Senator Ian Macdonald, pictured here speaking against the carbon tax in 2014, has since described human-induced climate change as “farcical and fanciful”.
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After fighting the 1990 election on a stronger climate platform than Labor, the following two decades saw an ebb and flow of climate scepticism in the Liberal Party, which still continues today.
Climate change has been implicated in record-breaking temperatures across the 20th century.
Record-breaking years have been almost impossible without human-caused climate change.
Million-year-old ice likely lies more than 3km below Antarctica’s surface.
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Ice cores tell us vital information about how the world's climate has changed - and how it will change in the future.
Tropical Cyclone Winston nears Fiji on February 20, 2016.
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Cyclone Winston produced wind speeds of around 300 km per hour, making it one of the strongest storms to make landfall.
We don’t have to know exactly how high the sea might rise to start doing something about it.
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Cuts to CSIRO climate jobs will see a reduction in effort on monitoring and measuring climate change, and an increase in efforts to do something about it. That's the most politically-sensible option.
Chief Scientist Alan Finkel appeared before a Senate estimates hearing on Wednesday.
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Chief scientist Alan Finkel comments on cuts to climate jobs at CSIRO.
What people are told about their local climate and what they experience may differ. Education and collaboration can remedy this disconnect.
Climate scientists are finding a disconnect between communities and climate science: people simply don't trust the information they're receiving.
CSIRO has contributed to surprising discoveries in climate science. Pictured here is the research ship RV Investigator.
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CSIRO's climate science has contributed a number of important, and unexpected, findings.
A reported 350 jobs will be cut from CSIRO’s staff.
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CSIRO is set to cut dozens of jobs from its climate research units, as part of a wider series of job losses to be formally announced today.
It’s all a matter of perspective.
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Former PM's business advisor Maurice Newman recently claimed that satellite temperature data tell a different story to data collected on the ground. He's right - but that's how it's meant to be.
Changes in ocean temperatures are driving unusual weather patterns across Europe.
Australia’s chief scientist Professor Ian Chubb, at the National Press Club in Canberra, in 2013.
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After almost five years, Ian Chubb today ends his role Australia's Chief Scientist. He's seen some challenging times with changing leadership and ministers but he believes Australia is in a better place.
Scientists need to get comfortable with dealing with people and their feelings.
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Scientists need to be comfortable dealing with subjective views, rather than empirical data, and people's feelings to make progress in addressing climate change.
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Things can change disturbingly quickly – just ask the people who once farmed the Sahara.
Melting ice means sea levels will rise…but how fast?
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Since scientists are the real sceptics, they still argue a lot among themselves.
Drought in southern Australia in 2015.
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The Millennium Drought was bad, but the most detailed record of droughts since 1500 reveals there were far more severe super-droughts in the past.
Extreme weather is more common than ever.
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The scientific case rests on six key observations.
2015 looks set to be the hottest year on record.
2015 will likely be the hottest year on record, according to a preliminary analysis released by the World Meteorological Organization.
There's no agreed definition, no agreed starting point – and no data to back it up.
It’s no wonder people are sometimes confused about science.
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Research shows how the the tobacco and fossil fuel industries used different tactics to undermine scientific consensus.