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In the early Saturday morning hours, Australian time, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association is expected to officially pronounce 2014 as the hottest global year on record. The follows the same finding last week from the Japan ...
Wildfires sweeping through southeast Australia are carrying with them the spectre of a silent killer for grapes growing in the nearby Adelaide Hills wine region.
The vineyards have so far escaped the direct ravages of the worst bushfire
As firefighters continue to contain the fires raging in the two states, dozens of homes were lost to the blaze. Milne warned that Australia is going to suffer the same extreme weather events. She said that the Abbott government must stop its ...
After a rocky, sometimes controversial six years, climate
experts have settled on their message to the world's governments: climate
change can and must be stopped but the window of opportunity is closing fast.In Copenhagen on Sunday, the ...
Members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate
Change (IPCC) say they are confident their latest report, released in Copenhagen today, will help give politicians the impetus to commit to the deep emissions cuts needed to meet the world’s goal ...
CHANGE IS LIKELY to almost triple the frequency of bushfire
s, floods and drought in Australia from one event every 17 years to one every 6 years, according to a paper published today in Nature.The Indian Ocean Dipole is an ...
Rich and poor countries are still unprepared for many threats posed by climate
change and extreme weather, a United Nations assessment of global warming will warn.Scientific authors and government representatives from around the world ...
Record-high heat has scorched Australia this week, with temperatures exceeding 104 degrees Fahrenheit (40 degrees Celsius) for several days in a row in some areas. Relief is expected for this weekend, however. Blazing temperatures have ...
LEIGH SALES, PRESENTER: Southern Australia is heading for the fourth day of an intense heatwave that's brought record-breaking temperatures.
The scorching heat has put a strain on electricity supplies and stretched ambulance ...
The numbers are in and Australia just finished it's hottest year since recordkeeping began in 1910. Not only was 2013 the hottest year on record, but it featured other notable milestones, from adding a new color to the temperature map to a wild ...
In October, huge bushfire
s devastated communities, property and livelihoods in the Blue Mountains, west of Sydney. Tragically, two lives were lost. As the Climate
Council's first major report makes clear, our changing climate
is increasing the ...
Tony Abbott's insistence that any link between climate
change and bushfire
s is "complete hogwash' is contradicted by information published on the Department of Environment's own website, it has emerged.
In an interview with News ...
change is increasing the probability of extreme bushfire
conditions, a report by the nation's leading climate
change advisory body has found.
The landmark study by the Climate
Council - the independent organisation established ...
There is a "clear link' between climate
change and bushfire
s, with the current New South Wales fires influenced by a rising frequency of hot, dry days, according to the climate
body that had its funding withdrawn by the Coalition ...
s that started earlier this week in Australia continue to burn around Sydney. The blazes have charred more than 143,000 acres as of Wednesday. Early signs suggest that these fires are in line with what to expect in a warming world, though ...
As people in fire prone areas across New South Wales review their survival plans or flee for their lives, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said he is convinced there is no link between bushfire
s and climate
"Fire is a ...
With New South Wales facing its worst bushfire
s in nearly half a century, experts say more needs to be done to protect communities at risk. Christine Milne has told RN Breakfast that that means taking action on climate
change, a response that ...
Winter may just be ending in Australia, but temperatures are already summerlike. September was one for the record books, with hot temperatures that baked the country from the outback to the coasts and made this the hottest September in the ...
Australia has been warned: it's time to adapt to a changed climate
. The extreme weather that has rocked the country over the last couple of years is a result of human-induced climate
change, and will only get worse without immediate drastic ...
The hottest summer on record. The hottest January on record. The hottest day on record for Australia as a whole. Bushfire
s in every state and territory. Daily rainfall records and major flooding. Over a period of 90 days, these were some of the ...
In South Australia for a summer break, I saw an advertised opportunity for a game of golf at the famous Royal Adelaide Golf Club. So I put my name down to play on Monday, January 7.
In hindsight, it was probably not a smart move; the ...
Australia has suffered through its hottest day on record, and more heat waves are forecast. If we want to spare our children worse to come, we need to stop creating greenhouse pollution.
"A few minutes later, an image arrived which was ...
Australia was bracing on Monday for days of "catastrophic" fire and heatwave conditions, with fires already burning in five states and as a search continued for people missing after devastating wildfires in the island state of ...
The tiny community of Drik Drik in the state`s south west has had a momentary reprieve from fires that threatened it on Monday night, Country Fire Authority deputy incident controller Andy Cusack said.
Mr Cusack said the fire had burnt ...
risks have been rising steadily for nearly 40 years, according to comprehensive new data that shows for the first time that big firestorms near Australian cities are becoming more likely.
As NSW prepares for an uncertain fire ...