• 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.

  • The heat is on

    Open Forum     |      August 21, 2021

    A two-part series on heat and health published in The Lancet warns that heat-related morbidity and mortality will likely increase without investment in evidence-based research and risk-management strategies.

  • Climate catastrophe

    Colin Chapman     |      August 15, 2021

    There is ample evidence global leaders at every level have failed to improve living conditions or to protect the planet. Few politicians care to face up to reality until it stares them in the face.

  • The fire this time

    Robert Glasser     |      August 13, 2021

    The IPCC report is both a sobering reminder of the scale of the challenge we face and an affirmation that the worst of the climate impacts can be avoided with rapid and more ambitious global action to reduce greenhouse gases and prepare for climate impacts.

  • The IPCC report amidst COVID-19 highlights why a dual health crisis response matters

    Georgia Brown     |      August 12, 2021

    The latest IPCC report on global warming underlines the need for emergency action. As with COVID-19, a society-wide response to climate change is a moral and health imperative just like measures to tackle the pandemic crisis. 

  • There’s still time to act on climate change

    Michael Grose     |      August 11, 2021

    The latest report on climate change from the IPCC is worrying, but redoubling our efforts to limit global warming as much as we can – whether or not we exceed the 1.5℃ goal – is what really matters.

  • One cold day doesn’t stop global warming

    Nerilie Abram     |      June 14, 2021

    A chilly winter spell doesn’t negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won’t help.

  • Climate cooperation between China and the West may be a mirage

    David Uren     |      June 3, 2021

    Climate change has emerged as a rare zone of cooperation and civility between China and the West this year, but it remains to be seen if this will last through to, or beyond, the 26th UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow in November.

  • Ice, ice baby

    Open Forum     |      May 28, 2021

    Sea level rise due to melting ice could be halved by 2100 relative to current forecasts if the Paris Climate Agreement reaches its best case scenario, according to international researchers.

  • Victoria’s catchments may not recover from drought

    Open Forum     |      May 18, 2021

    A third of the water catchments included in a Victorian study had not recovered from a severe drought nearly eight years later, according to research undertaken by Monash University.

  • Australian states can help reduce emissions

    Don Henry     |      May 9, 2021

    Australia’s Victorian Government has set a reduced emissions target of between 45 and 50 per cent by 2030. However, a more co-ordinated effort is needed by the States and Federal Governments.

  • Five things we learned from the Biden Climate Summit

    Jacqueline Peel     |      April 29, 2021

    US President Joe Biden called on 40 world leaders to cut emissions during his Climate Summit – but what did we learn from the first virtual climate meeting of its kind?