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A Brewing Storm: the climate change risks to coffee

Synopsis<p>Aug 29, 2016 - 12:01am<p>The evidence is clear that climate change is already beginning to impact on coffee production. As the world continues …

Beyond the limits: Australia in a 1.5-2°C world

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:01am<p>In response to recent developments in both climate science and international climate commitments, The Climate Institute …

Bureau of Meteorology staff begin strike as 'last resort' over failed pay talks

Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) staff from across the country have begun a fortnight of industrial action following failed negotiations over pay and …

What will it take for us to pay attention to climate change?

<i>Australia's coastline has seen massive changes in the past six months, 2015 was recorded as the hottest year on record, and 2016 is shaping up to be</i> …

Get ready for 60-day heatwaves as Australia warms up

New research, commissioned by the Climate Institute, found Australia would be significantly impacted if the globe warms by 1.5C — the aspirational …

Climate Change

Agriculture and overuse greater threats to wildlife than climate change – study

Efforts to address climate change must not overshadow more immediate priorities for the survival of the world’s flora and fauna, say researchers<p>Agriculture and the overexploitation of plants and animal species are significantly greater threats to biodiversity than climate change, new analysis shows.<p>…

Biodiversity

Human-induced climate change began earlier than previously thought

Signs of warming appear as early as 1830 say researchers, whose analysis will help build accurate baseline of temperature before influence of human activity<p>Continents and oceans in the northern hemisphere began to warm with industrial-era fossil fuel emissions nearly 200 years ago, pushing back the …

Climate Change

Climate change is thawing deadly diseases. Maybe now we'll address it?

An anthrax outbreak in Russia came from a 75-year-old caribou carcass thawing out. It’s a warning sign of worse to come<p>Earlier this month, an outbreak of anthrax in northern Russia caused the death of a 12-year-old boy and his grandmother and put 90 people in the hospital. These deadly spores – …

Global Warming

An open letter to the Prime Minister on the climate crisis, from 154 scientists

<i>Dear The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia,</i><p><i>The following is an open letter signed by 154 Australian atmospheric, marine,</i> …

Extinction

154 Australian scientists demand climate policy that matches the science

154 Australian experts have signed on open letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull demanding urgent action on climate change that matches the dire …

Climate Change

New research shows climate extremes of today will be the normal of tomorrow: new long-term, national agenda for climate action in Australia now urgent

Aug 24, 2016 - 12:30am<p>Research released by The Climate Institute today, not only graphically explains the scientific and economic reasons why it is …

Climate change: Warning of extreme events and a move into uncharted territory

At 2 degrees, the picture is much less clear – the climate system would move into uncharted territory.<p>In southern Australia, the report …

Climate Change

The scary new reality the Earth is facing

Even after the fading of a strong El Niño, which spikes global temperatures on top of man-made climate change, July burst global temperature …

Global Warming

Australia will need to remove CO2 from air to keep warming below 2C, climate body says

Climate Institute report says negative-emissions technology is imperative because risks of global temperature reaching 2C are ‘unmanageable’<p>Australia will blow its carbon budget with either the Coalition’s emissions reduction targets, or those suggested by the Labor opposition, highlighting the …

Climate Change

July 2016 was world's hottest month since records began, says Nasa

Nasa’s results, which combine sea-surface temperature and air temperature on land, show July was 10th month in a row to break monthly temperature record<p>Last month was the hottest month in recorded history, beating the record set just 12 months before and continuing the long string of monthly …

Global Warming

'Calm waters' likely to elude embattled CSIRO chief Larry Marshall

The email was to welcome the move by Greg Hunt, the new Science Minister, to intervene in the agency's affairs, directing it to restore 15 climate …

Australia

The country that’s hit 60C

The Middle East is currently facing one of its most extreme heatwaves ever, with experts warning temperatures are getting almost too hot for human …

Climate Change
Climate Change

Q&A smackdown: Brian Cox brings graphs to grapple with Malcolm Roberts

One Nation senator-elect asks repeatedly for ‘empirical data’ – and the celebrity physicist has plenty at hand<p>The celebrity physicist Brian Cox came prepared to the ABC’s Q&A on Monday night with graphs, ready to counter claims by his co-panellist, the climate denier and Australian senator-elect …

Australia

Why Malcolm Roberts' demand for 'empirical evidence' on climate change is misleading

Scientist and Nobel prize-winner Peter Doherty says new One Nation senator ‘has no understanding of how science works’<p>Across Australia, climate science denialists are beside themselves with glee at the voting into office of one of their own.<p>Late last week, the Australian Electoral Commission …

Immune System

John Church and the rising ocean

Just after his report was published in April, Church joined a shipload of Hobart-based CSIRO scientists sailing on the marine research vessel …

Sea Level

Chilli grower urges farmers to take control of their own response to climate change - ABC Rural - ABC News

Australia's largest chilli grower says farmers need to take their own action on climate change if they want to create sustainable …

Farming

On the Frontline: Climate Change & Rural Communities

Our new report reveals that <b>climate change is likely to worsen the systemic disadvantages suffered by rural and regional communities</b>, and further …

Climate

How a Volcano Hid the Acceleration of Sea Level Rise

An uptick in sea level rise caused by greenhouse gas pollution during the past two decades has been hiding behind a volcano.The eruption of Mount …

Global Warming

Carteret Island climate refugees make a new home

Carteret climate refugees seek home<p>A grassroots group in Bougainville is scrambling to relocate the Carteret Islanders before rising sea levels …

Papua New Guinea

Josh Frydenberg's rise may be best hope for climate bipartisanship 'in a decade'

While the Abbott government's 2015 Energy White Paper all but ignored climate change and backed "a technology neutral policy" on energy sources, …

Australia

Turnbull government orders CSIRO U-turn towards climate science

The 15 jobs would create a long-term platform for climate analysis and forecasting.<p>"This is emphasising the importance of long-term climate science …

Australia

Climate Change blamed for Anthrax outbreak

One young boy has died and 72 others from a group of nomadic hearders in far north Russia have been hospitalised after the virus spread due to the …