Climate Change

Australia's 2013 heatwave due to climate change, researchers conclude

Lisa Cox Record temperatures in Australia in 2013 were almost certainly caused by man-made climate change, five separate studies have found.

Australia out in the cold as world turns up the heat on climate change

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Tom Arup When world leaders sit down in New York overnight to discuss climate change it is unlikely Australia will be actively trying to scupper the talks.

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Ocean algae can evolve fast to tackle climate change, study finds

Tiny marine algae can evolve fast enough to cope with climate change in a sign that some ocean life may be more resilient than thought to rising temperatures and acidification, a study showed.

Climate change could leave sharks unable to hunt

Rachel Feltman As more and more carbon dioxide enters the atmosphere, the ocean is acidifying too quickly for sharks to keep up.

World falls behind in efforts to tackle climate change, PwC report finds

Mountain to climb down from.

The world's major economies are falling further behind every year in terms of meeting the rate of carbon emission reductions needed to stop global temperatures from rising more than 2 degrees this...

Yale University fund takes aim at climate change

GERALDINE FABRIKANT As pressure grows from students who want to see their schools use financial clout to address environmental issues, Yale University's investment office wrote to its money managers asking them to...

Fixing climate change may add no costs, report says

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Justin Gillis In decades of public debate about global warming, one assumption has been accepted by virtually all factions: that tackling it would necessarily be costly.

Climate change may disrupt global food system within a decade, World Bank says

Tough conditions likely to get tougher for many.

Peter Hannam The world is headed “down a dangerous path” with disruption of the food system possible within a decade as climate change undermines the ability of nations to feed themselves, according...

Rich nations have moral duty to help island nations as climate change shifts weather patterns, says World Bank envoy

For low-lying island states such as Tuvalu, sea-level rise is a serious threat.

Peter Hannam Small island nations, particularly those in the Pacific, are already experiencing ''extreme effects'' from global warming, and rich nations including Australia have a ''moral responsibility'' to help...

Bad weather for 2050 as TV forecasters predict climate change

More frequent weather extremes are expected with climate change.

Imaginary television weather forecasts predicted floods, storms and searing heat from Arizona to Zambia within four decades, as part of a United Nations campaign on Monday to draw attention to a U.N.

Antarctic sea ice growth does not negate climate change, scientists say

Julia Rosen This year, Antarctic sea ice has expanded its frigid reach with unprecedented speed, setting records in June and July.

Soil microbes more sensitive to climate change than thought

Tests were conducted on a range of vegetation, including from broadleaf forests.

Peter Hannam Soils may be less of a carbon sink than previously thought, with new research indicating that the earth is likely to release more carbon as the planet heats up.

Possum a 'polar bear' of climate change

White lemuroid ringtail possum.

A rare Australian possum is being dubbed the new polar bear of climate change.

Greenpeace Says China's Energy Plans Exacerbate Climate Change

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Edward Wong China's plans for 50 coal gasification plants will produce an estimated 1.1 billion tons of carbon dioxide per year and contribute significantly to climate change, according to a report released by...

California and Mexico sign pact to battle climate change

California, Mexico reach out.

California Governor Jerry Brown and Mexican environmental officials signed a pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions, an agreement that could eventually expand the market for carbon credits.

Hit by slime, Caribbean corals could vanish even before climate change hits

Parrotfish at risk.

Most coral reefs in the Caribbean could vanish in the next two decades, hit by the loss of fish and sea urchins that eat a slime of coral-smothering algae, a U.N.-backed study said.

Coastal winds intensifying with climate change, study says

Tony Barboza Summer winds are intensifying along the west coasts of North and South America and southern Africa and climate change is a likely cause, a new study says.

'Conspiracist' climate change study withdrawn amid legal threats

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Peter Hannam Lunar landings? Made in Hollywood. Smoking causes cancer? No way. And as for climate change, better not ask.

Time running out to beat climate change, UN warns

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Tom Arup and Peter Hannam At least half the world's energy supply will have to come from low-carbon sources by 2050, major UN climate change assessment will say.

Climate change: Time is running out, UN report warns

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Tom Arup, Peter Hannam At least half the world's energy supply will need to come from low-carbon sources such as wind, solar and nuclear by 2050, as part of the drastic action needed to cut greenhouse gases to relatively...