The report synthesises the latest science about Australia’s climate – and paints a worrying picture.
What’s the message between the lines of Tuvalu’s proposal to move to the metaverse?
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Rising sea levels due to climate change are already having severe impacts on the nation of Tuvalu. It proposes to build a digital replica of itself in the metaverse. Could it be done?
Mayotte’s surrounding coral reef is made up of three different structures more than 350 kilometers long. The lagoon they form is threatened by climate change and erosion.
Mayotte is no exception to the adage “small islands, big problems”. A newly born volcano combined with poor land management and accelerating climate change has put its fabled lagoon at risk.
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Thanks to Vanuatu, a vote at the next UN General Assembly could open the floodgates to international climate litigation.
Extreme flooding in Pakistan in 2022 affected 33 million people.
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That’s the big question at the upcoming UN Climate Change Conference, known as COP27, and it’s controversial.
Hurricane Ian’s water vapor on Sept. 28, 2022, meant heavy rainfall for large parts of Florida.
Two hurricane and climate scientists explain what’s known – and still unknown – about global warming’s influence on intensity, rainfall and much more.
Seas are rising in the Torres Strait, swamping crops and graveyards. Friday’s decision by a landmark UN committee is a breakthrough for Indigenous rights and climate justice.
The edge of the Thwaites Glacier extends into the Amundsen Sea in western Antarctica.
If and when the Thwaites Glacier melts, it will result in nearly 0.6 metres of sea level rise, but it holds back another three metres of sea level rise lurking within the Antarctic continent. Listen to The Conversation Weekly podcast.
Indigenous Rangers pointing to damaged rock art. Left to right: William Campbell, Meryl Gurruwiwi, Aron Thorn, Marcus Lacey, Djorri Gurruwiwi.
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Cyclones, floods and other climate change-linked events are threatening Indigenous heritage tens of thousands of years old. Unless we act, they’ll be gone for good.
A turbulent melt-river pours a million tons of water a day into a moulin, where it flows down through the ice to ultimately reach the ocean.
A field glaciologist explains the changes scientists are now seeing.
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New Zealand’s first adaptation plan gives local councils clearer guidelines, but it doesn’t tackle crucial questions about who should pay and how to future-proof major investments.
New research estimates that the Arctic may be warming four times faster than the rest of the world.
The Arctic is on average around 3℃ warmer than it was in 1980.
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But new research offers some hope if we are able to keep climate change under control.
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Antarctica’s ice shelves have helped insulate it from dangerous levels of ice loss. But this is changing.
The findings underscore the urgency of limiting global warming to below 1.5℃, to avert the most catastrophic climate harms.
Repairing storm damage is expensive, and insurance covers less than many people realize.
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Telling people they have a flood risk rating of 10 is less powerful than explaining how much they’re likely to pay to deal with flooding over the next five years.
This event was the world’s worst incidence of mangrove tree deaths in recorded history. These photos show the devastating scale of this disaster.
Local communities, researchers, governments and businesses are working together to identify coastal erosion risks and find sustainable solutions.
Coastal erosion along the St. Lawrence River has economic, social and cultural impacts.
For Pacific Islands, climate change trumps all other threats to their security. While they welcome Australia’s new emission targets, this is an issue of survival that demands greater ambition.
Durban, South Africa.
Climate change is changing wave patterns and strength. Bigger waves combined with sea level rise will hit coasts hard – but only in some countries.