Information for students

(Photo Courtesy of Illawarra Environmental Education Centre)

It is important to know the difference between weather and climate and how we measure and understand long term changes. These resources can aid this understanding.

The Climate System and Weather

Understand Climate Change - Adapt NSW

Our Weather and Climate and Australian Climate Influences – Bureau of Meteorology

NSW weather and climate, see the Bureau of Meteorology

How the major climate drivers affect NSW, see Climate Kelpie

Climate Is Always Changing. How Do We Determine the Causes of Observed Changes?  A report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC).

Managing the Risks of Extreme Events and Disasters to Advance Climate Change Adaptation (SREX) 

International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2013: The Physical Science Basis

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability

IPCC Fifth Assessment Report, Climate Change 2014: Mitigation of Climate Change

IPCC AR5: Synthesis Report

IPCC Special Report: Renewable Energy Sources and Climate Change Mitigation

IPCC 2007: Expert Meeting Report: Towards New Scenarios – Technical Summary

The Carbon Cycle and emissions

The Carbon Cycle, NASA

Recent greenhouse gas levels by the US Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center

Climate Kids, NASA

Trends in Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Greenhouse Gas Inventory and the Australian Greenhouse Emissions Information System

State and Territory Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Adaptation to climate change (Australia)

The National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)

The NSW Adaptation Research Hub

Demonstration Designs for Urban Green Cover in Western Sydney (2011)

202020 vision A partnership of organisations aiming to increase urban green space by 20 per cent before 2020.

Local Government Resources

Leading land-use case studies by local government

State of Climate reports US

Assessing the U.S. Climate in June 2018