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Category: Climate

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Arctic sea ice continues its astonishing streak of lows

Arctic sea ice continues its astonishing streak of lows

Warm weather ensured Arctic sea ice hit its lowest extent ever recorded for February.

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Trump budget cuts on climate science ‘an all-out assault on Earth’

Trump budget cuts on climate science ‘an all-out assault on Earth’

Trumps announcement to defund NOAA’s satellites will also hurt weather forecasts, jeopardizing public safety, experts warn.

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Scientists are poised to start a new movement

Scientists are poised to start a new movement

The current wave of scientific discontent has the makings of a budding movement. But whether it moves the political dial remains to be seen.

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Coalition's "clean coal" plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coalition’s “clean coal” plan to power Gina, Clive, Adani in Galilee basin

Coal generator proposal asking CEFC for finance would provide power to Galilee Basin coal projects owned by Clive Palmer, Gina Rinehart, and Adani, and bury Co2 in “un-mineable” part of same coal province. Meanwhile, emissions rise and Coalition links with fossil fuel lobby deepen.

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Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

Coal hit as China’s energy transition gathers pace

China is now well past its 2013 coal peak, while the utilization rate for coal-fired generators declined to 47.5% – an all time low.

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Climate pollution rising: Turnbull, Frydenberg failing

Climate pollution rising: Turnbull, Frydenberg failing

Data released this week is hard evidence Australia’s pollution is going up and that means Turnbull and Frydenberg’s policies are failing.

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Australians join list of non-experts telling Trump climate science is wrong

Australians join list of non-experts telling Trump climate science is wrong

A group of Australians have joined a list of so-called “eminent scientists” telling president Trump that climate science is baloney.

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Eden Project: Marrying science and MONA's art in Hobart

Eden Project: Marrying science and MONA’s art in Hobart

Co-founder of Eden Project wants to bring the concept to Hobart, in co-operation with MONA art gallery and Australia’s science community.

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The walking dead in Washington

The walking dead in Washington

How can a Trump Presidency be positive? Surely this is a major setback for action on climate change, inequality, human rights and global security?

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This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

This is what 4 million solar panels look like from space

The installation oatthe Longyangxia Dam Solar Park currently has the capacity to generate 850 megawatts of electricity, or enough to power roughly 140,000 U.S. homes.

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Labor's policy dance likely means more gas, not renewables

Labor’s policy dance likely means more gas, not renewables

The designers of the scheme Labor has embraced to meet climate targets admit it is designed to promote gas, not wind or solar – even with a 50% emission reduction target.