Today in climate change (24 January 2020)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

David Attenborough calls Australia’s bushfires ‘the moment of crisis’ to address climate change https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/17/david-attenborough-calls-australias-bushfires-the-moment-of-crisis-to-address-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The climate factors contributing to Australia’s bushfires are strikingly similar to those at play in California https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/01/how-climate-change-influenced-australias-unprecedented-fires/

Fiji calls for urgent action on climate crisis as second cyclone hits in three weeks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/17/fiji-calls-for-urgent-action-on-climate-crisis-as-second-cyclone-hits-in-three-weeks

From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming https://www.fastcompany.com/90452018/climate-change-wont-result-in-a-new-normal-but-in-constant-horrifying-new-disasters

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/climate-risk-and-response-physical-hazards-and-socioeconomic-impacts

The misallocation of climate research funding https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629619309119

Annual CEO survey found 65% of bosses were worried about climate, even before the bushfire crisis peaked https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/21/most-australian-chief-executives-believe-climate-crisis-a-threat-to-business?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/20/climate-refugees-cant-be-returned-home-says-landmark-un-human-rights-ruling?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why we can no longer ignore consecutive disasters https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001425

RBA told to ‘mobilise all forces’ to save the economy from climate change https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/rba-told-to-mobilise-all-forces-to-save-the-economy-from-climate-change-20200120-p53szi.html

This is what climate change looks like https://sophieclewis.com/2020/01/20/this-is-what-climate-change-looks-like/

Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2020/january/hfc-23-emissions-.html

Could Australia’s bushfire disaster alter the conversation on climate change? https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/could-australias-bushfire-disaster-change-the-conversation-on-climate-change

Bushfires have effectively doubled Australia’s annual greenhouse gas output https://earther.gizmodo.com/australias-bushfires-have-likely-doubled-the-nations-ca-1841135988?IR=T

Projected Changes to Extreme Runoff and Precipitation Events From a Downscaled Simulation Over the Western United States https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00355/full

Landmark climate migration decision http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2020/01/21/landmark-u-n-decision-says-countries-may-not-turn-away-climate-migrants-in-the-future/

Funding to build seawalls in the Torres Strait, amidst calls for climate change action https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2019/12/22/funding-build-seawalls-torres-strait-amidst-calls-climate-change-action

Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/01/weather-shows-evidence-of-climate-change-every-single-day-since-2012/

Rising temperatures put more US workers at risk of dying from heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/22/heat-deaths-workers-safety-climate-crisis?platform=hootsuite

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a ‘pressure cooker https://www.businessinsider.com.au/doomsday-clock-moves-closer-to-midnight-than-ever-2020-1

Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2020/01/sea-level-rise-could-reshape-the-united-states-trigger-migration-inland/

Modeling migration patterns in the USA under sea level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227436

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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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