Coalition at war on eve of election

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深圳风采投注 www.3nrs3.cn The Prime Minister is about to call an election, but one issue is threatening to tear the Coalition apart, and MPs are demanding action.

Huge coral ‘crash’ problem for Aussie icon

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We used to think that the Great Barrier Reef was too big to fail, scientists say, but alarming new research shows that’s far from the case.

Officially Australia’s hottest March ever

This March was Australia's hottest ever with temperatures more than two degrees above average. Picture: Bureau of Meterology.

With temperatures more than two degrees above average, the country has just sweated its way through its most blistering March on record. And it was almost its driest.

One thing Australians can’t handle

Sorry Melbourne it's cold weather for you. Picture: Bureau of Meteorology.

All over the country people are coming together on social media bewildered by a change in their everyday lives. Why do we keep doing this?

Climate change: What pollies are doing

FILE - In this July 27, 2018, file photo, the Dave Johnson coal-fired power plant is silhouetted against the morning sun in Glenrock, Wyo. Jeremy Grantham, a British billionaire investor who's a major contributor to environmental causes, will fund carbon-capture research in Wyoming, the top U.S. coal-mining state. Wyoming's Republican governor, Mark Gordon, and the carbon-capture technology nonprofit Carbontech Labs announced Thursday, March 28, 2019, they're providing $1.25 million to help researchers find ways to turn greenhouse-gas emissions into valuable products. (AP Photo/J. David Ake, File)

It’s the issue that could make or break the government. Here’s what the Liberal and Labor parties plan to do on climate change.

How your electricity bills could change

A man's hand pointing to an energy bill's amount due with Australian dollars to pay for the bill on the other hand.

Both major parties have revealed their plans for bringing electricity prices down and keeping the lights on. This is what they are promising.

Famous landmarks go dark for Earth Hour

TOPSHOT - People light candles and form the 60+ sign on March 30, 2019 in Cali, Colombia, during the a Earth Hour organised by the green group WWF. - Earth Hour is a global call to turn off lights for one hour in a bid to highlight the global climate change. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

The global movement to draw attention to climate change saw some of the world’s most famous structures go dark for an hour — and they’re unrecognisable.

‘We are owed an apology’

Member for the seat of Warringah Tony Abbott with Independent candidate for the Federal Seat of Warringah Zali Steggall during the Tourism & Transport Forum?s 2019 Leadership Summit in Sydney, March 8, 2019. (AAP Image/Peter Rae) NO ARCHIVING

Some elected politicians have been too frightened or deliberately manipulative to acknowledge this issue. It’s time, writes Malcolm Farr.

‘ScoMo’s an idiot’: Students rip into PM

Australian School Students Strike To Raise Climate Change Awareness

The students taking part in Friday’s climate change rallies around Australia had a message for the Prime Minister — and it wasn’t hugely polite.

Taps run dry for six million

Residents line up with containers as they wait for water trucks in Mandaluyong, metropolitan Manila, Philippines on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. Parts of metropolitan Manila are suffering from a water shortage due to the continued dip of levels at the La Mesa dam as the country enters the dry season and the onset of El Nino which causes below normal rainfall conditions. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A severe water shortage caused by changing weather patterns has seen millions go without water from six to 21 hours a day in the middle of summer.

Furious reaction to mass school walkout

Students take part in a march for the environment and the climate o, in Brussels, on February 21, 2019. - Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who has inspired pupils worldwide to boycott classes, urged the European Union on February 21, 2019 to double its ambition for greenhouse gas cuts. (Photo by EMMANUEL DUNAND / AFP)

Tens of thousands of Aussie pupils have been told to “turn up to school” tomorrow despite a planned mass walkout that has angered many.

Surprising issue could decide election

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (right) with New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian (left) during a visit to St. Mary's train station in Sydney, Monday, March 11, 2019. NSW voters will go to the polls on March 23 for the state election. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins) NO ARCHIVING

As Liberals and Labor run neck and neck in the final days of the campaign to control NSW, a surprising issue has emerged as a major vote winner.

