Today in climate change (2 December 2022)

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Greta Thunberg and more than 600 youths are taking Sweden to court. Here’s whyhttps://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/headed-for-a-catastrophe-greta-thunberg-more-than-600-youths-sue-sweden-for-climate-inaction/qmq64bv2j

Climate concern the main reason voters swung to independents at federal election, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/nov/28/climate-concern-the-main-reason-voters-swung-to-independents-at-federal-election-study-finds

Rising Sea Levels Besieging Africa’s Booming Coastal Cities https://africacenter.org/spotlight/rising-sea-levels-besieging-africas-booming-coastal-cities-lagos-dakar-alexandria-maputo-nile/

Unmasking the Effects of Aerosols on Greenhouse Warming Over Europe https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021JD035889

Climate Change Impacts in Latin America https://www.wwfca.org/en/our_work/climate_change_and_energy/climate_change_impacts_la/

Climate change, driven by the burning of coal, oil and gas, was a major factor in the Great Deluge https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/the-great-deluge-australias-new-era-of-unnatural-disasters/

Floods differ in a warmer future https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01541-z

Reconciling disagreement on global river flood changes in a warming climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01539-7

As strong winds and torrential rains inundate Australia’s south-eastern coast, new research suggests that high intensity bushfires might not be too far behind, with their dual effects extending damage zones and encroaching on previously low-risk residential areas https://www.unisa.edu.au/media-centre/Releases/2022/when-cyclones-and-fires-collide/

Many forests will become highly flammable for at least 30 extra days per year unless we cut emissions, research finds https://theconversation.com/many-forests-will-become-highly-flammable-for-at-least-30-extra-days-per-year-unless-we-cut-emissions-research-finds-195546

Future multivariate weather generation by combining Bartlett-Lewis and vine copula models https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/UWNYCBFCN8REQ3UKECPI/full

NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/news/nasa-study-rising-sea-level-could-exceed-estimates-for-us-coasts

How an Early Oil Industry Study Became Key in Climate Lawsuits https://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-lawsuits-oil-industry-research

Triple-Dip La Niña persists, prolonging drought and flooding https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/triple-dip-la-ni%C3%B1a-persists-prolonging-drought-and-flooding

Will Summer 2022-23 Result in a Season of Tropical Cyclones and Floods for Australia? https://www.rms.com/blog/2022/11/24/will-summer-2022-23-result-in-a-season-of-tropical-cyclones-and-floods-for-australia

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Today in climate change (25 November 2022)

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This platform displays census-tract level surface urban heat island (SUHI) intensities (daytime and nighttime estimates for summer, winter, and the whole year) for US urbanized areas https://datadrivenlab.users.earthengine.app/view/usuhiapp

Cop27 is a chance to go further and faster with renewable energy https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/10/31/cop27-is-a-chance-to-go-further-and-faster-with-renewable-energy/

‘We can do the impossible’: how key players reacted to end of Cop27 climate summit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/we-can-do-the-impossible-how-key-players-reacted-to-end-of-cop27-climate-summit

A deal on loss and damage, but a blow to 1.5C – what will be Cop27’s legacy? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/20/deal-on-loss-and-damage-fund-at-cop27-marks-climbdown-by-rich-countries

‘No safe place’: Kiribati seeks donors to raise islands from encroaching seas https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/18/cop27-kiribati-donors-raise-islands-sea-level-rise

Climate change exacerbated heavy rainfall leading to large scale flooding in highly vulnerable communities in West Africa https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-exacerbated-heavy-rainfall-leading-to-large-scale-flooding-in-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-west-africa/

The cryosphere raises a “red flag” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/cryosphere-raises-%E2%80%9Cred-flag%E2%80%9D

Sea level rise to dramatically speed up erosion of rock coastlines by 2100 https://phys.org/news/2022-11-sea-erosion-coastlines.html

COP27 Summit Yields ‘Historic Win’ for Climate Reparations but Falls Short on Emissions Reductions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/cop27-summit-yields-historic-win-for-climate-reparations-but-falls-short-on-emissions-reductions/

Arctic carbon conveyor belt discovered https://phys.org/news/2022-11-arctic-carbon-conveyor-belt.html

Warming seasons! https://www.click2houston.com/weather/2022/11/18/warming-seasons/

State of the Climate 2022 Report: Australia is projected to experience continued increase in air temperatures, more heat extremes and short-duration heavy-rainfall events http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

