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How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we're going to fix it

How a saviour of the ozone became a climate villain – and how we’re going to fix it

Under the new agreement, developed nations will reduce HFCs 85% below current levels by 2036. How will it work?

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Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Queensland court rejects climate appeal against Galilee coal mine

Qld Court of Appeal sides against climate and with Rinehart, state govt, who argue coal from other mines would substitute environmental damage of Alpha if it didn’t go ahead.

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Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

Social cost of carbon: the climate change frontier

As the reality of climate change is accepted, the focus shifts from the science to economic and social outcomes – and the conversation gets way harder.

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CCA dissenters slam "$100 turkey claims" as Coalition defends climate goals

CCA dissenters slam “$100 turkey claims” as Coalition defends climate goals

Dissenting CCA members call for “proper” emissions target, coal closure, as Frydenberg reads from Abbott songbook.

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Climate Change Authority's gamble on political pragmatism

Climate Change Authority’s gamble on political pragmatism

Years of controversy over carbon pricing has both major parties scared of any policy seen to raise electricity prices. The CCA seems to have taken this political situation as a starting point.

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Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

Tamed CCA gives Coalition breathing space, but no path to Paris targets

A reconstituted Climate Change Authority has delivered its long-awaited, long-delayed report on Australia’s climate policy options. And it looks remarkably like something that the Coalition could have written itself, and is too little, too late.

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What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does the Paris 1.5˚C warming limit mean for Australia?

What does last year’s Paris agreement mean for Australia’s climate policy and decarbonisation?

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Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

Industrial Revolution kick-started global warming much earlier than thought

New study redefines our understanding of when human activity began to influence our climate.

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Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

Australia needs to cut emissions by 65% by 2030 to meet Paris target

New research suggests that limiting global warming to 1.5℃ rather than letting it reach 2℃ could make a significant difference to the severity of extreme weather events in Australia, and could make all the difference for the Great Barrier Reef.

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Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Alaskan village votes to relocate due to climate change

Shishmaref is one of dozens of indigenous villages in Alaska that face growing threats of flooding and erosion due to global warming.

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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.