• Studying the air in Antarctica

    Nerissa Hannink     |      January 28, 2019

    Antarctica’s pristine air and waters – and a unique shipboard laboratory – are helping researchers investigate the effects of climate change and pollution on the atmosphere.

  • Climate change dominates the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report

    Robert Glasser     |      January 25, 2019

    The World Economic Forum has released its Global Risks Report 2019 to coincide with its annual meeting taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland and, for the third year in a row, climate change and climate change–related risks dominate the document.

  • Ocean warming has kicked up a gear

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2019

    Analysis by Chinese and US researchers has found that claims of a slowdown in global warming over recent years were false, and that ocean warming is accelerating.

  • The new frontier of climate action

    Paul Rogers     |      January 7, 2019

    Compared to the sheer scale of the problem of climate disruption, the prospects of systemic change look remote but integrating individual activity can offer hope for real change.

  • The global big dry

    Wilson da Silva     |      January 4, 2019

    Much of Australia has suffered drought in recent months, and global water supplies also shrinking, even as the amount of rainfall is on the rise. The culprit? The drying of soils due to climate change.

  • Climate change could turn our brown land green

    Open Forum     |      December 30, 2018

    Climate change may not create the dry brown land of current predictions and may instead revegetate marginal land, as higher levels of carbon dioxide allow plants to use water more efficiently.

  • State of the Climate 2018 underlines the warming trend

    Open Forum     |      December 23, 2018

    More frequent extreme heat events and marine heatwaves, an increase in extreme fire weather, and declining rainfall in the southeast and southwest are detailed in the latest State of the Climate report released by CSIRO and the Bureau of Meteorology.

  • Climate change ramps up allergy threats

    Open Forum     |      December 6, 2018

    A rise in dangerous and even fatal asthma and other allergic attacks – as occurred in Melbourne’s deadly 2016 ‘thunderstorm asthma event’ – could be one of Australia’s biggest health challenges from climate change.

  • Australian inaction on climate change threatens citizen health

    Open Forum     |      December 1, 2018

    The Australian government’s policy inaction on climate change is threatening lives, according to a report in the Medical Journal of Australia.

  • We may have hit ‘peak livestock’ if we want to reach our climate goals

    Open Forum     |      November 28, 2018

    We need to admit we’ve hit ‘peak livestock’ and cut back on meat consumption to reduce carbon emissions, according to a Harvard expert.

  • Tracking the climate threat to Australian ecosystems

    Ary Hoffmann     |      November 27, 2018

    Evidence of the impact of climate change on our country’s distinct flora and fauna is beginning to emerge, and we’re running out of time to record and preserve our extraordinary biodiversity.

  • Preparing for our new extremes

    Greg Foliente     |      November 18, 2018

    Australia has a well-earned reputation for being a land of extremes – from cyclones to bushfires and floods to drought. This high variability can make it difficult to prepare for all eventualities. But scientists are gaining a better understanding of the likelihood and consequences of extreme events.