State of the climate: what Australians need to know about major new report https://theconversation.com/state-of-the-climate-what-australians-need-to-know-about-major-new-report-195136

Large parts of Europe are warming twice as fast as the planet on average https://www.su.se/english/news/large-parts-of-europe-are-warming-twice-as-fast-as-the-planet-on-average-1.636252

A climate scientist’s personal reckoning https://thebulletin.org/2022/11/a-climate-scientists-personal-reckoning

Ministers from 40+ countries join forces for the 2022 Climate and Clean Air Ministerial https://nnn.ng/ministers-from-40-countries-join-forces-for-the-2022-climate-and-clean-air-ministerial/

Forest fire threatens global carbon sinks and population centres under rising atmospheric water demandhttps://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-34966-3

Climate change is costing trillions — and low-income countries are paying the price https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-03573-z

2021 North American heatwave amplified by climate change-driven nonlinear interactions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01520-4

COP27: Africa took climate action into own hands, Asia must too https://www.aljazeera.com/opinions/2022/11/24/cop27-africa-took-climate-action-into-own-hands-asia-must-too

Climate-fuelled disasters: warning people is good, but stopping the disaster is best. Here are 4 possible ways to do it https://theconversation.com/climate-fuelled-disasters-warning-people-is-good-but-stopping-the-disaster-is-best-here-are-4-possible-ways-to-do-it-194916

Today in climate change (18 November 2022)

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Global carbon emissions at record levels with no signs of shrinking, new data shows https://theconversation.com/global-carbon-emissions-at-record-levels-with-no-signs-of-shrinking-new-data-shows-humanity-has-a-monumental-task-ahead-193108

The challenges of climate change adaptation for displaced communities: The Bikini community on Kili and Ejit Islands https://www.researchgate.net/publication/365354523_The_challenges_of_climate_change_adaptation_for_displaced_communities_The_Bikini_community_on_Kili_and_Ejit_Islands

Handbook on Climate Change and Disasters https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/handbook-on-climate-change-and-disasters-9781800371606.html

UN to track greenhouse gas emitters with space data https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-12/un-to-seek-out-methane-emitters-with-data-from-space/101646276

Heatwaves, spread of infectious diseases due to climate change growing health threats to Europeans https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/heatwaves-spread-of-infectious-diseases

Scientists understood physics of climate change in the 1800s – thanks to a woman named Eunice Foote https://theconversation.com/scientists-understood-physics-of-climate-change-in-the-1800s-thanks-to-a-woman-named-eunice-foote-164687

What is climate change ‘Loss and Damage’? https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/explainers/what-is-climate-change-loss-and-damage/

Australia still trails most developed countries in climate performance ranking https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/14/australia-still-trails-most-developed-countries-in-climate-performance-ranking

Eight warmest years on record witness upsurge in climate change impacts https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/eight-warmest-years-record-witness-upsurge-climate-change-impacts

Economic losses from extreme weather rocket in Asia https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/economic-losses-from-extreme-weather-rocket-asia

Methane emissions from 15 meat and dairy companies rival those of the EU https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/15/methane-emissions-meat-dairy-companies

Today in climate change (11 November 2022)

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A technologically advanced society is choosing to destroy itself. It’s both fascinating and horrifying to watch https://theconversation.com/a-technologically-advanced-society-is-choosing-to-destroy-itself-its-both-fascinating-and-horrifying-to-watch-192939

UN climate conference hoping to make promises reality — but expectations on COP27 are low https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-07/cop27-climate-change-conference-implementing-promises-made/101607018

New renewables record as UK wind generation blows past 20GW https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-renewables-record-as-uk-wind-generation-blows-past-20gw/

Iconic World Heritage glaciers to disappear by 2050, warns UNESCO https://news.un.org/en/story/2022/11/1130157

COP27 to discuss rich nations helping poor ones with climate-disaster damage and loss: ‘A reasonable sum is more than zero’ https://fortune.com/2022/11/06/cop27-agreement-discuss-rich-nations-funding-poor-ones-climate-disaster-damage-loss/

Temperatures in Europe increase more than twice global average https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/temperatures-europe-increase-more-twice-global-average

As climate crisis intensifies, adapting to its fallout is key https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/story/climate-crisis-intensifies-adapting-its-fallout-key

COP27 aims for ambitious, equitable global climate action https://www.climatecentral.org/climate-matters/global-cop27-local-impacts

