Glass Wings Blog: Climate

The 1.5C climate goal died at Cop27 – but hope must not
The 2022 Oregon Legislature: Significant Victories for Forests, Waters, and Wildlife; Disappointment on Climate
3 lessons from Australia’s ‘climate wars’ and how we can finally achieve better climate policy
3 things a climate scientist wants world leaders to know ahead of COP27
4 lessons for the Albanese government in making its climate targets law. We can’t afford to get this wrong
4 Ways Mountains Are Affected By Anthropogenic Climate Change
4 ways we can change our behaviour to adapt to the climate crisis
5 good news stories about climate change
6 books about the climate crisis that offer hope
6 reasons 2023 could be a very good year for climate action
8 billion humans: How population growth and climate change are connected as the ‘Anthropocene engine’ transforms the planet
8 billion people: Four ways climate change and population growth combine to threaten public health, with global consequences
A climate scientist on India and Pakistan’s horror heatwave, and the surprising consequences of better air quality
A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought
A rare reason for optimism about climate change
A year of hunger: how the Russia-Ukraine war is worsening climate-linked food shortages
Actor changes his name to Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Weather Wilson as climate protest
Adapting to a hotter planet has never been more important, and progress edged forward at COP27
After COP27, all signs point to world blowing past the 1.5 degrees global warming limit – here’s what we can still do about it
After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations?
After the Voice, climate change commitments should be the next urgent constitutional reforms
Albanese government looking at laws to force big business to disclose climate efforts
Alien species are moving across oceans faster: climate change will accelerate this
Almost 200 nations are set to tackle climate change at COP27 in Egypt. Is this just a talkfest, or does the meeting actually matter?
America Is in the Middle of a Mini–Golden Age of Climate Policy
Any plans to dim the Sun and cool the Earth must be led by those most affected by climate change
As climate clock ticks, aviator Garrett Fisher races to photograph glaciers
As Climate Money Pours In, Some Urban Freeways May Disappear
As cryptocurrencies take hold, NZ must address the climate impacts of their colossal energy demand
As Western Sydney residents grapple with climate change, they want political action
At COP27 climate summit, Brazil’s Lula says Amazon deforestation to stop
At Fitzroy Crossing and around Australia, community radio empowers local responses to climate impacts
At least a dozen climate activists face jail time under NSW laws used to lock up Violet Coco
Atmospheric rivers over California’s wildfire burn scars raise fears of deadly mudslides – this is what cascading climate disasters look like
The Auckland floods are a sign of things to come – the city needs stormwater systems fit for climate change
Australia and the US are firm friends on defence – now let’s turn that into world-beating climate action
Australia faces worsening extreme weather events latest BoM and CSIRO climate report finds
Australia finally has new climate laws. Now, let’s properly consider the astounding social cost of carbon
Australia relies on controversial offsets to meet climate change targets. We might not get away with it in Egypt
Australia violated the rights of Torres Strait Islanders by failing to act on climate change, the UN says. Here’s what that means
Australian Indigenous leaders say ‘need to be’ at climate table
Australian prime minister blasts opposition leader over demand to ‘rule out’ compensating other countries for climate crisis
Australia’s cities policies are seriously inadequate for tackling the climate crisis
Australia’s environment law doesn’t protect the environment – an alarming message from the recent duty-quashing climate case
Australia’s finally acknowledged climate change is a national security threat. Here are 5 mistakes to avoid
Australia’s ‘Teal Independents’ Are a Conservative Force for Climate Action
Avoiding climate breakdown depends on protecting Earth’s biodiversity – can the COP15 summit deliver?
