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  1. 4 May 2019 - Science Matters

    Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    A new study, led by the University of Melbourne, finds that climate extremes, like heatwaves and droughts, are impacting on the food we get from global crops.

  2. 7 February 2019 - Design

    Black Saturday: Urban sprawl and climate change remain key dangers

    Our response to bushfires has improved, but risk factors like urban sprawl and climate change are being ignored says a University of Melbourne expert.

  3. 4 February 2019 - Science Matters

    Black Saturday: Have we fixed a flawed system?

    Black Saturday was the worst bushfire disaster in Australia; a University of Melbourne expert looks at whether the Royal Commission changed our fire management.

  4. 30 November 2018 - Go Figure

    What does a wet spring mean for bushfire season?

    A recent spell of wet weather in Melbourne won't make a big impact bushfire risk, says a University of Melbourne expert, with the risk remaining high.

  5. 11 September 2018 - Science Matters

    Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?

    Parts of Australia should brace themselves for a very hot summer, similar to the northern hemisphere summer, predicts University of Melbourne expert Andrew King

  6. 16 August 2018 - Health & Wellbeing

    Mental health in a changing climate

    University of Melbourne research confirms a link between climate change and mental health, and calls for more mental health support in a changing climate.

  7. 15 August 2018 - Science Matters

    The great (climate) depression

    New University of Melbourne modelling shows the economics of some countries could collapse if global temperatures rise by 4 degrees Celsius this century.

  8. Podcast24 May 2018 - Eavesdrop on Experts

    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.

  9. 2 April 2018 - Science Matters

    The First Fleet and Australia’s unforgiving weather

    In her new book, Dr Joëlle Gergis from the University of Melbourne looks at the history of Australia's harsh climate, from the arrival of the First Fleet to now

  10. 5 November 2017 - Science Matters

    The future of climate refugees

    As COP23 begins in Bonn, a University of Melbourne expert says Fiji's role at the UN could be vital for the future of climate change refugees and displacement.