• Financial reports are distorting climate data

    Open Forum     |      February 9, 2021

    Climate information is at risk of being misconstrued and used inappropriately in financial reports and has the potential to expose businesses to significant risk, according to a new paper by Australian researchers.

  • One black summer

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2021

    The 2019/20 Black Summer bushfires were a “wake up call” demonstrating the extreme effects of climate change in Australia, according to a group of experts who’ve published a new study examining the factors that caused the disaster.

  • How resilient is the insurance industry against climate change?

    Victoria Tichá     |      December 17, 2020

    New research finds there are several steps insurers can take to improve the way they assess and manage the impacts of climate change on the community.

  • Five years on from the Paris Agreement

    Jeremy Moss     |      December 16, 2020

    Five years after the Paris agreements, Australia’s government and coal producers are still to take meaningful action to tackle accelerating climate change.

  • An introduction to sea-surface temperatures

    Ayesha Renyard     |      December 3, 2020

    Sea surface temperatures are rising at an unprecedented rate, posing problems for industries which rely on the sea and coastal communities.

  • Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism?

    Ian Dunlop     |      November 21, 2020

    Australia already has solutions for the climate crisis, but they will require the same concerted national commitment, expertise and innovation seen in the handling of the COVID crisis.

  • What goes up but doesn’t come down? Rising sea levels

    Stephanie Groen     |      November 19, 2020

    New technological solutions, and the intelligent use of natural resources, will be required to mitigate the effect of rising sea levels around our region and the world.

  • Hotter days ahead

    Lynette Bettio     |      November 15, 2020

    While this year’s summer may be cooler and wetter than 2019, the latest State of the Climate report warns of hotter days ahead.

  • Mitigating climate change starts with better ocean data

    Ayesha Renyard     |      November 11, 2020

    A molecule of CO2 emitted in India or China has the same effect on the climate system as a molecule emitted in Australia or the United States. No matter where we are, climate change affects us all the same. Transformative changes require a unified approach based on data.

  • Soil carbon finally secures the recognition it deserves

    John White     |      October 19, 2020

    The government has finally acknowledged the potential of sequestering carbon in Australia’s denuded soils, delivering a climate change solution at a profit instead of a cost, along with multiple co-benefits for both people and the natural environment.

  • A snap-back in the Paris climate accord?

    Ralph Evans     |      October 13, 2020

    There may not be a “snap-back” in the Australian economy as Covid-19 fades, but one may well happen somewhere else: in the Paris Agreement on climate change.

  • Seven ways to suck CO2 from the atmosphere

    Annette Cowie     |      September 22, 2020

    Federal Energy Minister Angus Taylor is expected to outline the Morrison government’s first Low Emissions Technology Statement on Tuesday, plotting Australia’s way forward on climate action.