Words matter. It’s vital terms like ‘crisis’ and ‘calamity’ don’t become rhetorical devices devoid of real content as we argue about what climate action to take.
The damage from storms, droughts and sea level rise is in the news almost daily. Some money is flowing to help poor countries, but what isn’t clear is how much impact the funds are having.
When plants moved from living in water to land, they had to adapt. How that happened can help address food security.
Oilsands producers can expect banks to do extensive reviews of their creditworthiness over the next several months.
Regulators, banks and policy-makers use stress tests to uncover weak points in how financial institutions operate and identify changes that will help buffer them from harm.
Will Don’t Look Up wake people up? Here’s what the research on climate communication says.
Pollution from more frequent floods and wildfires – exacerbated by the warming climate – is threatening human health and poses particular risks to the brain.
The rules around risk reporting are changing, but there’s still a long way to go.
Australia can take great strides forward in climate policy and action. A reactionary, incremental approach to adaptation will fall short. Now is the time to think big.
Businesses have long been a big part of the climate problem. They shouldn’t scale back environmental initiatives when it all feels too hard.
History shows how the states and territories can step into a policy breach when the federal government fails. It’s time they band together on electric vehicles.
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.
One interviewee in our study described having compiled a database of more than 150 interactions with insurers or their representatives over the two months since they were caught up in a disaster.
Permanently protecting large, mature forests is a faster and cheaper way to stabilize Earth’s climate than complex carbon capture and storage schemes, and more effective than planting new trees.
Instead of telling people to buy more of the right type of insurance, we should be asking how insurance can work better for people.
There’s a growing push among businesses, including the finance sector, to protect the climate and nature.
With growing drought, rising seas and heavier storms, how do we protect Venice and other world treasures? The answer: creative, proactive measures that may alter them in important ways.
The groundbreaking legal case has changed the game for how Australia’s $3 trillion superannuation industry invests, and how members are protected from climate risk.
Can maps of people’s flooded properties convince them that rising sea level is a threat?
The idea that central banks should shift their mandates to take account of climate risks confuses ends and means.