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2014 on track to be hottest year on record

2014 on track to be hottest year on record

New data shows there’s a good chance 2014 could become the warmest year on record.

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Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

Investor groups worth trillions call for price on carbon, climate deal

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.

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Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050

Milne: Australia should be net carbon zero by 2050

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.

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People are taking the power back from big business

People are taking the power back from big business

“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.”

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Graph of the Day: Counting climate refugees

Graph of the Day: Counting climate refugees

Report shows 22m people internally displaced in 2013 as a result of extreme weather related disaster, three times as many as those displaced by conflict.

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Climate-driven flooding could cost Australia billions

Climate-driven flooding could cost Australia billions

Climate Council report warns sea level rise – driven by unchecked climate change – exposes Australia to a coastal flooding risk that could cost $226bn.

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Why we may never get a Montreal protocol for climate change

Why we may never get a Montreal protocol for climate change

Is political will the only thing stopping politicians establishing a comprehensive climate treaty?

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Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Climate inaction worse for economy than action: report

Leading international economists dismiss cost of climate action as ‘false dilemma,’ identify major opportunities for strong growth and lower emissions.

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NASA ranks this August as warmest on record

NASA ranks this August as warmest on record

This August was the warmest August on record globally, according to newly released NASA temperature data.

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The oceans are full of our plastic – here's what we can do about it

The oceans are full of our plastic – here’s what we can do about it

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.

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Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

Shareholders to press CBA to disclose climate risk

CBA will become first bank outside US to be pressured to disclose the risks to its lending and investment portfolios from climate change.