Recent extreme rains such as those that hit Sydney recently are actually decreasing, but extreme rain in summer is going up.
AAP Image/NEWZULU/LISA HOSKING
Extreme rainfall in Sydney is increasing - but only in summer, potentially leading to more flash floods in the city.
Yes, the environment can be a vote winnner.
Labour leader didn't bash Cameron as hard as predicted on Libya.
The SNP wants Westminster to learn from them.
The SNP wants the UK to match Scotland's commitments to carbon reduction.
Out of sight out of mind? The vast majority of global warming is going into the ocean.
Over the past decade, warming air temperatures at Earth's surface appear to have slowed. But that ignores the vast majority of heat going steadily into the ocean. And, a new paper shows, that makes no difference to the long-term prognosis.
Every tonne of coal burnt is a tonne off the carbon budget to keep warming below 2C.
If we're going to limit global warming to less than 2C, Australia will need to keep more than 90% of its coal reserves in the ground.
At one climate change conference after another, leaders of the developed democracies solemnly pledge action, then return to the gridlock of political systems with 19th-century origins.
Even as the challenges of climate change grow ever more obvious, what remains largely unacknowledged is the crisis in liberal democratic politics that is preventing an effective response.
To save wildlife we’ll need to intensify our resource use to leave space for conservation.
With increasing human pressure on the environment, how can we save wildlife while lifting people out of poverty? A new manifesto argues for using technology to intensify energy and agriculture.
Good climate models can predict and help us respond to weather events.
Climate and weather models have come far in recent decades, and Australia has one of the best.
Is it getting hotter, Nigel?
Backtracking on climate policy would make achievement of a global climate agreement much more difficult, with disastrous results.
You can’t hide from global warming, Mr Wabbit.
Rabbits and hares will flee towards the poles as global warming changes the places they once called home.
Right to roam?
Ambitious climate targets, but nature policies leave a lot to be desired.
Welcome to your summer holidays, 750m years ago.
More evidence that planet Earth has gone through various frozen phases.
Can Pope Francis spread the idea that protecting nature a moral issue?
The upcoming encyclical from Pope Francis can transform the climate change culture wars in America.
Climate change is affecting gender ratios in fish, and could hamper their ability to return to a 50:50 balance.
Warmer temperatures can throw off the gender balance in some species. But some fish can adjust their offspring's gender to compensate, but only if temperatures don't rise too high.
Climate models show Sydney could get drier or wetter. Which scenario do we choose when making decisions?
Depending on what model you use, climate change could make Sydney a little bit warmer, much hotter, wetter, or drier. Which one should we use? When it comes to planning for climate change, it's important to look at all the possible futures.
Under a high emissions scenario, Melbourne’s climate could end up more like Dubbo’s in New South Wales.
Frans de Wit/Flickr
Melbourne to Adelaide, Sydney to Brisbane: climate change could move the climate of Australia's towns and cities, as revealed by a new website.
The US proposes to meet its climate targets through regulation, including reducing carbon emissions from coal power plants by a third below 2005 levels.
The United States' post-2020 climate target raises many questions for this year's global climate talks, and puts pressure on Australia to raise the stakes.
The US has formally submitted its post-2020 climate target to the UN.
EPA/Jim Lo Scalzo
The US has made its formal submission of climate targets beyond 2020. But Australia continues to twiddle its thumbs.
BP’s energy outlook would make it difficult to keep warming below 2C.
BP's Energy Outlook report forecast an increase in fossil fuel use by a third. That would make it difficult to keep warming below 2C.
In the Anthropocene, human-driven forces are shaping the planet in ways that may risk the collapse of human civilisation.
The Anthropocene, as an epoch of human-driven planetary change, poses huge environmental and political problems. But it could also force us to develop proper ecological and democratic accountability.