UNSW Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) latest newshttp://www.ccrc.unsw.edu.au/news/newsindex.htmlLatest news from the UNSW Climate Change Research Centre (CCRC) http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2014-02-05_ocean%20debris.html http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2014-02-05_ocean%20debris.html Ocean debris leads the way for castaway fisherman Wed, 05 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +1100The fisherman who washed up on the Marshall Islands last weekend was very lucky to have stranded on a remote beach there. The currents in the Pacific Ocean would have inevitably taken him into the great garbage patch of the North Pacific, where he could then have been floating for centuries to come. http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2014-01-20_getusedtoheat.html http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2014-01-20_getusedtoheat.html Get used to heat waves: extreme El Niño events to double Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +1100Extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Niños, such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Australia, are likely to double in number as our planet warms. http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2013-12-20_cloudriddle.html http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2013-12-20_cloudriddle.html Solution to cloud riddle reveals hotter future Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +1100Global average temperatures will rise at least 4°C by 2100 and potentially more than 8°C by 2200 if carbon dioxide emissions are not reduced according to new research published in Nature that shows our climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide than most previous estimates.