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What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does last year’s Paris agreement mean for Australia’s climate policy and decarbonisation?

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Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

New study redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.

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154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science

154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science

154 Australian experts have signed on open letter to Malcolm Turnbull demanding urgent action on climate change.

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Five years to zero emissions – Australia's climate reality check

Five years to zero emissions – Australia’s climate reality check

If Australia fails to move on its climate policies, it may have no choice but to cut emissions to zero within five years to meet its share of the global effort to avoid a climate crisis. But it’s not something that policy makers want to admit.

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Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

New research suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5℃ rather than letting it reach 2℃ could make a significant difference to the severity of extreme weather events in Australia, and could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Shishmaref is one of dozens of indigenous villages in Alaska that face growing threats of flooding and erosion due to global warming.

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Fiddling the books on renewables while the planet burns

Fiddling the books on renewables while the planet burns

Labor’s support of Coalition raid on ARENA is direct attack on transition to renewable energy, on innovation, on jobs and on addressing global climate emergency.

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Fossil fuel industry holding Australian economy to ransom

Fossil fuel industry holding Australian economy to ransom

South Australia was supposed to show the limitations of renewables but instead has highlighted the abuse of power and price gouging by fossil fuel incumbents. Energy ministers can either seize the moment and push for change, or protect the narrow business interests of a few powerful players.

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Rule changes for emissions reduction fund likely to push prices higher

Rule changes for emissions reduction fund likely to push prices higher

It has been announced that the 4th ERF auction will be held in November this year. Here is a summary of the announcements made by the Regulator and re-state our price and supply expectations for auction four.

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Scorching July is world’s hottest month on record

Scorching July is world’s hottest month on record

The reign of record hot months in 2016 continues, with last month claiming the title of hottest July on record globally, according to data released by NASA on Monday.

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We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We have almost certainly blown the 1.5℃ global warming target

We probably have only about a decade before we break through the ambitious 1.5℃ global warming target agreed to by the world’s nations in Paris.