A recent study found one billion people are likely to die prematurely by the end of the century from climate change. Here are seven energy policies that could save their lives.
The world is on track to exceed 2°C warming within the next five years, with dire consequences for polar ice, mountain glaciers and permafrost – and human society.
Getting climate funds to frontline communities may require rich countries and the UN easing control over how the money is spent.
As seas rise, it is clear that traditional coastal defence approaches are unable to keep pace. Nature-based solutions offer considerable potential to protect coasts, people and biodiversity.
In 1997, John Howard chose expansion of Australian fossil fuels over Pacific concerns about climate change. Will Albanese finally mend the rift?
The same instruments used to measure earthquakes pick up vibrations as ocean waves put pressure on the sea floor. Four decades of data tell a story about ocean storms.
Storms are the greatest threat to beach erosion, not sea level rise, research reveals. This is the longest continuous beach monitoring survey in the Southern Hemisphere.
Humanity has lost control of West Antarctic ice-sheet melting.
Oceanographic systems vary over years, decades and centuries.
A therapist shares advice for harnessing your stress over climate change and other environmental harms and putting it to work.
The future of the traditional holiday getaway looks bleak.
Zimbabwe’s climate action plan is on track to check emissions and promote development. Other countries can learn from it.
Rising seas are pushing coastal ecosystems to the limit of endurance. Now international research reveals a “tipping point” will be reached if we allow more than 2 degrees of global warming.
Climate change is going to bring social change. Will it drive ever-faster efforts to stave off the worst – or trigger social upheavals making it harder for us to respond?
Small island developing states are seeking a legal ‘advisory opinion’ from an international tribunal on whether climate change falls under the international law of the sea.
Glaciologists are discovering new ways surface meltwater alters the internal structure of ice sheets, and raising an alarm that sea level rise could be much more abrupt than current models forecast.
Icebergs don’t just pose a risk to ships – they have a profound impact on the natural world and human societies.
Temperature rise of more than 1°C pushes us towards irreversible climate tipping points, yet Earth is 1.2°C warmer than in pre-industrial times.
When Buckingham Palace announced the death of Queen Elizabeth II in September, the news overshadowed reporting of a critical review of climate tipping points, published in Science. Did you miss it?
Seafloor landforms reveal that ice sheets can collapse at 600 metres per day.