Mitigating climate change is more politically popular than adapting to its inevitable effects.
If the G7 is serious about stopping global warming, it could start by acknowledging who and what is causing it.
One cold winter doesn't negate more than a century of global warming. We need the political leadership to set the world on a safer path. Ill-informed tweets by government senators won't help.
New research looked at wave conditions over the past 40 years, and found wave power has increased since at least the 1980s, mostly in the Southern Hemisphere.
Climate change literacy is key.
There are significant gaps in what teachers in Ghana know about ozone depletion and climate change, even though these subjects are in the science curriculum.
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Climate change has profound, but often overlooked, consequences for human health.
New findings suggest the loss of fertility at high temperatures is a major threat to the survival of some species.
This Warty Pig is part of a panel dated to more than 45,500 years in age.
Basran Burhan/Griffith University
The ancient cave paintings have only begun to tell us about the lives of the earliest people who lived in Australasia. The art is disappearing just as we are beginning to understand its significance.
A future of heat and strife or humanity’s finest hour – our response to climate change today will define the 21st century.
A holistic view of climate change risk considers climate hazards, exposure, vulnerability and the responses to these. It also takes into account how multiple risks interact.
Humanity can still limit global warming to 1.5°C this century. But political action will determine whether it actually does. Conflating the two questions amounts to dangerous, misplaced punditry.
Our research looked at deaths in Australia between 1968 and 2018. While more people tend to die in winter than summer, this gap is narrowing – and that's a worry.
For the first time, political will and global public opinion seem focused on profound climate action. This decade will be a decisive one.
Canada’s latest federal budget did little to tackle climate action or income inequality, two problems with strong ties. Alberta’s Bow Lake is seen in this photo.
The snail’s pace of action in this year's federal budget on climate is out of step with the urgency of the climate and income inequality crises.
Australia must treble its emissions reduction targets and reach net-zero emissions by 2035. Without this and other radical global action, the chance to hold warming to well below 2℃ will pass us by.
Ross Ice Shelf in Antarctica is the largest of its kind anywhere in the world.
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In a new study, we found that a third of Antarctica's ice shelves could collapse at 4°C of global warming.
Climate change has already made tropical oceans too hot for some marine species to survive. As they flee towards the poles, the implications for ecosystems and human livelihoods will be profound.
This is not an imaginary future dystopia. It's a scientific projection of Australia under 3℃ of global warming – a future we must both strenuously try to avoid, but also prepare for.
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Discord and doubt are the last things the world needs at this critical moment.
We hear a lot about the Morrison government 'kicking the can down the road' on emissions reduction. New research reveals the precise burden that forces onto young Australians.