Today in climate change (10 February 2017)

Please find links below to some recent important climate change news…

Connecting Delta Cities http://www.deltacities.com/about-c40-and-cdc

Global flood risk to increase five-fold with a 4°C temperature rise http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51744

Record-busting heat in eastern Australia as climate warming goes extreme http://www.climatecodered.org/2017/02/record-busting-heat-in-eastern.html?spref=tw

How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters

Sydney weather: Heat could break century-old record http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-heat-could-break-centuryold-record-before-cool-change-hits-20170205-gu6269.html

New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation and highlights complexity of climate change https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/making-antarctica-265483

Study Examines Trends in Global Warming https://www.geolounge.com/study-examines-trends-global-warming/

Sweden sets goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 http://www.reuters.com/article/climatechange-sweden-idUSL5N1FN6F2

Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/06/massive-hurricane-force-atlantic-storm-to-push-abnormally-mild-air-towards-north-pole/?utm_term=.afbdc0484641

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/07/science/earth/antarctic-crack.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Risk of ‘megafires’ to increase as climate warms https://www.carbonbrief.org/risk-megafires-increase-climate-warms

Heatwaves to be hotter, longer and more frequent, climate change report says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/heatwaves-to-be-hotter-longer-and-more-often-report-says/8248304?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Links between climate change and bushfires and heatwaves are well-established, also links to increased flooding https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/cranking-intensity-report

The Winter of Blazing Discontent Continues in the Arctic http://www.climatecentral.org/news/winter-extreme-heat-arctic-21141?utm_content=bufferaf9bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Record low daily Arctic ice extents continued through most of January 2017 https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/02/2017-ushers-in-record-low-extent/

UK cricket disrupted by climate change, as grounds face increased rain and flooding http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/uks-treasured-cricket-grounds-hit-by-extreme-weather-linked-to-climate-change-11364145465302

Glaciers in have retreated and thinned steadily since 1995 – Icelandic glaciers weighed from space http://www.icenews.is/2017/02/03/glaciers-in-have-retreated-and-thinned-steadily-since-1995-icelandic-glaciers-weighed-from-space/#axzz4Y85MV5Ln

Arctic Ice Isn’t Doomed Yet—Here’s How to Save It http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/arctic-sea-ice-tipping-point-climate-science/

Nordic Arctic Strategies in Overview http://www.nordregio.se/Global/Publications/Publications%202017/PB%202017%201.pdf

D.C. just broke a 117-year old high temperature record by 6 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/08/washington-d-c-is-about-to-break-a-117-year-old-high-temperature-record/?utm_term=.ae23677d57bc

Droughts and flooding rains already more likely as climate change plays havoc with Pacific weather https://theconversation.com/droughts-and-flooding-rains-already-more-likely-as-climate-change-plays-havoc-with-pacific-weather-71614

Humans have already increased the risk of major disruptions to Pacific rainfall http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14368

Antarctica’s Changing Larsen Ice Shelf http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89588&src=twitter-iotd

The history of climate and human health gives us a glimpse of the dramatically amplified risks we face if present trends continue http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2017/feb/The-Holocene-climate-experience

Chilean Wildfires Offer A Glimpse Of Climate Risks In California And Elsewhere http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chilean-wildfires-offer-a-glimpse-of-climate-risks_us_5898d8bce4b061551b3e018c

Delving through settlers’ diaries can reveal Australia’s colonial-era climate https://theconversation.com/delving-through-settlers-diaries-can-reveal-australias-colonial-era-climate-72652

Why the worst drought in U.S. history was a ‘climate surprise’ http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060049766?utm_content=buffer6234a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Snow Cover on the Decline in North America http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/snow-cover-on-the-decline-in-north-america?utm_content=buffereae37&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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NeilDufty

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

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