Ten years ago on Saturday Prime Minister John Howard announced the Coalition government would investigate an emissions trading scheme to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Many thousands, perhaps millions, of lives depend on the direction of Trump's climate policies.
Countries have started announcing strategies to cut greenhouse gases over the next 35 years.
Recent global climate talks at COP22 saw a growing role for businesses, NGOs and the state of California – a promising sign for action on climate change in the face of U.S. inaction.
All is not lost for the climate with the election of Donald Trump.
Some areas expecting big environmental changes already have large, vulnerable populations.
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November 9 will likely become the day that the Paris Agreement died, but not when the goal of limiting warming to 2℃ slipped out of reach.
Many models used by policy-makers suggest we'll have to remove CO2 from the atmosphere - but if we can't, we have to get much more serious about cutting emissions.
Wind and solar farms are great. But we need to reduce energy demand and start taking carbon out of the atmosphere.
More wind farms, electric cars and efficient lightbulbs, of course. But also lower taxes.
Malcolm Turnbull has said coal will be important for "many decades to come" – joining a long line of prime ministers who talked big on climate policy but found themselves talking up fossil fuels.
Australia's lax attitudes to vehicle emissions has been overlooked in Ford's exit.
Canadian PM Justin Trudeau has decided to leave climate policy to the provinces, while forcing them to act.
A global deal on airline emissions leaves a number of loopholes.
In the wake of South Australia's blackout, politicians have blamed renewables for decreasing the state's energy security.
South Australia's electricity price shock in July showed that Australia hasn't worked out how to put large amounts of wind energy into the grid.
Carbon standards for cars are the cheapest way to cut emissions, and will save drivers money.
Skirmishes over funding for renewable energy research are just the latest battle in a saga that stretches back to the early 1980s – years before the public became widely aware of the climate threat.
Unlike the Kyoto Protocol, which languished for years, the Paris climate agreement is rocketing towards the threshold for it to enter into international law – leaving Australia in its wake.