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we can’t drought-proof australia, and trying is a fool’s errand

We can’t drought-proof Australia, and trying is a fool’s errand

The push to ‘drought-proof’ Australia is dangerous nonsense.  AAP Image/Mick Tsikas There is a phrase in the novel East of Eden that springs to mind every time politicians speak of “drought-proofing” Australia: And it never failed that...
feeling flight shame? try quitting air travel and catch a sail boat

Feeling flight shame? Try quitting air travel and catch a sail boat

Regina Maris, the ship activists will sail to a climate conference in Chile. Sail to the COP If you’ve caught a long haul flight recently, you generated more carbon emissions than a person living in some...
misogyny, male rage and the words men use to describe greta thunberg

Misogyny, male rage and the words men use to describe Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg departs after speaking at the youth climate strike in Battery Park, New York. Peter Foley/EPA Detractors have dismissed Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg - a Nobel Prize nominee - as mentally ill, hysterical and...
‘we will never forgive you’: youth is not wasted on the young who fight for climate justice

‘We will never forgive you’: youth is not wasted on the young who fight...

Swedish activist Greta Thunberg joins other children from across the world to present an official human rights complaint on the climate crisis.  Michael Nagle/EPA Last week’s United Nations climate summit may go down in history...
we want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians

We want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians

Melbourne’s ABC weather presenter Paul Higgins discussing a trend towards warmer April days. ABC/MCCCRH One of the great paradoxes of climate change communication in Australia is that politicians command the most attention on the issue,...
ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety

School students took to the streets in Melbourne and other Australian cities back in March as part of a global rally on climate change. Now they've done it again. AAP Image/Ellen Smith This story...
‘this situation brings me to despair’: two reef scientists share their climate grief

‘This situation brings me to despair’: two reef scientists share their climate grief

A researcher completing bleaching surveys in the southern Great Barrier Reef after a major bleaching event.  ARC CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR CORAL REEF STUDIES Few feel the pain of the Great Barrier Reef’s decline more acutely than...
the gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children

The gloves are off: ‘predatory’ climate deniers are a threat to our children

A child jumps from a rock outcrop into a lagoon in the low-lying Pacific island of Tuvalu. AAP/Mick Tsikas In this age of rapidly melting glaciers, terrifying megafires and ever more puissant hurricanes, of acidifying and rising oceans, it is hard to believe...
australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite un pleas to ‘come with a plan’

Australia to attend climate summit empty-handed despite UN pleas to ‘come with a plan’

The Port Kembla industrial area in NSW. Industry emissions can be cut by improving efficiency, shifting to electricity and closing old plants.  Dean Lewins/AAP This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration...
‘climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change

Flood damage in Bundaberg, Queensland, in 2013. Most communities are at some risk from extreme events, but repeated disasters raise the question of relocation. srv007/Flickr, This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global...