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Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

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Researchers say that 50C summer days in Sydney could be avoided by limiting global warming to 1.5C. Photograph: Dan Himbrechts/AAP

Researchers say Sydney and Melbourne would have unprecedented temperatures even if Paris target met

October 3, 2017 — Even if the Paris agreement to limit the global temperature rise to below 2°C is met, summer heatwaves in major Australian cities are likely to reach highs of 50°C by 2040, a study published on Wednesday warns. Continue reading Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says

Australian local councils lead the way in tackling climate change as federal policy stalls

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The Climate Council has pointed to findings showing that 70% of the emissions reductions required to keep global warming at 2C can be achieved by making changes at the local level. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAP

Thirty-five councils pledge to switch renewable energy, maximise public transport use and develop more climate-resilient communities

July 19, 2017 — Local councils across Australia are taking climate action into their own hands as climate policy paralysis plagues the federal government. Continue reading Australian local councils lead the way in tackling climate change as federal policy stalls