Climate science

Understanding climate change

Find out more about the indicators of climate change, the greenhouse effect, and where to locate further reliable sources of information about these topics.

Australian climate change science

The Australian Climate Change Science Programme and the national framework for climate change science focus on delivering policy and governance arrangements, and providing essential systems knowledge. 

Climate change in the future

Climate change related projections and estimates in terms of temperatures, rainfall and sea level rise in Australia.

Climate change impacts

Information about climate change impacts for Australia and for each state and territory, an indication of potential impacts and costs to our industries, environment, people and infrastructure.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

The leading international body for assessing the most recent scientific research on climate change. The IPCC is currently compiling the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) on the scientific, technical and socio-economic aspects of climate change including three Working Group reports and a Synthesis report. The Working Group I contribution, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis was released on 27 September 2013.