Beyond Catastrophe: A New Climate Reality Is Coming Into View
Beyond electric cars: how electrifying trucks, buses, tractors and scooters will help tackle climate change
Bhutan holds high-altitude race to highlight climate dangers
Biden Is Aiming to Destroy a Historic Climate Change Lawsuit
Bitcoin's Climate Impact Is Bigger Than Beef Farming – And It's Only Getting Worse
Breaking climate vows would be ‘monstrous self-harm’, warns Cop26 president
British investors could sue Australia over climate action if UK joins trans-Pacific trade pact
‘Building too close to the water. It’s ridiculous!’ Talk of buyouts after floods shows need to get serious about climate adaptation
California cities ban new gas stations in battle to combat climate change
California releases final proposal for world-leading climate action plan that drastically reduces fossil fuel dependence, slashes pollution
Can board games teach us about the climate crisis? Game creators say yes
Can clouds of Moon dust combat climate change?
Canada banning single-use plastics to combat pollution, climate change
Caring for Country means tackling the climate crisis with Indigenous leadership: 3 things the new government must do
The century of climate migration: why we need to plan for the great upheaval
Chasing future biotech solutions to climate change risks delaying action in the present – it may even make things worse
Cities Take on a New Front in the Climate Battle: Meat Eating
Clean Energy Projects Surge After Climate Bill Passage
Climate activist Deanna ‘Violet’ Coco reveals why she was prepared to risk jail time
The climate benefits of a four-day workweek
The Climate Book by Greta Thunberg review – global warning
Climate Change from A to Z
Climate change has made old measures predicting weather events in Australia 'essentially worthless'
Climate change hits low-income earners harder – and poor housing in hotter cities is a disastrous combination
Climate change hits some of us much harder than others – but affected groups are fighting back
Climate change is already putting the heat on insurance companies – Auckland’s floods could be a turning point
Climate Change Is Forcing Cities to Rethink Their Tree Mix
Climate change is fuelling the rise of superbugs. What can we do to save ourselves?
Climate change is killing off soil organisms critical for some of Earth’s ecosystems
Climate change is killing trees in Queensland’s tropical rainforests
Climate change is leaving African elephants desperate for water
Climate change is threatening Madagascar’s famous forests – our study shows how serious it is
Climate change is transforming Australia’s cultural life – so why isn’t it mentioned in the new national cultural policy?
Climate change is white colonisation of the atmosphere. It’s time to tackle this entrenched racism
Climate change: Key UN finding widely misinterpreted
Climate change killed 40 million Australian mangroves in 2015. Here’s why they’ll probably never grow back
Climate change, mental health services, a better education system: what marginalised young people told us needs to be fixed
Climate change, rising insurance costs, food security singled out in CSIRO megatrends report
Climate change: Spike in Amazon emissions linked to [lack of] law enforcement
Climate change: the fairest way to tax carbon is to make air travel more expensive
Climate change threatens up to 100% of trees in Australian cities, and most urban species worldwide
Climate change triggering global collapse in insect numbers: stressed farmland shows 63% decline – new research
Climate change: West Africa’s oceans at risk because of a lack of monitoring
Climate change will cause more African children to die from hot weather
Climate change will clearly disrupt El Niño and La Niña this decade – 40 years earlier than we thought
Climate change will force up to 113m people to relocate within Africa by 2050 - new report
Climate change will transform how we live, but these tech and policy experts see reason for optimism
Climate chaos certain if oil and gas mega-projects go ahead, warns IEA chief
Climate crisis: even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth’s species
The climate crisis is real – but overusing terms like ‘crisis’ and ‘emergency’ comes with risk
Climate crisis: past eight years were the eight hottest ever, says UN
Climate crisis will bring more and worse tropical cyclones to Australia’s east coast, study predicts
The Climate Economy Is About to Explode
Climate scientists are becoming climate activists as governments fail to heed warnings
Climate scientists warn of increased climate change events as carbon emissions fail to drop
Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it
Climate-fuelled wave patterns pose an erosion risk for developing countries
Coastal property prices and climate risks are both soaring. We must pull our heads out of the sand
The Comanagement of Bears Ears Is an Important Step in Tackling Climate Change
COP27: a year on from the Glasgow climate pact, the world is burning more fossil fuels than ever
COP27: Brazil is back on the world stage, Lula tells climate summit
COP27: how responsible are industrialised countries for climate change?
