‘No place to hide’: pressure on Australia to end support for new fossil fuel projects after IPCC report

Climate campaigners say dire landmark findings mean the federal government must abandon gas basin and coalmine expansions

Australian politicians are facing calls to accept the era of new fossil fuel investments should end immediately after a major report on the climate crisis confirmed it was already causing havoc across the planet, with worse to come.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, said on Tuesday the sixth assessment report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world’s leading authority on climate science, confirmed the “serious implications for Australia of what’s happening globally”.

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