Today in climate change (20 December 2019)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/14/un-climate-talks-drag-on-as-rifts-scupper-hopes-of-breakthrough?CMP=share_btn_tw

After recent devastating bushfires, dozens of Extinction Rebellion climate activists gathered outside Sydney’s iconic Opera House on Sunday to protest against climate change https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/15/extinction-rebellion-take-to-the-streets-of-sydney-in-climate-change-protest

How Africa will be affected by climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50726701

Temperature record could be repeatedly broken as heatwave hits Australia’s south-east, BOM says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-17/heatwave-weather-australia-south-east-states-to-swelter/11804502

November 2019 was the second-hottest November in the 140-year global climate record https://www.noaa.gov/news/november-2019-was-2nd-hottest-on-record-for-planet

UN climate talks: ‘The window of opportunity is open, but barely’ https://www.conservation.org/blog/un-climate-talks-the-window-of-opportunity-is-open-but-barely

Climate Change Will Shrink Economies of Rich and Poor Countries Alike https://www.brinknews.com/climate-change-will-shrink-economies-of-rich-and-poor-countries-alike/

Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis https://www.nber.org/papers/w26167

For the vulnerable, UN climate talks are no longer fit for purpose https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/12/17/vulnerable-un-climate-talks-no-longer-fit-purpose/

Oxford City Council commits £19m to climate emergency response https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3084710/oxford-city-council-commits-gbp19-million-to-climate-emergency

Climate change has cut Australian farm profits by 22% a year over past 20 years, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/18/climate-change-has-cut-australian-farm-profits-by-22-a-year-over-past-20-years-report-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Carbon Market Institute survey finds 96% believe Australia should not delay transition to decarbonised economy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/climate-crisis-australian-businesses-back-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cross-sector support for Victorian leadership on climate https://environmentvictoria.org.au/2019/12/18/cross-sector-support-for-victorian-leadership-on-climate/

Preparing for extreme sea levels depends on location, time, study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-12-extreme-sea.html

Australia experiences hottest day on record and its worst ever spring bushfire danger https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/australia-experiences-hottest-day-on-record-and-its-worst-ever-spring-bushfire-danger?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dramatically increased rate of observed hot record breaking in recent Australian temperatures https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2015GL065793

Empowering communities to adapt to climate change https://www.iied.org/empowering-communities-adapt-climate-change

Temperature hits 49.9C and roads melt in remote SA ahead of catastrophic fire conditions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/catastrophic-fire-conditions-forecast-in-sa-as-temperatures-soar/11815346

2020 to be one of hottest years on record, Met Office says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/2020-to-be-one-of-hottest-years-on-record-met-office-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

How much closer to their doors must the fire burn? It’s immoral not to connect the dots https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-much-closer-to-their-doors-must-the-fire-burn-it-s-immoral-not-to-connect-the-dots-20191218-p53l9d.html

Assessing heat wave risk in cities as global warming continues https://phys.org/news/2019-12-cities-global.html

What Climate Change Tells Us about Being Human https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-climate-change-tells-us-about-being-human/

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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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