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Category: Climate

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Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Will 2015 be the year the world agrees how to live sustainably?

Next year will be critical in environmental diplomacy. Apart from climate change negotiations, governments will set sustainable development goals focusing on poverty, hunger, inequality and environmental damage.

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Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

The differences in the Arctic ice cap from 1979 to 2014 are stark – and getting starker.

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World sets mark for hottest June, driven by ocean heat

World sets mark for hottest June, driven by ocean heat

The world just experienced its hottest June on record. That makes this the third-warmest start to the year.

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HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC: Australia risks economic isolation from carbon repeal

HSBC says carbon price repeal leaves Australia’s resource-intensive economy – and its farm exports – “even more vulnerable” as world moves in opposite direction.

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Abbott bets house on coal, as price crashes. And Plan B is?

Abbott bets house on coal, as price crashes. And Plan B is?

As Tony Abbott commits Australia’s economy to a fossil fuel future, the market price of coal is crashing, and global capital is turning quickly to clean energy and climate solutions. Has the Abbott government got a Plan B?

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Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

Planet is running a temp: State of the climate ‘check-up’

From the top of the globe to the depths of the oceans and everywhere in between, the climate is warming and changing in ways humans have never experienced.

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‘The collapse of western civilization’ - a view from year 2393

‘The collapse of western civilization’ – a view from year 2393

How would a historian in 2393 write about this century if we continue self-destructively ignoring climate science – and modern civilization as we know it had collapsed 300 years earlier?

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Civilisation is for wimps: How social media reacted to carbon price repeal

Civilisation is for wimps: How social media reacted to carbon price repeal

A look at social media’s reaction to the carbon price repeal – and a word from God (and Rupert).

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Coalition debunks climate science - because it's too cold

Coalition debunks climate science – because it’s too cold

Tony Abbott’s success at “axing the carbon tax” was a signal for the climate deniers in the Coalition to say some astoundingly stupid things.

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Australia dumps carbon price, as repeal passes Senate

Australia dumps carbon price, as repeal passes Senate

Australia becomes the first country in the world to remove a carbon pricing scheme established to combat climate change. The win for the Coalition is hailed by Abbott and his inner circle of climate deniers, claimed by the PUP, and condemned by almost everyone else.

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Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather disasters have cost the globe $2.4 trillion

Weather and climate-related disasters have caused $2.4 trillion in economic losses and nearly 2 million deaths globally since 1971.