• The world needs success in Glasgow

    Christian Downie     |      October 25, 2021

    A crucial round of United Nations climate change negotiations will soon begin in Glasgow and the stakes could not be higher. By the end, we’ll know how far nations are willing to go to address humanity’s biggest challenge.

  • The Pacific wants action on climate change

    Wesley Morgan     |      October 24, 2021

    The Pacific Islands are at the frontline of climate change and as rising seas threaten their very existence, these tiny nation states will not be submerged without a fight.

  • What to expect at COP26

    Jacqueline Peel     |      October 21, 2021

    With so many vital issues up for discussion at COP26, ensuring a successful outcome was always going to be a challenge, even without the wildcard of COVID-19.

  • 30 years of climate vacillation

    Kate Crowley     |      October 19, 2021

    To see bone fide change in Australia’s climate response, the government must not repeat the mistakes of the past: politicising climate change, delaying the clean energy transition, persisting with ineffective policies, and offsetting rather than reducing emissions.

  • Envisioning a zero-carbon future

    Con Anagnostopoulos     |      October 18, 2021

    Australia remains one of the world’s highest per capita emitters and fossil fuel exporters and is under increasing pressure to commit to carbon neutrality by 2050. How could we get to zero net emissions by this much talked about deadline? 

  • Morrison inches towards a net-zero target

    Robert Glasser     |      October 10, 2021

    After years of downplaying the climate crisis, the Prime Minister may soon announce a net-zero by 2050 commitment with an eye to the next Federal election.

  • Hope and courage in the climate crisis

    John Wiseman     |      September 27, 2021

    A new book is a guided tour of ideas to inspire and sustain radical hope and defiant courage in the long climate emergency which now lies before us.

  • The case for emission transparency

    Richard Holden     |      September 26, 2021

    Requiring companies to disclose their carbon emissions will encourage reductions to appease their customers and investors.

  • The new argonauts

    Open Forum     |      September 14, 2021

    Named after the boat which Greek mythological hero Jason travelled on in search of the golden fleece, a new generation of Argo floats loaded with high-tech equipment are measuring ocean temperatures to depths of 2000 metres.

  • Climate activism requires a nuanced security response

    John Coyne     |      September 5, 2021

    Governments can ill afford to ignore climate protests or treat them in a heavy-handed manner. It’s time for genuine public discourse on this issue before the situation deteriorates and further erodes social cohesion.

  • Can the financial system survive climate change?

    Ian Dunlop     |      August 29, 2021

    One of the few bright spots in an otherwise dismal global response to the escalating climate crisis has been the preparedness of financial market regulators to force their regulated institutions to face up to the implications of climate risk.

  • Saving the oceans to save the Earth

    Open Forum     |      August 25, 2021

    In a UNSW Science Week event, Dr Ayana Elizabeth Johnson said the key to fighting the climate crisis is saving the oceans.