Sarah Perkins-Kirkpatrick is a Senior Lecturer/ARC Future Fellow at the Climate Change Research Centre, UNSW Sydney. As a climate scientist specialising in extreme events, her expertise focuses on heatwaves – how to measure them, how they have changed, how they will change; and employing detection and attribution methods to understand how climate change is influencing heatwaves and their impacts.
Tipping the seesaw
GR OnlineThe drivers that have dominated Australia’s climate landscape for so long are now being overshadowed by the black sheep that is climate change. Every time variability attempts to govern the Australian climate like it used to, climate change steps in and takes total control.