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Naomi Klein or Al Gore? Making sense of contrasting views on climate change

Naomi Klein or Al Gore? Making sense of contrasting views on climate change

Given the complexity of climate change as a social problem it is possible for competing narratives about its social implications and solutions to exist.

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Maurice Newman refuses briefing with top scientists

Maurice Newman refuses briefing with top scientists

Maurice Newman, Abbott’s top business advisor, refuses to meet climate scientists to defend his “flat earth” nonsense, and attacks on weather bureau.

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Human hands are all over Australia's hottest ever year

Human hands are all over Australia’s hottest ever year

New analyses show people didn’t just leave fingerprints on the record-breaking heat: we left a clear handprint.

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Australia can get to zero carbon emissions, and grow the economy

Australia can get to zero carbon emissions, and grow the economy

Australia could go to zero net emissions by 2050, without compromising prosperity or economic opportunity, if the world goes low carbon.

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Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

Zero energy at zero cost: How to retrofit buildings in a week

The Netherlands has found a way to refurbish existing buildings to net zero energy, within a week, with a 30-year builders’ guarantee and no subsidies.

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China may be ready to kick coal habit

China may be ready to kick coal habit

Signs are hopeful that China, No.1 emitter of greenhouse gases, will be less reliant on polluting coal that powered its rapid economic rise.

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99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming: new study

99.999% certainty humans are driving global warming: new study

Less than 1 chance in 100,000 that global average temperature over the past 60 years would have been as high without human-caused greenhouse gas emissions.

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Thomas Piketty, climate change and discounting our future

Thomas Piketty, climate change and discounting our future

The prevailing view at the international level about action on climate change seems to be, “Why should I care about future generations?” It’s those views about what future generations are worth that will determine climate change policy in 2014 and beyond.

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Scientists lambast The Australian for misleading article on deep ocean cooling

Scientists lambast The Australian for misleading article on deep ocean cooling

The authors of research used by an article in The Australian on deep ocean cooling have taken the newspaper to task for its coverage of their work.

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Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

Graph of the Day: Emissions take toll on Arctic ice

The differences in the Arctic ice cap from 1979 to 2014 are stark – and getting starker.

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Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind share of electricity will more than double by 2018

Wind power now supplies about 3% of the world’s electricity, and the signs are good for the next several years.