Swimmers cool off at MacCallum pool at Cremorne Point on Friday. Photo: Dean Sewell
Most of NSW will continue to bake in a prolonged heatwave well into next week, the second big warm event to get the year off to a hot start...
Data shows the year was also one of the hottest three ever recorded, with scientists warning that the ‘climate tide is rising fast’...Read more
Donald Trump is accused of hampering the fight against global warming and ecological damage. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
World Economic Forum outlines huge increase in all five eco risks since the US president assumed office...Read more
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Wildfires, sea level rise, coral bleaching: Climate change is already here...Read more
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A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below...Read more
Last year unleashed some catastrophic weather across the world. At the beginning of 2017, Australia experienced one of the hottest summers on record in Sydney and Brisbane, followed by a killer summer heatwave across southern Europe and wildfires triggered by heat in California...
As average temperatures creep up, climate scientists spy trouble at the far end of the bell curve. Early results from the nascent science of extreme heatwaves are startling, reports Michael Lucy...
NEW YORK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Depression and anxiety afflict Americans who are concerned with the fate of the environment, according to a study of the mental health effects of climate change...Read more
In June President Donald Trump pulled out of the international Paris climate change agreement. Photograph: Andrew Harnik/AP
The success of the Paris climate deal depends on ‘negative emission’ technologies that have never been proven at scale...Read more
Warning signs. (Reuters/Richard Carson)
For the second year running, business and political leaders think the world’s biggest threat is extreme weather, according to the latest Global Risks Report by the World Economic Forum (WEF) published today...Read more
A winning plan to buttress New York against climate change essentially swathes lower Manhattan in a fortress of storm protection disguised as a smorgasbord of public space.
HUMAN EXISTENCE THREATENED MORE BY EXTREME WEATHER, NOT WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION, GLOBAL EXPERTS WARN...Add your reaction Share
Video: How Climate Change Is Already Affecting Earth...Though the planet has only warmed by one-degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution, climate change's effect on earth has been anything but subtle. Here are some of the most astonishing developments over the past few years.
By 2050 many of the world's major cities will face surface water shortages, spurring regional conflict and competition for scarce resources...Read more
Using your microwave more efficiently and turning it off when not in use can help cut energy consumption. Photograph: Huw Jones/Getty Images
The biggest impact comes from electricity used to power the microwaves, but study also highlights rising environmental cost of our throwaway culture...Read more
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The ocean is suffocating—but not for the first time...Read more
Donald Trump listens to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt after announcing his decision that the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement, in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, U.S., June 1, 2017. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters
In short, from a practical standpoint, as little additional warming as possible...Read more
This photo shows bare sand and dried tree trunks standing out at Theewaterskloof Dam. Rueters.
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa’s Cape Town, one of the world’s iconic tourist destinations, could run out of water by April as the city’s worst drought in a century risks forcing residents to join queues for emergency rations...Read more
Last week, the nation’s most populous city sued the five biggest oil companies operating in the United States...Read more