• Predatory delays in climate policy destroy our prosperity and threaten our survival

    Ian Dunlop     |      April 5, 2019

    The delaying tactics of politicians and business executives in regard to climate policy must end. We face a genuine climate emergency which requires the suspension of politics and business as usual to do whatever it takes to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.

  • Five ways to talk to kids about climate change (and have fun too)

    Lucy Goodchild van Hilten     |      March 29, 2019

    The environmental crisis should be part of everyday conversations with parents today if we want our children to be part of the solution tomorrow.

  • Children teach the world a climate change lesson

    Stephen Healy     |      March 15, 2019

    The school students of today will suffer the effects of climate change tomorrow. Young people who demand meaningful action on climate change therefore deserve to be heard, rather than ridiculed or silenced.

  • Greening our cities could save older people from the heat

    Jason Byrne     |      March 7, 2019

    Heat stress is a silent killer, and older people are particularly vulnerable. Greening our cities with shade trees and other vegetation could help people cope as climate extremes continue to worsen.

  • Climate change in court

    Laura Schuijers     |      March 6, 2019

    A recent court ruling could signal a new direction for Australian climate law after a proposed fossil fuel development was rejected on the grounds of its climate, as well as local, impact.

  • Saving Shark Bay

    Ana Martins Sequeira     |      February 14, 2019

    Safeguarding Shark Bay from the effects of climate change requires a coordinated research and management effort from government, local industry, academic institutions, not-for-profits and local Indigenous groups – before any irreversible ecosystem tipping points are reached.

  • The grass is only greener when the rain falls in spring

    Open Forum     |      February 12, 2019

    It has long been assumed there would be at least one significant benefit to rising carbon dioxide levels – extra growth in the world’s grasslands – but other factors have to align for this to happen.

  • Fire, drought and flooding rain: it’s time for national action on climate change

    Tony Press     |      February 8, 2019

    Australia can’t afford to waste resources on disparate, uncoordinated activities in climate, weather and climate change research and development. The biggest challenge is to make sure that our national efforts align, combine and complement each other—the sum must be greater than the parts.

  • When the heat hits: how to make our homes comfortable without cranking up the aircon

    Stephen Berry     |      February 7, 2019

    Australia’s climate is getting hotter, and the energy toll of air conditioning continues to increase. Fortunately, low-energy and zero-energy homes can reduce energy demand and environmental impact, while improving liveability, affordability and the health of occupants.

  • Building cities for a changing climate

    Anna Hurlimann     |      December 3, 2018

    Our cities are responsible for a large chunk of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, so the way we plan and construct them has to adapt to the future impacts of climate change.

  • Is Australia set to follow Europe and North America with an extreme summer?

    Stephanie Choo     |      September 13, 2018

    With no end in sight for the drought, bushfires already causing problems in Eastern Australia and a looming El Niño, the coming Australian summer could be a shocker.

  • The cascading impacts of climate change

    Robert Glasser     |      August 2, 2018

    Earlier this month, the World Bank released a major study warning that more than 800 million people reside in areas that by 2050 will become dangerous climate hotspots. As bad as this seems, reports of this kind fail to take full account of the cascading impacts of a warming planet.