Today in climate change (21 July 2017)

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Please find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

Today’s Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade http://www.climatecentral.org/news/extreme-heat-norm-within-decade-21622?utm_content=buffer7b25b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A ‘new normal’ can be useful for understanding and communicating extremes in a changing climate http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0183.1

In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/07/16/536896748/in-chile-many-regard-climate-change-as-the-greatest-external-threat

Study Suggests NYC Will Face Sandy-Level Flooding Twice Per Month Due To Rising Sea Levels http://gothamist.com/2017/07/15/study_suggests_nyc_will_get_sandy-l.php

Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw http://www.nature.com/news/satellite-snafu-masked-true-sea-level-rise-for-decades-1.22312?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews&sf98568619=1

Record heat investigated in 95 Phoenix deaths after 118-, 120-degree highs https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/07/12/record-heat-now-investigated-in-close-to100.html

Rising to the challenge of surging seas http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms16127

Retreat of the Lucia Glacier, Chile https://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/07/17/lucia-glacier-chile-retreat-opens-new-embayment/

It was 129 degrees in Iran Thursday, which is one of the Earth’s hottest temperatures ever recorded https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/06/29/129-degrees-iran-earths-hottest-temperature-ever-recorded/440644001/

Social Vulnerability to Climatic Shocks Is Shaped by Urban Accessibility http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2017.1325726

A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/325251/region-risk-climate-change.pdf

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change http://www.technologyreview.pk/new-report-highlights-pakistans-need-adapt-climate-change/

Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uosc-sud071117.php

Communicating science is like fighting two battles http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/education/penn-state/article161900293.html

Climate change and inequality https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21725009-rich-pollute-poor-suffer-climate-change-and-inequality?zid=313

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt https://theconversation.com/inaction-on-climate-change-risks-leaving-future-generations-530-trillion-in-debt-81134?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy https://theconversation.com/in-the-absence-of-national-leadership-cities-are-driving-climate-policy-81108

Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning http://www.npr.org/2017/07/19/537954372/want-to-slow-global-warming-researchers-look-to-family-planning

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

Liberia receives first instalment of US$2.2 million GCF grant for climate adaptation http://adaptation-undp.org/liberia-receives-first-installment-us22-million-gcf-grant-climate-adaptation

The Antarctic ice shelf continues to crack https://grist.org/briefly/antarctic-ice-shelf-continues-to-crack/

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rising-seas-climate-lawsuits-california-21627

A Different Way of Visualizing the Global Temperature Rise https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/19/different-way-visualizing-global-temperature-rise/

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record http://www.climatecentral.org/news/midway-point-2017-2nd-hottest-year-21625

Shifting storms under climate change to worsen coastal perils http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/astounding-shifting-storms-under-climate-change-to-worsen-coastal-perils-20170720-gxf8ic.html

Future summer mega-heatwave and record-breaking temperatures in a warmer France climate http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa751c/meta;jsessionid=270A4B520BC5EB7A2E2DB72BF43CA25C.ip-10-40-1-105

More than 90 locales, mostly in rural Louisiana and Maryland, already face chronic inundation https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scores-of-u-s-communities-face-frequent-flooding-in-18-years/

 

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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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