• 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.

  • Climate migration policies need to focus on local solutions

    Daniel Fitzpatrick     |      April 27, 2019

    There is a pressing need for more information on local migration and displacement in order to develop better policies that limit discrimination, poverty and political destabilisation in the Pacific region.

  • The IPCC is underselling climate change

    Open Forum     |      March 22, 2019

    A new study has revealed that the language used by the global climate change watchdog, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), is overly conservative – and therefore the threats are much greater than the Panel’s reports suggest.

  • The elephant in the election room – The immediate existential threat of climate change

    Ian Dunlop     |      March 18, 2019

    Human-induced climate change is happening faster than officially acknowledged, but our leaders continue to ignore or downplay the dangers. To halt our suicidal rush to oblivion, the community must ensure no leader is elected or appointed in this country unless they are committed to emergency action.

  • Tackling climate change could boast economic growth

    Ben Knight     |      March 2, 2019

    Australia could become a world leader in combating climate change by implementing local technologies.

  • Studying the air in Antarctica

    Nerissa Hannink     |      January 28, 2019

    Antarctica’s pristine air and waters – and a unique shipboard laboratory – are helping researchers investigate the effects of climate change and pollution on the atmosphere.

  • Climate change dominates the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks Report

    Robert Glasser     |      January 25, 2019

    The World Economic Forum has released its Global Risks Report 2019 to coincide with its annual meeting taking place this week in Davos, Switzerland and, for the third year in a row, climate change and climate change–related risks dominate the document.

  • Ocean warming has kicked up a gear

    Open Forum     |      January 13, 2019

    Analysis by Chinese and US researchers has found that claims of a slowdown in global warming over recent years were false, and that ocean warming is accelerating.