Climate sceptics target classrooms

FILE - In this June, 3, 2017, file photo, the sun sets behind Georgia Power's coal-fired Plant Scherer, one of the nation's top carbon dioxide emitters, in Juliette, Ga. As climate change becomes a hotter topic in American classrooms in 2019, some politicians are pushing back against the scientific consensus that global warming is real and man-made. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)

A growing number of politicians in the US are trying to introduce laws that would allow teachers to dismiss the scientific consensus that global warming is man-made.

Climate crisis carries risk and rewards for SA

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Hundreds of people gathered at the University of Adelaide on Monday night for an update on climate risks and opportunities, in a world teetering on the edge of enormous change.

Trainwreck interview: ‘No, you’re wrong’

Angus Taylor on Insiders. Picture: ABC

Try watching this shocker interview without cringing — most viewers couldn’t. Who was actually telling the truth during the tense exchange?

Secrets of Adelaide’s coolest garden on the street

Creating a cool garden oasis, even during summer heatwave

As Adelaide sweltered through its hottest start to autumn in more than a decade, a couple in the city’s northwest revelled in the glorious shade of their home garden. Here’s their simple secret.

‘Scarily hot’: Brits struggle with 21C heatwave

Surfer riding waves at golden sunset beach St Ives Cornwall

The Brits have dubbed their winter heatwave “utterly astonishing”. So warm has it been that Winnie the Pooh’s home of Hundred Acre Wood has burned down.

Antarctic ‘time bomb’ waiting to go off

Ice cliff near Mawson © Richard Youd/Australian Antarctic Division RS12343 - Ice calving© Ian Phillips/Australian Antarctic Division

By historical data, Earth’s sea levels should be nine metres higher than they are — and there’s a worrying trigger that could see that happen.

Alarm as polar bears invade

A polar bear in the Novaya Zemlya archipelago. More than 50 polar bears have been terrorising residents in a remote Arctic archipelago in Russia. Photo Siberian Times

An emergency declaration has been made after a mass “invasion” of polar bears into inhabited areas — frightening locals.

Unions back next school strike

Students Walk Out Of School To Urge Action On Climate Change

They were reprimanded for skipping school to protest against climate change, but Australia’s school strikers now want others to join them.

Alarm as oceans turn green

An outbreak of blue-green algae is seen on the coastline of Qingdao, the host city for sailing events at the 2008 Olympic Games, in eastern China's Shandong province 24 Jun 2008. The Qingdao government has organized 400 boats and 3000 people to help remove the algae after Olympic organizers ordered a cleanup. Experts say the algae is a result of climate change, and recent heavy rains in southern China, according to the Xinhua news agency.

There’s a terrying trend emerging: oceans are turning green. And the shift in colour could spell disaster for our planet’s ecosystems.

Sahara civilisation’s lost secret

A stone structure known as a dolmen: It may have been the burial chamber of a once-buried structure. Picture: Nick Brooks and Joanne Clarke

Mysterious stone structures abandoned in the Sahara desert could contain clues to an event that rocks the Earth every 20,000 years.

Climate crisis ‘you haven’t heard of’

Aerial view of the Siachen Glacier, which traverses the Himalayan region dividing India and Pakistan, about 750km northwest of Jammu, India 01 Feb 2005. A U.N. warning that Himalayan glaciers were melting faster than any other place in the world and may be gone by 2035 was not backed up by science, U.N. climate experts said 20 Jan 2010, an admission that could energise climate change critics.

An alarming new report has revealed that not even radical climate change can save a third of the Himalayan glaciers, endangering up to two billion people.

Australia swelters through hottest month ever

Supplied Bureau of Meteorology climate outlook

If you think we’re just having another typical summer, think again. Meteorologists have confirmed the January heat was off the charts.

‘Disturbing’ Antarctic void discovered

(FILES) This file NASA image released on December 20, 2017 and acquired on November 29, 2017 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound. - Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on January 14, 2019. Already, Antarctic melting has raised global sea levels more than half an inch (1.4 centimeters) between 1979 and 2017, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. (Photo by Chris LARSEN / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA/CHRIS LARSEN/HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

An enormous cavity has been discovered under Antarctica’s ice cap. And it has serious implications for the rate of rising sea levels.

