Flying Blind: Navigating Climate Change Without CSIRO

24.02.16 By and

Planned cuts to CSIRO’s climate science division would breach Australia’s commitments under the Paris agreement and leave a gaping hole in the world’s understanding of climate change in the Southern Hemisphere, our new report has found.

Flying Blind: Navigating Climate Change without the CSIRO examines the local and international ramifications of the recent decision to cut over a hundred jobs from the agency’s climate science staff.

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Flying Blind

KEY FINDINGS

1. The cuts to CSIRO’s climate science will damage Australia’s ability to understand, respond to and plan for a changing climate.

2. If the cuts proceed, Australia will have already reneged on a key promise in the Paris climate agreement.

3. The cuts will leave a gaping hole in the international science community’s ability to understand climate change in the Southern Hemisphere.

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