Today in climate change (6 December 2019)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change https://theconversation.com/the-most-important-issue-facing-australia-new-survey-sees-huge-spike-in-concern-over-climate-change-127688?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientist’s theory of climate’s Titanic moment the ‘tip of a mathematical iceberg’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/01/scientists-theory-of-climates-titanic-moment-the-tip-of-a-mathematical-iceberg?CMP=share_btn_tw

Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-methane-atmosphere-accelerating-20190301-story.html

Countries from Siberia to Australia are burning: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/countries-from-siberia-to-australia-are-burning-the-age-of-fire-is-the-bleakest-warning-yet?CMP=share_btn_tw

With Waters Rising And Its Population Falling, What Is Venice’s Future? https://www.npr.org/2019/11/30/783360543/with-waters-rising-and-its-population-falling-what-is-venices-future

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone https://apnews.com/e5687657f8544c30b42f0c8641a4f7db

Bureau of Meteorology declares spring 2019 the driest on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bureau-of-meteorology-declares-spring-2019-the-driest-on-record/11755848

COP25: youth ‘leadership’ contrasts with government inaction, says UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/01/island-states-want-decisive-action-to-prevent-inundation?CMP=share_btn_tw

Latest climate models confirm need for urgent mitigation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0660-0

Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50588128

Drone images show Greenland ice sheet becoming more unstable as it fractures https://phys.org/news/2019-12-drone-images-greenland-ice-sheet.html

Climate change is forcing one person from their home every two seconds, Oxfam says https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/12/01/world/oxfam-climate-displacement-intl-scli/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50625396

One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental health https://www.ehn.org/how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-2641458829.html

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them https://theconversation.com/earth-has-a-couple-more-chances-to-avoid-catastrophic-climate-change-this-week-is-one-of-them-128120?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Decade of ‘exceptional’ heat likely to be hottest on record, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/03/decade-of-exceptional-heat-likely-to-be-hottest-on-record-experts-say?CMP=share_btn_tw

A new report sheds more light on how climate change is impacting Alaska Native villages https://www.ktoo.org/2019/12/01/a-new-report-sheds-more-light-on-how-climate-change-is-impacting-alaska-native-villages/

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy https://apnews.com/0383cebcfa19411783f732bd17cc3fa8

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas https://www.wired.com/story/how-airports-protecting-rising-seas/

‘Exceptional heat’: Urgent climate action needed to avoid extremes https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/exceptional-heat-urgent-climate-action-needed-to-avoid-extremes-20191203-p53gih.html

Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/04/climate-models-have-accurately-predicted-global-heating-study-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/climate/florida-keys-climate-change.html

The polar regions in a 2°C warmer world https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/12/eaaw9883

Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high https://theconversation.com/global-emissions-to-hit-36-8-billion-tonnes-beating-last-years-record-high-128113

Global Carbon Budget 2019 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/11/1783/2019/essd-11-1783-2019.pdf

The Climate Crisis Isn’t Just Taking Pacific Islanders’ Homes, It’s Taking Our Identities https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43kje3/climate-change-isnt-just-taking-indigenous-pacific-islanders-homes-its-taking-our-identities

Putting Climate Services in Contexts: Advancing Multi-disciplinary Understandings https://link.springer.com/journal/10584/157/1

Floods predicted to uproot 50m people a year as climate heats up https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2019/12/544535/floods-predicted-uproot-50m-people-year-climate-heats

Australian businesses, unions and farmers say Paris agreement requires zero emissions plan https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/05/business-unions-and-farmers-urge-australia-to-cut-net-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-zero?CMP=share_btn_tw

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise? https://m.phys.org/news/2019-12-historic-towns-wars-storms-sea.html

The loss of the ice shelf supporting one of Antarctica’s most vulnerable glaciers could hasten its collapse, a new study finds https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/12/04/new-study-models-impact-of-calving-on-retreat-of-thwaites-glacier/

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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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