Climate Change

Property’s “Elon Musk” moment on climate data

It was a bit like South Australia’s Elon Musk moment, for the built environment. There was the Insurance Council of Australia’s chief executive Rob Whelan on Wednesday morning being interviewed…

“Claim the sky”: a new climate movement for the Trump era

President Donald Trump is making it less likely the United States will meet the emissions targets it agreed at the 2015 Paris climate conference. These targets are themselves insufficient to…

How states and territories compare on climate action

With a near vacuum on climate change action at the federal level, and federal ministers even agitating to further reduce already paltry efforts, attention is increasingly being placed on the…

When the heat is on, we need city-wide plans to keep cool

The recent spate of heatwaves through eastern Australia has reminded us we’re in an Australian summer. On top of another record hot year globally, and as heatwaves become more frequent…

Which trees survive climate change best?

If you’re looking for trees that won’t succumb to climate change go for jacarandas, native evergreen Brush Box and indigenous Coast Banksia, new research from the University of Melbourne and…

COP22: a view from the ground

The election of Donald Trump to US president has concerned the global community in its fight to slow climate warming. But at COP22 the focus is on progress … though…