Power cuts hit ahead of heatwave

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Melbourne is expected to swelter through the hottest day since Black Saturday a decade ago. Records are set to tumble across the state.

Attenborough warns on ‘wholesale’ destruction

British naturalist, documentary maker and broadcaster David Attenborough delivers a speech after receiving a Crystal Award during a ceremony ahead of the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 annual meeting, on January 21, 2019 in Davos, eastern Switzerland. (Photo by Fabrice COFFRINI / AFP)

Sir David Attenborough has issued a dark warning about the “wholesale” destruction of our planet if world leaders don’t act to protect precious ecosystems.

World is ‘sleepwalking into catastrophe’

US President Donald Trump addresses the annual American Farm Bureau Federation convention in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, Louisiana on January 14, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP)

The world’s most powerful business people and leaders are set to meet for the annual Davos summit. Here’s what they’re most worried about.

Scary theory about Earth’s magnetic field

Lava spews from a crater of the giant Etna Volcano on the southern Italian island of Sicily on January 6, 2012. A column of hot ash spewed high into the sky from Italy's Mount Etna on the Mediterranean island of Sicily on January 5, as Europe's highest active volcano rumbled back to life. AFP PHOTO/ MARCELLO PATERNOSTRO TOPSHOTS Picture: Afp

Earth’s protective magnetic field is acting erratically, throwing the magnetic north pole off-kilter. But the cause could be far worse.

Extent of Antarctic devastation revealed

(FILES) This file NASA image released on December 20, 2017 and acquired on November 29, 2017 by Operation IceBridge during a flight to Victoria Land, shows an iceberg floating in Antarctica's McMurdo Sound. - Global warming is melting ice in Antarctica faster than ever before -- about six times more per year now than 40 years ago -- leading to increasingly high sea levels worldwide, scientists warned on January 14, 2019. Already, Antarctic melting has raised global sea levels more than half an inch (1.4 centimeters) between 1979 and 2017, said the report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), a peer-reviewed US journal. (Photo by Chris LARSEN / NASA / AFP) / RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - MANDATORY CREDIT "AFP PHOTO / NASA/CHRIS LARSEN/HANDOUT" - NO MARKETING NO ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS - DISTRIBUTED AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS

By the years 2009 to 2017, Antarctic ice loss has increased more than sixfold — a worrying trajectory that means many coastal cities will soon be flooded.

Graph proves Australia’s heat isn’t normal

Supplied BOM annual climate statement 2018

You’re not imagining it, it really is hot out there. And, no, it’s not just summer as usual. The last 12 months have been abnormally hot.

The toxic islands on our doorstep

Imaging from above shows the dump site which is perilously close to the shoreline.

This tropical island is anything but paradise, with toxic waste leaking into the ocean. And it’s right on Australia’s doorstep.

Our deathtrap sizzling suburbs revealed

Supplied Parramatta council thermal imaging of the difference in heat on two parallel streets - one with trees, one without

City suburbs are becoming “heat continents” posing a severe health hazard. But the heat stress is not being shared fairly with residents in better off ‘burbs keeping far cooler.

Climate disaster damage bill tops $100bn

FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2018 file photo the Camp Fire rages through Paradise, Calif. Insurance claims from last month's California wildfires already are at $9 billion and expected to increase, the state's insurance commissioner announced Wednesday, Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, File)

The bill for climate-linked disasters in 2018 is estimated to be more than $100 billion according to a leading UK relief organisation.

Australia’s sneaky trick to meet target

The Liddell power station in the Hunter Valley of NSW.

Scott Morrison said Australia would meet the Paris global emissions target “in a canter”, but it’s likely we’d miss it were it not for an accounting trick.

What happens if we don’t act?

Areas impacted in Sydney's eastern suburbs by a predicted sea level rise of 0.74m. Source: Coastal Risk Australia.

Australia has put this issue in the too hard basket but it will come back to bite us. This is what happens if we don’t do anything.

This map should terrify us all

This worrying map plots worsening fire conditions across the contintent.

