Alison Leitch

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Global warming stalled by strong winds driving heat into oceans

The “pause” in global warming since 2001 can be explained by the discovery of unusually strong winds in the Pacific, climatologists have found.<p>Global …

Climate Change

Climate Adaptation

Explore CSIRO’s past and present climate adaptation research<p>This website provides access to work on adaptation to climate change, and to long-term …

As it happened: Fire authorities battle dozens of blazes across Victoria

Victoria's fire threat is far from over, according to authorities, with a 16,000-hectare blaze continuing to threaten the communities of Bylands, …

Victoria (Australia)

Victoria bushfires: Crews work to gain upper hand on Mickleham Road fire raging north of Melbourne

Authorities have confirmed 34 homes have been lost in bushfires since Sunday. That is up from the earlier figure of 21.<p>In the meantime firefighters …

Australia

UK floods: Alert issued as River Thames breaks banks

Thousands of homes in southern England are bracing for flooding after the River Thames burst its banks, with forecasters warning more bad weather is …

Weather

Flooding and landslides kill 50 in Burundi after torrential rains

At least 50 people have died due to torrential rains and landslides in the central African country of Burundi.<p>Heavy rain started falling on Sunday …

Journalism

Adelaide's hottest summer on record

The old record of 11 days over 40 degrees, set in 1897, was matched last week, with Adelaide certain to topple the record either today or tomorrow …

Climate Change

Get used to heat waves: extreme El Nino events to double | Australian Research Council's (ARC) Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science

<b>Monday, January 20, 2014:</b> Extreme weather events fuelled by unusually strong El Ninos, such as the 1983 heatwave that led to the Ash Wednesday …

Bushfires: South Australian residents warned to stay on high alert, people in NSW told to evacuate

Authorities in South Australia are warning residents to remain on high alert as bushfires continue to burn.<p>Sixteen homes were confirmed destroyed in …

Australia

Nearly 100 fires burn in NSW as firefighters get upper hand in Victoria and South Australia

Conditions have eased for firefighters in New South Wales where nearly 100 bushfires continue to burn across the state.<p>Crews in Victoria and South …

Australia

RT @siobhanheanue: Nowhere to go. Fire jumps from pine plantation to grazing land near Carabost #NSWfires @abcnews http://t.co/6ip7ggFA9u

How heat can make your body melt down from the inside out

Just as Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 identified a temperature at which paper self-combusts, the Australian Open has just shown the world that …

Climate Change

Trees are a city's air conditioners, so why are we pulling them out?

Air conditioners across the country are running on full this week as Australia battles a heatwave – but are we missing an obvious, leafy …

Urban Planning

Tony Abbott's half-baked war on renewable energy

Last week it was quietly announced that the Australian Cleantech Competition would henceforth be known as the Australian Technologies Competition. It …

Powerful cyclone rips through Tonga islands

Authorities are searching remote islands for cyclone victims after the most powerful storm to hit Tonga in decades tore through the South Pacific archipelago, flattening homes and leaving at least one person dead.<p>Relief efforts on Sunday were concentrating on the Ha'apai islands, between the main …

Heatwave brings fires, blackouts, health dangers as Adelaide becomes world's hottest city

Fire authorities in Victoria and South Australia have issued warnings over several out-of-control bushfires as heatwave conditions persist in …

Weather

Australian Open: Extreme heat policy takes effect as temperatures soar above 40 degrees

Australian Open officials applied the extreme heat policy for the first time this week at Melbourne Park.<p>After temperatures consistently hovered …

Brazil

2014's hottest places in Australia so far

As parts of Australia swelter through scorching temperatures, take a look at the hottest places throughout January.<p>The highest temperature ever …

Climate Change

Decline of top predators a threat to ecosystems, scientists warn

Lions and wolves may spark fear in the hearts of many, but ecologists warn their decline is a more terrifying prospect for ecosystems worldwide.<p>In a …

Ecology

Cyclone Ian: Communications cut after storm lashes Tonga's Ha'apai island group

Communications to the Ha'apai island group in Tonga's central region have been cut after Cyclone Ian slammed into the region.<p>Leveni Aho from the …

Weather

West Australian heatwave closes national parks, dams as temperatures head toward 44C in Perth

National parks across Western Australia have been closed as extreme heat forecast for this weekend hits the state.<p>The Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) …

Weather

Securing Australia's future: energy and climate change

<i>SECURING AUSTRALIA’S FUTURE: As the Commission of Audit reviews government activity and spending, The Conversation’s experts take a closer look at</i> …

Climate

A modern economy needs a Clean Energy Finance Corporation

This week, the Australian Senate is considering the government’s package of “carbon tax” abolition bills – bills abolishing the carbon tax, the …

Renewable Energy

Time to stop waffling about degrees of climate danger

“Erratic”, “inconsistent”, “highly political” and “lacking in direction”. That’s the unvarnished verdict on Australia’s climate policy, according to …

Climate Change

Fears at least 10,000 dead in Philippines as Super Typhoon Haiyan approaches Vietnam

Unconfirmed reports suggest at least 10,000 people are dead in the central Philippines province of Leyte after Typhoon Haiyan hit the region.<p>A senior …

Da Nang