Today in climate change (7 February 2020)


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

As cities are shaped by rising seas and extreme weather events, the way we work will be irrevocably altered

As the Himalayas Melt, Thousands of Dangerous Floods Could Sweep Through the Mountain Range

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice May Affect Tropical Weather Patterns

Response to the Critical review of climate change and water modelling in Queensland

The Stunning Rise Of The Climate Voter

No huge spike in climate alarm after bushfires

Heat kills. We need consistency in the way we measure these deaths

Number of Kiwis who view climate change as an issue doubles

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’

Climate emergency: Indonesia faces catastrophic floods, disappearing islands

Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b|2f57f0369d908c714080e2611efaa8a0

Consolidating Sea Level Acceleration Estimates from Satellite Altimetry

Ideological polarization over the reality of climate change actually increases with respondents’ knowledge of politics, science and/or energy policy

Sea-level rise ‘accelerating’ along U.S. coasts, report warns

U.S. Sea-Level Report Cards

January 2020 warmest on record: EU climate service

Bad news for coal: India lands world’s largest, super cheap solar and storage tender

Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers

World’s biggest iceberg makes a run for it

The climate crisis is here, and right now, in Australia, it’s speaking to us in the language of smoke and fire

Climate, extreme weather, biodiversity, food and water crises could lead to ‘systemic collapse

Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic


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