Today in climate change (24 August 2018)

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Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/doomsday-scenarios-are-as-harmful-as-climate-change-denial/2017/07/12/880ed002-6714-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.7766007d9ccd

The summer we woke up to the health impact of climate change https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/08/17/the-summer-we-woke-up-to-the-health-impact-of-climate-change/

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst https://www.inverse.com/article/48017-by-2030-renewable-energy-costs-will-be-effectively-zero-says-ubs-researcher

A rough 1st-order comparison of the magnitude of contemporary global warming to estimates of past climate change https://patricktbrown.org/2018/08/19/contemporary-global-warming-placed-in-geological-context/

Climate change will drive thousands to emergency room in U.S. for heat illness https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/08/07/new-study-predicts-warming-climate-will-drive-thousands-to-er-for-heat-illness/

Climate Resilience Working Paper #2- Developing Indicators of Urban Climate Resilience https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-resilience-working-paper-2

Think the Paris CO2 target is hard? You ain’t seen nothing yet https://www.afr.com/news/think-the-paris-co2-target-is-hard-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-20180818-h145sx

Biased Estimates of Changes in Climate Extremes From Prescribed SST Simulations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL079176

As the Arctic Heats Up, Summer Weather Is Lingering in Place https://e360.yale.edu/digest/as-the-arctic-heats-up-summer-weather-is-getting-stuck-in-place

Majority of UK public want to install solar panels, poll finds https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/aug/20/majority-of-uk-public-want-to-install-solar-panels-poll-finds

NSW declared 100% in drought as farmers fear relief package ‘too late’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/08/nsw-declared-100-in-drought-as-farmers-fear-relief-package-too-late

What Lies Beneath is the inside story of how climate policy-making has become embedded in a culture of failure and scientific reticence https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications

Researchers no longer hesitate to blame climate change for floods, fires and heat waves. Here’s how the science works https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/global-warming-can-make-extreme-weather-worse-now-scientists-can-n901751

Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-018-9473-5

9 ways we know humans triggered climate change https://www.edf.org/climate/9-ways-we-know-humans-triggered-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_none_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1534790519&utm_content=annie

Project to explore localised warnings on killer heatwaves https://www.governmentnews.com.au/project-to-explore-localised-warnings-on-killer-heatwaves/

Modeling rivers’ reactions to a warming world https://www.wired.com/story/think-rivers-are-dangerous-now-just-wait/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Heatwaves, wildfires and floods being caused by ‘stalling’ weather system phenomenon triggered by climate change, study finds https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/weather-heatwaves-wildfires-floods-climate-change-global-warming-jet-stream-arctic-a8499291.html

The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05256-8

Take unprecedented action or bear the consequences, says eminent scientist and advisor https://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html

Drought, wind and heat: when fire seasons start earlier and last longer https://theconversation.com/drought-wind-and-heat-when-fire-seasons-start-earlier-and-last-longer-101663

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28416662

Climate Change, Young Women and Girls https://plan-international.org/publication/climate-change-girls-thailand#

Australia burns while politicians fiddle with the leadership https://theconversation.com/australia-burns-while-politicians-fiddle-with-the-leadership-101905?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Australia pulls out of climate change targets agreed at Paris conference https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-climate-change-malcolm-turnbull-prime-minister-leadership-a8499366.html

New satellite images show parts of the Arctic that used to never thaw are now melting https://qz.com/1366826/parts-of-the-arctic-that-used-to-never-thaw-are-now-melting/

Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/news-arctic-permafrost-may-thaw-faster-than-expected/

Rising seas will displace millions of people – and Australia must be ready https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-will-displace-millions-of-people-and-australia-must-be-ready-101906?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient – Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-handbook-for-district

‘Absolutely daft’: How did we end up getting climate policy so wrong? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/absolutely-daft-how-did-we-end-getting-climate-policy-so-wrong-20180823-p4zz83.html

Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2018/warming-stripes/

As the seas have been rising, home values have been sinking https://assets.floodiq.com/2018/07/ee94ac7b8efe808e9312fa34048e77f6-First-Street-Foundation-As-the-seas-have-been-rising-home-values-have-been-sinking.pdf

 

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an Australian-based environment and natural hazards company. I specialise in the community aspects of disaster risk reduction and emergency management. Samples of my research and projects can be accessed at https://works.bepress.com/neil_dufty/ I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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