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.

Stemming the coronavirus spread

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The Trickle-up Conspiracy

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Arrogant out of touch bankers

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'Protected species': Former bank executive Rob Ferguson gives big four a serve Rob Ferguson’s CV reeks corporate establishment. He clocked 15 years at the top...

Media freedom is at risk when Nine hosts a Liberal fundraiser

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The money-raising hosted by Nine had none of the sleaziness and claimed illegality of the $100,000 donation a Chinese property developer allegedly delivered to...

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

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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...

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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,...

The big con: how neoliberals (Liberal & National Party) convinced us...

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The big con: how neoliberals convinced us there wasn't enough to go around Richard DennisAustralia just experienced one of the biggest mining booms in world...

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

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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...

Compare the pair: key policy offerings from Labor and the Coalition...

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Compare the pair: key policy offerings from Labor and the Coalition in the 2019 federal election Andrew Donegan, The Conversation and Emil Jeyaratnam, The Conversation With...

What is and isn’t a ‘sovereign risk’

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What is Sovereign Risk Sovereign risk is the chance that a central bank will implement foreign exchange rules that will significantly reduce or negate the...

Dirty Coal Peddlers

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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:...

Adani will decimate Australia’s Great Artesian Basin

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Unpacking the flaws in Adani's water management plan Matthew Currell, RMIT University and Adrian Werner, Flinders University Adani’s groundwater dependent ecosystem management plan for its proposed...