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.
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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.
Former EPA chief Scott Pruitt, second from left, conferring with auto industry leaders.
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The environmental responsibility some businesses say they embrace is only a veneer.
James Hansen testified to Congress in 1988 that warming was caused by pollution and that ‘it is time to stop waffling so much.’
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A scholar of climate misinformation campaigns explains how, in part, the large gap in public opinion on global warming emerged since a scientist's landmark clarion call for action.
People will listen more when they like what they’re hearing.
Facts will only get you so far when it comes to climate change. To get conservatives on side, climate communicators must focus on the values conservatives hold dear, such as preserving the status quo.
Could seeing things in black-and-white terms influence people’s views on scientific questions?
Why do some people reject scientifically accepted ideas? A psychotherapist points to black-and-white thinking as part of the explanation.
Arguments against climate change tend to share the same flaws.
Most of us lack the expertise to evaluate climate science, but there are ways anyone can spot a badly reasoned argument.
While Tony Abbott's London climate speech has been widely criticised, research suggests his views have long had a sympathetic ear in Australia's coal heartland.
There was a time when Tony Abbott followed the prevailing wind on climate policy. No longer.
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Tony Abbott will deliver a speech to the Global Warming Policy Foundation. Has the human weathervane stopped spinning? What does it mean for climate politics?
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Some claim that scientists avoid publishing results that go against the consensus on man-made climate change. But this is simply untrue.
So large are the nation’s daily greenhouse gas emissions that if yours is a typical Australian lifestyle you’re contributing disproportionately to climate change.
It would take a lifestyle upheaval to drop most Australians' household emissions to a sustainable level. Even many of us who urge equitable action on climate change act as if this doesn't apply to us.