Positive tipping points offer climate hope
Analysing cases of successful societal shift points the way.
While tipping points are often used to describe the negative impacts of climate change, researchers have found some p...
What fuelled Australia’s “Black Summer” fires?
Scientists highlight links to climate change, call for more research.
Climate and bushfire experts have weighed in on links between human-generated climate change and last summer’s unprec...
Land of the Long White Drought
La Niña brings rain to Australia, drought to New Zealand.
Lush, temperate rainforests, flowing rivers and abundant glaciers are just part of New Zealand’s (Aotearoa) charm. Bu...
Year of extremes
BOM looks back at the past year of climate.
In 2020, Australia’s climate had more plot twists than an episode of Tiger King. From bushfires that ravaged the c...
Not great news for the Great Barrier Reef
Global authority lists its health as critical.
By Jon Day and Scott Heron, James Cook University The Great Barrier Reef is now in “critical” condition and the he...
Using forests to fight global warming
Analysis offers direction for policy and resource priorities.
The cost of leveraging nature’s precious trees to help buffer the planet from global warming could amount to nearly U...
Does that reef smell good?
Chemicals in gases may be an indicator of coral health.
Gassy corals make a happy reef, it seems, but these gases may be lost if the water gets too hot. Animals release g...
Trees tell tales of troubling change
Heatwaves in Mongolia and falling leaves in Europe.
As the climate crisis intensifies, forests are feeling the heat, as two studies just published in the journal Science...
Carbon dioxide still at record levels
Impact of COVID lockdown not more than a blip.
Levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the Earth’s atmosphere continue to rise despite the industrial slowdown brought on ...
Sombre state of our climate
Report points to warming and extreme weather events.
If you’re looking for a bit of good news at the end of a tough year it’s probably best if you don’t seek it in the Bu...
Atmospheric rivers help create sea ice holes
Scientists measure the impact of warm, moist air.
Long “atmospheric rivers” help create massive holes in Antarctic sea ice and may influence ocean conditions around th...
Future hurricanes may cause havoc inland
Study shows they are weakening more slowly.
North Atlantic hurricanes are weakening more slowly than they used to when they hit land, according to a new study in...