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Climate change could make the world ‘uninsurable’

Climate change could make the world ‘uninsurable’

The insurance industry is at the forefront of global risk trends, and they are growing increasingly concerned about the impact of climate change

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

Can we attribute a specific drought to climate change?

The science behind attribution has become increasingly sophisticated over the past decade and, with increasingly stark data, relatively clear cut.

Little progress in Lima, inside or outside the barricades

Little progress in Lima, inside or outside the barricades

Delegates gather in a well-off district to spend hours parsing language on climate change agreements, while protesters outside shout slogans. Neither side is accomplishing much, writes journalist Marcus Priest in Lima.

Hot enough for you? A meteorological explanation of the heatwave

Hot enough for you? A meteorological explanation of the heatwave

Bit hot, huh? So what's going on with the weather patterns? Crikey asked our favourite meteorologist, Channel Ten presenter Magdalena Roze, to explain. You better get used to it.

Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

Australia isn’t ready for more bushfires, cyclones and floods

As Australia’s unprecedented 2013 heatwave continues, the deadline for submissions to a Senate inquiry into Australia's readiness for climate change is coming to a close Graham Readfearn takes a look at what's required.

The rain in Sri Lanka falls, well, everywhere

The rain in Sri Lanka falls, well, everywhere

Drenched to the bone after a day cycling around in the rain and leading his bike across flooded roads with water up to his knees, Scott Bridges offers his misty travelogue through Sri Lanka.

Rain, rain, go away

Rain, rain, go away

What areas of the plan will receive more rainfall as climate change continues and will this offset the desertification in other areas? Do water vapor emissions need to be reduced? Amber Jamieson asks the climate scientists.

It’s getting hot in here

It’s getting hot in here

A baby Koel bird sat in Anna Rose's backyard in Sydney, screaming in distress at the current heatwave. Large numbers of people were treated in NSW hospitals this week suffering heat issues. And it's only going to get worse...

La Niña in a nutshell

La Niña in a nutshell

The recent flooding in Queensland is a symptom of a natural weather phenomenon called La Niña, say meteorologists. Roselina Press examines exactly what this La Niña is about and how long it's going to be hanging around for.

For Gillard and Abbott, it’s storm clouds at 20 paces

For Gillard and Abbott, it’s storm clouds at 20 paces

For the first couple of weeks of 2011 the big story has been the weather -- it well and truly pushed politics off the front pages.