While Australian fiction of the 19th century portrayed bushfires as isolated events. This week, more than 50 fires burned in NSW.
Tales of heroic rescues and bush Christmases in Australian fiction of the 19th century describe a time when the fire season was confined to summer.
Greta Thunberg’s fiery oration has prompted outrage, but even if you agree with her you might still be ignoring her message.
It's easy to spot outright rejection of the facts on climate change. But it's far harder to see our own biases and excuses that lead us to delay or deny the need for real action.
Even people who accept the science of climate change sometimes resist it because it clashes with their personal projects.
People are more likely to deny climate change if they're inclined toward hierarchy, have lower levels of education or are more religious. But the strongest predictor of denial is a person's politics.
A view of the General Assembly hall at the start of the 2019 Climate Action Summit.
Africa has already felt the effects of Donald Trump's climate change denialism. Recent events are also raising political issues of keen interest among the continent's democrats.
Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s passionate speech to the United Nations leaders summit on climate has fired up a sub-battle of the climate wars.
Scott Morrison told reporters he discussed climate change with his daughters, aged 10 and 12, but didn't share, unfortunately, the girls' views on the subject.
Polls show the gap between conservatives and liberals is widening on the issue of climate change.
Vehicle emissions and industrial facilities are contributing to climate change, but many conservatives don't believe it.
Make an informed decision based on the facts.
Misinformation and lies are regularly used to undermine the science of climate change – here's how to see through the fog.
People gather to commemorate the loss of 700 year old glacier Okjokull.
You may associate grief with the loss of loved ones, but it's also a useful way to think about ecological breakdown.
US President Donald J. Trump announcing that the US will withdraw from the Paris climate accord, June 1 2017.
Climate deniers recently gathered to talk shop at Donald Trump's hotel in Washington DC. There's more to their links with the president than a reservation, though.
New South Wales, which was 100% drought-declared in August 2018, is already suffering climate impacts.
Ten years ago, politicians such as Tony Abbott would routinely voice disdain for climate science. Now, while the policy debate remains fierce, the battleground has shifted to economics and jobs.
It can be tempting to point fingers, but people with other priorities aren’t necessarily bad.
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In the end, climate policy didn't swing the federal election, and for those on the losing side it can be tempting to play the blame game. But listening and respect are much better ways to move forward.
How do people respond to media coverage of weather influenced by climate change?
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Media reports are starting to directly connect climate change to its weather effects in local communities. But how you respond to those linkages depends on what you already think about climate change.
One-third of Himalayan ice cap is doomed, according to reports. Rudra Narayan Mitra/Shutterstock.com
Melting ice caps, burning forests – the climate disaster future is increasingly the present.
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New research addresses two questions about the supposed 'pause' in warming.
A state of climate denial.
The UN climate talks are being held in a nation dominated by cheap coal.
We are not doing a good job of communicating climate change. People have diverging interpretations of how climate change fits into their own stories.
We must recognize the complexity of perspectives on climate change if we want to confront it.
Flooding due to climate change may make coastal homes less valuable.
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Coastal real estate prices appear to be taking a hit, but mostly in neighborhoods with more climate change believers.
Hog farm buildings are inundated with floodwater from Hurricane Florence near Trenton, N.C., in September 2018.
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Cheap fossil fuels contort the global economy in ways that have systematically harmed some and benefited others. Justice demands that those of us who have benefited take responsibility.
Many farmers are now facing a future in which it is much harder to make a living off the land.
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A decade ago, only a third of farmers accepted the science of climate change. But surveys show attitudes have shifted in recent years as the farming community begins to confront what the future holds.
New research shows how 'teleological thinking' means that conspiracists are more likely to also be creationists.