Labor's policies have to get a lot more ambitious if they want to see real reductions in emissions.
Rapidly advancing technologies, including artificial intelligence, robotics, 3D-printing, smart-phones, smart-homes, precision medicine and diagnostics, promise to disrupt health care as we know it.
In an era of rapid technological advance, devastating climate change, increasing inequality and a steadily aging society, health-care leadership development is vital.
School students take part in the global #ClimateStrike rally in Melbourne, Friday, March 16, 2019.
AAP Image/Ellen Smith
The Climate Strike movement shows us loud and clear that youth not only care about climate change, but that it needs to be brought to the table to cement their vote.
Zoological Society London
Coral reefs get a lot of attention, but the world has lost almost all of its vital oyster reefs in the last few centuries.
The author as presenter.
Climate Race Film
We're running out of time – so we can't leave it all to Greta Thunburg and David Attenborough.
Serious policy headwinds buffeting Shorten have been coming on the issue of climate change.
Refusing to own any particular set of figures, which is what Labor has done – apart from passing nods to assessments that suit its case - is risky.
The emissions from this tanker don’t count towards the UK’s emissions target.
Contrary to the advice of the UK's climate advisers, aiming for net zero before 2050 is credible – but the country must reassess how much its future is worth.
Days of protest by Extinction Rebellion have brought parts of London to a standstill.
The move has been likened to putting the country on a "war footing", with climate and the environment at the very centre of all government policy, rather than being on the fringe of political decisions.
The current system drives social injustice and environmental destruction, a new approach to address both is called for.
Pastoralists rely on water tankers and aid in times of drought.
Changes in weather patterns have made life a great deal more precarious for pastoral communities.
Notre Dame circa 1475.
Master of Anthony of Burgundy/Public domain
The coercive Christian rule under which Notre Dame was sanctioned drove a wide exploitation of nature. Let it stand as a reminder of our environmental sins and a call to action.
Australia’s new National Construction Code doesn’t go far enough in preparing our built environment for climate change.
Fires and building failures highlighted serious gaps in Australian building regulations. But recent revisions and recommendations still fall short of preparing our buildings for climate change.
Many houses were flattened after Tropical Cyclone Evan, leading to the partial relocation of the Fijian viillage Denimanu.
Relocating communities to safer, less exposed areas can help people manage climate hazards, but it's not a viable solution for everyone.
Ontario Premier Doug Ford laughs as Finance Minister Vic Fedeli presents the 2019 budget at the legislature in Toronto in April 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Frank Gunn
There's an apparent emerging Doug Ford doctrine in Ontario of short-term gain for long-term pain. It threatens to embed long-term structural costs for the province and its taxpayers.
Fridays For Future strikes in New Delhi, India.
Never mind the future – rich countries have already benefited from climate change, while poor countries have suffered dramatic economic losses.
Just off Washington Square in New York City.
Trees clean urban air, store carbon, slow floodwaters and can be used to design safer streets. Scholars are starting to calculate what these services are worth – a fitting topic for Arbor Day.
Winnipeg General Strike: crowds at Victoria Park. Labour laws from the 1940s work to prevent such action.
L.B. Foote/Manitoba Archives
The Winnipeg General Strike of 1919 provides important lessons of worker solidarity and action that we may need to pay close attention to as labour struggles are likely to intensify in Canada.
Before Australia elects a new PM to manage the country’s foreign relations, it’s vital to have a bigger debate on foreign policy, so voters know how each candidate would lead.
There have historically been few key points of difference on foreign policy during elections. Despite daunting challenges on the global stage, this year's election campaign looks to be much the same.
Delays in rainfall have lead to increased food insecurity in Kenya.
Some areas in Kenya haven't experienced "long rains" for three consecutive years causing crop failures and food insecurity.
Three species of immature mosquito: the common house mosquito, and the malaria vectors An. arabiensis and An. funestus.
Researchers are only beginning to understand the impact of pollution and increased temperatures on the biology of mosquitoes.