COP27: one big breakthrough but ultimately an inadequate response to the climate crisis
COP27: Sharp rise in fossil fuel industry delegates at climate summit
COP27 shines light on civil liberties in Egypt, but it’ll take work to achieve real freedom
COP27 was disappointing, but 2022 remains an historic year for international climate policy
Cotton on: one of Australia’s most lucrative farming industries is in the firing line as climate change worsens
Cryptocurrency price collapse offers hope for slowing climate change – here’s how
CSIRO has become ‘extravagant consulting company’, one of its former top climate scientists says
Cyclone Gabrielle hit NZ’s main fruit-growing region hard – now orchardists face critical climate choices
Data Centers Are Facing a Climate Crisis
David Bowie and the birth of environmentalism: 50 years on, how Ziggy Stardust and the first UN climate summit changed our vision of the future
‘Decarbonisation is too expensive’ – how to sell climate change action to bean counters
Documents reveal ‘scramble’ to rubber-stamp NSW bill targeting climate protests
‘Draconian and undemocratic’: why criminalising climate protesters in Australia doesn’t actually work
Dumbed-down curriculum means primary students will learn less about the world and nothing about climate
Early warnings for floods in South Africa: engineering for future climate change
Economic estimation of Bitcoin mining’s climate damages demonstrates closer resemblance to digital crude than digital gold
Economic growth is fuelling climate change – a new book proposes ‘degrowth communism’ as the solution
Effects of climate change such as flooding makes existing disadvantages for Indigenous communities so much worse
Electrifying everything does not solve the climate crisis, but it is a great start
Electrifying homes to slow climate change: 4 essential reads
Emerging tech in the food, transport and energy sector can help counter the effects of climate change
Emissions Map - Climate TRACE
EU climate czar: Putin’s war accelerated green transition
Europe’s climate warming at twice rate of global average, says report
Even The Currents in The Ocean's Depths Can't Escape The Effects of Climate Change
Every Australian will be touched by climate change. So let’s start a national conversation about how we’ll cope
‘Everything’s gone’: eerie silence on Enid Street provides a glimpse into Australia’s climate future
Excessive water extractions, not climate change, are most to blame for the Darling River drying
Exxon scientists accurately forecast climate change back in the 1970s – what if we had listened to them and acted then?
Federal Government’s $20 Billion Embrace of ‘Climate Smart’ Farming
Finland sets world’s most ambitious climate target in law
Flooding in Pakistan shows that climate adaptation requires international support and regional co-operation
For 110 years, climate change has been in the news. Are we finally ready to listen?
