Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Pacific elders are speaking out against Australia’s bid to host COP31, scheduled for 2026. Pip Hinman reports.

The first Arctic ice-free summer could be in the 2030s, a decade earlier than projections reported by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. David Spratt writes we should not be shocked.

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Japanese consulate to call on the Japanese government to stop funding fossil fuels. Gabriel Di Falco reports.

Protesters converged on Minister for the Environment and Water Tanya Plibersek’s electorate office after she approved a new coal mine in Central Queensland’s Bowen Basin. David Killingly reports.

Australian scientists, led by Tim Flannery, want federal environment minister Tanya Plibersek to heed the science and ensure all assessments of new gas and coal projects are evidence-based. Pip Hinman reports.

The new IPCC report is upbeat about the possibilities to keep global warming at bay. Markela Panegyres argues there is no doubt that leaving fossil fuels in the ground is the bottom line.

There was a dangerous underestimation of the scale of the climate crisis we face at COP26, argues David Spratt. Targets for 2025 and 2030 need to be the focus.

Climate expert, Australian National University emeritus professor and Climate Council member Will Steffen speaks to Green Left about climate science and politics in the lead up to the COP26 United Nations climate summit in Glasgow.

Scott Morrison is still clinging to a weak emission reduction target of 26–28%, set six years ago. At the current rate, we won't reach net zero climate pollution until 2170, argues Jessie de Waal.

Activists were treated to an early-morning raid by an anti-terrorist outift for chalking a protest sign against oil and gas giant Woodside Energy, reports Chris Jenkins.

 

The IPCC's latest report should be a wake-up call to governments everywhere, but it's going to take more than science to force action by the biggest global emitters, writes Barry Sheppard.

Warming is already set on course to reach dangerous levels. But, if we do next to nothing — the course we are on — it could get a lot worse, writes Peter Boyle.

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