• We must make this a climate change election for the sake of our children

    Ingo Weber     |      May 17, 2019

    Climate change is the greatest threat that humanity has ever had to face, and it is children who will pay the biggest price with their health.  This Saturday’s election could be crucial in determining whether we have a future or not.

  • The high cost of climate inaction

    Kate Dooley     |      May 15, 2019

    Limiting warming to below 2°C and aiming for 1.5°C as required by the Paris Agreement will require rapid cuts in fossil fuels and environmental restoration. How do the big parties’ policies compare?

  • Planning for climate extremes in global farming

    Elisabeth Vogel     |      May 10, 2019

    A new study finds that climate extremes, such as heatwaves and droughts, are already affecting crop yields. By understanding these effects we can better plan for climate change.

  • Coral research reveals changes in El Niño

    Open Forum     |      May 9, 2019

    Australian scientists have used cores drilled from coral to produce a 400-year long seasonal record of El Niño events which reveals the worrying extent of recent changes.

  • We want our dreams back

    Greta Thunberg     |      May 3, 2019

    In this speech to British parliamentarians, 16 year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg told today’s decision makers that their failure to act on climate change will be remembered as as “one of the greatest failures of humankind.”

  • Predatory delays in climate policy destroy our prosperity and threaten our survival

    Ian Dunlop     |      April 5, 2019

    The delaying tactics of politicians and business executives in regard to climate policy must end. We face a genuine climate emergency which requires the suspension of politics and business as usual to do whatever it takes to rapidly reduce carbon emissions.

  • Five ways to talk to kids about climate change (and have fun too)

    Lucy Goodchild van Hilten     |      March 29, 2019

    The environmental crisis should be part of everyday conversations with parents today if we want our children to be part of the solution tomorrow.

  • Children teach the world a climate change lesson

    Stephen Healy     |      March 15, 2019

    The school students of today will suffer the effects of climate change tomorrow. Young people who demand meaningful action on climate change therefore deserve to be heard, rather than ridiculed or silenced.

  • Greening our cities could save older people from the heat

    Jason Byrne     |      March 7, 2019

    Heat stress is a silent killer, and older people are particularly vulnerable. Greening our cities with shade trees and other vegetation could help people cope as climate extremes continue to worsen.

  • Climate change in court

    Laura Schuijers     |      March 6, 2019

    A recent court ruling could signal a new direction for Australian climate law after a proposed fossil fuel development was rejected on the grounds of its climate, as well as local, impact.

  • Saving Shark Bay

    Ana Martins Sequeira     |      February 14, 2019

    Safeguarding Shark Bay from the effects of climate change requires a coordinated research and management effort from government, local industry, academic institutions, not-for-profits and local Indigenous groups – before any irreversible ecosystem tipping points are reached.

  • The grass is only greener when the rain falls in spring

    Open Forum     |      February 12, 2019

    It has long been assumed there would be at least one significant benefit to rising carbon dioxide levels – extra growth in the world’s grasslands – but other factors have to align for this to happen.