Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics

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As the planet warms, subtropical regions of the Southern Hemisphere, including parts of southern Australia and southern Africa, are drying. These trends include major drought events such as Cape Town’s “Day Zero” in 2018. Climate projections suggest this […]

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Deluge & drought: Water security in a changing climate

Landscape view of farmland near Bruce Rock in the Western Australian wheat belt. 1981. (Source: Willem van Aken)

Water is essential for life. It shapes where and how we live, determines the availability of food and other services that underpin human well-being and is crucial for healthy natural ecosystems. Yet in Australia and globally the water […]

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