Australia — beautiful one day, an oven the next. Scientists warn that deadly fire seasons will get more extreme and last longer.

Big donation to lobby group spells trouble

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A lobby group has made a $495,000 donation to GetUp and it has one issue in its sights ahead of the upcoming federal election.

Is Adani’s mine really going ahead?

Thousands of students march demanding action on climate change in Brisbane, Saturday, December 8, 2018. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

Adani says preparatory works on its scaled-back Carmichael mine are imminent but how close is it to starting construction?

Labor promises new environment agency

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Australia’s environment laws would be rewritten under an elected Labor government, which would also create a new national protection authority.

UN climate change talks end with deal

Smoke billows from a chimney of the Solvay factory for production and processing of plastic materials, in Ospiate, near Milan, Italy, Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. The climate change conference, COP24, is closing today in Katowice, Poland. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Almost 200 countries have put aside their political differences to agree on the rules for a landmark climate deal to prevent the impact of global warming.

Taxpayer support for coal-fired power

A general view of Liddell power station in Muswellbrook, in the NSW Hunter Valley region, on Sunday, April 22, 2018. Hong Kong based company Alinta Energy has made a $250m offer to AGL to buy the ageing power plant. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING

Large energy projects may soon get some taxpayer assistance to get off the ground as the Morrison Government moves forward with a new program.

Polar jet stream to cause weather chaos

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One of Earth’s most crucial regions is experiencing the most “unprecedented transition in human history” and it doesn’t bode well for future weather patterns.

Single word could spark global showdown

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Almost 200 countries agree on this crucial issue, but just four countries including Russia and the US could force a showdown over one word.

Single word could spark global showdown

Glowing Blue Earth Australia and New Zealand

Almost 200 countries agree on this crucial issue, but just four countries including Russia and the US could force a showdown over one word.

Aussie students’ new angry message

Students Walk Out Of School To Urge Action On Climate Change

School students who skipped school to protest against climate change are at it again, refusing to back down. It seems most Aussies support them.

Scary reason behind Great Dying event

This artist's concept obtained October 30, 2018 courtesy of NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle shows Kepler-186f, the first Earth-size planet in the habitable zone. - After nine years in deep space collecting data that indicate our sky to be filled with billions of hidden planets, NASA’s Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel needed for further science operations. NASA has decided on October 30, 2018 to retire the spacecraft within its current, safe orbit, away from Earth. Kepler leaves a legacy of more than 2,600 planet discoveries from outside our solar system, many of which could be promising places for life. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/T. Pyle / NASA/Ames/JPL-Caltech / AFP)

Scientists have identified the cause of Earth’s most deadly extinction event and say it puts us in line for a “true catastrophe”.

2019 set to be hottest year ever

Australia is on El Nino alert. Picture: BOM

Extreme weather and warming temperatures are putting us on track to face the hottest year in human history.

Aussies at risk of deadly asthma storm

Darwin local Craig Dawson stayed up late on Tuesday night capturing this great lightning strike image on the Nightcliff foreshore. Picture: Craig Dawson

Fatal asthma thunderstorms could be heading to Australia, following unsettling findings that increasing temperatures could lead to more allergic attacks.

Turnbull slams ‘idiocy’ of his party

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull speaks to media after delivering an address at the NSW Smart Energy Summit in Sydney, Tuesday, December 4, 2018. (AAP Image/Dan Himbrechts) NO ARCHIVING

Malcolm Turnbull says a significant number of coalition MPs don’t believe in climate change as he condemns the ‘idiocy’ that saw his energy policy dumped.

Attenborough: Civilisation will collapse

Famous naturalist Sir David Attenborough has made a chilling prediction about the future of the human race - we’re heading for doom.

‘You don’t care’: Kid schooled politicians

‘You don’t care’: Kid schools politicians

Schoolboy Marco was described as “the hero we need right now” after he bravely took on a bunch of pollies in front of a live audience.

‘ScoMo is a b**ch’: Signs slammed

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It was supposed to be a peaceful protest for students against climate change inaction, but some got aggressive and missed the message.

