Scientists who once studied climate change as a future threat are now grappling with the immediacy of violently altered weather patterns.
The Amazon basin, one of the planet’s largest stores of carbon, is beginning to release more carbon-dioxide to the atmosphere than it absorbs as deforestation and fires spread, potentially accelerating global warming.
Southern Australia’s sharks and rays face mounting threats as warmer waters push more tropical species southwards and habitats change.
Indonesia has been identified as the country with the most land at risk to sea level rise, adding to the threats climate change will pose to Australia’s populous northern neighbour.
Governments will need to resort to extracting carbon from the atmosphere to avoid catastrophic climate change, according to the only Australian-based researcher of a new international scientific group.
The world’s freshwater lakes have lost as much as a fifth of their oxygen levels in four decades, a new study says, with climate change being blamed.
Human-caused global warming was responsible for many thousands of heat-related deaths in recent decades, a fraction of the numbers expected in the future even if nations adopt ambitious emissions-cutting efforts.
The majority of Australians want action on climate change even if it costs them significant money, with the longest-running poll of attitudes also showing almost two-thirds would back a ban on new coal mines.
Investments worth trillions of dollars to help protect people and assets in a warming world could be wasted without more powerful computer models to predict exposure to climate change.
A large group of water researchers has been accused of acting like a consulting consortium, a stance they reject.