Was Tasmania’s summer of fires and floods a glimpse of its climate future?

Author: Alistair Hobday, Eric Oliver, Jan McDonald and Michael Grose
Date: 20th of April 2016
Drought, fires, floods, marine heatwaves – Tasmania has had a tough time this summer. These events damaged its natural environment, including world heritage forests and alpine areas, and affected homes, businesses and energy security. In past decades, climate-related warming of Tasmania’s land ...

The links between big polluters and politicians.

Author: Bill McKibben
Date: 20th of April 2016
This week, 193 world governments will begin putting pen to paper on the world’s first agreement to keep global warming below 2 degrees. This agreement is a huge symbolic blow to the fossil fuel industry, but it will remain symbolic unless politicians cut their ties with the culprits behind this cl...

US firms knew about global warming in 1968, what about Australia?

Author: Marc Hudson
Date: 18th of April 2016
Earlier this month the satirical newspaper The Onion “reported” on the discovery in a Californian university’s archives of a dusty, yellowing report saying the time to act on climate change is now. This week life imitated art, as it was revealed that there is indeed a decades-old report to be...

Will global warming make you fat?

Author: Jaci Brown and Hilary Bambrick
Date: 30th of March 2016
First it was fats, then it was carbs, but one day we might be blaming climate change for our expanding waistlines. Climate change is already affecting Australia’s ability to reliably produce quality food. With climate records being broken on a monthly basis, it’s not much of a stretch to imagin...