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Category archives for: Climate change

Australia tried to water down climate change resolution at Pacific Islands Forum: leader

Australia attempted to water down a resolution on climate change agreed by country representatives at the Pacific Islands Forum, a leader attending the event has claimed. Pacific leaders issued the Boe declaration on Wednesday night, calling climate change “the single greatest threat to the livelihoods, security and wellbeing of the peoples of the Pacific” at […]

Australia relationship with Pacific on climate change ‘dysfunctional’ and ‘abusive’

Australia’s relationship with the Pacific region on the issue of climate change has been described as “dysfunctional” and “abusive” – providing aid to the region to deal with the effects of global warming but undermining attempts to halt its progress, according to a climate change representative for the Pacific nation of Palau. Xavier Matsutaro, the […]

Weatherwatch: Charles Keeling’s CO2 curve shows drastic rise in 60 years

A remarkable run of observations began 60 years ago at a weather station high on a volcano in Hawaii. Charles Keeling began monitoring carbon dioxide in the clean air at 3,400 metres (11,150ft) on Mauna Loa, far away from vegetation and urban pollution. His first measurements in 1958 showed 315 parts per million (ppm) of […]

Richard Di Natale: I will work with Labor to get action on climate change

The Greens leader Richard Di Natale will promise to work with a new Labor government to get action on climate change back on track. Di Natale makes the pledge in a landmark speech to be delivered on Monday in Melbourne, kicking off a national speaking tour that anticipates the major policy battles of the next […]

UK’s green watchdog will be powerless over climate change post-Brexit

Ministers are “deliberately weakening” the green watchdog that will hold the government to account after Britain leaves the EU, according to Labour’s shadow Brexit minister. Theresa May pledged last January to create a “world-leading, independent, statutory body” to ensure ministers stick to their commitments – replacing the power of the European commission to take governments […]

India’s devastating rains match climate change forecasts

Once-a-century rains that have pounded the Indian state of Kerala and displaced 1.3 million people are in line with the predictions of climate scientists, who warn that worse is to come if global warming continues unabated. The monsoon rains upon which farmers in the southwestern state depend for their food and livelihoods dumped two-and-a-half times […]

Extreme temperatures ‘especially likely for next four years’

The world is likely to see more extreme temperatures in the coming four years as natural warming reinforces manmade climate change, according to a new global forecasting system. Following a summer of heatwaves and forest fires in the northern hemisphere, the study in the journal Nature Communications suggests there will be little respite for the […]

Melt-Rate of West Antarctic Ice Sheet Highly Sensitive to Changes in Ocean Temperatures

Melting of ice shelves in West Antarctica speeds up and slows down in response to changes in deep ocean temperature, and is far more variable than previously thought, according to new research published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience. Scientists studying seawater temperatures in the Amundsen Sea – part of the West Antarctic Ice […]

People aren’t the worst – they are the only hope for the planet

Variants of that sentiment appeared all over social media when Coles decided against phasing out plastic bags on the basis that shoppers needed “more time to make the transition”. Then came the special climate edition of the New York Times Magazine putting essentially the same argument, albeit on a much grander scale. In a long […]

Back to the Future of Climate Change

Researchers at Syracuse University are looking to the geologic past to make future projections about climate change. Christopher K. Junium, assistant professor of Earth sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences (A&S), is the lead author of a study that uses the nitrogen isotopic composition of sediments to understand changes in marine conditions during […]

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