Climate

  • 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...

    Climate January 13, 2021
  • 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...

    Climate January 8, 2021
  • 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...

    Climate January 8, 2021
  • Report

    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...

    Climate January 8, 2021
  • Conversation

    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...

    Climate December 3, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate December 2, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate December 1, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate November 28, 2020
  • 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 ...

    Climate November 24, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate November 13, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate November 13, 2020
  • 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...

    Climate November 12, 2020
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