• The dominoes are falling fast. We face a climate emergency

    Ian Dunlop     |      June 10, 2022

    The massive task of quickly retooling the economy to a low-carbon system will require national mobilisation akin to wartime, but time is running out for humanity to make the necessary changes to avert a climate catastrophe.

  • We should treat climate change like COVID

    Samuel Berhanu Woldemariam     |      May 11, 2022

    COVID-19 provoked an urgent, science-led, whole-of-government response from many nations around the world. With climate change already making a global impact, it’s in everyone’s interest for national governments to take the same approach.

  • An open letter to Australia’s political leaders

    Open Forum     |      March 30, 2022

    The first duty of government is to protect the people, but on climate-security risks, the Australian Security Leaders Climate Group claim Australia is missing in action.

  • Climate change in the Indo-Pacific in 2035

    Robert Glasser     |      February 22, 2022

    The impacts of climate change on the Indo-Pacific, already the most exposed region in the world to climate hazards and home to the world’s fastest growing populations, economies and geopolitical rivalries, will be profound.

  • Watch out for Gina and her clan of billionaires

    Nipuna Kumbalathara     |      October 8, 2021

    Dirty energy tycoons have been spinning narratives, peddling influence, and rigging systems to make unholy amounts of money. While at it, they’ve played nasty to checkmate innovative and people and planet-friendly solutions from competing on a fair playing field.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • The security implications of climate change

    Cheryl Durrant     |      April 14, 2021

    A new report from the Australian Strategic Policy Institute says the federal government has overlooked the national security threats of climate change.

  • Fight for the future

    Open Forum     |      January 14, 2021

    A loss of biodiversity and accelerating climate change in the coming decades coupled with ignorance and inaction is threatening the survival of all species, including our very own, according to the experts from institutions including Stanford University, UCLA, and Flinders University.

  • Invest the fiscal stimulus to fight climate change

    ANU Editorial Board     |      March 24, 2020

    With economies in free-fall, all governments, including Australia’s, are on the hunt for opportunities to stimulate their economies while, ideally, addressing long-term challenges. Action on climate change provides a raft of opportunities to do both.

  • An open letter on the Australian bushfires

    Steven Sherwood     |      January 30, 2020

    Eighty of Australia’s top scientists have written an open letter to the Australian public and politicians, urging action on carbon emissions following this year’s horrendous bushfire season.