State of the Global Climate in 2022 is produced on an annual basis, complementing the most recent long assessment cycle provided by the sixth IPCC Assessment Report https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/provisional-state-global-climate-2022

European Forest Fire report: Three of the worst fire seasons on record took place in the last six years https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_22_6465

Looking beyond glaciers to understand mountain water security https://www.nature.com/articles/s41893-022-00996-4

The Lower Humidity of Urban Areas Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-lower-humidity-of-urban-areas-moderates-outdoor-heat-stress%ef%bf%bc

Early Warnings for All Action Plan unveiled at COP27 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/early-warnings-all-action-plan-unveiled-cop27

Asia corporates turn to wind and solar deals as fossil fuel prices surge https://reneweconomy.com.au/asia-corporates-turn-to-wind-and-solar-deals-as-fossil-fuel-prices-surge/

Don’t get fossil fooled: EVs really are better for the climate https://thedriven.io/2022/11/09/dont-get-fossil-fooled-evs-really-are-better-for-the-climate/

ClimateBench v1.0: A Benchmark for Data-Driven Climate Projections https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021MS002954

Austria Joins Germany, Denmark, and Other Rich Nations Pledging Millions for Climate Damages https://e360.yale.edu/digest/austria-loss-and-damage-climate-change

When will a 2-metre rise in sea level occur, and how might we adapt? https://protect-slr.eu/policy-briefs/

Arsht-Rock Announces the Cool Capital Stack: A $750 million Investment Pipeline to Protect the World from Extreme Heat https://onebillionresilient.org/2022/11/09/arsht-rock-announces-cool-capital-stack/

After decades putting the brakes on global action, does Australia deserve to host UN climate talks with Pacific nations? https://theconversation.com/after-decades-putting-the-brakes-on-global-action-does-australia-deserve-to-host-un-climate-talks-with-pacific-nations-194055

World faces ‘terminal’ loss of Arctic sea ice during summers, report warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/07/melting-arctic-sea-ice-summer-report

Australia’s record on energy efficiency has been woeful for decades, but that could be about to change https://theconversation.com/australias-record-on-energy-efficiency-has-been-woeful-for-decades-but-that-could-be-about-to-change-193706

How to move a country: Fiji’s radical plan to escape rising sea levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/08/how-to-move-a-country-fiji-radical-plan-escape-rising-seas-climate-crisis

Today in climate change (7 October 2022)

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Shifting ocean currents are pushing more and more heat into the Southern Hemisphere’s cooler waters https://theconversation.com/shifting-ocean-currents-are-pushing-more-and-more-heat-into-the-southern-hemispheres-cooler-waters-189122

Satellites Can Accurately Take Earth’s Temperature https://eos.org/research-spotlights/satellites-can-accurately-take-earths-temperature

Heat Action Platform https://onebillionresilient.org/heat-action-platform/

Chief Heat Officers Face Rising Temperatures — and Expectations https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-03/urban-heat-officers-fight-rising-temps-and-slow-bureaucracy

Megadroughts in the Common Era and the Anthropocene https://www.nature.com/articles/s43017-022-00329-1

Stunning week of early coal closures opens path to 100 pct renewables https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-week-of-early-coal-closures-opens-path-to-100-pct-renewables/

Observations confirm model of sea-level change from Greenland melt https://discover.lanl.gov/news/0929-sea-level-change

Hurricane Ian: how climate change is making North Atlantic tropical storms worse https://theconversation.com/hurricane-ian-how-climate-change-is-making-north-atlantic-tropical-storms-worse-191547

Flooding ‘Calamity’ in Pakistan Prompts Call for Reparations https://www.theenergymix.com/2022/10/02/flooding-calamity-in-pakistan-prompts-call-for-reparations/

Ancient ice age valleys offer clues to future ice sheet change https://phys.org/news/2022-10-ancient-ice-age-valleys-clues.html

New oil and gas at odds with green goals https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63149957.amp

Solar and wind farms can hurt the environment. A new study offers solutions https://www.latimes.com/environment/newsletter/2022-10-06/solar-and-wind-farms-can-hurt-the-environment-a-new-study-offers-solutions-boiling-point

Megadroughts helped topple ancient empires. We’ve found their traces in Australia’s past, and expect more to come https://theconversation.com/megadroughts-helped-topple-ancient-empires-weve-found-their-traces-in-australias-past-and-expect-more-to-come-191770

