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'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

More climate scientists urgently needed for Australia, academy says

Australia's climate research is in "urgent" need of dozens more scientists to help prepare for global warming. »
2 August 2017, 19:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Carbon emissions: Artificial intelligence used to fight deforestation in Congo

A new technique using artificial intelligence to predict where deforestation is most likely to occur could help the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) preserve its shrinking rainforest and cut carbon emissions, researchers have said. »
30 July 2017, 11:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Massive 3000 square kilometre iceberg about to break off of Antarctica

An enormous iceberg, over 3000 square kilometres big is poised to detach from one of the largest floating ice shelves in Antarctica and float off in the Weddell Sea, south of the tip of South America. »
6 July 2017, 07:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Alan Finkel auditions for the role of Australia's chief political scientist

Australia's chief scientist has steered a politically pragmatic course in his landmark energy report. »
9 June 2017, 08:10 - smh - Search similar - Email

Hawaii defies Donald Trump by passing laws supporting Paris accord

Hawaii is the first state to legally implement portions of the Paris climate agreement. »
8 June 2017, 01:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

Paris climate accord: World pledges to save 'Mother Earth' despite Trump's snub

After global dismay at Trump's pullout, China and EU agree to join forces against global warming, France will work with US states, cities to preserve pact. »
3 June 2017, 10:20 - smh - Search similar - Email

While the US exits the Paris accord, China takes real action on climate change

Premier Li Keqiang expected to reaffirm China will fully meet its Paris Agreement goals. »
2 June 2017, 15:50 - smh - Search similar - Email

Donald Trump's call to 'put America first' by exiting Paris climate accord to backfire

That Donald Trump's decision was widely anticipated does little to moderate its impact. »
2 June 2017, 03:30 - smh - Search similar - Email

Fears for global climate action as Trump expected to exit Paris agreement

The climate genie, already out of the bottle, just got that bit harder to put back in. »
31 May 2017, 20:40 - smh - Search similar - Email