Forests in the tropics are critical for tackling climate change – yet the people showing how are being exploited
Fossil fuel companies won’t save us from climate change. We need governments to step up
Fossil fuel industry says it understands climate risks. But just doesn’t care
Friday essay: ‘I feel my heart breaking today’ – a climate scientist’s path through grief towards hope
From crumbling rock art to exposed ancestral remains, climate change is ravaging our precious Indigenous heritage
Fuel firms should pay for climate harm, UN leaders told
G20 scientists urge pandemic preparedness and climate action: 4 steps countries can take following Bali summit
Getting to ‘net-zero’ emissions: How energy leaders envision countering climate change in the future
Grape growers are adapting to climate shifts early – and their knowledge can help other farmers
Greece begins net-zero journey with new climate law
‘Green Banks’ Are Turning Climate Action Dreams into Realities
Green hydrogen has a leakage problem that may cancel out some of its climate gains
Greenwashing Governments and Oil Companies Turned COP27 Into a Climate Disaster
Greta Thunberg isn’t alone in rejecting the UN climate conference, but we still have to be there
Greta Thunberg on the climate delusion: ‘We’ve been greenwashed out of our senses. It’s time to stand our ground’
Grim Study Shows 10 Years of 'Carbon Offsets' in California Had No Climate Benefit
Growing African mangrove forests aim to combat climate woes
Half of Australia’s biggest companies have net-zero emissions plans, but climate action may come too late
History’s Greatest Obstacle to Climate Progress Has Finally Fallen
How an Organized Republican Effort Punishes Companies for Climate Action
How Australia’s expanding environmental movement is breaking the climate action deadlock in politics
How California’s ambitious new climate plan could help speed energy transformation around the world
How climate change is turning remote Indigenous houses into dangerous hot boxes
How climate scientists keep hope alive as damage worsens
How climate-friendly is an electric car? It all comes down to where you live
How culling Australia’s feral water buffalo could help tackle climate change
How do we teach young people about climate change? We can start with this comic
How not to solve the climate change problem
How Scientists From the “Global South” Are Sidelined at the IPCC
How the world's loneliest tree is helping scientists advance climate change research
How treaties protecting fossil fuel investors could jeopardize global efforts to save the climate – and cost countries billions
How we will fight climate change
Hybrid future? Interbreeding can make heat-averse species more resilient to climate change
I am a climate scientist – and this is my plea to our newly elected politicians
Idaho’s Far Right Suffers Election Loss to 18-Year-Old Climate Activist
If we perfect cultivated meat, we could hedge against food shortages as climate chaos intensifies
‘If you win the popular imagination, you change the game’: why we need new stories on climate
In 2022, Australia’s governments finally got moving on climate. Here’s how
In a climate crisis, how do we treat businesses that profit from carbon pollution?
In Washington, Students Learn About Climate Change Like Nowhere Else
Indigenous peoples across the globe are uniquely equipped to deal with the climate crisis - so why are we being left out of these conversations?
Inside the mind of a sceptic: the ‘mental gymnastics’ of climate change denial
Installing solar-powered refrigerators in developing countries is an effective way to reduce hunger and slow climate change
IPCC finds the world has its best chance yet to slash emissions – if it seizes the opportunity
IPCC reports are a climate science beacon. So why do these scientists say they have to stop?
IPCC says the tools to stop catastrophic climate change are in our hands. Here’s how to use them
Is Migaloo … dead? As climate change transforms the ocean, the iconic white humpback has been missing for two years
Is News Corp following through on its climate change backflip? My analysis of its flood coverage suggests not
Is Peak Climate Alarmism Behind Us?
Is there a ‘right to disobey’? From the Vietnam War to today’s climate protests
It’s the big issue of COP27 climate summit: poor nations face a $1 trillion ‘loss and damage’ bill, but rich nations won’t pay up
It’s time to add climate change and net-zero emissions to the RBA’s top 3 economic goals
Japan to End Financing of Key Coal Projects Under Climate Pledge
Key findings from the European State of the Climate Report
Labor isn’t rising to the climate occasion – their own projections prove it
Labor’s climate change bill is set to become law – but 3 important measures are missing
Labor’s ‘sensible’ budget leaves Australians short-changed on climate action. Here’s where it went wrong
‘Let’s get real’: scientists discover a new way climate change threatens cold-blooded animals
Let’s Not Pretend Planting Trees Is a Permanent Climate Solution
Lismore faced monster floods all but alone. We must get better at climate adaptation, and fast
Loss and damage: Who is responsible when climate change harms the world’s poorest countries?
