Unprecedented bushfires in eastern Australia have turbocharged demands the country's conservative government do more to tackle climate change, and have rekindled an ideological fight over the science behind the blazes.... PHYS.ORG · 2 months
Australia bushfires spark 'unprecedented' climate disinformation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia's bushfire emergency has sparked an online disinformation campaign "unprecedented" in the country's history, researchers told AFP Friday, with bots deployed to shift blame for the blazes away from climate change. more
Q&A: How climate change, other factors stoke Australia fires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Australia's unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. more
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Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. more
What is the link between depression and anger?  MNT · 3 weeks
Some people with depression also experience anger. Here, learn about the connection between depression and anger and the available treatment options. more
Australia fires 'devastating habitats' of endangered species  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
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Climate change pushing Australia's platypus towards extinction: researchers  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Prolonged drought and other effects of climate change are pushing Australia's unique platypus population towards extinction, scientists warned in a study published Monday. more
Relief as rain falls over Australian bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Heavy rain fell across parts of fire-ravaged eastern Australia on Thursday and more wet weather was forecast, giving some relief following months of catastrophic blazes fuelled by climate change. more
Rainstorms douse bushfires across eastern Australia  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Rain and thunderstorms doused long-burning bushfires across much of eastern Australia Saturday, but they also brought a new threat of flooding in some areas. more
Threatened species hit hard by Australia's bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Australia's bushfires have burned more than half the known habitat of 100 threatened plants and animals, including 32 critically endangered species, the government said Monday. more
Study: Activism and civil disobedience help communicate the science of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A group of the world's top climate change biologists, including Professor Pete Smith from the University of Aberdeen, have published an editorial highlighting how... more
Australia bushfires flare as heatwave brings renewed misery  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Bushfires flared in southern Australia on Thursday as a heatwave expected to bring renewed misery set in, and officials warned some areas are "just at the beginning" of the devastating crisis. more
When bushfires create their own weather system  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The recent bushfires in Australia have been terrifying. As we talk of firenadoes and megablazes, we're understanding just how dangerous and unpredictable fire behavior can be. more
Australia scrambles to reach thousands stranded by bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A major operation to reach thousands of people stranded in fire-ravaged seaside towns was under way in Australia on Wednesday after deadly bushfires ripped through popular tourist spots and rural areas leaving... more
Climate crisis: We are the system that needs to change  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Climate change no longer seems just a future threat. In 2019, major fires in Australia, Russia and California burned over 13.5 million hectares of land—an area four times... more
Bushfires have reshaped life on Earth before—they could do it again  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The catastrophic bushfires raging across much of Australia have not only taken a huge human and economic toll, but also delivered heavy blows to biodiversity and... more
Sub-national 'climate clubs' could offer key to combating climate change  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
'Climate clubs' offering membership for sub-national states, in addition to just countries, could speed up progress towards a globally-harmonised climate change policy, which in turn offers a way... more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires, confirms new review  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood—according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk published today. more
Climate change increases the risk of wildfires confirms new review  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Human-induced climate change promotes the conditions on which wildfires depend, increasing their likelihood -- according to a review of research on global climate change and wildfire risk. more
Crucial reef species may survive ocean changes under climate change  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
A seaweed species crucial to the survival of coral reefs may be able to gain resistance to ocean changes caused by climate change, new Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University... more
The bushfires are horrendous—but expect cyclones, floods and heatwaves, too  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Public attention on the disastrous bushfire crisis in Australia will rightly continue for weeks to come. But as we direct resources to coping and recovery, we should not... more
Scientists recommend a customized regional climate model over Southeast Asia  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Southeast Asia has experienced impacts of climate change in recent decades, including rising temperatures and increasing extreme events. Reliable climate change information in the future is very important... more
Future subtropical warming accelerates tropical climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
In response to future fossil fuel burning, climate computer models simulate a pronounced warming in the tropical oceans. This warming can influence the El Niño phenomenon and shift weather and rainfall patterns across the... more
Does anything Australians do on climate change matter?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
As unprecedented bushfires continue to ravage the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison and his government have been rightly criticized for their reluctance to talk about the underlying drivers of this crisis. Yet... more
Witnessing Australia's deadly bushfires  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A few weeks ago, Robert Huish was on a jetliner headed for touchdown in Sydney, Australia when the pilot came over the speaker system in the cabin with a warning for passengers. more
Mapping the path of climate change  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Since 1880, the Earth's temperature has risen by 1.9 degrees Fahrenheit and is predicted to continue rising, according to the NASA Global Climate Change website. Scientists are actively seeking to understand this change and its effect... more
Scientists contribute to major new report on climate change impact on UK coasts and seas  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
University scientists have contributed to a major new publication by the Marine Climate Change Impacts Partnership (MCCIP) which... more
Australia: A proper disaster plan is worth paying for  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Australia is in the midst of inconceivably bad bushfires. The death toll is rising, thousands of buildings have been destroyed and whole communities displaced. This scale is like nothing before,... more
Nine things you love that are being wrecked by climate change  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
There are so many stories flying around about the horrors already being wrought by climate change, you're probably struggling to keep up. more
Climate change unlikely to drive sugar maples north  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Climate is an important factor in determining a plant species' growing zone. Some studies suggest that by the turn of the next century, climate change will have caused some species to spread... more
Small change for climate change: Time to increase research funding to save the world  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
A new study shows that there is a huge disproportion in the level of funding for social science research into... more
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