Today in climate change (6 March 2020)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Australia’s electricity market must be 100% renewables by 2035 to achieve net zero by 2050 – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-possible-in-australia-if-low-emissions-options-accelerated?CMP=share_btn_tw

New report from Australia Institute says trend will bring with it longer and hotter bushfires, more heatwaves and crop damage https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/02/climate-crisis-cutting-short-australias-winters-and-extending-summers

Climate change will force up premiums: Swiss Re https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/climate-change-will-force-up-premiums-swiss-re-20200228-p545c1

Thousands of kilometres of Australia’s beaches at risk from rising seas https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thousands-of-kilometres-of-australia-s-beaches-at-risk-from-rising-seas-20200302-p5463p.html

Australia is heating more rapidly than the global average, with a rise of 4C expected by 2100, Bureau of Meteorology says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/02/summer-of-2019-20-second-hottest-australian-summer-on-record?CMP=share_btn_tw

Moscow Winter ‘Warmest Since Records Began’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/moscow-winter-warmest-since-records-began-a69476

Does Information About Climate Risk Affect Property Values? https://www.nber.org/papers/w26807

UK carbon emissions fall 29 per cent in a decade, new data shows https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4011684/uk-carbon-emissions-fall-cent-decade

Hackathon Speeds Progress Toward Climate Model Collaboration https://eos.org/science-updates/hackathon-speeds-progress-toward-climate-model-collaboration

An uncharted island off Antarctica’s western coast could reveal how climate change is altering the continent https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00489-4

The world’s top meteorological experts issued the warning as cities and countries around the world reported record-breaking warm winters https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/02/record-breaking-warm-weather-expected-around-globe-human-caused-climate-crisis-now

Most California cities refuse to retreat from rising seas—one town wants to show how it’s done https://phys.org/news/2020-03-california-cities-retreat-seasone-town.html

Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Meet_Thailands_secret_weapon_in_climate_change_battle_999.html

Probability of Fire Weather Index reaching levels of 2019-20 summer increases 30% due to climate change, researchers say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/05/bushfire-crisis-conditions-eight-times-more-likely-under-2c-warming-analysis-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tasmania sets world-leading target of 200 per cent renewables by 2040 https://reneweconomy.com.au/tasmania-sets-world-leading-target-of-200-per-cent-renewables-by-2040/

Europe experiences exceptionally warm winter https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51758223

Analysis shows climate finance not reaching most vulnerable https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/05/analysis-shows-climate-finance-not-reaching-most-vulnerable

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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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