The WHO has been criticised for being slow to recognise the scale of the COVID-9 pandemic. We suggest a new protocol on infectious diseases to help with faster data collection and more open sharing.
Three decades of growing scientific certainty about climate change have yielded little progress.
A new assessment found substantial warming is much more solidly assured than we thought.
Humanity at risk if we keep thinking everything is under control
For decades Australian scientists have, clearly and respectfully, warned about the risks to Australia of a rapidly heating climate. After this season's fires, perhaps it's time to listen.
Promising to plant 100m trees a year is one thing; making them grow can be quite another.
Climate change is causing oceans to become warmer and more acidic and to lose oxygen. Indonesian waters are not immune to these impacts.
The climate emergency requires the full mobilisation of scientific institutions, but the persistent compartmentalization between disciplines and difficulties of adaptation hinder their action.
If nothing is done now, seas could rise a metre by 2100, and four metres by 2300.
While a new report from the IPCC highlights the need for urgent climate change action, Morrison used his address to the UN to strongly defend the government's performance on climate change.
A new Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report makes clear human-induced climate change threatens the health and function of the ocean and cryosphere - the frozen regions of the Earth.
Studies show that the Arctic is heating up twice as fast as the rest of the planet.
The history of the UNFCCC shapes what is and isn't possible today.
Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef's decline more acutely than the scientists trying to save it. Ahead of a UN climate summit, two researchers write of their grief, and hope.
As a wealthy nation with global diplomatic and multilateral influence, Canada is among a small subset of nations uniquely positioned to act individually and collaboratively on climate change.
The Haiyan Typhoon disaster is a cautionary case for climate adaptation and mitigation because it demonstrates the seductiveness of survival myths.
Every word of the 40-page summary document has to be agreed by representatives of 195 governments.
Inequality in wealth, emissions and vulnerability means some are more responsible for climate action than others.
More than one-fifth of global warming emissions come from land use. Sustainable farming can make soil healthier and better able to soak up carbon, while saving energy and boosting food production.
A new report calls land key to solving climate change. The good news is that there are strategies for reducing carbon emissions from land use that can also produce economic and social benefits.