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17 December 2018
During a recent episode of the ABC's Q&A program, former Liberal minister Amanda Vanstone claimed "emissions are coming down" in Australia.  ...
15 December 2018
The COP 24 Climate talks in Poland are in their final marathon session today. The United Nations COP conferences are the annual process that determines what collective action...
We can’t know the future cost of climate change
13 December 2018
As delegates at the UN climate summit in Katowice, Poland, discuss the possibility of restraining global warming to 1.5℃, it might sound like a reasonable question to ask how...
11 December 2018
As President Macron caved into the yellow vest fuel tax protests, President Trump was triumphant. The French humiliation showed people rejected the sort of carbon taxes...
6 December 2018
Climate leadership in Australia means acknowledging the risks of global warming and preparing the economy now for when the international community eventually takes action, Warwick...
ANU climate change experts on UNFCCC COP24
29 November 2018
The 24th Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change will be held in Katowice, Poland officially opening on 3 December 2018...
26 November 2018
The Labor party’s energy policy platform, released last week, is politically clever and would likely be effective. It includes plans to underwrite renewable energy and...
Professor Xuemei Bai has won 2018 Volvo Environment Prize.  Photo:  Lannon Harley
30 October 2018
    The Australian National University's Professor Xuemei Bai has been awarded this year's Volvo Environment Prize for her pioneering work on urbanisation...
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25 October 2018
On October 8th, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change published their Report on Global Warming of 1.5oC.   The findings have enormous implications for our...
Drought in Wagga. Image:  Flickr John Schilling
24 October 2018
With drought ravaging Australia’s eastern states, much attention has been given to the need to provide short-term solutions through drought relief. But long-term resilience...
Attitudes to climate change across Australian population
11 October 2018
  Three new studies show that Australians are growing increasingly concerned about climate change, with almost eight out of ten Australians accepting the scientific...
Dried up lake Image Credit: Tim J Keegan, Flickr
11 October 2018
A population health scientist from The Australian National University (ANU) warns that the current drought affecting parts of Australia could lead to a spike in gastro cases...
Heavy smoke haze over Sydney from Dover Heights.CREDIT:BROOK MITCHELL
11 October 2018
This article by John Hewson was originally published by The Sydney Morning Herald. The Wentworth byelection offers a unique opportunity for the electorate to send a clear...
The sun is setting on coal.
10 October 2018
A crystal clear message comes from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change:  keeping global warming to a 1.5 degrees rise would save untold damage.  Achieving this...
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8 October 2018
A landmark report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, commissioned at the breakthrough 2015 summit that brokered the Paris climate agreement, outlines what...
8 October 2018
Professor Mark Howden from the Australian National University's Climate Change Institute is a Review Editor on the latest Special Report from the Intergovernmental Panel on...
12 September 2018
Listen to interview on RN Breakfast with Prof John Hewson of Crawford School of Public Policy, ANU.   http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/new-...
Lack of climate policy threatens to trip up Australian diplomacy this summit season
10 September 2018
    This article by Dr Christian Downie was originally published by The Conversation.    Australia has navigated a somewhat stormy passage through the...
Australia’s grain exports will suffer under climate change. Alpha/Flickr, CC BY-NC
6 September 2018
    This article, co-authored by CCI member, Dr Luciana Porfirio, David Newth & John Finnigan, was originally published by The Conversation.  ...
Dramatic vegetation changes in the past hint at dire future
31 August 2018
A study on dramatic changes to Earth's vegetation as it emerged from the last ice age and temperatures rose has offered clues on the kinds of transformations that will occur...

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