PETER HANNAM 8:55pm One of the members of the Abbott government's review panel that called for an end to renewable energy support has bought solar panels despite advocating the end of such subsidies.
PETER HANNAM Pressure for the nation’s leading universities to join the Australian National University and dump investments in fossil fuels will continue to mount despite the rejection of such moves by Prime Minister Tony Abbott and Treasurer Joe Hockey as “bizarre” and “removed from the reality” of what is driving the economy
PETER HANNAM More than a quarter of a century old and the bane of global warming sceptics everywhere, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change isn't about to fade into the sunset.
Scientists from around the world met this week to decide whether to call time on the Holocene epoch after 11,700 years and begin a new geological age called the Anthropocene - to reflect humankind's deep impact on the planet.
PETER HANNAM Still getting over this week’s monster storm that struck Sydney? There's some good - and bad - news from climate change projections.
Tornadoes in the United States are increasingly coming in swarms rather than as isolated twisters, according to a study by US government meteorologists published on Thursday that illustrates another trend toward extreme weather emerging in recent years.
Stefan Nicola Increased use of natural gas from a fracking boom won't slow climate change as the fuel will simply replace cleaner energy sources, scientists said in a study.
Neela Banerjee The United States is considering a proposal to combat climate change that would require countries to offer plans for curtailing greenhouse gas emissions on a certain schedule but would leave it to individual nations to determine how deep their cuts would be, said Todd Stern, the nation's chief climate negotiator.
Clyde Russell These days you would expect a gathering of coal industry executives to be a fairly gloomy affair, given the drop in prices to near seven-year lows, the increasing threat of regulation to control pollution and the general image of the fuel as the main climate change culprit.
PETER HANNAM The storm that tore through Sydney on Tuesday night was caused by a perfect combination of conditions that has the Bureau of Meteorology describing the intensity for some parts of the city as a once-in-a-century event.
NICKY PHILLIPS The Australian outback should be classified and protected as one continuous landscape rather than individual components, says a leading Australian ecologist.
PETER HANNAM New heat records for the month of September have been recorded around the world, putting 2014 on course to become one of the hottest years on record.
Rudy Ruitenberg Eastern China may experience more "extreme warm" summer weather similar to the 2013 heatwave in the coming years, researchers in China and Canada wrote in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Coral Davenport The Pentagon released a report Monday asserting decisively that climate change poses an immediate threat to US national security.
US Secretary of State John Kerry has issued a stark warning about the mounting effects of climate change, from food shortages to devastating droughts, saying time is running out for real action.
In the summer of 2010-2011 Western Australia experienced an unprecedented heatwave — but not on land.
Hannah Francis Oceans in the Southern Hemisphere are warming faster than estimated, with implications for rising sea levels and climate modelling.
Hannah Francis A breed of tropical Australian fish is set to have a hard time coping with rising C02 levels.
PETER HANNAM Australia's hay fever sufferers can expect their torment to last longer and become more intense with climate change, according to researchers.
Bridie Smith Science Editor Researchers have gained an insight into the weather conditions endured by Australia’s early settlers after scouring a diverse collection historical records, some dating back to the First Fleet.
NICK O'MALLEY Nations big and small have condemned approaches such as those of Australia to climate change.
NICKY PHILLIPS If you consider the consequences of global warming, it's always the major impacts that receive the most attention - glaciers melting, sea levels rising, more frequent and more intense bush fires, floods and cyclones.
James Gorman But the polar bears here discovered a new menu option. They eat snow geese.
LISA VISENTIN The spoken word poetry of a 26-year-old indigenous woman from the Marshall Islands has brought some of the world's most powerful leaders to tears at the UN Climate Summit.
Carole Landry The largest gathering of world leaders on climate change opens at the United Nations on Tuesday amid calls for action to put the planet on course toward reversing global warming.
PETER HANNAM Across Australia, fire crews are gearing up for another difficult season of bushfires as climate change signs intensify.
Nicky Phillips and Lisa Cox Global greenhouse gas emissions from burning fossil fuels and cement production surged to a record-breaking 36 billion tonnes of CO2 last year, pushing emissions to their highest level in human history.
NICK O'MALLEY Pacific island nations that supported Australia's bid for the UN Security Council feel let down by its stance on climate change, says the foreign minister of the Marshall Islands.
What actually is the carbon tax? Your questions answered.
Graphic on how carbon pricing is intended to work.
Alarming photos of a Greenland glacier that has melted.
John Cook lists the sceptics' arguments and gives answers.