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Leading international and Australian experts on economics, the environment and carbon trading will gather at UNSW next week for a symposium on Limits to Growth.

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An increase in aridity due to global warming will disturb the balance of nutrients in the soil and reduce productivity of the world’s drylands, which support millions of people, a landmark study predicts.

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When it comes to reporting the projected consequences of climate change, are journalists following their conscience or are they letting us, and future generations, down, asks Tim Dean.

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There is still scientific work to do on attributing specific events to climate change, but we know enough to make policy decisions, write Steve Sherwood and Lisa Alexander.  

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UNSW scientists have played a key role in the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report, which is officially released in Sweden on Friday.  

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In a hard-hitting public lecture at UNSW, Dr David Suzuki has criticised the government’s policy on climate change and exhorted Australians to embrace renewable energy.

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The global warming trend in surface air temperature has slowed, but low solar activity, a double-dip La Nina and more aerosol pollution means the Earth should be much colder than it is, writes Andy Pitman.

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Responses to climate change are often dominated by economic rationalism and technological optimism. But the question we should really be asking is why have we reached this impasse, write Matthew Kearnes and Declan Kuch.  

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Slight changes in the timing of the annual loss of sea-ice could have dire consequences for polar ecosystems, by allowing a lot more sunlight to reach the sea floor, a new study shows.

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In the absence of time-travelling climatologists, models are unrivalled tools for understanding future climate, even when news ones predict wider uncertainties, write Sophie Lewis and Sarah Perkins.

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