Pace of emissions reduction jumps over past six months

Pace of emissions reduction jumps over past six months

Australia’s inaugural Climate Change Statement signals the federal government may start raising its emissions reduction target as soon as next year as new data reveals the pace of greenhouse gas cuts has increased.

  • byMike Foley

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Labor misses burning issue on UNESCO’s ‘in danger’ rating for Great Barrier Reef

Labor misses burning issue on UNESCO’s ‘in danger’ rating for Great Barrier Reef

UNESCO singled Australia’s World Heritage site out for a stern warning and the Albanese government rejected the special treatment.

  • byMike Foley
We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters

We’re nowhere near prepared for next climate disasters

After a succession of “unnatural disasters”,we know climate-related emergencies will only get worse and cost many billions of dollars. Where will we get that kind of money? I know just the place.

  • byGreg Mullins
‘Frightening new era’:Flash flooding to grow under climate change

‘Frightening new era’:Flash flooding to grow under climate change

Rising heat in the atmosphere is increasing the volume of moisture in storm clouds and driving up the risk of intense downpours.

  • byMike Foley
The pom-poms fly in Paddo
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The pom-poms fly in Paddo

And there’s a bunker on the bridge.

‘The heating climate is coming to you’:Forrest calls on ‘lazy’ execs to join climate crusade

‘The heating climate is coming to you’:Forrest calls on ‘lazy’ execs to join climate crusade

Fortescue chair Andrew Forrest lambasted the lack of climate action from the rest of Australia’s corporate leadership as either lazy or protecting vested interests.

  • byPeter Milne
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Drier,hotter,wetter:CSIRO,BoM confirm Australia’s weather to get even worse

Drier,hotter,wetter:CSIRO,BoM confirm Australia’s weather to get even worse

The State of the Climate report contains dire warnings for Australia,with more droughts,heatwaves and bushfires on the cards,studded with heavier bursts of flooding rain.

  • byMike Foley
Success came at the end of COP,but that depends on what you wanted from it

Success came at the end of COP,but that depends on what you wanted from it

Those determined to secure a fund to pay the poorest for climate damage will consider the sometimes bitter talks in Egypt to have been a resounding success.

  • byNick O'Malley
Historic deal struck to help poorer countries pay for climate catastrophes

Historic deal struck to help poorer countries pay for climate catastrophes

Negotiators early on Sunday approved a historic deal that would create a fund for compensating poor nations that are victims of extreme weather worsened by rich countries’ carbon pollution.

  • bySeth Borenstein,Samy Magdy andFrank Robson
Breakthrough nears on landmark climate deal for poor countries

Breakthrough nears on landmark climate deal for poor countries

Days of tense bargaining between wealthy and developing nations yielded a proposal to set up a fund to benefit countries coping with irreparable damage from severe storms,floods,droughts and wildfires.

  • byKate Abnett,Shadia Nasralla andGloria Dickie
Tim Winton on a blue groper,a novel – and his life-imitates-art moment

Tim Winton on a blue groper,a novel – and his life-imitates-art moment

With his novel,Blueback,now a movie,the author reflects on how his love of the sea has evolved – and what he’s prepared to do to protect it.

  • byTim Winton