US wind, solar tripled over the past decade: analysis https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/3675708-us-wind-solar-tripled-over-the-past-decade-analysis/

Northern Hemisphere’s extreme summer drought ‘virtually impossible’ without human-made climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2022/10/05/world/northern-hemisphere-drought-climate-intl/index.html

Seasonal land-ice-flow variability in the Antarctic Peninsula https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/16/3907/2022/

Climate simulation more realistic with Artificial Intelligence https://www.tum.de/en/news-and-events/all-news/press-releases/details/realistischere-klimasimulation-dank-kuenstlicher-intelligenz

Today in climate change (30 September 2022)

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Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city leaders say https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/23/business/big-dig-level-approach-billions-dollars-are-needed-address-sea-level-rise-city-leaders-say/

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/afraid-and-anxious-young-protesters-demand-climate-action/x2w1r11ko

As seas rise, U.S. coastal landowners urged to let the water in https://news.trust.org/item/20220907081237-k5yud/

Queensland reaches 66 pct wind and solar for first time as it prepares massive green push https://reneweconomy.com.au/queensland-reaches-66-pct-wind-and-solar-for-first-time-as-it-prepares-massive-green-push/

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice to Give Rise to More Strong El Niños, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/arctic-sea-ice-el-nino

Surprise Hydrological Shifts Imperil Water Resources https://eos.org/research-spotlights/surprise-hydrological-shifts-imperil-water-resources

Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/australia-has-a-golden-opportunity-to-expand-solar-energy-manufacturing

In the End, Climate Change Is the Only Story That Matters https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a41355745/hurricane-fiona-climate-change/

Assessment of hot weather seasonal temperatures over India using Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System hindcasts https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7866

America’s towns are not ready for climate catastrophes. Here’s how one is hanging on https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/the-flooding-of-everson-washington/index.html

South-east Asian coastal cities sinking fastest, could worsen impacts of sea level rise: Study https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/south-east-asian-coastal-cities-sinking-fastest-could-worsen-impacts-of-sea-level-rise-study

‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/23/greta-thunberg-fridays-for-future-california-wildfires-video

Climate change already torments the poor. It will soon come for the rich https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-climate-change-already-torments-the-poor-it-will-soon-come-for-the-rich/article_87caecd2-bfb4-52f5-8000-ea1a7b4ded6b.html

Queensland plans to use 80 per cent renewable energy by 2035. How will it be achieved? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-28/qld-clean-energy-pumped-hydro-scheme-explained/101482948

Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before https://scnat.ch/en/uuid/i/2e076759-0234-567e-9bfb-2cdfebd6ff34-Worse_than_2003_Swiss_glaciers_are_melting_more_than_ever_before

Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Extreme heat report on Sydney https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies-sydney/

Hurricane Ian is going to flood out Florida — and this is a constant climate change problem https://www.salon.com/2022/09/28/hurricane-ian-is-going-to-flood-out-florida–and-this-is-a-constant-climate-change-problem/

Heat deaths, scorched trees and civil unrest: life on the climate frontline in 2022 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/29/heat-deaths-scorched-trees-and-civil-unrest-life-on-the-climate-frontline-in-2022

Canada’s economy already hurt by climate change, households hit hardest https://climateinstitute.ca/news/canadas-economy-already-hurt-by-climate-change-households-hit-hardest/

Today in climate change (23 September 2022)

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A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives and leave us $148bn better off over the next 2 decades https://theconversation.com/a-rapid-shift-to-electric-vehicles-can-save-24-000-lives-and-leave-us-148bn-better-off-over-the-next-2-decades-190243

Surprise hydrological shifts imperil water resources https://phys.org/news/2022-09-hydrological-shifts-imperil-resources.html

‘Africa is on the frontlines but not the front pages’: Vanessa Nakate on her climate fight https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/17/vanessa-nakate-climate-activist-africa-cop27

New Antarctica data reveals ‘tipping point’ for ice melt https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/18/new-antarctica-data-reveals-tipping-point-for-ice-melt/

South Australia set to become first big grid to run on 100% renewables https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/09/16/south-australia-set-to-become-first-big-grid-to-run-on-100-renewables/

Global warming doubled the risk for Copenhagen’s historic 2011 cloudburst https://science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2022/global-warming-doubled-the-risk-for-copenhagens-historic-2011-cloudburst/

