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Australia must reduce reliance on coal

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Australia must move away from its reliance on coal, says the United Nations' top climate negotiator Christiana Figueres. The executive secretary of the UN's Framework Convention on Climate Change spoke to delegates at the Australian Emissions Reduction Summit in Melbourne on Wednesday. She said peak global emissions had to be reached within the next 10 years so the reduction could begin and climate neutrality could begin in the second half of the century. In her first major interview since...

Australia: Climate change: Diseases, heatwaves, lost jobs to impact human health, experts warn

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Australia's top doctors and scientists are urging the Government to show leadership on climate change after a new report warned human health would feel the most immediate impacts of global warming. The report from the Australian Academy of Science was endorsed by the Australian Medical Association and highlighted unemployment, population displacement and social inequality as potential impacts to society. "Whether it be more heatwaves, tropical diseases moving to new areas or lost jobs in farming,...