Today in climate change (20 January 2017)

Please find below some links to important climate change news for this week…

Epic Antarctic voyage maps seafloor to predict ocean rise as glacier the size of California melts https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jan/15/totten-glacier-antarctic-voyage-to-map-seafloor-hobart-invstigator?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate change shows in shrinking Antarctic snows http://indianexpress.com/article/technology/science/climate-change-shows-in-shrinking-antarctic-snows-4474075/

Climate change: 90% of rural Australians say their lives are already affected https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/16/climate-change-90-of-rural-australians-say-their-lives-are-already-affected?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Kenyan slum activists build climate change resilience from the bottom up http://www.irinnews.org/feature/2017/01/12/kenyan-slum-activists-build-climate-change-resilience-bottom

The ‘Madhouse Effect’ of climate denial in America http://www.pri.org/stories/2017-01-15/madhouse-effect-climate-denial-america?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=SocailFlow

1953 storm surge: how Britain’s worst natural disaster kicked off the debate on climate change https://theconversation.com/1953-storm-surge-how-britains-worst-natural-disaster-kicked-off-the-debate-on-climate-change-71310

Snow slowly melting away on Africa’s second highest mountain http://africa.cgtn.com/2017/01/16/snow-slowly-melting-away-on-africas-second-highest-mountain/

Understanding Causes and Effects of Rapid Warming in the Arctic https://eos.org/project-updates/understanding-causes-and-effects-of-rapid-warming-in-the-arctic

2016 Annual Global Climate and Catastrophe Report http://thoughtleadership.aonbenfield.com/Documents/20170117-ab-if-annual-climate-catastrophe-report.pdf

2016 Officially Declared Hottest Year on Record http://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/noaa-and-nasa-confirm-2016-is-warmest-year-on-record

2016 marks three consecutive years of record warmth for the globe http://www.noaa.gov/stories/2016-marks-three-consecutive-years-of-record-warmth-for-globe

Compensatory water effects link yearly global land CO2 sink changes to temperature http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature20780.html

Seven in ten Americans think global warming is happening http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-november-2016/3/

Record-breaking extreme weather in Australia in 2016 devastates ecosystems https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jan/05/record-breaking-extreme-weather-in-australia-in-2016-devastates-ecosystems

New Climate Index Shows Extreme Weather Is Now 3 Times More Frequent http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/national/2017/01/12/438768.htm

Manitoba breaks its severe weather record http://www.insurancebusiness.ca/ca/news/breaking-news/manitoba-breaks-its-severe-weather-record-219672.aspx

New regional sea level scenarios help communities prepare for risks

New U.S. regional sea level scenarios developed by NOAA and its partners will give coastal communities better, more localized data to help them plan for and adapt to the risk of rising sea levels http://www.noaa.gov/media-release/new-regional-sea-level-scenarios-help-communities-prepare-for-risks

Defra outlines five-year climate action plan in national risk assessment http://www.edie.net/news/9/Government-publishes-2017-climate-change-risk-assessment–/#.WICqy-jQMb0.twitter

UK Climate Change Risk Assessment 2017 https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/584281/uk-climate-change-risk-assess-2017.pdf

Sea levels could rise by six to nine metres over time, new study warns https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/19/sea-levels-could-rise-by-six-to-nine-metres-over-time-new-study-warns?platform=hootsuite

Regional and global sea-surface temperatures during the last interglaciation http://science.sciencemag.org/content/355/6322/276

Regional Sea-Level Scenarios Will Help Northeast Plan for Faster-than-Global Rise http://news.rutgers.edu/news/regional-sea-level-scenarios-will-help-northeast-plan-faster-global-rise/20170118#.WIEu19J97IV

 

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I write non-fiction about disaster management and resilience. I also write fiction including poems and short stories.

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