Senator roasted over ‘tone deaf’ tweet

Minister for Resources Matt Canavan during Question Time in the Senate chamber at Parliament House in Canberra, Monday, November 26, 2018. (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas) NO ARCHIVING

While Queensland is engulfed in flames, a senator couldn’t help but announce some “great news” on social media, but it has not gone down well at all.

Climate change will ruin your life

Burnt bushes are seen as a blaze moves through Deepwater National Park in Queensland on November 28, 2018. - Thousands of people have been evacuated from their homes in northeastern Australia as bushfires raged across Queensland state amid a scorching heatwave. (Photo by ROB GRIFFITH / AFP)

Look forward to constant fires, howling hurricanes and toxic dump waterways; here are the day-to-day effects of climate change.

School student protest turns ugly

Students Walk Out Of School To Urge Action On Climate Change

Crude signs targeting Prime Minster Scott Morrison were carried by students skipping school at huge protests in Melbourne and Sydney today. Some took it a bit far.

Unthinkable catastrophe facing Australia

Windy.com shows a low system developing of the Far North Queensland coast from this Sunday. Photo: Windy.com

Experts say we have a “serious lack of appreciation” of the danger extreme weather events lashing the country pose.

Fight that could derail the government

Parliament Considers Fast-Tracking New National Security Legislation

There’s one issue that is threatening to bring down the government as voters look to Labor to fix the problem.

School kids who sparked PM’s fury

Student Strike

Scott Morrison has been branded “unbelievably out of touch” and “even worse than Tony Abbott” after slamming a student protest.

Mum sells daughter for $4100

Afghani woman who had to sell her 6-year-old daughter. Picture: CNN

A mum was so desperate she had to sell her daughter for $4100, but in a cruel irony she has only received $96 and won’t see the rest for years.

Vanuatu may sue fossil fuel industry

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This island nation, one of the world’s most vulnerable, is being damaged by the actions of people around the globe. But it’s fighting back.

Only man left in annihilated town

Brad Weldon stayed behind to fight a fire after his mother Norma refused to leave.

There is just one man left in a town that has been totally destroyed by a massive fire in the US. And his survival is absolutely remarkable.

‘Worst fire in history’ destroys entire town

A firefighter battles a fire along the Ronald Reagan Freeway, aka state Highway 118, in Simi Valley, Calif., Monday, Nov. 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu)

Fierce winds are fanning the deadliest blaze in California’s history. An entire town has been destroyed as the fire leaves an unfathomable trail of death.

Aussie town on the brink of catastrophe

The town of Quirindi. Picture: Alexandra Bernard

As third-generation businesses close their doors, this small town is struggling with issues they haven’t faced since World World II.

Why Melbourne’s weather is crap

2018 Lexus Melbourne Cup

Mother Nature can get awfully moody in Melbourne — but there’s actually a good scientific reason why the weather sucks in the Victorian capital.

California consumed in apocalyptic scenes

Fast-Spreading Hill Fire Forces Evacuations In California's Ventura County

RESIDENTS take to social media to document apocalyptic, as nine are confirmed dead and fires show no signs of slowing.

Shock as island suddenly disappears

One of the small, uninhabited islands, Esanbe Hanakita Kojima, off the coast near them had vanished completely. (Jesper Rautell Balle/Wikimedia)

IN ONE of the most confusing magic tricks of all time, a small island has vanished into thin air, and no one knows where it went.

Scorching heatwave back with vengeance

Crowds gather to escape the heat at Streets Beach, South Bank Parklands, Brisbane, Friday, October 26, 2018. South-east Queensland is experiencing unseasonably hot conditions for this time of year, with temperatures hitting the high thirties across the region. (AAP Image/Glenn Hunt) NO ARCHIVING

A BRUTAL heatwave is set to return to Australia this week, and one state will be hit worse than the others.

Family wiped out in Italy floods

Children play in a puddle by the ancient Colosseum a day after strong winds and rain hit the city, in Rome, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018. The national Civil Protection Agency has issued red and orange alerts -- meaning possible "loss of life" from landslides, floods, and infrastructural damage -- due to an Atlantic storm system that has brought torrential rains and hail, electrical storms, powerful winds and high seas to Italy from North to South. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

FIERCE winds and rains have devastated tourist icons in Italy and claimed the lives of more than 30 people including nine members of one family.

