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Australia cops UN investor slap on climate policy as 'green paradox' looms

Australia's climate policies are "a decade behind" other rich nations, says UN official. »
31 January 2018, 16:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Residents fear anarchy as Cape Town water shut-off looms

If water levels keep falling, Cape Town will declare Day Zero in less than three months. Taps in homes and businesses will be turned off until the rains come. »
31 January 2018, 10:00 - smh - Search similar - Email

Study narrows range of Earth's warming response as greenhouse gases rise

New research has sharply narrowed the likely estimate of how much the Earth will warm with a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, potentially honing estimates that have stood for a quarter century. »
18 January 2018, 01:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Nuclear war, extreme weather top list of 2018 global threats

Mother Nature topped the most significant risks facing the world for a second year in a row. »
18 January 2018, 01:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

'Quite surprising': Near-record hot 2017, heat burst point to warming world

Another year of near-record global temperatures and the recent heat spike in major Australian cities should serve as warning of the vulnerability of populations to global warming, a leading climate researcher said. »
8 January 2018, 19:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Donald Trump tweets US 'could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming'

Speaking from his vacation, Trump wrote on Twitter that the East Coast will be so cold on New Year's Eve that global warming may be a good thing. »
29 December 2017, 12:40 - smh - Search similar - Email

From a 12-year-old in Fiji to a Kenyan 'evangelist': Five climate heroes of 2017

Despite Donald Trump's dismissal of the Paris accord, action to address worsening climate threats has gathered pace globally. »
28 December 2017, 12:01 - smh - Search similar - Email

Ipsos poll: Only 18 per cent think Turnbull government is doing a good job on climate change

Only 3 per cent of Australians rate the Turnbull government's response to climate change as "very good.". »
25 December 2017, 16:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

'Make the planet great again': France awards climate grants to US scientists

Emmanuel Macron plans to award multi-year grants for several US-based scientists to relocate to France. »
12 December 2017, 07:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

'Existential threat': climate change risks finally grab Australia's attention

This year is closing with a flurry of activity on the climate front - including the release of the Turnbull government's review of climate policies. »
9 December 2017, 17:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

At Bonn, the stakes got higher in our gamble on the planet's future

Perhaps the most revealing moment at this year's United Nations climate talks came on Wednesday, when Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany addressed the nearly 200 nations gathered here. »
19 November 2017, 04:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

World Meteorological Organization data shows record global carbon dioxide surge

The level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rose by a record rate last year. »
31 October 2017, 04:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Coal use must 'pretty much' be gone by 2050 to curb sea-level rise, researchers say

The Antarctic ice sheets are melting faster than earlier understood, prompting updated modelling to re-assess for the risks of rapid sea level rise. »
26 October 2017, 14:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

California's new normal may be more intense heat, fires, droughts and floods

As portrayed in novels, the California of the future is barely habitable. Fiction? Perhaps less so after last week. »
16 October 2017, 01:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

In China, the war on coal just got serious

In Australia, politicians continue to debate the existence of climate change. Donald Trump's Environment Protection Agency declared this week the "war on coal is over". »
13 October 2017, 18:01 - smh - Search similar - Email

'The war on coal is over': US a step closer to rolling back clean energy target

At an event in a town aptly named Hazard, Scott Pruitt, head of the EPA, said he's signing the rule to roll back Obama's Clean Power Plan. »
10 October 2017, 09:51 - smh - Search similar - Email

'Attacked from two sides': Antarctic sea ice hits another record low

Sea ice around Antarctica has swung from a record large maximum area covered to a record low in just three years, in a shift that could have implications for the global climate. »
26 September 2017, 12:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

In the US, now is never the time to talk about climate change

It's as bizarre as it is American – the immediate aftermath of a crisis is never the time to debate what might have caused it. »
13 September 2017, 10:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

'Grandmother plant': Ex-UN climate chief Christiana Figueres has advice for PM

AGL's Liddell power station shouldn't receive funds more usefully invested elsewhere to improve Australia's energy prospects says Christiana Figueres, the former United Nations climate chief. »
11 September 2017, 15:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Hurricane Irma shaping to be a perfect - but 'potentially catastrophic' - storm

One of the most powerful hurricanes to develop in the Atlantic basin could hardly come at a worse time for the US. »
6 September 2017, 11:50 - smh - Search similar - Email