What the past can tell us about the future of climate change
The high temperatures of the Last Interglacial warmed our climate. Now a study with University of Melbourne finds out what the past can tell us about the future
Solving our climate history puzzle
This episode of the University of Melbourne's Eavesdrop on Experts features Joelle Gergis on Australia's climate history, detailed in her book Sunburnt Country.
What pancake ice tells us about the climate
At the University of Melbourne, the first fresh-water wave tank of its kind in the world studies how pancake ice forms, telling us more about our climate.
Written in King Billy’s tree rings: 1700 years of climate history
University of Melbourne researchers have published a 1700 year tree ring chronology from King Billy pines in Tasmania, offering insights into climate history.
The climate legacies in our lakes
Dr Michael-Shawn Fletcher works to understand the environmental history of Tasmania and Chile, by using lake cores – what is considered a 'natural archive'.
The not-so-plain Nullarbor
The Nullarbor Plain, one of Australia's driest spots, was once a forest packed with gums and banksias as little as 3.5 million years ago, research shows.
Seeds of hope lie in forests
The Paris Agreement recognises that forests are crucial to tackling emissions, but to save our trees we must tackle poverty, forestry expert Rod Keenan writes.
The hole in the ozone
The re-patching of the ozone hole is an environmental success story that's worth remembering as we strive to contain climate change.