• Inspiring action on climate change

    David Holmes     |      March 30, 2020

    When COVID-19 passes, climate change will still be waiting for us but politicians have shown us that radical, global measures to tackle a common threat are not only possible, but effective.

  • Invest the fiscal stimulus to fight climate change

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 24, 2020

    With economies in free-fall, all governments, including Australia’s, are on the hunt for opportunities to stimulate their economies while, ideally, addressing long-term challenges. Action on climate change provides a raft of opportunities to do both.

  • Debunking Australia’s excuse for climate inaction

    Matthew Agarwala     |      March 24, 2020

    Australia will face massive, disproportionate losses if it fails to invest in adaptation and resilience at home and lobby hard for regional and global decarbonisation.

  • Saving sandy beaches from climate change

    John Church     |      March 10, 2020

    Australia has around 12,000 kilometres of sandy coastline at risk from potential sea level rises caused by climate change.

  • A 3-point plan for net-zero emissions

    Richard Holden     |      March 1, 2020

    The climate action plans of three companies in different industries – Delta Air Lines, Amazon and Microsoft – illuminate the three key strategies required to cut carbon emissions.

  • Australia’s long history of Asian engagement

    Tim Harcourt     |      February 23, 2020

    The need to engage with Asia has been a major issue of 21st century Australian politics, but the roots of this debate go much deeper into Australia’s past and have been shaped by a succession of prime ministers from all parties.

  • Should central banks tackle climate change?

    Dawn Lo     |      February 21, 2020

    A UNSW expert on global finance says climate change could result in substantial economic loss if central banks don’t take action.

  • Australian climate policy after the bushfire crisis

    Andrew Walter     |      February 9, 2020

    The economic gains from a bold Australian decarbonisation strategy could be significant, and allow the nation to restore its reputation for positive, innovative policy leadership and secure its regional and global partnerships in the coming decades.

  • Don’t hide behind the smokescreen

    Open Forum     |      February 4, 2020

    More than 250 active scientists with expertise in climate, fire and meteorology have signed a statement that calls on our leaders to urgently reduce Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and engage constructively in international agreements to reduce total global emissions to net-zero by 2050.

  • An open letter on the Australian bushfires

    Steven Sherwood     |      January 30, 2020

    Eighty of Australia’s top scientists have written an open letter to the Australian public and politicians, urging action on carbon emissions following this year’s horrendous bushfire season.

  • We can’t say we weren’t warned

    Will Steffen     |      January 24, 2020

    Scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate – including more extreme heat, coastal flooding and more dangerous bushfire conditions. Perhaps now the politicians will listen.

  • Time to cool down our language on climate change?

    Gitanjali Bedi     |      January 23, 2020

    The language used in the climate change debate is hotting up, but more emotive terms may backfire by creating a false sense of accomplishment, or wearying the public with ‘crisis fatigue.