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  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 8 September 2017 - Go Figure

    The deadly ingredients in a tropical hurricane

    As Hurricane Irma makes history as the longest-lasting, top-intensity hurricane recorded, a University of Melbourne expert looks at how these monsters form.

  9. 30 June 2017 - Science Matters

    The human fingerprint on Europe’s recent heat

    University of Melbourne climate modelling shows the June 2017 heatwave in Western Europe can likely be attributed to human-influenced climate change.

  10. 16 May 2017 - Science Matters

    Heating up: How rises in global temperature could damage the Reef

    Rising global surface temperatures due to climate change could have a devastating impact on Australia and its Great Barrier Reef, University of Melbourne finds.