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Hyperactive bushfire season ahead for Australia: outlook
Wed, 4/09/13 – 10:59 | Posted by James Schultz

Vast swathes of Australia face above average chances of grass fires and bushfires this summer, after months of above average temperatures.
The last 12 months have been the warmest on record, according to the weather bureau, …

Pacific islands climate summit: we need help
Wed, 4/09/13 – 10:17 | Posted by James Schultz

Connie Hedegaard, the European Commissioner for Climate Action, writes in today’s Sydney Morning Herald about the Pacific Islands Forum that started yesterday.
She says: “The Pacific region is on the front line of climate change. Its …

Upcoming IPCC report should include data to debunk myth of climate “hiatus”, experts say
Mon, 2/09/13 – 11:20 | Posted by James Schultz

Various reports today indicate that American and European Union envoys are seeking more clarity from the United Nations on a slowdown in global warming that climate skeptics have cited as a reason not to “panic” …

Australian carbon market worth$6.58 bln in first year: Carbon Market Institute
Mon, 26/08/13 – 14:06 | Posted by James Schultz

Australia’s carbon market was worth $6.58 billion in its first year of operation, according to the Carbon Market Institute.
On Monday the group said that covered entities emitted 286.6 million tonnes of carbon dioxide during the …

More wildfires likely as result of climate change: NASA
Thu, 15/08/13 – 12:48 | Posted by James Schultz

Warming temperatures across the world are likely to lead to more intense weather events, and make wild fires, for instance, more ferocious and more common,  according to a new NASA report.
The agency looked at what …

Why the World Bank cares about climate change
Tue, 13/08/13 – 12:52 | Posted by James Schultz

The World Bank, a conservative organisation, is becoming more and more vocal about the dangers of climate change, especially to the world’s poorest people.
By clicking here, you can read an extensive interview with Rachel Kyte, the …

Rudd announces early move to ETS
Tue, 16/07/13 – 14:37 | Posted by James Schultz

To make the move from the carbon tax to an emissions trading scheme (ETS) a year earlier than planned, Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced nearly $4 billion worth of cuts or deferrals to government …

Obama announces ambitious US climate action plan
Wed, 26/06/13 – 13:00 | Posted by James Schultz

“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-earth society,” US President Barack Obama said in a speech announcing this ambitious climate action plan.
President Obama outlined a series of climate proposals he intends to …

Obama quietly raises ‘carbon price’ as costs to climate increase
Thu, 13/06/13 – 17:19 | Posted by James Schultz

Buried in a little-noticed rule on microwave ovens is a change in the US government’s accounting for carbon emissions that could have wide-ranging implications for everything from power plants to the Keystone XL pipeline, Bloomberg News reported …

How much carbon can the world’s forests absorb? An explanation
Wed, 12/06/13 – 17:13 | Posted by James Schultz

Peter Reich, scientific advisor at the Hawkesbury Institute of the Environment at University of Western Sydney, has a great ‘explainer piece’ in The Conversation talking about how much carbon the world’s forests can absorb.
He writes: “The …