ecosystem impacts to climate change. Link to external website...>
(10 Mar 2011) This is the 5th update paper from the Garnaut Climate Change Review. Link to external website...>
(28 Feb 2011) The Bureau of Meteorology's annual summary of rainfall and temperature patterns in Australia. Link to external website...>
(21 Nov 2010) The Global Carbon Project releases its annual update of the global carbon budget and trends for 2009. Link to external website...>
(16 Aug 2010) This publication from the Australian Academy of Science aims to address confusion created by contradictory information on climate change in the public domain. Link to external website...>
(28 Jul 2010) The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has compiled global data for ten key climate indicators that all point to warming world. Link to external website...>
(7 May 2010) Letter signed by over 250 members of the US National Academy of Sciency on the reality of climate change in Science magazine. Link to external website...>
(March 2010) This new report by the Bureau of Meteorology and CSIRO provides a snapshot of recent changes in the Australian climate. Link to external website...>
(5 Mar 2010) A new paper by Peter Stott and others finds that there is evidence for significant human-induced climate change on a regional - not just global - scale. Link to external website...>
(5 Jan 2010) Acoording to the Bureau of Meteorology's 2009 Annual Climate Statement, 2009 was Australia's second warmest year and 2000-2009 the warmest decade on record. Link to external website...>
(25 Nov 2009) A synthesis by 26 of the world's leading climate scientists of the most policy-relevant climate science published since the close-off of material for the last IPCC report. Link to external website...>
(17 Nov 2009) This is an annual update of the global levels and trends of carbon emissions and atmospheric concentrations, including the effect of the global financial crisis on CO2 emissions. Link to external website...>
(13 Nov 2009) This document provides a short and easy to read summary of recently published climate change science. Link to external website...>
(29 Oct 2009) AR5 is due to be completed in 2013-2014. Link to external website...>

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