Wind and solar records tumble again, as coal and fossil fuels hit another low https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-records-tumble-again-as-coal-and-fossil-fuel-hit-another-low/

$35 Billion Worth of Real Estate Could Be Underwater by 2050 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/35-billion-worth-of-real-estate-could-be-underwater-by-2050/

The 1.5C global heating target is more than just a number https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/16/the-15c-global-heating-target-is-more-than-just-a-number

Finally we have a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels https://carbontracker.org/finally-we-have-a-global-registry-of-fossil-fuels/

Climate change likely increased extreme monsoon rainfall, flooding highly vulnerable communities in Pakistan https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-likely-increased-extreme-monsoon-rainfall-flooding-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-pakistan/

From crumbling rock art to exposed ancestral remains, climate change is ravaging our precious Indigenous heritage https://theconversation.com/from-crumbling-rock-art-to-exposed-ancestral-remains-climate-change-is-ravaging-our-precious-indigenous-heritage-188454

Carbon credit ‘trickery’ would put climate target at risk, experts warn https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/carbon-credit-trickery-would-put-climate-target-at-risk-experts-warn-20220916-p5biki.html

UN chief: ‘Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62970887

A third of Aussies fear losing their homes to climate change https://phys.org/news/2022-09-aussies-homes-climate.html

Lower Urban Humidity Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022AV000729

Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind? https://e360.yale.edu/features/global-stilling-is-climate-change-slowing-the-worlds-wind

Climate change is making rain difficult to predict – we trained an AI to help tropical countries adapt https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-rain-difficult-to-predict-we-trained-an-ai-to-help-tropical-countries-adapt-187741

Consumers reap rewards of 100 pct renewables as wind and solar farms hand back windfall profits https://reneweconomy.com.au/consumers-reap-rewards-of-100-pct-renewables-as-wind-and-solar-farms-hand-back-windfall-profits/

Certified ‘genius’ Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-22/how-to-decarbonise-by-replacing-101-million-machines/101453956

There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it https://reneweconomy.com.au/theres-a-huge-surge-in-solar-production-under-way-and-australia-could-show-the-world-how-to-use-it/

Thwaites Glacier: the melting, Antarctic monster of sea level rise https://theconversation.com/thwaites-glacier-the-melting-antarctic-monster-of-sea-level-rise-podcast-191057

Today in climate change (16 September 2022)

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Good news – there’s a clean energy gold rush under way https://theconversation.com/good-news-theres-a-clean-energy-gold-rush-under-way-well-need-it-to-tackle-energy-price-turbulence-and-coals-exodus-188804

‘Climate disaster of biblical proportions’: Pakistan minister warns flood damage will exceed $10 billion https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/02/pakistan-warns-flood-damage-will-exceed-10-billion.html

Can we survive extreme heat? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-crisis-goodell-survive-extreme-heat-875198/

Changing climate the reason floods in Pakistan are so devastating https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-06/pakistan-floods-climate-change/101394060

The sedimentological death mask of a dying glacier https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dep2.205

Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-01019-9

La Niña under way in the tropical Pacific http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Climate Council outlines 10 steps to beat government’s 43pc emissions reduction target https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-09-13/climate-council-renewables-steps-beat-2030-emissions-targets/101423872

Heat waves are getting worse. When will L.A. get around to offering bus riders more shade? https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-12/amid-blistering-heat-bus-riders-wait-in-search-of-shade

The Gomeroi people have fought Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project for a decade. They hope a novel climate change argument could help them win https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/gomeroi-fight-santos-narrabri-gas-project-climate-change/101428862

This summer has been a glimpse into Europe’s hot, dry future https://thebulletin.org/2022/09/this-summer-has-been-a-glimpse-into-europes-hot-dry-future/

World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/13/world-heading-into-uncharted-territory-of-destruction-says-climate-report

United in Science report: “Without much more ambitious action, the physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change will be increasingly devastating” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/united-science-we-are-heading-wrong-direction

Unprecedented in the 44 years of continuous satellite monitoring, a late season heat wave and melt event occurred in Greenland from September 2 to 5 https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/2022/09/a-melt-spike-in-september/

Victorian water report highlights need for new sources as climate change hits supplies https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/recycled-water-needed-future-victorian-homes-climate-change/101417608

Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62892013

There’s a new map of climate disasters in America https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/12/23348911/climate-disaster-us-map-flood-fire-heatwave-drought

