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Have you wondered how climate change is changing rainfall patterns or leading to more hot and cold extremes?

The following activities on climate science are from Dr Will Howard, Lead Scientist at the Climate Change Authority.

Explore new ideas that focus on Climate Science by watching a series of videos, listening to audio versions of the videos, and reading information from websites.

Introduction to Climate Science

Dr Will Howard - Introduction to Climate Science

Carbon dioxide (CO2) concentrations have increased about 50% over preindustrial levels, due to human activity, mainly due to fossil fuel use.Other GHGs have also risen like methane, nitrous oxide and CFCs.

Climate Risk and Adaptation Pathways

Dr Will Howard - Climate Risk and Adaptation Pathways

Video |  Audio |  PowerPoint
How do we deal with physical climate risk? Dr Will Howard will unpack forward thinking approaches to dealing with physical climate risk.

Climate Impacts

Dr Will Howard - Climate Impacts

Video  | Audio | PowerPoint
The Paris Agreement's long-term temperature goal is to keep the increase in global average temperature to well below 2 °C. Reducing the risks and impacts of climate change.

Webinars & Courses

Bureau of Meteorology

EdEx Course (free)

Further Information

Bureau of Meteorology


Australia Academy of Science

Joint Publications

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