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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.

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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.