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scientists still don’t know how far melting in antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash

Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the...

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  Picture: Torsten Blackwood/AAP The Antarctic ice sheet is the largest mass of ice in the world, holding around 60% of the world’s fresh water. If it all melted, global average sea levels would rise by 58 metres....
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There’s no end to the damage humans can wreak on the climate. This is...

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  Picture: Alexander Beltes/ EPA A major new report published last week by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contained grave warnings on where Earth’s climate is headed. So what happens if humanity doesn’t get its...
Australia must face its wilful political blindness on climate header

With the release of a terrifying IPCC report, Australia must face its wilful political...

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  Picture I remember the acute frustration of watching one of the US news feeds on September 11, 2001 — 20 years ago next month. With the stricken twin towers smoking away in the background, the...
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This is the most sobering report card yet on climate change and Earth’s future....

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  Picture: AP Photo/Noah Berger Australia is experiencing widespread, rapid climate change not seen for thousands of years and may warm by 4℃ or more this century, according to a highly anticipated report by the Intergovernmental Panel...
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Monday’s IPCC report is a really big deal for climate change. So what is...

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  Picture: Chinatopix via AP Today, an extremely important report on the physical science of climate change will be released to the world. Produced by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the report will give...
the north american heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change our weather

The North American heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change...

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  Image: NASA Eight days ago, it rained over the western Pacific Ocean near Japan. There was nothing especially remarkable about this rain event, yet it made big waves twice. First, it disturbed the atmosphere in...
new international energy agency report reprimands any new fossil fuel development. guess what australia did next?

New International Energy Agency report reprimands any new fossil fuel development. Guess what Australia...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock Even if every country meets its current climate targets, Earth’s temperature will still rise by a dangerous 2.1℃ this century, according to sobering findings from a new International Energy Agency report. The IEA found...
more reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate experts explain

More reasons for optimism on climate change than we’ve seen for decades: 2 climate...

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  Picture: Shuttlestock It’s unusual for researchers who study our catastrophically changing climate to use the words “optimism” and “climate change” in the same sentence. As an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) lead author and...
‘failure is not an option’: after a lost decade on climate action, the 2020s offer one last chance

‘Failure is not an option’: after a lost decade on climate action, the 2020s...

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  Image: Shuttlestock In May 2011, almost precisely a decade ago, the government-appointed Climate Commission released its inaugural report. Titled The Critical Decade, the report’s final section warned that to keep global temperature rises to 2℃...
seriously ugly: here’s how australia will look if the world heats by 3°c this century

Seriously ugly: here’s how Australia will look if the world heats by 3°C this...

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 Picture: Shuttlestock This is a long read, it is an important read, so set aside time to take it all in. Imagine, for a moment, a different kind of Australia. One where bushfires on the catastrophic...