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2°C not 'safe': World must 'completely decarbonise' in 30 years

2°C not ‘safe’: World must ‘completely decarbonise’ in 30 years

Climate Council says scientific argument that 2°C a ‘safe’ level of warming is weakening, and society must almost completely decarbonise in 30-35 years, or sooner, to tackle climate change effectively.

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Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Weak emissions target kicks coal can down the road

Abbott’s emissions target offers one of the slowest rates of reduction of advanced economies – and as a clean energy investment signal, it fails dismally.

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Shell leaves ALEC, improves consistency on climate lobbying

Shell leaves ALEC, improves consistency on climate lobbying

According to Shell, ALEC’s stance on climate change “is clearly inconsistent with our own.”

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King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

King coal’s stages of grief, part 1: Facing the facts

Denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. The 5 stages of grief for coal.

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Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

Wind and solar will soon become ‘least-cost option almost universally’

The average cost of developing wind projects will fall by 32% and the cost of solar PV projects will fall by 48% by 2040.

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Climate myth debunked as the 'tropospheric hot spot' is found

Climate myth debunked as the ‘tropospheric hot spot’ is found

A new analysis of historic weather balloon data reveals that the troposphere has been warming as climate models predicted.

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Global warming trend unaffected by 'fiddling' with temperature data

Global warming trend unaffected by ‘fiddling’ with temperature data

Despite adjustments to temperature data in the Arctic, the overall global warming trend remains the same.

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The 15 options for net-zero emissions in the Paris climate text

The 15 options for net-zero emissions in the Paris climate text

A long-term net-zero goal would provide a new focus for international action, which has so far aimed to limit warming to 2° above pre-industrial temperatures.

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One more log on the fire to confirm 2014 as hottest year

One more log on the fire to confirm 2014 as hottest year

If you need further confirmation that 2014 was the hottest year on record, the World Meteorological Organization has you covered.

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What happens if we overshoot the 2º target for limiting global warming?

What happens if we overshoot the 2º target for limiting global warming?

There are very real questions about whether or not the world will be able to stay below the two degree limit.

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How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

How hot is too hot for BHP Billiton?

There is a simple question that BHP-Billiton doesn’t address in their voluminous reports to shareholders: how hot is too hot in a warming world?