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Australia’s shortage of climate scientists puts country at serious risk, report find

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Men inspecting drought-affected soil. Farmers are among those left at serious risk by Australia’s shortage of climate scientists, a new report says. Photograph: Lisa Maree Williams/Getty Images

Climate science workforce needs to grow by 77 positions over the next four years, according to report prompted by CSIRO redundancies

August 2, 2017 — Australia has a critical shortage of climate scientists, leaving it at serious risk of not delivering essential climate and weather services to groups like farmers, coastal communities and international organisations, a report has found. Continue reading Australia’s shortage of climate scientists puts country at serious risk, report find

CSIRO job cuts fewer than feared but climate scientists say reduction a ‘con’

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Senior climate scientists at the CSIRO told Guardian Australia they first heard about the changes from the media. Photograph: Dan Peled/AAP

Thirty-five jobs saved and half of remaining 75 to 80 climate scientists to go to new centre in Hobart

April 26, 2016 — About 35 climate science jobs at the CSIRO have been saved from initial cuts of 110, as part of a restructure that includes the establishment of a new climate science centre in Hobart. Continue reading CSIRO job cuts fewer than feared but climate scientists say reduction a ‘con’

Climate scientists step up search for ‘holy grail’ of million-year-old ice

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Scientists are meeting in Hobart to work out a plan to find million-year-old ice in Antarctica. Photograph: Sam Crimmin
Ice core records going back 800,000 years reveal a lot about carbon dioxide and temperature, but climate researchers want to go back further

March 9, 2016 — Somewhere deep below the ice in Antarctica lies a time capsule. It’s the holy grail of climate science and promises to reveal the past and future of Earth’s atmosphere. And right now, scientists are meeting in Hobart to work out a plan to dig it up.

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