Millions Are at Risk of Flooding Due to Climate Change – But Not Where You'd Think
Monarch butterflies join the Red List of endangered species, thanks to habitat loss, climate change and pesticides
The Morrison government’s $50 million gas handout undermines climate targets and does nothing to improve energy security
New IPCC Report Shows We Can Still Ensure a 'Livable Future' if We Act Now
New report a ‘stark indictment’ of rich nations’ climate failure
New Zealand has announced a biofuel mandate to cut transport emissions, but that could be the worst option for the climate
New Zealand has launched a plan to prepare for inevitable climate change impacts: 5 areas where the hard work starts now
New Zealand unveils plan to tackle climate crisis by adapting cities to survive rising seas
New Zealand wants to tax cow burps – here’s why that’s not the best climate solution
Not keeping up with the Joneses: the one factor that makes us less likely to emulate our neighbours on climate action
Now, we begin: 10 simple ways to make Australia’s climate game truly next-level
Now we know the flaws of carbon offsets, it’s time to get real about climate change
NZ biggest firms will soon have to disclose their climate risk – but will it really curb climate change?
On top of drastic emissions cuts, IPCC finds large-scale CO₂ removal from air will be “essential” to meeting targets
Once again, wealthy nations are letting down poor nations at the Egypt climate talks
Once nearly extinct, bison are now climate heroes
One Health: why we need to combine disease surveillance and climate modelling to preempt future pandemics
The One Thing That Changes Everything in the Climate Fight
OS-Climate unleashes power of open source to develop data and tools required to meet the Paris climate goals
Our buildings are driving us closer to ‘climate hell’ – how do we get back on course to net zero?
Our food system isn't ready for the climate crisis
Outlook? Terrifying: TV weather presenters on the hell and horror of the climate crisis
Over 1,000 scientists from around the world take to the streets in week-long climate protests
Pacific Islands are back on the map, and climate action is not negotiable for would-be allies
Pakistan floods: will rich nations ever pay for climate loss and damage?
Photos: Graves sink, fisheries shrink as climate change hits Fiji
Political instability and damage to infrastructure: how climate change could undermine Australia’s national security
Postcards from the frontlines of climate change
Prompt and accurate information is vital in a pandemic – the climate and biodiversity crises demand the same urgency
The race against time to breed a wheat to survive the climate crisis
Raw Color's Temperature Textiles wrap wearers in climate-change data
The real reasons people don’t want to talk about Climate Collapse
Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points
Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown
Revealed: US and UK fall billions short of ‘fair share’ of climate funding
Revolutionary changes in transportation, from electric vehicles to ride sharing, could slow global warming – if they’re done right, IPCC says
‘Ridiculous’: Greta Thunberg blasts decision to let UAE oil boss chair climate talks
Ruapehu’s slippery slopes: the uncertain future of snow sports in a climate emergency
Runner says no to competing for GB in Australia over flight climate concerns
Russia and Ukraine are important to the renewables transition. Here’s what that means for the climate
The scariest metric of the climate change era: Wet Bulb Globe Temperature
Scientists have just told us how to solve the climate crisis – will the world listen?
Scientists urge end to fossil fuel use as landmark IPCC report readied
Scotland’s Billionaires Are Turning Climate Change Into a Trophy Game
Shifting seasons: using Indigenous knowledge and western science to help address climate change impacts
Shut down fossil fuel production sites early to avoid climate chaos, says study
‘Significant’ moves on climate disaster funds lift Cop27 hopes
Singapore's dengue 'emergency' is a climate change omen for the world
Sky News Australia is a global hub for climate misinformation, report says
Social cohesion under strain as equality, climate and inflation woes heighten Australians’ fears, research finds
Solving the climate crisis will help both ‘sacrifice zones’ and ‘cute’ puffins
Soup on Van Gogh and graffiti on Warhol: climate activists follow the long history of museums as a site of protest
State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report
Tasmania’s forests are burning more as climate change dries them out. Our old tools can’t fight these new fires
Taxes out, subsidies in: Australia and the US are passing major climate bills – without taxing carbon
