Countries are acting with increasing urgency on climate change. Australia is not among them.
Can these two great rivals quarantine climate change from their broader competition for supremacy? There are mixed messages from both superpowers.
The decision to re-elect Barnaby Joyce as leader marks a hardening of the Nationals’ opposition to climate action. But are they paying attention to changing attitudes in the bush?
Even if the federal government takes no action, the states’ own efforts to reduce climate change would enable Australia to meet current emission reduction targets.
The US has proven it has returned to international leadership with its climate change summit, while Australia remains a reluctant partner.
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.
Foreign governments and Australian industry are calling for bold policies from the Morrison government to drive down emissions and tackle climate change.
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.
Environment groups are dismayed by the appointment of a former energy company chief to lead a revitalised Climate Change Authority, the independent body that advises the government on how to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Unless immediate “transformative action” is taken to drastically reduce global warming, Australia is set for the destruction of its reef and more storms and floods, the Australian Academy of Science says.