ANU Climate Update

ANU Climate Update 2020

An overview of how our climate is changing and how we can respond to these changes in Australia and around the world

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We analyse climate change's effects on our environment, and its impacts on society and societal responses.


How to protect yourself and others from bushfire smoke »

Bushfire smoke comes from burning forests, trees and grass. It contains many different substances, from ash and particles we can see, to much smaller particles and gases. Very small particles (measured as PM2.5) in the smoke are invisible, but can affect our health as they are inhaled deeper into the lungs.

Some say we’ve seen bushfires worse than this before. But they’re ignoring a few key facts »

Australia is a bushfire-prone nation. But several factors make this fire season worse than those past. Victorian Government

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