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How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

How long to wean the world off fossil fuels?

It is hard to imagine a day when fossil fuels will be used sparingly. But with carbon now officially a liability, and renewables moving mainstream, chances are humanity can kick the habit much faster than previously thought possible.

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CO2 levels: Are we permanently above 400 PPM?

CO2 levels: Are we permanently above 400 PPM?

Concentrations in recent weeks have edged close to 410 ppm, thanks in part to a push from an exceptionally strong El Niño.

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AMP board's stunning admission: They never considered climate change

AMP board’s stunning admission: They never considered climate change

AMP board admitted this week they had been out to lunch on climate change, and had never considered the issue.

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Shell finally outlines its "below 2°C" climate change scenario

Shell finally outlines its “below 2°C” climate change scenario

Oil major Shell has for the first time sketched out what it thinks it would take for the world to avoid 2C of global warming.

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What scientists fear most: Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2°C

What scientists fear most: Earth’s temperature spiral toward 2°C

The steady rise of Earth’s temperature as greenhouse gases accumulate in the atmosphere and trap more and more heat is sending the planet spiraling closer to the point where warming’s catastrophic consequences may be all but assured.

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Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA  funding

Labor cites climate, solar and storage in budget reply, reopens door for ARENA funding

Bill Shorten says acting on climate is biggest global economic opportunity of next few decades in budget reply, as Labor recommits support for ARENA.

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Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Australia emissions continue rise as big polluters ignore Direct Action

Coalition spends $1.7 billion on Direct Action, but Australia’s emissions continue to rise because big polluters have snubbed scheme.

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Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

Oil sands capital in flames as temperatures soar to 22°C above normal

An intense wildfire force mass evacuation from the capital of oil sands industry as temperatures soared more than 22°C above normal.

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Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are getting angrier, here’s why

Climate change deniers are being forced off of multiple positions and the world is ignoring their opinions en masse.

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ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT zero net emissions target fast-tracked to 2050

ACT passes law to bring forward target for net zero carbon emissions to 2050, to complement its recently fast-tracked 100% renewables by 2020 target.

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Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Australia heads back to bottom of barrel on climate, clean energy

Only one minister, the ACT’s Simon Corbell, has had the courage and vision to stand up to incumbent bully-boys and introduce policies and targets that match the climate science. Yet the Coalition and most media continue to peddle nonsense dismissed most cogently by the new chief sloganeer, Malcolm Turnbull.