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Climate change threatens the life and habitability of our planet and, right now, the eastern part of Australia is witnessing this first-hand. Alejandro Aleman reports

The Morrison government’s focus on ramping up military spending is being challenged by security experts, who say the biggest threat to Australia is extreme weather events. Jacob Andrewartha reports.

Climate change has the potential to bring about an overall break-down in important ecological and social systems, including agriculture and food production. Alex Bainbridge reports.

The catastrophic floods in northern NSW and southern Queensland seems to have taken some MPs by surprise. But, as Alex Bainbridge reports, the IPCC has warned that climate change will increase the likelihood of such catastrophic events.

The latest warnings contained in the October 8 report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) included stating the world has less than 12 years to drastically alter course to avoid the worst impacts of human-caused global warming, and that nothing less than keeping all fossil fuels in the ground is the solution to avoid future calamities.

If these have you frightened or despondent, experts responding to the report have a potentially unwelcome message for your already over-burdened heart and mind: It's very likely even worse than you're being told.

Some would have seen One Nation Senator-elect Malcolm Roberts' performance on ABC's Q&A on August 15. He went hammer and tong repeating ad nauseum that academics are doctoring the science, that the major science bodies are corrupt and that the science on climate change is anything but settled. Here is one small excerpt from his exchange with British physicist Brian Cox: Roberts: “I'm saying ... two things. First of all, that the [climate] data has been corrupted and we know that the 1930s were warmer than today.”
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