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05 03 2020 | 07:46

Summers Now a Month Longer as Climate Change Bites in Australia.

When baby boomers say that summers aren’t what they used to be, for once they may be right. Australian summers are now a month longer than they were in the 1950s as climate change upends traditional…

05 03 2020 | 07:39

Killer heat: how a warming land is changing Australia forever.

The frontline ->  Inside Australia's climate emergency: the killer heat   Australia is heating faster than the global average, and extreme heat days are on the rise. Doctors say there’s clear…

05 03 2020 | 06:25

Australia's carbon emissions fall just 0.3% as industrial pollution surges.

Emissions from electricity generation and agriculture decline, but tiny overall decline shows shortcomings of Coalition policy Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions have dipped slightly on the back…

01 03 2020 | 13:45

Australia's wild summer sees blast of snow.

Tasmania snow concludes Australia's summer of extremes Snow has fallen in mountainous parts of Tasmania, rounding out a summer of dramatic weather changes in Australia. Watch the video here…

28 02 2020 | 06:54

'Unprecedented' globally: more than 20% of Australia's forests burnt in bushfires.

Researchers’ figure contrasts starkly with proportion of forest burned over such a period on any other continent More than 20% of Australia’s forests burned during the summer’s bushfire catastrophe…

23 02 2020 | 11:22

Inside Australia's climate emergency: the air we breathe.

For months, Australians breathed air pollution up to 26 times above levels considered hazardous to human health. The long-term impact could be devastating.   On the worst day of the smoke,…

20 02 2020 | 07:08

Australia on FIRE!

Australia is on the front line of the climate crisis.  I'm in Australia on tour. I'm coming to MELBOURNE, ADELAIDE, PERTH, BRISBANE & SYDNEY. Get your tickets at JonathanPie.com       14…

13 02 2020 | 06:48

Coalition wilfully blind to economics of renewables.

One of the greatest frustrations as a scientist is to see interpretations of data misrepresented by politicians. Unfortunately in Australia, much of this bluster has come from the far-right side of…

13 02 2020 | 06:25

Coal-fired power investment nuts: Turnbull.

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull says it's "nuts" for the Morrison government to consider backing coal-fired power. Mr Turnbull was in Canberra on Monday as a guest at a speech to…

01 02 2020 | 10:29

Australia fires: State of emergency declared for Canberra region.

Authorities in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) have declared a state of emergency as massive bushfires rage south of Canberra. It is the worst fire threat to the territory in nearly two…

24 01 2020 | 09:49

Australia fires: Malcolm Turnbull accuses Scott Morrison of 'misleading' nation.

Australian PM Scott Morrison has been accused of lacking leadership during the bushfire crisis - by the man he replaced after a party room coup. Malcolm Turnbull, who was deposed in 2018, told the…

21 01 2020 | 07:59

Australia wildfires: Blazes merge into massive inferno as experts warn species will go extinct.

Top scientists call for PM to do more on climate crisis as UK expert predicts animal victims will be in the trillions Two wildfires have merged to form a massive inferno in south-eastern Australia,…

21 01 2020 | 07:29

Terror, hope, anger, kindness: the complexity of life as we face the new normal.

In the faces of the bushfire victims we saw ourselves and our shared future. We can no longer shy away from reality.

17 01 2020 | 08:04

What is Australia doing to tackle climate change?

The Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has defended his government's stand on climate change as the country deals with devastating fires and a historic heatwave. Mr Morrison said his policies…

17 01 2020 | 07:54

Australia fires: Smoke to make 'full circuit' around globe, Nasa says.

Smoke from the massive bushfires in Australia will soon circle the Earth back to the nation, says Nasa. Massive infernos have raged along the nation's east coast for months, pushing smoke across the…

17 01 2020 | 07:50

Australia’s fires have pumped out more emissions than 100 nations combined.

Climate change is driving climate change. The wildfires raging along Australia’s eastern coast have already pumped around 400 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, further…

17 01 2020 | 07:43

Earth Had Its Second Warmest Year in Recorded History in 2019.

The six warmest years in recorded history have been the last six years: 2014 - 2019.

17 01 2020 | 07:24

Today's big question: what's behind the iconic images of Australia's massive fires?

Matthew Abbott took one of the most widely shared images of Australia’s devastating bushfires, but he went to bed first before sending the picture via WhatsApp to a photo editor the next morning, New…

17 01 2020 | 07:14

James Murdoch’s climate rebuke: Is News Corp heading for a cultural change?

As Australia burns, speculation is growing that the sheer scale of the disaster might be the push News Corp needs to renounce denialism and change its partisan coverage of climate change. A number…

14 01 2020 | 08:43

Climate change: Australia fires will be 'normal' in 3C world.

UK scientists say the recent fires in Australia are a taste of what the world will experience as temperatures rise. Prof Richard Betts from the Met Office Hadley Centre said we are "seeing a sign of…