Today in climate change (7 February 2020)

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Please find below links to the latest climate change news…

Australia’s horrific bushfires could be the catalyst that pushes the world to a mass recognition that it’s time to act https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/03/if-theres-a-silver-lining-in-the-clouds-of-smoke-its-that-this-could-be-a-tipping-point

As cities are shaped by rising seas and extreme weather events, the way we work will be irrevocably altered https://www.fastcompany.com/90449975/were-on-track-to-hit-1-5c-of-warming-in-2040-heres-how-it-will-change-our-work-lives

As the Himalayas Melt, Thousands of Dangerous Floods Could Sweep Through the Mountain Range https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/as-the-himalayas-melt-thousands-of-dangerous-floods-could-sweep-through-the

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice May Affect Tropical Weather Patterns https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26012020/arctic-sea-ice-melting-tropical-weather-el-nino-climate-change

Response to the Critical review of climate change and water modelling in Queensland https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WJ9QKJ

The Stunning Rise Of The Climate Voter https://climate2020podcast.com/episodes/episode-19

No huge spike in climate alarm after bushfires

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/australians-back-climate-change-action-while-science-divides-along-party-lines-20200203-p53x7y.html

Heat kills. We need consistency in the way we measure these deaths https://theconversation.com/heat-kills-we-need-consistency-in-the-way-we-measure-these-deaths-120500

Number of Kiwis who view climate change as an issue doubles https://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Research/Research/rc/leap/research-themes/nrm/?sti=5

Earth is heating at a rate equivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys https://thebulletin.org/2020/02/earth-is-heating-at-a-rate-equivalent-to-five-atomic-bombs-per-second-or-two-hurricane-sandys/

Scientists Make First-Ever Observation Of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/02/scientists-make-first-ever-observation-of-warm-water-undercutting-antarcticas-doomsday-glacier/

Climate emergency: Indonesia faces catastrophic floods, disappearing islands https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/climate-emergency-indonesia-faces-catastrophic-floods-disappearing-islands

Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/insurers-put-focus-on-climate-change-as-bushfire-claims-bill-tops-1-3b-20200204-p53xl9.html?cspt=1580848931|2f57f0369d908c714080e2611efaa8a0

Consolidating Sea Level Acceleration Estimates from Satellite Altimetry https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027311772030034X

Ideological polarization over the reality of climate change actually increases with respondents’ knowledge of politics, science and/or energy policy https://theconversation.com/humans-are-hardwired-to-dismiss-facts-that-dont-fit-their-worldview-127168?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

Sea-level rise ‘accelerating’ along U.S. coasts, report warns https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/newswire/2020/02/04/sea-level-rise-accelerating-along-u-s-coasts-report-warns/4654700002/

U.S. Sea-Level Report Cards https://www.vims.edu/research/products/slrc/index.php

January 2020 warmest on record: EU climate service https://phys.org/news/2020-02-january-warmest-eu-climate.html

Bad news for coal: India lands world’s largest, super cheap solar and storage tender https://reneweconomy.com.au/bad-news-for-coal-india-lands-worlds-largest-super-cheap-solar-and-storage-tender-80682/

Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers https://e360.yale.edu/features/andes-meltdown-new-insights-into-rapidly-retreating-glaciers

World’s biggest iceberg makes a run for it https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51389690

The climate crisis is here, and right now, in Australia, it’s speaking to us in the language of smoke and fire https://climaterealityproject.org/blog/stories-smoke-and-fire-how-five-australians-are-facing-climate-crisis

Climate, extreme weather, biodiversity, food and water crises could lead to ‘systemic collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/06/humanity-under-threat-perfect-storm-crises-study-environment?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic https://www.wired.com/story/abrupt-permafrost-thaw/

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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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