Air conditioning changed both building design and people's active management of home temperatures. A return to houses designed for our climate can keep us comfortable and cut energy use and emissions.
Other industries plan for the future, but the tourism industry is acting as if responses to climate change will leave it untouched.
For the second year in a row global greenhouse emissions from fossil fuels have risen, putting 2018 on course to set a new record, according to an annual audit from the Global Carbon Project.
It is possible to both tax carbon emissions and enrich households. A report to be released by UNSW today outlines how.
A wealth tax would put a price on past emissions and could be used to mitigate the negative effects of poverty, including vulnerability to climate change.
Without action about 50 African countries and surrounding islands will be affected by rising sea levels.
Australia is falling behind on its Paris targets, but we have many options for improvement.
Splitting the energy and environment portfolios might sound like a backward step, but here's why it could work.
In 2017 18.8 million people were displaced by natural disasters, with floods accounting for 8.6 million. Climate change is poised to drive those numbers higher still.
Michelle Grattan speaks with Deep Saini about the week in Australian politics.
If there were enough floor-crossers to sink the package's emissions reduction legislation, that would effectively (though not literally) amount to a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister.
Tuesday's party room mood reflected the sense most Coalition MPs have that to save marginal seats and give the government its best chance of survival, they need to unite behind Turnbull.
The Coalition party room on Tuesday is set for a high stakes, quite personal battle between Abbott and Turnbull over the NEG, with former and current prime ministers shaping up on Monday.
Victoria has again shifted the goal posts in the battle over the NEG suggesting parliament should pass the federal government's emissions reduction legislation ahead of states signing onto the NEG.
Warnings that a tide of electric vehicles will cut Australia's tax income put the cart well before the (low-emissions) horse.
There is a rapid shift in production of electric cars all over the world. But how will it benefit ordinary people?
While new buildings may be the glamorous eco-home pinups, retrofitting existing homes is the main game when it comes to creating energy-efficient, comfortable housing stock for all Australians.
Despite persistent buzz, the falling cost of electric cars isn't enough to guarantee sales in Australia.
Every December Australia's air travel peaks, as we travel to family and friends (or flee on holiday). Many buy carbon offsets for these flights – but what do they actually do to our carbon emissions?
A review of the Emissions Reduction Fund has found it's performing well – but new research raises serious credibility issues.