Today in climate change (24 July 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

UN-Habitat launches climate resilience project in South Eastern Africa http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72774

Comparing urban coastal flood risk in 136 cities under two alternative sea-level projections http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72787

Larger drought and flood hazards and adverse impacts on population and economic productivity under 2.0 than 1.5°C warming http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72791

The costs of sea-level rise: Coastal adaptation investments vs inaction in Iberian coastal cities http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72788

Africa can become a renewable energy superpower https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2020/jul/20/africa-can-become-a-renewable-energy-superpower-if-climate-deniers-are-kept-at-bay

How Many Polar Bears Will Be Left in 2100? If Temperatures Keep Rising, Probably Not a Lot https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20072020/polar-bears-sea-ice-climate-change

Arctic sea ice is in a downward spiral, and may break a record in 2020 https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/07/20/arctic-sea-ice-is-downward-spiral-may-break-record-2020/

The global mean level of the oceans is one of the most important indicators of climate change https://www.aviso.altimetry.fr/data/products/ocean-indicators-products/mean-sea-level.html

Arctic policy: EU opens consultation on the future approach https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/IP_20_1318

Arctic sea ice extent at the lowest level for this time of year on the satellite record https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

Climate change will cause more extreme wet and dry seasons, researchers find http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72729

Climate shift, forest loss and fires: Scientists explain how Amazon forest is trapped in a vicious circle https://phys.org/news/2020-07-climate-shift-forest-loss-scientists.html

Global heating: best and worst case scenarios less likely than thought https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jul/22/global-heating-study-narrows-range-of-probable-temperature-rises?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

‘World-first’ legal case: student accuses Australia of misleading investors on climate risk https://www.theguardian.com/law/2020/jul/22/world-first-legal-case-student-accuses-australia-of-misleading-investors-on-climate-risk

We said, they said: the politics of conceptual frameworks in disasters and climate change in Colombia and Latin America https://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/DPM-01-2020-0011/full/html

Climate change to make hot droughts hotter in the US southern plains https://research.noaa.gov/article/ArtMID/587/ArticleID/2472

Climate threads: Climate-Resilient enterprises adapting in this ‘New Normal’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=72858

Risk Analysis for Hurricanes Accounting for the Effects of Climate Change https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780128167823000024

After 40 years, researchers finally see Earth’s climate destiny more clearly https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/07/after-40-years-researchers-finally-see-earths-climate-destiny-more-clearly

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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/ Check out my latest book 'Disaster Education, Communication and Engagement' at https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1119569796/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i6 I am also a published fiction writer specialising in short stories and poems - see https://neilduftyfiction.com/

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