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.
Sunrise over the Earth. Hydrofluorocarbons were created to protect the ozone layer, but their stable nature makes them an extremely potent greenhouse gas.
Australia has ratified an agreement to phase out hydrofluorocarbons, a manmade compound once hailed as the saviour of the ozone layer. What went wrong?
Human activity, along with a strong El Nino, drove 2016 greenhouse gas levels to new heights.
AAP Image/Dave Hunt
Global greenhouse gas levels have hit their highest point in at least 3 million years, according to new figures from the World Meteorological Organisation.
A supercell thunderstorm in the US state of Oklahoma.
The amount of atmospheric energy available to thunderstorms will increase in response to climate change, putting the tropics and subtropics at risk of being lashed with more intense storms.
Jim Carr, Canada’s minister of Natural Resources, delivers a statement on TransCanada’s decision to cancel the Energy East Pipeline project on Parliament Hill in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017.
(THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)
With TransCanada's decision to cancel the Energy East pipeline project Canada's energy policies are under attack.
Carbon dioxide flux over China, measured by NASA’s Orbiting Carbon Observatory-2 satellite.
New data from a NASA satellite show in unprecedented detail the flow of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Future satellites should even be able to detect the signatures of individual power stations.
The Montreal Protocol is finally closing the hole in the ozone layer.
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.
Methane is produced in landfill when organic waste decomposes.
Landfills produce huge amounts of methane. Many of the bigger operators capture it to turn into energy, but they’re wasting about 80% of what’s available. It’s time Australia stepped up.
There have been successive large scale droughts in East Africa.
It's very easy to assume climate change causes droughts, but they are complex extreme events that result from a combination of drivers.
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?
Protesters gather outside the White House in Washington D.C. after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord.
(AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
Action on climate change is now increasingly in China's hands, and the decisions the country's leaders make in the next decade will have a profound global impact.
Scientists monitor landscapes like Omulyakhskaya and Khromskaya Bays in northern Siberia closely.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/flickr
By capturing Arctic methane emissions, the gas industry could join the fight against climate change.
To better understand and bring under control the new planetary flows that humanity has unleashed, we need to mobilize all the legal resources at your disposal.
Circulation out of control.
Analysis of the phenomenon of "total circulation" -- situations in which humanity produces a circulation of goods or persons that escapes its control.
Ice cores are a window into the past hundreds of thousands of years.
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Ludovic Brucker
The current rise in atmospheric carbon dioxide levels is unprecedented in the past 800,000 years. As our video explains, ice cores track human changes to the atmosphere that are far beyond natural.
The Finkel review aims to introduce certainty into Australia’s energy market.
The Finkel review is designed to create a coherent and realistic plan for a low-emissions future. Here are the details you need to know.
A wide range of industrial processes have released greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
While the gases most responsible for global warming - carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide - continue to climb, other industrial greenhouse gases are being brought gradually under control.
Will he stay or will he go? Protesters at last week’s G7 meeting don’t know either.
Some experts say it's better for the US to leave the Paris Agreement than white-ant it from within. But that ignores the damage that a US withdrawal would do to the fabric of global multilateralism.