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Young environmentalists are putting the ethical dimensions of climate change at the center of a global debate that has historically focused on politics, efficiency and cost-benefits analysis. AP Photo/Kin Cheung

Youth climate movement puts ethics at the center of the global debate

Economic and political assessments of climate change have for years helped justify inaction. Now, young environmentalists worldwide are shifting the debate to focus on values, ethics and justice.
New South Wales, which was 100% drought-declared in August 2018, is already suffering climate impacts. Michael Cleary

Why old-school climate denial has had its day

Ten years ago, politicians such as Tony Abbott would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
A new analysis of historic weather balloon data reveals that the troposphere has been warming as climate models predicted. NOAA/Wikimedia Commons

Climate meme debunked as the ‘tropospheric hot spot’ is found

Climate models have been criticised because observations could not find the predicted "hot spot" of strong warming in the troposphere. But analyses now show that the tropospheric hot spot is indeed real.

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