• 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.

  • Time to cool down our language on climate change?

    Gitanjali Bedi     |      January 23, 2020

    The language used in the climate change debate is hotting up, but more emotive terms may backfire by creating a false sense of accomplishment, or wearying the public with ‘crisis fatigue.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Climate change threatens to expose deadly soil contaminants

    Andrew Spence     |      November 18, 2019

    Extreme weather events and global warming could lead to increased human exposure to deadly chemicals, according to Australian researchers. Climate change is likely to lead to more dust storms and the release of contaminated soil into the atmosphere.

  • A difference of degrees: the looming climate catastrophe

    Robert Glasser     |      November 18, 2019

    It is becoming increasingly clear that we have greatly underestimated the impacts of climate change and Australia and other nations must rapidly scale up their commitments under the Paris agreement to make a difference while we still can.

  • From Townsville to Tuvalu

    Annette Bos     |      September 9, 2019

    Most people accept that climate change is transforming the global atmosphere and environment, but far fewer people understand the significant effects that climate change and environmental change are already having on human health. 

  • Low carbon cities are within our grasp

    Deo Prasad     |      September 3, 2019

    The research has been done. The evidence is in. We know how to create cities that are sustainable, liveable and affordable, but we have yet to apply that knowledge widely across Australian state capitals.

  • Current climate warming is the worst for 2,000 years

    Open Forum     |      July 26, 2019

    Recent warming events have been unmatched in the past 2,000 years, according to international and Australian researchers who analysed climate data in a series of research papers.

  • How farming can fight climate change

    Open Forum     |      May 14, 2019

    Australia’s National Soil Advocate, former Governor-General Major General Michael Jeffery, has called on the major political parties to cut through the climate change debate and recognise that farmers have much of the answer to sequestering carbon.