The tropics are expanding at an unprecedented rate. This will have massive implications for societies, economies and the natural world.
Despite briefly being able to dine out on the legislation passed before parliament wound up last week, Malcolm Turnbull is headed to a not-very-happy Christmas.
There is no doubt that 2016 has been a record-breaking year for the Earth’s climate.
Ten years ago on Saturday Prime Minister John Howard announced the Coalition government would investigate an emissions trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The Anthropocene most likely started long before the 1950s.
Drought is a massive problem for southern Africa. The region requires adaptation and mitigation strategies if it's to cope with the changing climate.
The rings of clam shells have revealed 1,000 year's worth of marine climate history.
South Africa's weather is very attractive to international visitors. Climate change could alter their perceptions unless mitigation strategies are put in place.
Extreme wet years are getting wetter and more common. This means Australia's terrestrial ecosystems will play a larger role in the global carbon cycle.
Irrespective of whether climate change contributed to the thunderstorm in Melbourne last week, we can be sure Australia’s climate projections herald new risks to health that cannot be ignored.
Germany’s energy transition is often held up as an incredible success story. So what can Australia learn?
Besides worries that Donald Trump might not make Africa a priority of his presidency, his temperament and views bode ill for democracy on the continent.
Future population growth is expected to take place almost entirely in cities. We won't fight climate change without them.
Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, displacing millions of people each year. A new international initiative is aiming to improve the way governments respond to such crises.
Modern science can be difficult or complex for one person to understand and verify, especially a non-scientist. So who should we believe when scientific evidence is met with denial?
After ratifying the Paris agreement on climate change, the government is looking ahead to its 2017 review of climate change policy.
Plant-eating fish control the spread of seaweed and algae on coral reefs. New research explaining why populations of these fish vary from site to site could lead to better reef protection strategies.
Australia's electricity and climate agendas aren't on the same page.
Every one of us is vulnerable to thinking that the ideas we hold dear are reasoned or principled positions. But how many of our ideas are adopted and defended as part of our tribal identity?
Sceptics are not necessarily less intelligent or knowledgeable.