Australia’s bushfire response relies on foreign satellites, which are not designed to assess our highly flammable eucalypt-clad landscapes.
Forest fires in Australia are burning more land across more of the year than ever before, as climate-linked fire weather worsens.
We need new experiments to model Earth’s climate if global warming is stabilised at 1.5℃. A new paper explains why.
The ocean has been buffering us from the impacts of climate change, but it is reaching the limit of this capacity. Integrating ocean and climate policy will be crucial.
Why rely on unproven technologies when we can store carbon and cut emissions through Country-based and nature-based solutions?
The southern parts of Australia are expected to become increasingly dry due to climate change. Yet, we now find ourselves subject to another La Niña event. What’s going on?
Grattan Institute analysis shows it’s possible to achieve a vastly lower-emissions electricity system in less than two decades – if governments can muster the courage.
If Australia plans to sell as much of its fossil fuels as possible, the least it can do is help us in Kiribati survive the rising seas.
The roadmap predicts that by the 2030s, the sector could boost Australia’s annual GDP by around A$10 billion, create 26,200 jobs and reduce emissions by about 9%.
While some invasive animals have breached Antarctica, the continent is still pristine. Our challenge is keeping it that way.
For over a decade, the inclusion of oceans in climate talks has been piecemeal and inconsistent. And yet, the ocean is critical to help balance the conditions we need to survive.
We need to rapidly reduce global emissions before 2030. Developing hydrogen for low-emissions road transport won’t happen fast enough.
Carbon dioxide can be classed as pollution under the UN law of the sea and countries have an obligation to prevent it from entering the ocean.
Experts from around the world react to the COP26 Glasgow climate summit. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Aluminium is hugely useful, but energy-intensive to produce. What if we didn’t have to smelt any more?
We can evaluate the plan’s sincerity through a lens of good practice policy making. So how does the government’s net-zero plan rate?
Electric cars are expensive in Australia partly because European emission standards reward manufacturers for selling them there. There’s an obvious fix.
A single tree in a tropical forest has the same cooling effect as two air conditioners. Imagine how hot it gets when a whole forest is felled.
Stabilising Earth’s climate depends on a lot more than deals struck at conferences like Glasgow. But those agreements set a frame for real-world decisions.
From weak 2030 targets to controversial rules around carbon trading, let’s take a look at the summit’s defining issues.