• Did an Australian asteroid impact end the Earth’s big thaw?

    Open Forum     |      January 23, 2020

    Curtin University scientists have discovered that an asteroid strike at Yarrabubba, in outback Western Australia coincided with the end of a global deep freeze known as a Snowball Earth 2.2 billion years ago.

  • Australia must adapt to a new climate reality

    Mike Scrafton     |      January 22, 2020

    Dealing with the impacts of global warming must not become sidelined by narrowly defining it as a national security issue. Nibbling at the edges of the global warming phenomenon will not suffice.

  • The fires demand a strategic response to climate change

    Michael Thomas     |      January 19, 2020

    The bushfires which swept across Eastern Australia offered a glimpse of a dystopian future and demand a strategic response from the Federal government.

  • BlackRock is the canary in the coalmine

    John Quiggin     |      January 18, 2020

    The government’s case for doing nothing about climate change has been the “economy-wrecking” costs of serious action, but as investments associated with coal become toxic, inaction will cause even greater economic harm.

  • What’s the future of global warming?

    Andrew King     |      January 12, 2020

    The global average temperature has already risen by more than 1°C as a result of mankind’s greenhouse gas emissions, so what does the future hold?

  • Bushfires may be only the beginning

    Neville Nicholls     |      January 6, 2020

    Public attention on the disastrous bushfire crisis in Australia will continue for weeks to come, but as we direct resources to coping and recovery, additional weather and climate challenges may be looming.

  • 9 things being wrecked by climate change

    Rod Lamberts     |      December 31, 2019

    The warnings have been there for decades but still there are those who deny it. So perhaps it’s timely to look at how climate change is affecting you, by wrecking some of the things you love.

  • Going carbon neutral by 2050

    Open Forum     |      December 28, 2019

    If we’re serious about lowering emissions and improving air quality, we need to get serious about powering the world with wind, water and solar energy by 2050.

  • Tackling the real climate challenge

    Ian Dunlop     |      December 23, 2019

    As the nation burns, the Australian people must demand real action on the climate, but do we have political leaders ready to rise to the greatest threat – and opportunity – this country has ever faced?

  • It’s time for bipartisan action on climate change

    Robert Glasser     |      December 19, 2019

    It’s time to begin building a bipartisan Australian response to climate change. The stakes are too high to continue the divisive politics on this fundamental threat to our national wellbeing.

  • The red herring in the water

    Open Forum     |      December 12, 2019

    New research from the University of Adelaide has shown that climate and economic factors are the main drivers of farmers leaving their properties in the Murray-Darling Basin, not reduced water for irrigation as commonly claimed.

  • Listening to women on the front line of climate change

    Open Forum     |      November 30, 2019

    The conversation on global warming rarely includes the voices of women in remote villages in Africa, Asia or on Pacific islands – even when they’re on the front line of climate change.