This entire island has vanished

East Island was home to hundreds of endangered species of animals. Picture: Google Maps

NOW you see me, now you don’t. The disappearance of an entire island — home to hundreds of endangered species — has baffled scientists.

The ‘hoax’ Aussies are being sold

Retail margins among electricity companies according to the ACCC. Source: ABC.

NEW measures have been revealed to bring our power prices down but there’s one uncomfortable question the government’s avoiding.

Drought leaves Rhine river in crisis

A picture taken on October 21, 2018 shows a general view of the Rhine river, which is at record low level, in Cologne, Germany. - Months of drought have left water levels on Germany's Rhine river at a record low, exposing a World War II bomb and forcing ship operators to halt services to prevent vessels from running aground. (Photo by Patrik STOLLARZ / AFP)

MONTHS of drought have left Germany’s Rhine river at a record low, dealing a blow to the economy and exposing relics from the past.

When will we see cheaper bills?

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison speaks to Seniors Arthur and Edith Parnwell about cost of energy during a visit in Canberra, Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch) NO ARCHIVING

LOOKS like we’ll have to wait until next year for measures announced by Scott Morrison to slash electricity bills to take effect.

Scientists forecast global beer shortage

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IN A study designed to strike fear, international researchers have outlined a surprising reason why we will soon pay more for a schooner.

Aussies betrayed in issue that matters to all

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IT WAS Australia’s big hope for cutting your electricity bills and ending the climate wars but today it’s been confirmed that’s not going to happen.

What the world will look like in 2040

FILE - This Nov. 6, 2015, file photo, shows a large section of land between the trees washed away due to continuing rising sea leaves on Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands. Small island nations are using the weeklong gathering of world leaders at this year�s U.N. General Assembly to highlight the one issue that threatens all of their existence: global warming. On the map, their homes are tiny specks in a vast sea of blue, rarely in the headlines and far removed from the centers of power. But for a few days each year, the leaders of small island nations share the same podium as presidents and prime ministers from the world�s most powerful nations, and their message is clear: global warming is already changing our lives, and it will change yours too. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith, File)

THE results are in from more than 6000 scientific studies on how the world is changing. It paints a dire picture of Earth in 22 years time.

We have 12 years to curb climate change: UN

(FILES) This file photo taken on November 20, 2014 shows an aerial view of the Great Barrier Reef off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands, along the central coast of Queensland. - A row is raging over Australia's warming-damaged Great Barrier Reef, with firms worried that scientists' apocalyptic warnings are scaring visitors out of the water. (Photo by Sarah LAI / AFP) / TO GO WITH Australia-Environment-climate-warming, FOCUS by Glenda KWEK

EVEN half degree of extra warming will affect hundreds of millions of people, destroy corals and power heat extremes, a UN report shows.

Bold plan to save our planet

Glowing Blue Earth Australia and New Zealand

ONCE thought to be crazy ideas on the fringe of science, new technology could be used to develop a desperate plan B.

World stands on brink of failure

Black hole concept.

THE United Nations has released a “wildly alarming” report on climate change and given the world just a 10 year deadline to take action.

Aussie product that could save the world

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AN international research team has discovered they can increase production of this food, particularly in the face of drought.

Deadly warning for Aussie beachgoers

A tiny but fully grown deadly Irukandji jellyfish lies next to match sticks for size comparison in 18/04/2002 file photo taken by James Cook University in Cairns, for North Queensland. A man was flown to a hospital intensive care unit after diving face-first into an extremely venomous, peanut-sized jellyfish in the waters off northeast Australia, 04/12/2009.

BEACH lovers on Australia’s east coast are being warned to stay out of the water after a worrying discovery was made off southern Queensland.

Tsunami hero makes ultimate sacrifice

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AN air traffic controller who stayed behind to guide an aircraft to safety during Indonesia’s earthquake has been hailed a hero.

Extreme plan to block out the sun

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THE world keeps getting hotter and experts are warning we will soon have to consider some extreme measures to manage it.

