Today in climate change (14 February 2020)

climatePlease find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

West Australia grid officially hits more than 50% renewables for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/west-australia-grid-officially-hits-more-than-50-renewables-for-first-time-21842/

Fires and floods: maps of Europe predict scale of climate catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/10/fires-floods-maps-europe-climate-catastrophe

Greenland Rising: The Future of Greenland’s Waterfront https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/02/05/greenland-rising-the-future-of-greenlands-waterfront/

Deforested parts of Amazon ’emitting more CO2 than they absorb’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51464694

With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with https://ensia.com/features/sequestration/

We’re facing a climate crisis but there is good news https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-re-facing-a-climate-crisis-but-there-is-good-news-20200210-p53zhr.html

Southern California Climate Change over 100,000 Years https://eos.org/research-spotlights/southern-california-climate-change-over-100000-years

There Are Rivers in the Sky Drenching the U.S. Because of Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-11/there-are-rivers-in-the-sky-drenching-the-u-s-because-of-climate-change

Preparing for climate change https://phys.org/news/2020-02-climate.html

US cities at risk of sea level inundation https://www.newsweek.com/these-five-cities-are-vulnerable-rising-seas-including-miami-new-york-1486575

Burning gas, coal and oil costs global economy $8bn a day and particularly harms children https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/fossil-fuel-pollution-behind-4m-premature-deaths-a-year-study?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before Cop26 https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/02/10/which-countries-updated-ndc-2020-marshall-islands-suriname-norway-cop26/

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change https://theconversation.com/climigration-when-communities-must-move-because-of-climate-change-122529

Pine Island Glacier’s Newest Iceberg https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146289/pine-island-glaciers-newest-iceberg

Inside Australia’s climate emergency: the new fire zone https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/feb/12/living-in-the-climate-emergency-australias-new-fire-zone?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Who will bear the financial risk of climate-related disasters? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6613599/who-will-bear-the-financial-risk-of-climate-related-disasters/

In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has never been a warmer January than last month https://www.noaa.gov/news/january-2020-was-earth-s-hottest-january-on-record

How to achieve climate goals: try this tool https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/scenario.html?p65=100&v=2.7.6

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/antarctic-temperature-rises-above-20c-first-time-record

Partisan gap on dealing with climate change gets even wider https://www.people-press.org/2020/02/13/as-economic-concerns-recede-environmental-protection-rises-on-the-publics-policy-agenda/

‘Business as usual’ on climate change will cost Australia $29 billion a year https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2020/02/12/climate-change-economy/

Climate change: Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne ‘face greatest global warming risk’ https://news.sky.com/story/climate-change-bangkok-amsterdam-and-melbourne-face-greatest-global-warming-risk-11932338

2050 Climate Change City Index https://www.nestpick.com/2050-climate-change-city-index/

 

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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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