The continent is home to 12 million penguins…and not much else.
Andrew Peacock, footloosefotography.com
The Antarctic Treaty was signed 58 years ago today, protecting the continent for peace and science.
The Barossa Valley in 1987 – the year that Australians (winemakers included) received their first formal warning of climate change.
Phillip Capper/Wikimedia Commons
Three decades since the GREENHOUSE 87 conference, credited as kickstarting public awareness of climate change in Australia, how far have we come, and how far do we have left to go in appreciating the risks?
Children march at the welcoming ceremony of the Conference of the Parties (COP23) in Bonn, Germany.
As delegates meet in Bonn for the latest rounds of climate talks, civil society, NGOs, cities, regional governments and businesses, are stepping up to work together toward climate goals.
Besides wondrous creatures, new discoveries and spectacular filming, Sir David Attenborough's follow up to The Blue Planet comes with a stark warning about the future
Extreme temperatures in Cordoba, Spain in June 2017.
In an unchanging climate, we would expect record-breaking temperatures to get rarer as the observation record grows longer. But in the real world the opposite is true - because we are driving up temperatures.
Warm waters run very deep.
The prospect of attempting to engineer the world's climate has become a lot more real since the Paris Agreement.
Tony Abbott was being his old pre-prime-ministerial self on Monday, with a full-on speech to a climate sceptics group in London.
Speaking in a light and bright FM radio interview on Tuesday, Malcolm Turnbull said that in politics, “just being chilled, calm is very important. A little bit of zen goes a long way.” He was answering…
A child cools off in a fountain during a hot summer day in Rome, Italy.
Without limiting global warming Europe is likely to see more severe heatwaves, less frequent extreme cold and more intense rain events.
Who’s afraid of rising sea levels?
David Goldman/AP Photo
Europeans are, on average, more likely than Americans to say they fear climate change. What explains the gap?
The window for staving off the worst of climate change is wider than we thought, but still pretty narrow.
It's still possible to hit the more ambitious of the two Paris global warming goals, according to a new estimate of the global carbon budget. But it sure won't be easy, and we need to start now.
Sea ice trapped atmospheric carbon dioxide in the last ice age.
The last ice age locked atmospheric carbon dioxide into oceans, which has major implications for how the oceans and carbon dioxide may be linked in the future.
This winter had some extreme low and high temperatures.
In 2017 Australia's winter had the highest average daytime temperatures on record. This extreme is 60 times more likely to occur under the influence of greenhouse gas emissions.
Algae could be the key to a new type of biofuel.
The right kind of algae can be converted to biofuel, and there are potential side benefits for carbon capture.
24Novembers / shutterstock
Unlike the more abstract idea of global climate change, pollution is tangible and its effects are obvious.
When is it too hot to fly?
Major airports around the world will see more frequent flight restrictions in the coming decades because of increasingly common hot temperatures.
Tropical rainforests are among the biggest contributors to the global greening boom.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
The globe is greening as plants grow faster in response to rising carbon dioxide. But a new analysis shows they aren't using more water to do it - a rare piece of good news for our changing planet.
What does the shrinking of the Colorado River mean for Native American religions?
Historically, indigenous peoples used the natural seasonal cycles of weather, plants and animals as part of their religious calendar. What will be the impact of climate change on their practices?
A new paper improves our estimate of the climate’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide.
A new analysis suggests that weather records have not yet had time to capture the full effects of climate change, some of which are likely to take centuries to play out.
Best-case scenario, how much are we locked into?
Set aside the politics. If by some miracle we turned off carbon emissions immediately, how would the climate respond?