Yes, climate change came up during the debate but there was little substantive discussion of energy or environment.
Trump is following in Ronald Reagan's footsteps by pushing against regulations, but in the 1980s, it only awakened the public to environmental concerns.
Galileo was right, but that doesn’t mean his fans are.
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One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts lauds Galileo as a hero who turned scientific consensus on its head. But the 'Galileo gambit' is just one weapon in the climate conspiracists' arsenal.
Malcolm Roberts was number 2 on the Pauline Hanson’s One Nation ticket.
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Contrary to the claims of One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts' that climate change is not happening, there is abundant evidence it is, but it might not be enough to persuade him.
Turnbull might be hamstrung by his barely-there majority.
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Malcolm Turnbull returns to the helm with a wafer-thin majority and a significant element in his government who still oppose climate action - can he defy the odds and serve up some credible policy?
Re-analysed data shows that Australia has indeed been hotter over the past 30 years than any time in the preceding millennium.
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Australasia's warming in recent decades is unprecedented in the past millennium. But a mistake in the paper reporting this finding took four years to fix, and was viciously attacked by bloggers.
Fossil fuel industry-funded organisations have played a big role in climate denial.
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Latest revelations about Peabody's funding of groups linked to climate denial are the tip of the iceberg.
Has Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth had much lasting impact in the ten years since it was released?
Ten years have passed since Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth hit the US box office. Has the film been successful in increasing awareness and action on climate change?
Senator Ian Macdonald, pictured here speaking against the carbon tax in 2014, has since described human-induced climate change as “farcical and fanciful”.
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After fighting the 1990 election on a stronger climate platform than Labor, the following two decades saw an ebb and flow of climate scepticism in the Liberal Party, which still continues today.
If someone is spouting pseudo-science, should scientists risk legitimising them by getting into a debate with them?
Some scientists refuse to debate or appear with those they consider to be unscientific. But is this the best approach to combat anti-science narratives?
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Prepare for misinformation and grand talk of scientific conspiracies.
Melting ice means sea levels will rise…but how fast?
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Since scientists are the real sceptics, they still argue a lot among themselves.
There's no agreed definition, no agreed starting point – and no data to back it up.
It’s no wonder people are sometimes confused about science.
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Research shows how the the tobacco and fossil fuel industries used different tactics to undermine scientific consensus.
Even if Exxon eludes charges in New York, the attorney general’s investigation sends a message on corporate accountability.
Until now, the legal system has tolerated corporate deceptions of the public but New York state's investigation into Exxon on climate could start to rewrite the rules.
Few other world leaders are as enthusiastic as Tony Abbott in endorsing coal as ‘good for humanity’.
Australia's failure to lead on climate action marks a stark shift in political priorities in the past decade. The government is all about immediate economic returns whatever the long-term costs.
Electricity is only one of the marvels brought to us by science. But even that’s not enough to convince some of its value.
Nobel Laureate Peter Doherty's new book explores why so many people today selectively reject science, and in the process gives a behind the scenes look at how science really works.
Fishing for the truth?
The BBC is under fire for unbalanced representation of the UK's national weather service.
A new analysis of historic weather balloon data reveals that the troposphere has been warming as climate models predicted.
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.
Bjorn Lomborg seems to irritate the hell out of many environmentalists.
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Bjorn Lomborg seems to inspire anything but consensus, but is his approach all that bad?
As tabloid news outlets invite us to feast on the “craziest” and most “insane” images of the Sydney storms this week from social media, University of Western Australia vice-chancellor Paul Johnson has…