California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/09/12/california-becomes-first-state-start-ranking-extreme-heat-waves/8061975001/

Anchoring Climate Change Risk Assessment in Core Business Decisions in Insurance | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/climate-change-risk-3-report

Ice mass loss sensitivity to the Antarctic ice sheet basal thermal state https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32632-2

Hottest summer on record for Europe and China during Northern Hemisphere’s 2nd-hottest summer https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/09/hottest-summer-on-record-for-europe-and-china-during-northern-hemispheres-2nd-hottest-summer/

Australia is funding just one-tenth of its fair share of global climate action, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/15/australia-is-funding-just-one-tenth-of-its-fair-share-of-global-climate-action-study-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Modeling the Dynamic Response of River Deltas to Sea-Level Rise Acceleration https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JF006762

‘Too hard to get to work’: climate change is making workers’ lives more difficult https://theconversation.com/too-hard-to-get-to-work-climate-change-is-making-workers-lives-more-difficult-190442

Video games get a new boss monster: Climate change https://www.eenews.net/articles/video-games-get-a-new-boss-monster-climate-change/

Mountain glacier at Queulat National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region collapses amid ‘abnormal’ high temperatures https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-14/mountain-glacier-patagonia-collapses-/101439498

Satellites now get full-year view of Arctic sea-ice https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62904939

Pakistan floods ‘made up to 50% worse by global heating’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/15/pakistan-floods-made-up-to-50-worse-by-global-heating

Uni- and multivariate bias adjustment methods in Nordic catchments: Complexity and performance in a changing climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972205714X

Today in climate change (2 September 2022)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Environmental and financial dividends on offer for farmers in carbon reforestation project https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-08-28/environmental-financial-gains-from-farm-reforestation-greening/101370270

Europe dries up from climate change-driven drought https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/europe-dries-up-from-climate-change-driven-drought,16696

How U.S. Cities Are Preparing for More Life-Threatening Heatwaves https://nexusmedianews.com/how-u-s-cities-are-preparing-for-more-life-threatening-heatwaves/

U.S. to More Than Triple Climate Spending, Analysis Shows https://e360.yale.edu/digest/u.s.-climate-spending-inflation-bill

Heatwave special https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001bmrx/countryfile-heatwave-special

Estimates of the social cost of carbon: A review based on meta-analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652618334589

Extreme China heatwave could lead to global chaos and food shortages https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/extreme-china-heatwave-could-lead-to-global-chaos-and-food-shortages/D3FVWMBGHJQD355FDM5R43MG4I/

Seattle just had one of its hottest nights on record https://www.npr.org/2022/08/19/1118370475/seattle-just-had-one-of-its-hottest-nights-on-record

A historical perspective on glacial retreat https://www.sonnenseite.com/en/environment/a-historical-perspective-on-glacial-retreat/

Poorest countries at greatest risk of losses and damage from climate change https://www.iied.org/poorest-countries-greatest-risk-losses-damage-climate-change

Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Face Rapid Climate Change https://eos.org/editors-vox/eastern-mediterranean-and-middle-east-face-rapid-climate-change

‘Dangerous’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ heat stress to become more common by 2100 https://www.washington.edu/news/2022/08/25/dangerous-and-extremely-dangerous-heat-stress-to-become-more-common-by-2100/

‘Zombie ice’ from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches https://apnews.com/article/science-oceans-glaciers-greenland-climate-and-environment-9cd7662658ebbeaba05682352de8aa87

Arctic has not been as warm as today in over 7,500 years, study says https://www.arctictoday.com/arctic-has-not-been-as-warm-as-today-in-over-7500-years-study-says/

Nothing In History Compares To China’s Brutal Heat Wave, Weather Historian Says https://www.huffpost.com/entry/china-drought-heat-wave-most-extreme-ever_n_630a4461e4b088f74234ba09

If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future https://theconversation.com/if-you-thought-this-summers-heat-waves-were-bad-a-new-study-has-some-disturbing-news-about-dangerous-heat-in-the-future-189370

Three things Sydney must do to help meet climate targets https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/sustainability/three-things-sydney-must-do-to-help-meet-climate-targets-20220829-p5bdgp.html

Pakistan floods are ‘a monsoon on steroids’, warns UN chief https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62722117

Australia remains at La Niña alert amid near-record Indian Ocean Dipole event https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-30/bureau-of-meteorology-holds-off-declaring-third-la-nina/101192238

