• 19 February 2024

    This Explainer aims to promote a deeper understanding of key concepts, numbers, and terminology defining the interrelationship between the climate crisis and movement of people within and across borders—to inform greater understanding, and offer principles to guide solutions. It is not meant to be a definitive guide to the ever-expanding body of data, research, or...

  • 19 February 2024

    Book by Jake Bittle Shortlisted for the 2024 Carnegie Medal for Excellence “The Great Displacement is closely observed, compassionate, and far-sighted.” —Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Under a White Sky The untold story of climate migration in the United States—the personal stories of those experiencing displacement, the portraits of communities being torn apart by...

  • 19 February 2024

    As many residents will be proud to tell you, the thousand-odd islands that make up the Florida Keys are one of a kind: there is no other place in the world that boasts the same combination of geological, ecological, and sociological characteristics. The islands have a special, addictive quality about it, an air of freedom...

  • 19 February 2024

    Over the past few decades, the migration of people across the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Member States and other regions has expanded – aided by progress in transportation, communication, social networking, and technology.   Environmental factors including climate change is one many complex drivers of migration and displacement in the Southeast Asian region. The...

  • 19 February 2024

    Floods, fires, drought and disasters are already displacing more people globally than conflict. The climate emergency is destroying crops, homes and infrastructure and as the world heats over the coming decades whole cities may become unliveable, forcing populations to move in their tens of millions. How can we manage this unprecedented human movement to achieve...

  • 19 February 2024

    We don’t yet fully understand what global climate tipping points mean for Australia. But we know enough to conclude the impacts of passing one or more tipping points must now be considered. To read more from the CSIRO click here.

  • 19 February 2024

    The record-breaking trend seen for much of 2023 has continued in 2024, with January being the hottest January on record. It is the eighth month in a row that is the warmest on record for the respective time of the year. Sea surface temperatures have been record high for ten consecutive months. To read more...

  • 19 February 2024

    Existing climate mitigation scenarios assume future rates of economic growth that are significantly higher than what has been experienced in the recent past. This article explores how assuming lower rates of growth, in line with the hypothesis of secular stagnation, changes the range of mitigation possibilities. They compare scenarios with moderate and strong policy ambition...

  • 19 February 2024

    We might be coming to the end of summer, but we are certainly still having long, hot, dry days. ABC reporter Selina Ross reported we were in for a scorching summer, and provided tips to prepare for bushfire season, which may still need to be heeded. To read more click here.

  • 19 February 2024

    Climate Crisis: Ideas for Investigative Journalists This Global Investigative Journalism Network resource page aims to encourage more investigative reporting about the climate crisis. In Part 1, they begin with articles that provide concrete suggestions for investigative projects. In Part 2, they have collected challenging commentaries on how the media has handled climate change and what...

  • 8 February 2024

    Click here to see the CSIRO data showing the CO2 emissions at Cape Grim in December 2023

  • 8 February 2024

    Click here for facts on heatwaves - the health-related or economic risks, including increased human mortality, drought and water quality, wildfire and smoke, power shortages and agricultural losses.

  • 8 February 2024

    The calls for climate reparations are rapidly growing in the scientific literature, among climate movements, and in the policy debate. This article proposes morally based reparations for oil, gas, and coal producers, presents a methodological approach for their implementation, and quantifies reparations for the top twenty-one fossil fuel companies. Click here to read more.

  • 8 February 2024

    Climate Impact Research articles reports that 01/26/2024 - Beyond 2°C of global warming, the risk of one climate tipping element triggering other tipping processes in the Earth’s climate system strongly increases. This is the result of a new study by an international team of scientists. Click here to read more.

  • 1 February 2024

    Climate tipping elements are critical, large-scale components of the Earth system, which are characterized by a threshold behaviour. These systems appear to remain stable with increasing global temperature, but starting at a particular global temperature threshold, very small additional disturbances can 'tip' them into a qualitatively new state. If you imagine a valuable vase that...

  • 1 February 2024

    You’ve almost certainly read about the backup of ships waiting to transit the Panama Canal, which carries 6 percent of all commercial ships worldwide. While the worry among faraway readers may be concerns about supply chain disruptions that could lead to holiday shopping shortages, the problem in Panama is more immediate. The proximate cause of the backup...

  • 1 February 2024

    Documents shed light on the earliest-known instance of climate science funded by the fossil fuel industry, adding to growing understanding of Big Oil’s knowledge of climate change. Read more here

  • 31 January 2024

    The hottest year in recorded history casts doubts on humanity’s ability to deal with a climate crisis of its own making, senior scientists have said.  As historically high temperatures continued to be registered in many parts of the world in late December, the former Nasa scientist James Hansen told the Guardian that 2023 would be...