Brazil’s rainforest is a massive carbon store, so its severe drought could be a tipping point for the global climate. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Banning public funding for overseas fossil fuel projects will boost Australia’s climate leadership. But can it take the next step and do it domestically?
Carbon capture and sequestration can play a role in limiting warming but the nuances of its application are far more complicated than just planting trees. Getting it wrong could make warming worse.
The agreement still leaves many unanswered questions, as well as concerns from vulnerable countries about who will qualify, who pays and who is in charge.
The Sunnylands Statement has set a powerful signal for COP28, however, it also highlights that more must be done in Dubai to define what it means to achieve ‘net zero.’
Soil contains three times more carbon than the atmosphere. As climate change has become a global threat, agriculture’s ability to store more or less carbon is under close scrutiny.
Coral reefs are already being lost, and four other vital climate systems may tip soon.
Releasing reflective particles into the upper atmosphere would help us tackle climate change – but it’s not without risk.
South Africa’s plan to transition to green energy may eventually benefit big private companies more than ordinary citizens.
Most Aussie homes are not suited to the current climate, let alone future extremes. But they can be upgraded. A new report identifies the most common housing types and benefits of renovating.
The Anthropocene began quickly, but will last deep into the geological future.
South of Cape Cod, fiddler crabs and marsh grass have long had a mutually beneficial relationship. It’s a different story in the North, where the harms can ricochet through ecosystems.
Record emissions are fast shrinking the remaining amount of carbon dioxide we can emit if we are to limit global warming. At current rates, we’ll use up the budget for a 1.5°C outcome in seven years.
We can’t prevent continued global warming without reaching net zero carbon dioxide emissions. New climate simulations show what might happen when we get there.
A recently signed Australia-Tuvalu citizenship agreement offers people displaced by climate change a chance to ‘move with dignity’. But staying with dignity has to be an option too.
Australia is planning for a very hot summer, which will have far-reaching consequences for many people. It’s time governments took this more seriously and, importantly, took action.
Funding climate adaptation in conflict areas may require engaging local communities and armed groups where national governments are absent.
To avert climate breakdown, most of the world’s coal, oil and gas must stay underground.
Africa can check climate impact on health by taking 37 actions endorsed by environment ministers.
El Niño usually brings hot, dry weather to Australia. But the rains that have drenched eastern Australia are normal too.