‘Teaching our children from books, not the sea’: how climate change is eroding human rights in Vanuatu
Tensions and war undermine climate cooperation – but there’s a silver lining
Thawing permafrost is roiling the Arctic landscape, driven by a hidden world of changes beneath the surface as the climate warms
There’s a smart way to push Labor harder on emissions cuts – without reigniting the climate wars
These 5 Charts Show What You Can Do Right Now to Fight Climate Change
This ‘climate-friendly’ fuel comes with an astronomical cancer risk
This is what Australia needs to bring to Egypt for COP27
Thousands of new virus transmissions from bats projected due to climate change, scientists forecast
Three ways you can stop corporate climate insanity
Tight-Knit Communities Are a Secret Weapon Against Climate Change
Time to branch out? Trees put lawns in the shade when it comes to tackling climate crisis
Times have changed: why the environment minister is being forced to reconsider climate-related impacts of pending fossil fuel approvals
To really address climate change, Australia could make 27 times as much electricity and make it renewable
To walk the talk on climate, Labor must come clean about the future for coal and gas
‘Too hard to get to work’: climate change is making workers’ lives more difficult
Too many new coal-fired plants planned for 1.5C climate goal, report concludes
'Transformational change' needed in all regions and sectors now to mitigate climate change: IPCC
Trevor McDougall wins $250,000 science prize for researching ‘thermal flywheel’ of climate system
Triumph, tragedy and climate change: telling the stories of the Sherpas of Everest
UK urged to sack Tony Abbott as trade adviser for joining climate sceptic group
The ultra-polluting Scarborough-Pluto gas project could blow through Labor’s climate target – and it just got the green light
The U.N. chief tells the climate summit: Cooperate or perish
UN Chief: Those Expanding Fossil Fuels—Not Climate Activists—Are the 'Truly Dangerous Radicals'
The UN’s Climate Disaster Plan Is Not What Liberals Would Expect
Urban planning is now on the front line of the climate crisis. This is what it means for our cities and towns
US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster
The US has finally passed a huge climate bill. Australia needs to keep up
Using the ocean to fight climate change raises serious environmental justice and technical questions
Victoria faces a grave climate and energy crisis. The new government’s policies must be far bolder
Volunteers plant mini-forests in Paris to slow climate change, tackle heatwaves
Warned of ‘massive’ climate-led extinction, a US energy firm funded crisis denial ads
We blew the whistle on Australia’s central climate policy. Here’s what a new federal government probe must fix
We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist
We helped fill a major climate change knowledge gap, thanks to 130,000-year-old sediment in Sydney lakes
We may be underestimating just how bad carbon-belching SUVs are for the climate – and for our health
‘What am I supposed to do about all this really bad stuff?’ Young people identify 7 ‘superpowers’ to fight climate change
What does climate change mean for extreme waves? In 80% of the world, we don’t really know
What planting tomatoes shows us about climate change
What’s climate got to do with electoral reform? More than you might think
Why gas stoves matter to the climate – and the gas industry: Keeping them means homes will use gas for heating too
Why giving the Commerce Commission the power to set ‘fair’ fuel prices is unfair on NZ’s climate targets
Why restoring long-distance passenger rail makes sense in New Zealand – for people and the climate
Why this new climate case against the high-polluting Scarborough gas project is so significant
Will a Labor majority stunt climate action? If the government wants a second term, more climate ambition is essential
Will Australia’s new climate policy be enough to reset relations with Pacific nations?
Will Steffen, ‘courageous’ climate scientist, dies in Canberra aged 75
Women are turning the tide on climate policy worldwide, and may launch a new era for Australia
The world doesn’t care about swings in marginal seats. Climate action must spearhead a new Australian foreign policy
World on brink of five ‘disastrous’ climate tipping points, study finds
The world’s affluent must start eating local food to tackle the climate crisis, new research shows
Writing from the edge of catastrophe: two new books clarify what’s at stake if we fail to mitigate climate change
WWF and Ørsted in new global partnership to unite action on climate and ocean biodiversity
Young people are on front line of climate change, but they're not accepting it as an inevitability
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