The promise of US$100 billion a year for North-South solidarity is now a source of frustration for developing countries.
Society is built on intersecting workplaces – and workers from many industries are being affected by climate change.
Decarbonise electricity and reform land use to plunge emissions – world’s top experts.
With the world on track to blow the carbon budget for 1.5℃ before the end of this decade, we must use offsetting carefully. It can no longer be a substitute for deep emissions cuts.
While carbon dioxide removal from the air is not a replacement for emissions reductions, it can supplement these efforts. Experts are continually researching the best ways to do this.
The current estimate is that Earth would warm by 1.5℃ to 4.5℃ if emissions were to double on pre-industrial levels. The range has remained stubbornly wide, despite improved climate modelling.
New Zealand can expect more days above 25℃, the threshold for heat stress in livestock, and fewer frost days, which will affect crops like kiwifruit that need winter chilling.
Three of the report’s 270 authors highlight some key findings.
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If politics wasn’t an obstacle, we could decarbonise Australia within 13 years and soak up residual emissions with forests.
From melting glaciers to mounting storms, the impacts of climate change are global – but they’re not equally shared.
The author’s 9-year-old son will likely face about four times as many extreme events in his lifetime as older adults today. An international report explains the impacts already being felt.
Globally, about a billion people living in coastal cities are at risk of climate hazards. The impacts go well beyond the coast and could affect us all, with disruptions to supply chains and trade.
For the first time, an IPCC climate report has assessed evidence that weather and climate extremes are already affecting mental health — and are likely to worsen.
Water is central to adapting to climate change, but very few of the strategies put in place to respond to water hazards or ensure its availability have been evaluated.
Decades of research shows disasters are caused human vulnerabilities rather than the climate itself.
Brendan Mackey, Griffith University; Francis Chiew, CSIRO; Gretta Pecl, University of Tasmania; Kevin Hennessy, CSIRO; Lauren Rickards, RMIT University; Mark Howden, Australian National University; Nigel Tapper, Monash University; Nina Lansbury, The University of Queensland, and Uday Nidumolu, CSIRO
We are no longer in typical conditions. Climate change is already damaging human and natural systems we hold dear in Australia.
As the impacts and costs of climate change increase over time, New Zealand’s financial systems could become less stable and the government less able to support those affected.
The IPCC is the global authority on climate change. Their new report paints a worrying picture of climate impacts already affecting billions of people, economies and the environment.
An author of the report explains the damaging effects climate change is already having and why adaptation is essential.