Today in climate change (21 August 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Sea-Level Rise Could Make Rivers More Likely to Jump Course http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73180

Typhoons Getting Stronger, Making Landfall More Often http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73179

Heatwaves often end with spectacular thunderstorms and lethal floods – but where and when they’ll strike is hard to predict http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73177

Is heavy rainfall the new norm? What caused the heavy rains in October – December 2019? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73167

Climate change projected to increase seasonal east African rainfall http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73155

Keeping it local: Activating the power of community for climate resilience in Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73151

UK infrastructure inadequate for climate emergency, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/15/uk-infrastructure-inadequate-for-climate-emergency-experts-warn

‘Extreme’ glacier loss events linked to human-caused climate change for first time https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2020/08/glaciers-climate-change-environment-meting-climate-crisis

Will 2020 Be the Hottest Year on Record? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/will-2020-be-the-hottest-year-on-record/

We may have broken the Earth’s high-temperature record today https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2020/08/17/did-we-break-the-planetary-temperature-record-sunday-probably-so/

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Manila-Based Team Designs Floating Homes Capable of Adapting to Changing Ocean Conditions https://www.departures.com/lifestyle/architecture/floating-homes-for-flood-prone-areas

‘Extremely active’ hurricane season possible for Atlantic Basin http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73199

Lack of historical disaster data a thing of the past for Cambodia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73192

Some California cities think they’re safe from sea level rise. They’re not, new data show https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-08-17/sea-level-rise-flooding-inland-california

The world’s biggest waves: How climate change could trigger large landslides and ‘mega-tsunamis’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73207

The U.S. Needs to Address Its Climate Migration Problem https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-u-s-needs-to-address-its-climate-migration-problem/

The causes of sea-level rise since 1900 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2591-3#article-info

August brings fierce heat to Europe and storms to Atlantic https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/aug/19/august-heat-europe-atlantic-storms-weather-temperatures?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

How dangerous heat waves can kill http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73217

Climate risk and response in Asia http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73223

Greenland’s ice sheet melted away at record levels in 2019, scientists fear it will continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-21/study-finds-greenlands-ice-sheet-saw-record-mass-loss-in-2019/12581428

National Farmers Federation calls for Australia to reduce net emissions to zero by 2050 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-08-20/farmers-back-zero-emissions/12576806

Climate stripes reusable face mask https://shop.teamelite.com.au/collections/amos/products/amos-reusable-face-mask

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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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