New data shows there’s a good chance 2014 could become the warmest year on record.
Just as Australia dumps its carbon price, investor groups representing $24 trillion of funds under management call for carbon pricing across the globe, as the push for a new international climate agreement gathers pace.
Greens leader Christine Milne has called on Australia to commit to being “net carbon zero” by 2050, and commit to cutting emissions by up to 60 per cent by 2030. Australia should phase out coal fired power stations by emissions regulation, as had occurred in US and China.
“We have the courage to say what needs to be said, and provide hope for our future. The Abbott Government is the last stand of the vanquished.”
Climate Council report warns sea level rise – driven by unchecked climate change – exposes Australia to a coastal flooding risk that could cost $226bn.
Is political will the only thing stopping politicians establishing a comprehensive climate treaty?
Leading international economists dismiss cost of climate action as ‘false dilemma,’ identify major opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions.
By 2050, 95% of seabirds will have plastic in their gut. Just one finding the the largest sample of marine debris data ever collected anywhere in the world.