Today in climate change (21 February 2020)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

The story of coal and climate change is not a tale of two cities, but a tale of two regional Australias https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/14/i-spent-weeks-reporting-on-the-bushfires-this-is-the-truth-about-regional-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/15/climate-summit-calls-for-urgent-action-after-australias-fire-hit-summer?CMP=share_btn_tw

An Iceberg Triple The Size Of San Francisco Breaks Off Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/02/17/antarctica-iceberg-breaks-off

UK must prepare for more intense storms, climate scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/17/uk-must-prepare-for-more-intense-storms-climate-scientists-say?CMP=share_btn_tw

Scientists say climate change is behind the unprecedented intensity of the bushfires that have burned a reported 27 million acres in Australia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/australia-fires-climate-change-relationship-60-minutes-2020-02-16/

“Glacial Earthquakes” Spotted for the First Time on Thwaites https://eos.org/articles/glacial-earthquakes-spotted-for-the-first-time-on-thwaites

Public support for new coalmines falls even among Coalition voters, ANU poll finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/18/coalitions-handling-of-bushfires-causes-substantial-decline-in-support-anu-poll-finds

Solar thermal power the way forward for Australia despite hiccups, nuclear expert says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/solar-thermal-power-should-be-major-export-expert-says/11971938

Australia has done little on emissions, and is not planning much in next decade https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-done-little-on-emissions-and-is-not-planning-much-in-next-decade-71549/

How heat and drought turned Australia into a tinderbox https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/australia-bushfires-how-heat-and-drought-created-a-tinderbox/11976134

Vancouver has been named a global leader for climate change https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-global-leader-climate-change-cdp

Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40% https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/19/oil-gas-industry-far-worse-climate-impact-than-thought-fossil-fuels-methane

The Antarctic Peninsula is setting heat records. They won’t stand long https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/antarctic-peninsula-setting-heat-records-wont-stand-long/

There Is No Impending ‘Mini Ice Age’ https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2953/there-is-no-impending-mini-ice-age/

Two New Studies Add Fuel to the Debate Over Methane https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20022020/two-new-studies-add-fuel-debate-over-methane

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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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