Climate variability

Climate variability and Australian agricultural benefits, why weather risk transfer is essential

At a time when Australia was suffocating in record heat as bushfires burned uncontrollably, then suffered from severe storms, a recent study seeks to quantify the effect of climate variability on the country’s agricultural profits.The impacts of short-term climate risks such as drought and longer-term changes in weather conditions have hurt Australian farmers, with average […]

Climate models

The latest generation of climate models is getting hotter – here’s why

Prior to each Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report, the Global Climate Modeling Centers produce a central database of standardized simulations. Over the past year, an interesting trend has emerged in the most recent round of this effort: the newer and better versions of these models are, on average, more sensitive to CO2, warming […]