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Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

Warming is shifting around Earth’s clouds

New study suggests warming of the planet over past few decades has shifted key band of clouds poleward, exacerbating Earth’s rising temperature.

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Will Australia's Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

Will Australia’s Far Right lose its stranglehold on climate policies?

2016 election sees one bunch of climate deniers turfed out, only to be replaced by another. But will the diminished Malcolm Turnbull still be beholden to his party’s right-wing, Abbott-era climate and clean energy policies, or can he follow the UK’s lead and find middle ground?

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Paris climate targets aren’t enough, but we can close the gap

Paris climate targets aren’t enough, but we can close the gap

Under existing Paris pledges, the world would be facing 2.3-3.5℃ of warming by 2100, and Australia doesn’t have the policies to meet its own modest targets.

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City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney targets 50% renewables by 2030, net zero emissions by 2050

City of Sydney raises ambition on renewables and emissions reduction, with release of new five-year plan targeting stronger local action.

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Victorian government targets net zero emissions by 2050

Victorian government targets net zero emissions by 2050

Andrews Labor government pledges net zero emissions for Victoria by 2050, releases interim policies, in response to recommendations of Climate Change Act review.

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The temperature spiral chart that scares scientists just got even scarier

The temperature spiral chart that scares scientists just got even scarier

The temperature spiral that took the world by storm has an update. If you think the heat is on in our current climate, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

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Coalition's transition plan: Build a new mega coal mine

Coalition’s transition plan: Build a new mega coal mine

Coalition gives priority to new coal mine as part of “economic transition”, explaining why new report ranks Coalition just 11/100 on environment and energy issues.

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Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

Why Great Barrier Reef world heritage site is at risk from global warming

The Great Barrier Reef is now one of the world’s most important coastal and marine tourism areas, but its future is at risk, and climate change is the primary long-term threat.

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Coalition's great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

Coalition’s great big climate hoax turns to outright denial

First, the Coalition sought to deny that its climate policies would ever evolve into something that actually reduces emissions. Now, it is seeking to remove evidence that climate change is having any impact at all.

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Hunt attacked from all sides on 'safeguards mechanism', digs deeper into denial

Hunt attacked from all sides on ‘safeguards mechanism’, digs deeper into denial

Labor calls “peak ineffectiveness” on Direct Action as Greg Hunt denies claims from the right the policy might actually have some bite.

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Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Arctic could warm by 17°C if all known fossil fuels are burned

Burning all known fossil fuels could push global temperature an average of 8C above preindustrial levels, with the Arctic bearing brunt of warming.