Additional Resources

The Climate Change in Australia website from the CSIRO and Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) provides additional information and tools to explore national climate projections, as well as impacts and adaptation. In the State of the Climate reports CSIRO and BOM draw on the latest climate research, projections and historical projections to describe year-to-year variability and longer-term changes in Australia’s climate.

To keep up-to-date on the latest in global climate change as well as access to the previous climate change assessment reports, check the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change website. The IPCC’s Summary for All provides a plain-language summary of the latest climate science.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility has produced an excellent factsheet on the Representative Concentration Pathways (RCPs) that describe alternative future greenhouse gas trajectories.

The National Environment Science Program (NESP) Climate Systems Hub is a partnership of Australia’s leading climate change research and decision-making agencies. The Hub undertakes research and produces resources to advance the understanding of Australia’s changing climate.

The Queensland Government provides information and data on projected levels of sea level rise via coastal hazard maps. CoastAdapt provides a variety of tools to understand coastal hazards and adaptation options, including sea level projections and maps for local government areas.

 Coastal Risk Australia is a flexible map-based tool for viewing sea level projections for different emissions scenarios or at fixed levels. Canute 3 (CSIRO) is a sea level calculator that provides estimates of the likelihood of extreme sea levels during this century, taking into account climate-related sea level rise as well as the effects of tides, storm surges and wave setup.

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility has produced numerous resources to support climate change adaptation. A library of practical adaptation guides is available from an online archive. For information on Queensland Government initiatives supporting emissions reduction and climate adaptation, please see the Queensland Climate Action website.

Some independent providers are listed below as information sources only and no warranty or endorsement is implied by the Department of Environment, Science and Innovation (DESI). Some clients find useful supplementary and comparative information in these services.

For debunking many climate change myths on the internet, check the Skeptical Science website, RealClimate and Peter Hadfield’s Potholer54 YouTube series.  RealClimate provides links to many climate change discussion sites.

Please refer to our factsheets for more detail on many of these topics.

Last updated: 7 February 2024