Two recently published pieces of research suggest the world is likely to warm more than current projections.
Covid-19 should teach us the value of being fully prepared for catastrophic risks. But on climate, the Australian Government is walking blindfolded off a cliff.
Declaring a “climate emergency” – and developing a climate emergency plan – is the only strategy that matches ambition to the scale of the problem.
Australians agree the nation ‘is facing a climate emergency’ requiring emergency action and that, in response, governments should “mobilise all of society” like they did during the world wars.
Overwhelming support for Melbourne to declare a climate emergency will be a shock to those climate advocacy organisations that have steadfastly refused to use such language.
Climate change needs to be seen as an escalating and potentially existential risk to security in Australia, and to orderly relations between peoples and nations.
In a deadly diplomatic strike, big oil and gas nations took a key scientific report out of the Katowice text, replacing it with an ambiguous formulation that merely notes its existence.
Here are six steps that could be taken straight away by a new Labor government to address the challenge of climate change, without legislation.
Is climate change an existential risk to Australian society and the world community? It’s not a difficult question, but one that climate minister Frydenberg has failed to answer.
Senate report acknowledges the huge risks of climate change and the “threat to intelligent life”. But it needs to do more than that.