• Scotdesco steps up to combat climate change

    Gabriel Haros     |      February 13, 2019

    A national climate action summit to highlight the work of the Scotdesco Aboriginal Community in a successful soil carbon project at Bookabie should attract the support of the nation’s politicians and help revitalise the climate change debate.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • It’s time to embrace carbon farming

    John White     |      December 14, 2018

    The widespread adoption of regenerative agriculture in Australia would improve farmland productivity by restoring the natural capital of the land while stemming the global effects of climate change.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Who’s not pulling their weight in the Paris Agreement?

    Daryl Holland     |      November 19, 2018

    Many countries are falling short of their commitments to reduce carbon emissions. Would new aspirational goals which would allow for collective self-interest help the world reach the goals agreed in the Paris Agreement?