Today in climate change (13 December 2019)

climatePlease find below links to recent news about climate change…

Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/125987.php

Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/07/victoria-falls-dries-to-a-trickle-after-worst-drought-in-a-century?CMP=share_btn_tw

Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/07/leading-scientists-condemn-political-inaction-on-climate-change-as-australia-literally-burns

New research examines climate change’s role in 2018 extreme weather events https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/new-research-examines-climate-change%E2%80%99s-role-2018-extreme-weather

Earth’s frozen ‘water towers’ threatened by warming, population growth, report says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mountain-water-towers-climate-change-threats-1.5388575

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected https://phys.org/news/2019-12-greenland-ice-losses-faster.html

Historic American towns have endured wars, storms. What about sea rise? https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-08/historic-american-towns-sea-rise

Sea Level Science Grapples with Uncertainty and Usability https://eos.org/research-spotlights/sea-level-science-grapples-with-uncertainty-and-usability#.Xe_EATjkkYA.linkedin

‘Sydney is angry’: Protesters march to demand urgent action on climate change https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-is-angry-protesters-march-to-demand-urgent-action-on-climate-change-20191211-p53iyc.html

Now Australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change? https://theconversation.com/now-australian-cities-are-choking-on-smoke-will-we-finally-talk-about-climate-change-128543

“Climatic-affective atmospheres”: A conceptual tool for affective scholarship in a changing climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1755458619300453

Climate Analytics suggests Australia has reneged on a pledge to make deeper emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/12/australias-use-of-accounting-loophole-to-meet-paris-deal-found-to-have-no-legal-basis?CMP=share_btn_tw

On current trends, Greenland ice melting will cause 100 million people to be flooded each year by the end of the century, so 400 million in total due to sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/178/greenlands-rapid-melt-will-mean-more-flooding

“There’s been this increasing dawning of awareness among many Americans that climate change is actually starting to harm people here and now” https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21003596/climate-change-end-of-decade-2019-temperature-storms-wildfires-effects-emissions

People are waking up to the climate crisis, but two sobering reports this week are a reminder of the enormity of the problem https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/arctic-melt-climate-change-global-warming-permafrost-bomb-greta-thunberg-925599/

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective Report https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

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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/ Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119569796/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6 I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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