Almost 200 countries have struck a grand bargain to take collective action on climate change, as the Paris summit delivers the first global agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution in almost two decades.
Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash has joined her cabinet colleague George Brandis in claiming the science of climate change is not yet settled.
The Earth sizzled in March with the most unusually warm month in history as average land surface temperatures easily exceeded levels deemed by scientists to constitute dangerous climate change.
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Senior CSIRO executives spent much of Sunday trying to justify and prioritise deep cuts planned to climate change science programs that are understood to have caught Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull by surprise.
Australia's global ranking has dived on an international survey that Environment Minister Greg Hunt had described as "the most credible, scientifically based" analysis in the world.
A remarkably warm December helped drive global surface temperatures in 2015 to easily the hottest year in records going back to 1880, the US National Atmospheric and Oceanic Administration said.
Fresh off his Golden Globe win, the Hollywood star lashes out at the fossil fuel players' "corporate greed" in Davos.
The world is now adding more power capacity from renewables every year than from coal, natural gas, and oil combined.
We need incentives to get all our brown coal power stations closed by the early 2020s, and all our black ones by the early 2030s.
He is the most revered broadcaster in the world,and at the age of 89 Sir David Attenborough has lost none of his passion for life on Earth. He talks to Jessamy Calkin about climate change, Barack Obama, and his new series on the Great Barrier Reef.
For negotiators engrossed in months or even years of arcane, technical wrangling for a new global climate agreement, the sudden involvement of political leaders in the talks in Paris was both a curiosity and a distraction.
Global temperatures soared again in November - just as leaders from the world gathered in Paris to settle a new agreement to tackle climate change.
The world may have struck a much-heralded deal in Paris to ratchet up pollution cuts in the decades ahead, but a number of Turnbull government backbenchers insist climate science is unconvincing and Australia has already promised enough.
World leaders may have committed to ambitious climate targets in Paris at the weekend, but that in small-town America, all that solar hocus pocus is still viewed with a healthy dose of slack-jawed cynicism.
A watershed climate pact in Paris has stepped up pressure on Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to act at home to curb emissions and phase out fossil fuels, as the government warns it will not risk the economy to meet the new global commitment.
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Almost 200 countries have struck a grand bargain to take collective action on climate change, with the Paris summit drawing to a close by delivering the first new global agreement to cut greenhouse gas pollution in almost two decades.
With the Paris summit wrapping up having delivered an historic global climate agreement, questions will inevitably turn to whether Malcolm Turnbull will use the international momentum to advance the climate debate back home
An historic global deal to limit and tackle climate change appears imminent after a final draft agreement has been completed at the United Nations conference in Paris.
It's not quite zombie time but the strains are beginning to show as the Paris climate summit nears a climax.
Work on an historic climate deal that for the first time would require all countries to play a role in curbing greenhouse gas emissions will continue through the weekend after organisers conceded the summit would not meet its Friday night deadline.
Elon Musk, the founder of electric car marker Tesla, and oil giant Exxon Mobil's boss Rex Tillerson have starkly different visions of the world. But on the best tool for fighting climate change, they agree.
Small nations are stretched to make sure their voices are not drowned out by big countries when negotiating climate change deals.
Climate negotiators have turned to the idea of "indaba" – a traditional Zulu meeting style – as they seek for breakthroughs on deadlocks plaguing the Paris climate talks.
Exhausted climate negotiators from 195 nations seeking ways to strengthen a planned agreement to combat global warming are arguing over who should pay billions of dollars to help developing nations meet those goals.
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Having a mechanism to address the losses and damage caused by climate change included in the draft of a U.N. deal to tackle global warming is a victory for vulnerable island states, and they will fight to keep it in, said Tuvalu's prime minister.
Loud applause erupted as France's foreign minister gaveled the Paris climate agreement, which aims to keep global temperatures from rising another degree Celsius between now and 2100.
An emotional French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius presents a landmark global climate accord, calling it a "historic" measure for turning the tide on global warming.
The historic arrangement reach in Paris Saturday night have wide-ranging impacts for Australia's targets and economy. Courtesy ABC News 24.
Addressing all signatories of the accord, Julie Bishop said nations must now "return home to implement the new global agreement". Vision courtesy ABC News 24.
Taro Island could be the setting for a film about the end of the world. And for the people who live here - and will be forced to leave it - it is.
Amid protests in Paris, the UN's Ban Ki-moon says he is optimistic there will be a strong deal at the climate summit.
After 11 days of negotiations at the climate summit in Paris, a slimmer but still-troubled draft of a global climate agreement is released.
Waleed Aly calls for the end of fossil fuel subsidies.
Climate change is starting to have a personal impact on billions of people and we need to cut back on greenhouse gases and adapt to a warmer world.
Pope Francis prays for Climate Summit success in efforts to tackle poverty as well as to mitigate the impacts of climate change.
In late 2015 astronauts from around the world recorded a message to politicians at the Paris climate talks to commit to combating global warming.
World leaders launched an ambitious attempt on Monday to hold back the earth's rising temperatures as they met in Paris.
Malcolm Turnbull promises to contribute $1 billion over the next five years to fight climate change and to ratify the second commitment period of the Kyoto protocol.
US president Barack Obama says the world's largest economy embraces its responsibility to act on climate change ahead of the Paris UN climate conference.
Is the government's mantra on innovation inconsistent with its climate policy? Labor drives home the attack while the PM is in Paris.
Developing countries desperately need more money to battle climate change, and Australia should help, says Greens Senator Larissa Waters in Paris.
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Sydneysiders join a worldwide series of rallies calling for stronger action against climate change ahead of the Paris summit.
The terrorist attacks in Paris will help motivate world leaders to reach a deal on climate change, says Environment Minister Greg Hunt. Courtesy ABC News24.
RAW VIDEO: China issues its highest-level smog alert this year as world leaders convene in Paris for the UN climate summit.