• 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.

  • Pacific report card highlights threats from climate change

    Open Forum     |      June 22, 2018

    The first Pacific Marine Climate Change Report Card outlines the worrying effects which global warming, sea level rises and ocean acidification are wreaking on fragile ocean ecosystems and the island nations which rely on them.  

  • Why Australia’s youth vote is the key to climate action

    Edward Stoios     |      June 8, 2018

    The government’s continued apathy in the face of climate change and environmental issues places the health of future generations at risk and young Australians want to have their say about it at the ballot box.

  • Climate change – The fiduciary responsibility of politicians and bureaucrats

    Ian Dunlop     |      June 1, 2018

    After three decades of global inaction, none more so than in Australia, human-induced climate change is now an existential risk to humanity. The Federal Parliament must recognise that climate change poses an unprecedented threat to Australia’s future prosperity and requires emergency action.