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new ipcc report shows australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts worsening, future risks high, and wide-ranging adaptation needed

New IPCC report shows Australia is at real risk from climate change, with impacts...

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Getty Images Climatic trends, extreme conditions and sea level rise are already hitting many of Australia’s ecosystems, industries and cities hard. As climate change intensifies, we are now seeing cascading and compounding impacts and risks, including...
like rivers in the sky: the weather system bringing floods to queensland will become more likely under climate change

Like rivers in the sky: the weather system bringing floods to Queensland will become...

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Flooding in Gympie, Queensland, February 26, 2022. AAP Image/Supplied by Brett's Drone Photography The severe floods in southeast Queensland this week have forced hundreds of residents to flee the town of Gympie and have cut off...
taking action on climate change

Taking action on climate change

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Council and community action on climate change is progressing with 87% of the 67 actions in the Climate Emergency Corporate Response Plan for 2021-2023 either completed or on track. The actions are all aimed at...
this wa town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many australians will have to get used to

This WA town just topped 50℃ – a dangerous temperature many Australians will have...

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Image: Shutterstock While Australians are used to summer heat, most of us only have to endure the occasional day over 40℃. On January 13th, the temperature peaked at 50.7℃ in Onslow, a small Western Australian town around...

Climate Change Policy to guide legal evolution

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Australia's laws, the legal profession, legal education and legal practice must all keep pace with the challenges and opportunities created by climate change. Releasing the Law Council of Australia's new Climate Change Policy today, President,...
where to find courage and defiant hope when our fragile, dewdrop world seems beyond saving

Where to find courage and defiant hope when our fragile, dewdrop world seems beyond...

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  Image: Marc Pell/Unsplash The COP26 climate conference in Glasgow is over. Despite some progress, deep concerns remain about the outcomes. The final pact at least mentions the importance of exiting coal and the door remains open...
cop26: it’s half-time at the crucial glasgow climate change summit – and here’s the score

COP26: it’s half-time at the crucial Glasgow climate change summit – and here’s the...

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  Image: EPA The first week of the United Nations climate talks in Glasgow has drawn to a close. While there’s still a way to go, progress so far gives some hope the Paris climate...
australia’s refusal to sign a global methane pledge exposes flaws in the term ‘net-zero’

Australia’s refusal to sign a global methane pledge exposes flaws in the term ‘net-zero’

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  Image: Shutterstock At the United Nations climate summit in Glasgow, more than 90 nations signed a global pledge led by the United States and United Kingdom to cut methane emissions. However, Australia was not among them. China,...
why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

Why tackling deforestation is so important for slowing climate change

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  Image: Dudarev Mikhail/Shutterstock Humanity injects an almost incomprehensible 42 billion tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO₂) into the atmosphere every year. The majority of this comes from burning fossil fuels, but a substantial portion, about 16%, arises from...

The ‘97% climate consensus’ is over. Now it’s well above 99% (and the evidence...

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  Picture: Martin Meissner/AP Despite the overwhelming evidence, it’s still common to see politicians, media commentators or social media users cast doubt on the role of humans in driving climate change. But this denialism is now almost nonexistent...