Small volcanic eruptions help explain a hiatus in global warming this century by dimming sunlight and offsetting a rise in emissions of heat-trapping gases to record highs, a new study says.
China must increase spending on emission cuts and clean technologies by 2 trillion yuan ($A373 billion) to do its fair share to halt climate change, a report by Beijing's Central University of...
Sophie Lewis The latest climate change denial claim before the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report on Friday is global warming stopped in 1998.
Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented. Some are already being seen.
Ben Cubby The effects of global warming on Australia are well documented, and some are already being seen in the form of dry winters, unusual summer heat and early spring bushfires.
Sophie Lewis The latest climate change denial claim ahead of the release of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change assessment report is that global warming stopped in 1998.
Peter Hannam When Peter Smith, NSW's former chief climate scientist, recently briefed leaders in the Seychelles about how the Indian Ocean island nation should prepare for climate change, he began by explaining...
The only three living diplomats who have led the United Nations global warming talks said there's little chance the next climate treaty will prevent the world from overheating.
Peter Hannam The Philippines has made an impassioned plea to nations to act on climate change and prevent super typhoons such as Haiyan, which has devastated much of the country, from becoming 'a way of life'.
Peter Hannam Australia will face fiercer El Nino weather patterns - causing severe drought - as a result of human-induced global warming, world-first research led by Sydney scientists has shown.
Peter Hannam Australia may face more intense and frequent bouts of extreme weather in the future as global warming "energises" the El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO), the dominant climate system over the...
Jill Stark Australia's biggest environmental group will launch a major legal fight against the fossil fuel industry as it shifts focus to climate change for the first time in its 37-year history.
A "hiatus" in global warming so far this century is partly caused by natural variations in a chaotic climate and is unlikely to last, a draft United Nations report by leading climate scientists says.
Peter Hannam A cooling in the Pacific Ocean over the past decade has been the main cause, research says.
Ben Cubby THE carbon price puts Australia, the world's 15th-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, in the middle of the international pack when it comes to dealing with global warming, a major new report by the...
Evidence that global warming is man-made is getting stronger, the head of a UN panel of climate scientists said, in a further blow to sceptics who argue rising temperatures can be explained by...
Gerard Wynn The latest forecasts from a foremost climate research institute that global warming has slowed present a new challenge to policymakers on how to inject urgency into the campaign to cut emissions of...
Black carbon, the soot produced by burning fossil fuels and biomass, is a more potent atmospheric pollutant than previously thought, according to a four-year international study.
Global warming will increase the intensity of extreme rainfall events leading to more flooding in future, new research has predicted.
Ben Cubby As trees start to grow closer to the North Pole they release more greenhouse gases than they absorb, research shows.