2016’s warm winter meant not enough snow for the start of the Iditarod sled dog race in Anchorage, so it was brought by train from 360 miles north.
For everyone from traditional hunters to the military, the National Park Service to the oil industry, climate change is the new reality in Alaska. Government, residents and businesses are all trying to adapt.
Icy hailstones can do major damage, depending where they land.
AP Photo/Nati Harnik
The future climate that scientists predict for the middle of the United States is one that will foster more hail events with bigger hailstones.
Climate change also has an impact on public health.
Scientists need to continue working across disciplines to find ways to disrupt disease transmission in the context of climate change.
It’s unlikely NSW will get the sustained rain needed to break the drought.
A new outlook from the Bureau of Meteorology forecasts a dry, warm spring – and not the sustained rain we need.
Let’s be frank: Turnbull has made a hash of his prime ministership.
The ideological hardliners were obsessed with the climate, free speech and other culture wars. Their discordant voices have been amplified by their good mates in News Corp, including Sky, and 2GB.
Only you can prevent hothouse earths.
What can we expect from our future climate after looking at the 'Hothouse Earths' of the past?
Finally, our national obsession with weather is useful for something.
Yesterday's weather helps make sense of today's, but how will this change as the climate changes?
Places such as Berri were affected by Millennium Drought, caused by low cool-season rain. New materials and techniques are now being used to observe drought causes and water patterns in Australia’s history to help the future.
Australia has always suffered heat and flood, but a detailed seasonal rainfall reconstruction of the last 800 years shows the extremes are intensifying.
While some argue globalization has been bad for the environment, the move towards deglobalization could spell serious trouble for climate. This photo from 2014 shows smoke streams from the chimneys of a coal-fired power station in Germany.
(AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
Some experts argue globalization has been bad for the environment. But moving away from globalization could have other consequences that could be even more devastating for the environment.
It was a hot year for many Australians.
An annual assessment of the health of Australia's environment shows mostly stable conditions in 2017, but ecosystems on land and at sea suffered ever higher temperatures.
It’s more important to know whether there’ll be any weather than what the weather will be.
Photo by Loren Gu on Unsplash
The Bureau of Meteorology's climate outlook for April to June is 'neutral', but that doesn't mean we're flying blind, weather-wise.
Asperitas cloud over Newtonia, Missouri, US.
© Elaine Patrick, Cloud Appreciation Society Member 31940.
Clouds can reveal a great deal about the world we live in. Here's what happens when scientists find a whole new type.
MiMA: an open source way to model the climate.
The creation of climate models with open source code, available for anyone to use, has improved scientific collaboration and helped research get more efficient.
A man walks through a greenhouse in October 2017 at a learning centre in Uganda where sustainable agriculture techniques, such as drought-resistant crops and tree planting, are taught.
(AP Photo/Adelle Kalakouti)
At present on the African continent, the politics of persuasion are especially consequential in the area of agri-food research and development.
Water researchers (like Dr Mary Lundeba and Esther Lee, pictured here at work in Zambia) need more support.
African governments must focus on developing and supporting highly-skilled water professionals.
The European Investment Bank's funding of the Trans Adriatic Pipeline will harm the climate and makes little financial sense.
A drying climate caused a mass extinction among plants, but paved the way for the ancestors of modern reptiles, mammals, and birds.
Artist’s view of Aqua, a NASA satellite in orbit around the Earth since 2002 that studies the water cycle.
Several satellites have been launched in recent years with the objective of measuring data related to climate change. They must be complementary to measurements made on earth.
If Jay Weatherill is returned as the premier of South Australia in 2018, he promises to once again butt heads with Malcolm Turnbull over energy policy.
Last year was a vicious one for climate and energy politics. And with a South Australian election and various other federal decisions in the offing, 2018 looks like being similarly rancorous.
Australia veered from very wet to very dry in a year of wide-ranging weather extremes.
AAP Image/Mal Fairclough
Last year saw plenty of warm weather around the country, but other notable events included dry months in the southeast, some very cold winter nights, and record-warm dry season days in the north.