Climate

  • Conversation

    A machine to scrub CO₂ from the air

    But will it halt climate change?

    By Deanna D'Alessandro, University of Sydney On Wednesday last week, the concentration of carbon dioxide in the at...

    Climate January 27, 2021
  • Rainfall in a nutshell

    Scraps of meals yield millennia-long history of Top End climate.

    Across the world, it’s what humans and other organisms have left behind that’s advanced our understanding of the Eart...

    Anthropology January 27, 2021
  • Ice loss up

    Comprehensive survey finds global melt increasing at record rate.

    Study after study has shown that Earth is losing its glacial and polar ice. Previous research has focussed on specifi...

    Oceans January 27, 2021
  • Anthropocene: Lessons from the past

    Could Indigenous wisdom help us create a “good Anthropocene”?

    The Anthropocene marks relentless and increasingly grave environmental degradation as the Earth faces tipping points ...

    Culture January 19, 2021
  • 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 climate 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
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