Icelandic volcano eruption claims rejected

Region near the Katla, a subglacial volcano under Myrdalsjokull Ice Cap, Icelandic volcanologists are expecting an eruption and continue to monitor Myrdalsjokull and the Katla caldera closely.

THE world thought this ‘highly hazardous’ volcano in Iceland could erupt at any moment on a scale never seen before. That was until scientists told us otherwise.

Woman dies after caravan blown off cliff

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A WOMAN was killed when fierce winds blew her caravan off a cliff, and a man died after a tree fell on him, as Storm Ali lashes the UK.

UN boss on ‘dark and dangerous future’

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A UN study shows the commitments made so far by parties to the Paris agreement represent just one-third of what is needed.

Huge threat Australia is ignoring

Temperature change in Australia according to a CSIRO report. Picture: CSIRO

IT’S the life-and-death issue on which Australia is “irresponsible to the extreme”. And 30 leading experts in the field are furious.

‘Huge risk’ facing Earth’s ecosystem

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THE Earth’s forests, deserts, landscapes and vital ecosystems risk a “major transformation” in the next century — and the consequences could be dire.

Image shows shocking Australian trend

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IS IT a work of art in a gallery? A chart? It’s neither and both, and it shows a big change in Australia.

Queen’s touching note to Aussie farmers

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QUEEN Elizabeth II has thrown her support behind “the heart and soul of Australia” in a touching statement to Aussie farmers, where she also announced a donation.

Ominous threat facing two Aussie cities

Supplied Weather map showing expected rainfall and temperatures above average. Picture: Bureau of Meteorlo

THE signs are increasingly “ominous” that we could be heading into a horror fire season with residents of two cities warned to prepare for unexpected heatwaves.

What’s the NEG and should we care?

A man's hand pointing to an energy bill's amount due with Australian dollars to pay for the bill on the other hand.

A CRUCIAL meeting today could decide whether Australians get lower power prices, but its supporters are facing an uphill battle.

‘NSW is 100 per cent in drought’

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THE entire state of NSW has been declared in drought as farmers battle the brunt of the crisis and some regions are put on extreme water restrictions, limiting residents to three-minute showers.

Planet to tip into ‘hothouse earth’

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OUR planet could soon tip into a hellish ‘hothouse’ state with no coming back, top scientists have warned. Here’s how it could unfold.

MP’s bizarre outburst sparks backlash

Agriculture minister David Littleproud tells ABC audience he doesn’t ‘give a rats’ whether climate change is man-made

THERE was laughter, jeers and disbelief during fiery debate about our drought crisis, which prompted a controversial outburst from a minister.

Town three months away from no water

Installation outside Murrurundi, by Charlotte Drake-Brockman and Fran Wachtel. Supplied. Picture: Bruce Tindale

AUSTRALIA is battling through one of its worst droughts in history. Things are so bad, a town won’t have any water by November.

Graph shows scary new milestone

We're using up the earth's resources faster than ever before.

THE world has just broken a worrying new record — and Australia shoulders a lot of the blame for it.

This is China’s burning fear

A flight of Chinese fighter jets pass beneath a hot sun. The country is likely to suffer extreme effects from climate change within just 50 years. Picture: Chinese State Media

PICTURE this: 400 million refugees heading south. They’re desperate to escape what can kill them in just six hours. The year is 2070.

Map shows biggest issue in 400 years

Weather maps showing the drought crisis

RECORDS show the current crisis being faced by devastated farmers is unprecedented. This is why.

Stunning images of Australia’s drought

ONE TIME WEB USE ONLY - FEE APPLIES FOR REUSE - Farmer Ash Whitney stands in the middle of a dried-up dam in a drought-effected paddock on his property located west of the town of Gunnedah in New South Wales, Australia, June 3, 2018. "I have been here all my life, and this drought is feeling like it will be around a while," said Whitney. REUTERS/David Gray SEARCH "AUSTRALIA DROUGHT" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY Picture: David Gray/Reuters

THESE breathtaking aerial pictures show NSW’s heartbreaking drought in a whole different light.

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