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Technology is crucial to cutting emisions, but only half the story

Technology is crucial to cutting emisions, but only half the story

“The analogy would be if John F Kennedy had announced in 1961 that we were going to go to the moon and we are going to let NASA take its own sweet time figuring out how to get there.”

  • by Nick O'Malley

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Red alert for the planet: UN chief’s call to phase out coal by 2030

Red alert for the planet: UN chief’s call to phase out coal by 2030

The Secretary-General of the United Nations marks Earth Day - Thursday - by penning this warning: time is running out to prevent the climate crisis from becoming a permanent global catastrophe.

  • by Antonio Guterres
As Australia tiptoes to 2050 climate targets, the world moves on 2030

As Australia tiptoes to 2050 climate targets, the world moves on 2030

Recent comments by the Prime Minister suggest he is moving towards a hard 2050 emissions reductions target, but the rest of the world has already moved.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Military leaders, security chiefs demand action on climate threat

Military leaders, security chiefs demand action on climate threat

Two things keep former chief of defence Admiral Chris Barrie awake at night. The one that can be addressed by the Australian government is climate change.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Climate pressure mounts on Morrison government before US Earth Day summit

Climate pressure mounts on Morrison government before US Earth Day summit

Foreign governments and Australian industry are calling for bold policies from the Morrison government to drive down emissions and tackle climate change.

  • by Nick O'Malley and Mike Foley
Climate change a security threat in Australia, says intelligence expert

Climate change a security threat in Australia, says intelligence expert

Australia needs to respond to climate change as a national security threat in a region that is expected to be among the hardest hit by global warming.

  • by Nick O'Malley
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A signal of hope as US and China find common ground in climate crisis

A signal of hope as US and China find common ground in climate crisis

China and America’s agreement to cooperate on climate even as their rivalry grows is a hopeful development as world leaders prepare Biden’s climate summit.

  • by Nick O'Malley
European-style carbon taxes destined to spread, says former trade chief

European-style carbon taxes destined to spread, says former trade chief

The former World Trade Organisation chief Pascal Lamy believes that the proposed EU carbon border tarrif is not only fair and reasonable, but inevitable.

  • by Nick O'Malley
What keeps climate scientists like me awake at night - and why the next 10 years are so critical

What keeps climate scientists like me awake at night - and why the next 10 years are so critical

The Climate Council says Australia needs to triple its ambition to cut carbon emissions by 2030. Here’s why.

  • by Lesley Hughes
Facing the climate ‘endgame’ in a world bound for 1.5 degrees warming

Facing the climate ‘endgame’ in a world bound for 1.5 degrees warming

Further evidence has emerged that the world can no longer hold warming to 1.5 degrees without overshooting the mark and using new technology to scrub the air.

  • by Nick O'Malley
Damage bill from natural disasters to treble by 2061

Damage bill from natural disasters to treble by 2061

A NSW Treasury report predicts more fires and floods, and tens of thousands of homes to be hit by rising sea levels by 2061.

  • by Matt Wade and Nick O'Malley