Today in climate change (22 November 2019)

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Please find below links to recent news about climate change…

Dr Tom Beer’s pioneering 1980s research into bushfires and climate change has, to his dismay, proved all too accurate https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/17/what-could-i-have-done-the-scientist-who-predicted-the-bushfire-emergency-four-decades-ago

Bangladesh declares climate change a “planetary emergency” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/69023

Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for current disasters https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/flood-fire-and-plague-climate-change-blamed-for-disasters

Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests https://watchers.news/2019/11/17/future-rainfall-in-uk-uplands-heavier-than-present-climate-predictions-study-suggests/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sea-level rise and fear for Lagos https://guardian.ng/opinion/sea-level-rise-and-fear-for-lagos/

Climate Whiplash: Wild Swings in Extreme Weather Are on the Rise https://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-whiplash-wild-swings-in-extreme-weather-are-on-the-rise

Venice Flooding Reveals A Real Hoax About Climate Change – Framing It As “Either/Or” https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/11/16/venice-flooding-reveals-a-real-hoax-about-climate-changeframing-it-as-eitheror/#54cb6aba3a12

In Bosnia and Herzegovina streamlined and coordinated climate action is reducing some of the devastating effects of climate change https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/giving-trees

We’ll be measuring sea level rise in feet, not inches https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/11/15/well-be-measuring-sea-level-rise-in-feet-not-inches-editorial/

Storm surges to get bigger in south, smaller in north https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/11/19/912610/storm-surges-to-get-bigger-in-south-smaller-in-north-of-nz

Climate change may be divisive, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid it. Here’s how to approach the topic effectively https://www.fastcompany.com/90424549/how-to-talk-about-climate-change-in-an-emotionally-intelligent-way

Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to experts https://www.businessinsider.com.au/climate-change-in-the-next-decade-2019-11?r=US&IR=T

Sea-Level Rise: West Africa Is Sinking https://earth.org/sea-level-rise-west-africa-is-sinking/

Understanding coastal sea level change: products available http://cci.esa.int/content/understanding-coastal-sea-level-change-products-available

Istanbul heatwave shows need for urgent climate action – Greenpeace https://ahvalnews.com/climate-crisis/istanbul-heatwave-shows-need-urgent-climate-action-greenpeace

The staggering loss of the Arctic Ocean’s oldest sea ice shown in time-lapse https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/arctic-ice-melting-time-lapse-video/

Retreat of the Columbia Glacier https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/ColumbiaGlacier

Why coastal floods are becoming more frequent as seas rise https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-coastal-floods-are-becoming-more-frequent-as-seas-rise-127202

The serious sea level threat to Macau https://www.macaubusiness.com/the-serious-sea-level-threat/

October 2019: Earth’s Second Warmest October on Record https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/eye-of-the-storm/october-2019-earths-second-warmest-october-on-record/

Climate impacts ‘to cost world $7.9 trillion’ by 2050 https://phys.org/news/2019-11-climate-impacts-world-trillion.html

The world’s climate goals are not sufficient. They are also unlikely to be met https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/11/20/the-worlds-climate-goals-are-not-sufficient-they-are-also-unlikely-to-be-met

UK is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to extreme heatwaves caused by climate change https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/climate-change-uk-heatwaves-excess-deaths-996328

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town ‘unliveable’ amid 40C heat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/21/victorian-town-mildura-unliveable-massive-dust-storm-40c-heat?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost Becoming a Carbon Source Instead of a Sink https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145880/permafrost-becoming-a-carbon-source-instead-of-a-sink

Warning signs of climate change https://www.channel3000.com/madison-magazine/city-life/warning-signs-of-climate-change/1144267829

The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32596-6/fulltext

Melting glaciers and flooding wetlands https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/paired-images-melting-glaciers-flooding-wetlands-tell-story-global-climate-change-180973609/

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm https://www.npr.org/2019/11/21/779412377/maybe-it-will-destroy-everything-pakistan-s-melting-glaciers-cause-alarm

We say we want climate action, but we still won’t vote for it https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-say-we-want-climate-action-but-we-still-won-t-vote-for-it-20191121-p53coj.html

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NeilDufty

I am a Principal at Molino Stewart Pty Ltd, an Australian-based environment and natural hazards company - see https://molinostewart.com.au/. 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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