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Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Persistent warming driving big Arctic changes

Long-term trends in rising temperatures, spiraling sea ice loss, and ecosystem shifts paint a picture of a region in transition due to climate change in Arctic.

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Did anyone notice that Australia now has a carbon trading scheme?

Did anyone notice that Australia now has a carbon trading scheme?

Senator Xenophon’s “Safeguard Mechanism” amendment to the Direct Action legislation means Australia effectively has a carbon price again.

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Paris climate summit won’t save the planet, and it shouldn’t try

Paris climate summit won’t save the planet, and it shouldn’t try

A Paris climate agreement is not going to save the world. The Copenhagen summit was so chaotic because it tried to do too much too soon and nearly broke the system as a result.

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Clouds gather over coal market as Treasury predicts price 'flatline'

Clouds gather over coal market as Treasury predicts price ‘flatline’

Treasury forecast that thermal coal prices will flat-line well below market expectations by mid-2016 offers further caution against fossil fuel investment.

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COP20 lays the groundwork for Paris climate pact: 7 key developments

COP20 lays the groundwork for Paris climate pact: 7 key developments

Delegates in Lima have finally laid the groundwork for a successful international climate agreement in Paris next year. Here are the main developments.

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Australia's climate fund contribution: Robbing Achim to pay Hela?

Australia’s climate fund contribution: Robbing Achim to pay Hela?

If Australia’s support for climate funds is to be drawn from the aid budget, it should come from a growing pool rather than a stagnant or shrinking one.

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Lima leaves Australia, Big Oil, with giant fossil fuel headache

Lima leaves Australia, Big Oil, with giant fossil fuel headache

The Australian government and big oil companies like ExxonMobil found they had a lot in common this past week. Both went to the Lima climate talks convinced that the demand for their fossil fuels will never waiver. Both now see political and economic shifts against their rusted on business models.

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Lima strikes accord - ‘bare minimum’ for 2015 Paris climate deal

Lima strikes accord – ‘bare minimum’ for 2015 Paris climate deal

United Nations-sponsored climate talks in Lima have ended in agreement, but whether it sets the stage for a new treaty strong enough to compel sufficient collective action to address the threat of climate change remains an open question.

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Australia accused of cooking the books for climate targets

Australia accused of cooking the books for climate targets

New research shows that Australia could meet its climate targets and still lift industrial and energy emissions by half since 1990. The issue has become a sore topic at Lima, where Australia has picked up its 5th Fossil of the Day award from exasperated green NGOs.

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What happens if we overshoot the 2º target for limiting global warming?

What happens if we overshoot the 2º target for limiting global warming?

There are very real questions about whether or not the world will be able to stay below the two degree limit.

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Complacency rules as Queensland makes risky edict on sea-level rise

Complacency rules as Queensland makes risky edict on sea-level rise

Queensland Deputy Premier’s decision to order a Brisbane council to remove future sea-level rise from its planning regulations seems rather short-sighted.