Climate

  • Oil giant Shell must halve emissions, Dutch court rules

    Four wins for our planet may mark major steps towards the end of the fossil fuel era.

    In a landmark case, a civil court in the Netherlands has ruled that by 2030 Shell must slash its carbon emissions by ...

    Climate May 28, 2021
  • Cleaning up the greenhouse

    Getting to zero emissions is one thing – what are we going to do with what’s already in the atmos...

    To stave off dangerous levels of global warming in the next 80 years, scientists warn, it won’t be enough just to red...

    Climate May 21, 2021
  • When bushfire experts disagree

    Science relies on dispute – especially in the face of the climate crisis.

    The 2019–20 megafires are seared into the minds of most Australians in a series of red-tinged images: thousands seeki...

    Climate May 14, 2021
  • Bushfire experts clash over logging impacts

    Did forest management contribute to the severity of the Black Summer bushfires?

    A new report claims that past logging and wildfire disturbance had little effect on the severity of the Black Summer ...

    Climate May 11, 2021
  • Successful Paris Agreement could halve ice loss by 2100

    Two new papers assess the impact of melting land ice on sea level rise.

    Limiting global warming to 1.5°C could halve the amount of Antarctic land ice lost by the end of the century, but mai...

    Climate May 6, 2021
  • Glaciers are shrinking faster every year

    Scientists study more than 200,000 glaciers to estimate global ice loss – with distressing results.

    A massive study of nearly every glacier on Earth has confirmed that they are losing more and more ice every year....

    Climate April 29, 2021
  • Australia lags on climate change action

    US President Biden douses the fire of four years of national climate denialism.

    Overnight, 40 of the world’s leaders met to address climate change in an online summit hosted by the US. Under new Pr...

    Climate April 23, 2021
  • What’s the difference between climate and weather?

    If we’re to make the changes that are needed, we need to find ways to get everyone – not only the...

    One of the first things I get asked when I talk to school students is: “What’s the difference between weather and cli...

    Climate April 23, 2021
  • Citizen Science

    Help piece together Australia’s climate puzzle

    Volunteers needed to create longest daily weather record from globally recognised climate change ...

    The glittering coastal city of Perth has experienced some of the most dramatic climate-change-driven shifts in weathe...

    Climate April 21, 2021
  • How clean is the Hunter Valley air?

    What’s the truth behind the NSW air-quality stoush between past and serving politicians?

    The air quality in New South Wales’ Hunter Valley has made news this week, with serving and former politicians accusi...

    Climate April 11, 2021
  • Reef-wrecking numbers: What will a 3°C rise in global temperature do ?

    Australia’s Great Barrier Reef is in strife if global temperatures rise by 1.5°C. If they rise by...

    Both the continent Australia and its inhabitants are well accustomed to extreme weather and climate events. In th...

    Climate March 31, 2021
  • The climate crisis Australia our children could inherit

    Top climate scientists urge action to avoid the dire consequences of a 3°C warmer world.

    The variable origin story of the expression “may you live in interesting times” is something of a metaphor for the cl...

    Climate March 31, 2021
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