• One cold day doesn’t stop global warming

    Nerilie Abram     |      June 14, 2021

    A chilly winter spell doesn’t negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won’t help.

  • Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage

    David Uren     |      June 3, 2021

    Climate change has emerged as a rare zone of cooperation and civility between China and the West this year, but it remains to be seen if this will last through to, or beyond, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

  • Ice, ice baby

    Open Forum     |      May 28, 2021

    Sea level rise due to melting ice could be halved by 2100 relative to current forecasts if the Paris Climate Agreement reaches its best case scenario, according to international researchers.

  • Victoria’s catchments may not recover from drought

    Open Forum     |      May 18, 2021

    A third of the water catchments included in a Victorian study had not recovered from a severe drought nearly eight years later, according to research undertaken by Monash University.

  • Australian states can help reduce emissions

    Don Henry     |      May 9, 2021

    Australia’s Victorian Government has set a reduced emissions target of between 45 and 50 per cent by 2030. However, a more co-ordinated effort is needed by the States and Federal Governments.

  • Five things we learned from the Biden Climate Summit

    Jacqueline Peel     |      April 29, 2021

    US President Joe Biden called on 40 world leaders to cut emissions during his Climate Summit – but what did we learn from the first virtual climate meeting of its kind?

  • Australia should bring ideas to Biden’s climate summit

    Michael Thomas     |      April 23, 2021

    Up to 40 world leaders, including Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, will participate in a two-day virtual leaders’ summit convened by US President Joe Biden and timed to coincide with Earth Day.

  • The security implications of climate change

    Cheryl Durrant     |      April 14, 2021

    A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the federal government has overlooked the national security threats of climate change.

  • The complexities of predicting the effects of climate change

    Ary Hoffmann     |      April 13, 2021

    Some of Australia’s iconic ecosystems are collapsing, which is likely exacerbated by climate change. But we must understand the dynamics of our ecosystems in order to protect them.

  • Words not action

    Open Forum     |      April 3, 2021

    When it comes to personal sacrifices, such as cutting meat consumption and reducing the use of fossil-fuel-powered cars, the sense of urgency around the climate crisis doesn’t convince people to change.

  • Sydney’s ocean hotspot

    Diane Nazaroff     |      March 30, 2021

    A UNSW analysis has found waters off Sydney, southern NSW and eastern Tasmania are demonstrating an accelerated warming trend.

  • Melbourne’s impact on climate change

    Sarah Marinos     |      March 21, 2021

    A new initiative bringing together multi-disciplinary climate change experts is focused on finding effective global solutions in Australia and beyond.