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Tag: "climate change"

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How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

How the 2016 bleaching altered shape of Great Barrier Reef

New research now reveals the damage that these coral losses caused to the wider ecosystem functioning of the Great Barrier Reef.

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Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull's weak emissions policy

Please explain: CHOGM to focus on Turnbull’s weak emissions policy

Malcolm Turnbull’s weak climate policy is not going unnoticed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting.

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Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Renewables beware: Labor may not be able to change emissions target

Signs that federal Labor could “accommodate” the proposed National Energy Guarantee, on the basis that weak emissions targets could be improved later, should be treated with caution.

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Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: "Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers"

Craig Kelly slams RenewEconomy: “Shameless propaganda arm of green rent seekers”

It’s official, Craig Kelly MP doesn’t rate RE. And while we don’t mind that so much, we do mind his serial bending of the truth to beat up renewables, deny climate change, and shore up coal.

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New scenarios show how the world could limit warming to 1.5C in 2100

New scenarios show how the world could limit warming to 1.5C in 2100

A paper in Nature Climate Change presents the results from a new modelling exercise using six different “integrated assessment models” (IAMs) to limit global temperatures in 2100 to below 1.5C.

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States must get Australia back on track, amid Turnbull's climate train wreck

States must get Australia back on track, amid Turnbull’s climate train wreck

With state elections looming, those concerned about climate change should know one thing: How will states lead on climate change in 2018?

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Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition "right wing thugs" over carbon price

Departing Swan takes aim at Coalition “right wing thugs” over carbon price

Retiring Labor stalwart Wayne Swan cites losing carbon price debate to “vicious” Abbott-led scare campaign as major regret.

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How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

How solar, wind and hydro could power the world, at lower cost

An updated study from US and Danish academics says we can electrify the world through using mainly solar, wind and hydro – and for a quarter of the cost of fossil fuels, if you factor in savings from avoided damage to the environment and health.

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Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

Warming past 1.5°C: Quantifying our Faustian bargain with fossil fuels

The climate system will heat well past 1.5 °C and perhaps up to 2°C without any further fossil fuel emissions, new research finds.

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Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten hails cheap wind and solar, but will he stop Adani?

Shorten says transition to renewables key to cheap and reliable energy, new industries, and the future of the reef. But he’s going to have to work hard to make this a major issue in what could be an election year, and he needs to be clear about Adani.

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‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world's biggest asset manager

‘We have to change capitalism’ to beat climate change, says world’s biggest asset manager

Top brass at the world’s largest asset manager says the rules governing investments are evolving to factor in environmental risks