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How 1.5 became the most important number at the Paris climate talks

How 1.5 became the most important number at the Paris climate talks

One of the final obstacles in the way of a binding agreement at the Paris climate talks comes down to a simple number: 1.5.

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Shorten lays down gauntlet on climate, but who will call time on coal?

Shorten lays down gauntlet on climate, but who will call time on coal?

As Malcolm Turnbull heads to Paris climate talks, Labor leader Bill Shorten commits to an emissions reduction target almost twice that set by the Coalition. Meanwhile, neither leader looks likely to come clean on their compromised position on coal.

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$100bn of Australian fossil fuel investment at risk as coal reaches end of road

$100bn of Australian fossil fuel investment at risk as coal reaches end of road

Report says 2°C climate target world mean no new coal mines, peak oil by 2020, and muted gas growth – and put $2trn of fossil fuel assets at risk.

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Visions 2100: By the skin of our teeth

Visions 2100: By the skin of our teeth

How did we get to a low carbon world? Barely; with enormous difficulty; with no time to spare; with a constant eye for other options.

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Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

Graph of the Day: Carmichael coal mine to take big chunk of carbon budget

New report offers a whole lot of context for the huge climate threat posed by the federal government approved Carmichael coal mine.

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Greens call for 1.5°C global warming target, ahead of Paris talks

Greens call for 1.5°C global warming target, ahead of Paris talks

Greens adopt policy that global warming should be stabilised within 1.5°C, warn we won’t even achieve 2°C with Abbott’s “pathetic” targets.

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Global temperature rise set to hit 1°C of warming this year

Global temperature rise set to hit 1°C of warming this year

Scientists expect 2015 to be first year where global annual average temperature passes 1C above pre-industrial levels, as greenhouse gas levels pass 400ppm.

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Acting on global warming good for sex, and the economy too

Acting on global warming good for sex, and the economy too

No sex thanks, it’s global warming: Study finds climate change could cause declining birth rates in developed nations, with serious economic consequences.

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Most Australians don't believe climate change caused by humans: CSIRO

Most Australians don’t believe climate change caused by humans: CSIRO

CSIRO survey finds more than half of people surveyed over past five years still not convinced that humans causing climate change.

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Turnbull to join global leaders in first days of Paris climate conference

Turnbull to join global leaders in first days of Paris climate conference

Leaders from US, China, India, Brazil, the EU, Canada and Australia confirmed for talks to remove roadblocks in first day of Paris climate negotiations.

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Paris climate talks: Now it's up to Turnbull to save the planet

Paris climate talks: Now it’s up to Turnbull to save the planet

Turnbull is off to Paris for the climate change talks. His intervention, like those of other government leaders, will be crucial if a deal is to be reached. The man ousted in the days before Copenhagen because of the influence of fossil fuel interests, now has the opportunity to return the favour.