The effects of climate change on hailstorms https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349143679_The_effects_of_climate_change_on_hailstorms

Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq0995

These Communities Are Trapped in Harm’s Way as Climate Disasters Mount https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2022/08/these-communities-are-trapped-in-harms-way-as-climate-disasters-mount/

Heat waves + air pollution can be a deadly combination: The health risk together is worse than either alone https://theconversation.com/heat-waves-air-pollution-can-be-a-deadly-combination-the-health-risk-together-is-worse-than-either-alone-187422

Climate Change and Wellbeing Around the World https://www.gallup.com/analytics/397940/climate-change-and-wellbeing.aspx

To create serious movement on climate change, we must dispel the myth of indifference https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32413-x

Longer summers could mean increased drought risk, says Met Office https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-62740079

How melting glaciers fueled Pakistan’s fatal floods https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2022/8/30/23327341/pakistan-flooding-monsoon-melting-glaciers-climate-change

Welcome to the Heat Action Platform! https://onebillionresilient.org/heat-action-platform/

A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought https://theconversation.com/a-climate-scientist-on-the-planets-simultaneous-disasters-from-pakistans-horror-floods-to-europes-record-drought-189626

Rivers worldwide are running dry – here’s why and what we can do about it https://theconversation.com/rivers-worldwide-are-running-dry-heres-why-and-what-we-can-do-about-it-189270

Global warming makes more heatwaves inevitable for East Asia https://chinadialogue.net/en/climate/global-warming-makes-more-heatwaves-inevitable-for-east-asia/

NSW Blue Carbon Strategy 2022-2027 https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/water/coasts/blue-carbon-strategy

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

Victoria to exit coal sooner than power operators forecast, report finds https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-to-exit-coal-sooner-than-power-operators-forecast-report-finds-20220831-p5be6q.html

Greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels hit record highs in 2021 https://www.inkl.com/news/greenhouse-gas-emissions-sea-levels-hit-record-highs-in-2021/VPaEMAsoYbM

Today in climate change (26 August 2022)

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Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-20/solar-briefly-overtakes-coal-australia-number-one-source-power/101354054

‘Not prepared for current climate changes.’ Officials sound alarm on NYC’s struggling infrastructure https://bronx.news12.com/not-prepared-for-current-climate-changes-officials-sound-alarm-on-nycs-struggling-infrastructure

Climate threat to food supply chains creates ‘domino effect’ https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2022/08/19/climate-threat-to-food-supply-chains-creates–domino-effect-.html

Annual summaries dataset of Heatwaves in Europe, as defined by the Excess Heat Factor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340922007053

China’s unrivalled 70-day heat wave https://www.axios.com/2022/08/22/china-heat-wave-drought-unprecedented

The world’s roads aren’t ready for a hotter planet https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/08/22/world/climate-change-road-infrastructure/

New Zealand’s flood-prone areas not ready to cope with climate crisis, Ardern says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/22/new-zealands-flood-prone-areas-not-ready-to-cope-with-climate-crisis-ardern-says

Migrants share lessons with U.S. to improve climate resilience https://news.trust.org/item/20220819091003-r90hp/

Rise in heart disease may be explained by extreme weather conditions: Study https://abcnews.go.com/US/rise-heart-disease-explained-extreme-weather-conditions-study/story

Combatting the Climate and Nature Emergency https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/about-us/combatting-climate-and-nature-emergency

Americans experience a false social reality by underestimating popular climate policy support by nearly half https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32412-y

Five 1,000-year rain events have struck the U.S. in five weeks. Why? https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/23/flood-united-states-climate-explainer/

The Magnitude and Risk of Extreme Regional Heatwave Events in China Increase Rapidly under Global Warming http://english.iap.cas.cn/home/News/202208/t20220822_311673.html

Renewables provided more than 25% of electrical generation in the United States during the first half of 2022 https://electrek.co/2022/08/25/us-renewables-first-half-2022/

Rare and Severe Weather Events Are Now More Common Thanks to Climate Change https://blog.ucsusa.org/brenda-ekwurzel/rare-and-severe-weather-events-are-now-more-common-thanks-to-climate-change/

Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’ https://theconversation.com/why-we-should-abandon-the-concept-of-the-climate-refugee-182920

What is a Chief Heat Officer? https://onebillionresilient.org/project/chief-heat-officers/