A closer look at how ice cover changed through the months offers some important insights into the role of climate change and why every year isn’t a record.
If the world is to adapt to sea level rise with minimal cost, we must address the uncertainty surrounding Antarctica’s melting ice sheet. This requires significant investment in scientific capacity.
The shipping sector’s emissions are equivalent to some industrial countries: here’s some innovative ways to help reduce them.
A new analysis, using 15 years of autonomous underwater measurements and simulations from the latest global climate models, refined our estimate of future ocean warming and sea level rise.
Green eggs and bacon anyone? The substitutes you need to make to change your traditional full English into a breakfast which is healthier for the planet – and for you.
Wild beaver populations have the potential to significantly alter our landscapes, affecting biodiversity, water quality and pollution.
Major research found Australia must keep 95% of coal in the ground to limit global warming. With a little political will, this would be easy to do.
‘Shape shifting’ animals are evolving to deal with heat – by changing the size of their ears, tails, bills and other appendages.
Towering trees in African tropical mountain forests are a vital, overlooked carbon store threatened by deforestation.
Australia must start planning for the loss of entire regional communities, and internal climate refugees.
In a region threatened by coastal erosion, a group of school students learned how they could explore change using visual stories and poems.
Greenland’s melting ice sheets threaten to significantly hamper humanity’s efforts to mitigate climate change.
Greenland’s conditions were once similar to those of a greenhouse. Volcanoes swelled the land, constricted seaways and gigatonnes of greenhouse gases were released into the atmosphere.
Not all forests respond to hotter and drier conditions in the same way.
As the pandemic pushes healthcare online, it’s time to stop overlooking the environmental impacts.
What might sound like small changes – temperatures another tenth of a degree warmer, sea level a few centimeters higher – have big consequences for the world around us.
Academic research can shed light on crucial questions about what life on Earth will be like under the most plausible emissions scenarios. And a warning: the answers are confronting.
IPCC reports are often used as legal tool for bringing the powerful to account. And the more Australia’s governments and businesses lag on climate change, the more litigation we’re likely to see.
The IPCC report has laid out some alarming sea level projections for the future. But the relationship between sea level rise and real-world risk is complex.
Visualising climate change data in accessible ways can help convince audiences from all backgrounds about the urgency of the climate crisis.