Climate change

Viewpoint: What’s in half a degree
of climate change?

Our dual needs to save the planet and power our modern lives have thrown a spotlight on the way we produce and use energy.

Bombarded by often contradictory information about energy consumption and the urgency of our climate change goals, people are demanding better explanation of the facts behind the rhetoric.

That is why energy has been chosen as the first topic for the BBC Briefing, a mini-series of in-depth, downloadable guides to the big issues of the day.

With input from academics, researchers and journalists, the Briefing offers the context and evidence in one place. You can download a copy, or read it in your browser, via the following link.

We hope this pilot, examining key national issues in a new, more in-depth way, provides useful and reliable data, research and analysis for you to digest wherever you are. If you’d like some tips on navigating it, scroll down this page.

The BBC Briefing has inspired a collection of special reports, features and analysis from across BBC News to help you find out even more.

Media freedom is at risk when Nine hosts a Liberal fundraiser

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Adani – Interactive cost, environmental impacts, jobs and the future

Interactive: Everything you need to know about Adani – from cost, environmental impact and jobs to its possible future ABC News: Nationwide, a majority of voters...

How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around...

How to transition from coal: 4 lessons for Australia from around the world Chris Briggs, University of Technology Sydney; Elsa Dominish, University of Technology Sydney,...

Dirty Power: Big Coal’s dirty network of influence over both sides...

If you’ve ever wondered why so many Australians oppose coal, but coal keeps coming out of the ground, then a new short film by...

Dirty Coal Peddlers

The coal industry has infiltrated Australia's federal government through a secretive network of ties, working to influence Australia’s political decisions at the highest level:...

How a power station sold for peanuts became a $730 million...

It might rank as the deal of the century — but an appalling result for New South Wales taxpayers. In November 2015, the NSW Government...

Democracy’s danger hidden in plain sight

We obsess over our pollies’ private flaws and peccadilloes and call this politics when actually it’s just gossip. But when it comes to researching...

Political donations 2017-18: search all the declarations by Australian parties

Today Australian voters have discovered who was bankrolling the nation’s political parties more than 18 months ago. Gambling lobby gave $500,000 to Liberals ahead of...

Why does the Carmichael coal mine need to use so much...

The Great Artesian Basin is one of the largest underground water reservoirs in the world. It underlies 22% of Australia’s land area, beneath the...

Australia’s wholesale electricity market.

High electricity prices are here to stay, according to a new Grattan Institute report that calls on politicians to tell Australians the truth about...

The Last Days of Coal?

Alibra Shipping: At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal use for power generation before 2030. Britain, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Italy,...

Political donations in Australia: Snapshot 2

Infographic: a snapshot of political donations in Australia Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation; Michael Courts, The Conversation, and Reema Rattan, The Conversation CC BY-SA Catch up on other...
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