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Category: Climate

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Australia has a climate policy again - sort of

Australia has a climate policy again – sort of

The Coalition’s Direct Action – lambasted by its own party as a policy of “fiscal recklessness” – is now officially Australia’s climate policy. No one believes it will meet its own modest targets, but it will allow native forests to be burned for carbon credits.

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An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

An ill wind blows in Antarctica, threatens global flooding

Winds of change are blowing over already gale-swept South Pole, threatening to hasten Antarctic melting and worsen flooding around the globe.

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Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Why uncontrolled climate change may be an ultimate limit to growth

Sustainability is possible over the next century, but only if we control climate change.

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Experts: Great Barrier Reef's biggest threat today is coal

Experts: Great Barrier Reef’s biggest threat today is coal

Reef historian Iain McCalman, and reef scientist Stephen Palumbi, are monitoring reef degradation from opposite sides of the planet. They compared notes.

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Australia blasted by record heat — again

Australia blasted by record heat — again

Another sweaty weekend for Australians with Saturday’s continent-wide average maximum topping 36°C — a record for October.

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Will Australia be to world climate talks what Poland is to Europe?

Will Australia be to world climate talks what Poland is to Europe?

Europe has made the first substantive commitments of any major polluter towards an international climate deal. It puts a lie to Abbott government claims that the world is not acting, but raises fears that Australia could expand its role as a spoiler in international climate deal.

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Canadian climate denier touring Australia after comparing students to Taliban

Canadian climate denier touring Australia after comparing students to Taliban

Backed by the Galileo Movement, Patrick Moore – who recently compared environmentalists to the Taliban – is touring Australia.

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Will climate change bring huge spiders, tiny horses and giant snakes?

Will climate change bring huge spiders, tiny horses and giant snakes?

Could climate change bring huge spiders and snakes, or shrunken mountain goats? Apparently, there’s some science behind the wacky news headlines.

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Agriculture and forestry: hidden emissions, solution in plain sight

Agriculture and forestry: hidden emissions, solution in plain sight

BZE report reveals surprisingly high emissions profile for Australia’s Land Use sector, maps path to zero via well-understood, widely practiced strategies.

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Trans-Pacific partnership threatens a green trade deal

Trans-Pacific partnership threatens a green trade deal

The Trans-Pacific Partnership threatens green trade deal that could ultimately do more to reduce carbon emissions than international climate agreements.

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Into the deep: Oceans, climate change and the hiatus

Into the deep: Oceans, climate change and the hiatus

Are Earth’s oceans hotting up or aren’t they? And if so, how will this affect life on dry land? A top to bottom look at oceans and climate change.