We know a lot about what climate change will do, but ‘when’ is a tougher question.
What we think we know, don't know and things that might surprise us about climate change and the environment.
Rain approaching the Pinnacles in Western Australia – how best to understand what past climate change has had on the region?
Scientists are about to embark on a two month mission to find out how Australia and its reefs coped with climate change in the past, and therefore how it should cope with any future change.
High and dry: a water-stressed forest in the US Southwest.
Forests take longer than expected to rebound from droughts, diminishing their role as global carbon sinks.
Save the rainforests? A new study shows mangroves matter too, as they can store three to five times more carbon than rainforests.
Daniel Murdiyarso for Center for International Forestry Research
Indonesia is ranked among the world's top dozen contributors to climate change – but a new study shows that protecting the country's mangroves could slash its greenhouse gas emissions.
South Australia’s McLaren Vale is leading the way in adapting to climate change, but the future for vineyards is still uncertain.
AAP Image/Ben Macmahon
The wine industry is sensitive to climate change, but grape growers also have the funding and knowledge to put themselves at the forefront of climate adaptation. Other farmers should watch with interest.
René Magritte’s The False Mirror (1928).
© 2015 C. Herscovici, Brussels / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York
A philosopher's thoughts on how an individual can overcome the feeling of helplessness in the face of global climate change.
Al Gore brought his climate message back to Australia on Monday.
The reality of climate policy is it's often provincial governments or city councils who are the most ambitious, especially where national governments leave a policy void.
A gigantic sunspot almost 130,000 km across captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory on October 23, 2014.
The recent claim that we might enter a mini ice age in 15 years is not only bad science, but it represents a failure of communication by both scientists and journalists.
People were talking about heatwaves long before the data proved they were on the rise.
Powerhouse Museum/Wikimedia Commons
The history of climate change is writ large in literature - and not just scientific journals. An analysis of Google's vast library shows a rise in use of phrases such as "unusual weather" and "heat wave".
Study raises new questions over the rate of ice melting, and thus sea level rise.
NASA's former climate chief, James Hansen, is lead author on a paper that predicts rapidly rising seas this century, but not all climate scientists believe the study's models are convincing.
Chicago has encouraged green roofs to reduce water runoff and energy consumption in buildings.
Mayors from the around the world are at the Vatican to discuss climate change, a global issue that's proving to be most effectively addressed at the local level.
Is the sun setting on Britain’s energy ambitions?
In the long run a shift from renewables to fossil fuels will make it harder to reach emissions targets and will harm the UK's international standing.
Labor wants 50% of Australia’s electricity to come from renewables by 2030 - but what about other climate policies?
Labor's proposal for 50% renewables demonstrates in spades how poisonous climate change politics has trumped good policy.
A green turtle hatches in the lab.
Immersion in seawater kills sea turtle eggs, suggesting that sea turtles are increasingly at risk from rising seas, according to research published today in Royal Society Open Science.
A sensor monitors carbon dioxide from the rooftop of the SF Exploratorium.
Scientists build network of inexpensive air monitors to track emissions with fine-grained spatial detail – an alternative to satellites or pricey land-based CO2 monitors.
Ben Oquist, former chief of staff to Greens leaders Bob Brown and Christine Milne, says Tony Abbott risks being on the ‘wrong side of history’ at the 2015 Paris climate summit.
Ben Oquist on the direction of the Greens and the Senate crossbench.
Ben Oquist, Executive Director of the Australia Institute, talks to Michelle Grattan about the current direction of the Greens, the Senate crossbench, climate change, and much more.
Icy waters off the western Antarctic Peninsula.
Hundreds of meters below the surface of the freezing ocean surrounding Antarctica, the seafloor is teeming with life. The animals living there have no idea that an army is on the brink of invading their tranquil environment.
Among certain minority religious communities, there’s a focus on homegrown or locally grown food.
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Yes, environmental racism is still a problem, but recent research shows that minority groups care about protecting the environment because of the positive experiences they've had.
The latest papal encyclical provides a lesson in public discourse.
The papal encyclical uses moral arguments for environmental protection, yet as a philosophical statement, it's a terrific example of "public reason."
London’s ‘frost fairs’ are a thing of the past – not the future.
Museum of London
Any drop in solar activity will be dwarfed by the impact of increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.