The team sampled 12 sites (about 18 km of reef) spanning three locations in southern Taiwan.
Monday 16 May 2016
In what represents a somewhat unconventional survey trip, this trip has felt a bit like being in a band, in that we have travelled the length and breadth of Taiwan in a b
An Ask Me Anything session about scientific consensus on the online forum Reddit generated 154,000 page views.
Friday 13 May 2016
It’s been almost a month since the paper I co-authoured on the synthesis of research into the scientific consensus on climate change was published.
Researchers estimate there is at least a 175 times increase in likelihood of hot March months because of the human influence on the climate.
Friday 29 April 2016
The worst bleaching event on record has affected corals across the Great Barrier Reef in the last few months.
Politicians of almost all persuasions, as well as the majority of scientists, now agree that action needs to be taken on a global scale if the world is to continue to enjoy the benefits of a stable climate.
Thursday 28 April 2016
Labor has announced the climate policy it will take to the federal election, including a return to carbon pricing under an emissions trading scheme.
The Great Barrier Reef is in grave danger. The twin perils brought by climate change – an increase in the temperature of the ocean and in its acidity – threaten its very existence. – Sir David Attenborough
Monday 25 April 2016
Over three weeks, Australians have been taken on an incredible journey through the biology, beauty and wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, guided by Sir David Attenborough.
Bleaching on Lizard Island 2016. Photo: XL Catlin Seaview Survey.
Wednesday 20 April 2016
More than half of the corals in many parts of the Great Barrier Reef are dying as unprecedented mass bleaching spreads across Australia's coral reef.
Only 15 per cent of Australians are aware there is strong scientific agreement on climate change
Wednesday 13 April 2016
A University of Queensland social scientist has confirmed 97 per cent of climate scientists agree global warming is caused by people.
Implications of the 2016 GBR bleaching event are not fully understood. Photo: Coral CoE
Tuesday 12 April 2016
A new study has found that Great Barrier Reef (GBR) corals were able to survive past bleaching events because they were exposed to a pattern of gradually warming waters i
The Veefil chargers can provide a range of up to 70 kilometres for every 15 minutes of charging – about 10-times faster than traditional charging options.
Thursday 7 April 2016
The University of Queensland is embracing the future of sustainable transport, installing four solar-powered electric vehicle chargers at its St Lucia and Gatton campuses
Tuesday 5 April 2016
Tesla announced what it calls its “most affordable” electric vehicle in the Model 3 last week.
Net electricity consumption from the grid of the Gatton campus has reduced by almost 40 per cent in the first 12 months.
Monday 4 April 2016
The University of Queensland has slashed grid electricity use at its Gatton campus by 40 per cent since bringing Australia’s largest solar research facility on line a yea
If conditions stay warm for a long time, corals start to die either directly or indirectly from starvation and disease. Loss of corals is coupled to the loss of fish and other organisms that ultimately determine opportunities for tourism and fisheries for hundreds of millions of people around the world.
Monday 21 March 2016
As we write, the much-cherished Great Barrier Reef is experiencing the devastating effects of coral bleaching.
The team will use the latest technology, including computer image recognition, and will survey multiple baseline sites established as part of the Global Reef Record.  Photo credit: XL Catlin Seaview Survey
Tuesday 15 March 2016
The University of Queensland has been tasked with helping fight climate change on the Great Barrier Reef, just days after government agencies revealed an increase in cora
The elephant in the room for proponents of coal-fired power for the rural, agrarian poor is that remote rural locations have no or little energy-intensive industry.
Monday 7 March 2016
In our recent research, my colleagues and I tested claims that coal will help India’s poor, relative to the impact of alternative, renewable energy sources.
Photo © Abbie Trayler-Smith / Panos Pictures / Department for International Development
Monday 7 March 2016
Detailed analysis by UQ researchers of the costs associated with delivering Galilee Basin coal to India has called into question the project’s long-term viability.


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