Today in climate change (29 November 2019)

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Please find below links to recent news about climate change…

Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions https://phys.org/news/2019-11-samoa-climate-resilience-western-perceptions.html

Wild, feral and fossil-fuelled, fire lights up the globe. Is it time to declare that humans have created a Pyrocene? https://aeon.co/essays/the-planet-is-burning-around-us-is-it-time-to-declare-the-pyrocene

Making every building count in meeting Australia’s emission targets https://theconversation.com/making-every-building-count-in-meeting-australias-emission-targets-126930

It’s not just Venice. Climate change imperils ancient treasures everywhere https://grist.org/article/its-not-just-venice-climate-change-imperils-treasures-around-the-world/

Three Times Tectonics Changed the Climate https://eos.org/features/three-times-tectonics-changed-the-climate

World heritage Queensland rainforest burned for 10 days – and almost no one noticed https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/24/world-heritage-queensland-rainforest-burned-for-10-days-and-almost-no-one-noticed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts call for more tools to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change to curb the impacts and costs of natural disasters https://eos.org/articles/hearing-explores-resilience-to-climate-related-natural-disasters

‘No sign of slowdown’: Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new high https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/no-sign-of-slowdown-atmospheric-greenhouse-gas-levels-hit-new-high-20191125-p53e15.html

Scientists Reach 100% Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0270467619886266?journalCode=bsta#articleShareContainer

U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2019/11/25/u-s-public-views-on-climate-and-energy/

Drier, hotter and deadlier: Stanford’s Michael Wara talks about California wildfires https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/energy-green/story/2019-11-22/drier-hotter-and-deadlier-stanfords-michael-wara-talks-about-california-wildfires

‘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

‘Dangerously close’: Tipping points may trigger climate cascade https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/dangerously-close-tipping-points-may-trigger-climate-cascade-20191127-p53ej7.html

As Sydney’s bushfire-induced haze shows, far from being insulated, urban areas are hugely vulnerable to the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/28/the-big-smoke-in-cities-its-easy-to-ignore-nature-until-things-go-wrong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate migration myths https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0633-3

UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/unep-1-5c-climate-target-slipping-out-of-reach

Demands grow for ‘global justice’ on climate damage at U.N. talks http://news.trust.org/item/20191127163159-0o1a2/

Summer outlook from Bureau of Meteorology suggests hot, dry times to continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-28/bom-summer-outlook/11734828

Heat Flow in Southern Australia and Connections With East Antarctica https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GC008418

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0

changing climate, which is driving a drying trend across southern Australia and general warming across the country https://theconversation.com/a-hot-and-dry-australian-summer-means-heatwaves-and-fire-risk-ahead-127990

The Keys face huge and looming bill to survive sea rise. They’re asking Florida for help https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article237759279.html

Home by the sea: new science shows more sea-level rise impacts on small islands https://climateanalytics.org/blog/2019/home-by-the-sea-new-science-shows-more-sea-level-rise-impacts-on-small-islands/

Stabilising the global population is not a solution to the climate emergency – but we should do it anyway https://theconversation.com/stabilising-the-global-population-is-not-a-solution-to-the-climate-emergency-but-we-should-do-it-anyway-126446

 

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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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