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/2014-04-20_publiclecture.html http://www.climate.unsw.edu.au/news/news/2014-04-20_publiclecture.html Public lecture - De-carbonising for growth: why everyone is wrong about the costs of addressing climate change Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:00:00 +1100We will rapidly de-carbonize the global energy system not because we care sufficiently about the enormous risks flowing from a climate system profoundly modified by human activity but because, in the absence of this gigantic infrastructure investment opportunity, we will never generate sufficient economic growth between now and 2050. This inevitable outcome has dramatic implications for Australia's future energy supply and prosperity. 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.