Today in climate change (4 September 2020)

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

Low-tech solutions plus improved coordination for climate resilience in coastal Bangladesh http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73327

2019 monitoring report on the German strategy for adaptation to climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73352

Adaptation to climate change: Does traditional ecological knowledge hold the key? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73347

We need a paradigm shift to deal with loss and damage from climate change https://www.thedailystar.net/opinion/politics-climate-change/news/we-need-paradigm-shift-deal-loss-and-damage-climate-change-1950849

Hurricane Laura jumped from Category 1 to Category 4 in a day. Here’s why hurricanes are now stronger, wetter, and more frequent https://www.insider.com/hurricane-laura-climate-change-warming-water-2020-8

US adapts to climate threats with drastic shift in flood strategy https://www.foxnews.com/weather/us-climate-threats-drastic-flood-strategy

Australian greenhouse gas emissions fall to lowest level since 1998 under Covid restrictions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/australian-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-to-lowest-level-since-1998-under-covid-restrictions

Climate change may make extreme hurricane rainfall 5 times more likely, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-may-make-extreme-hurricane-rainfall-five-times-more-likely-study-says/

Satellite images show rapid growth of glacial lakes worldwide https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/aug/31/satellite-images-show-rapid-growth-glacial-lakes

Everything Is Unprecedented. Welcome To Your Hotter Earth https://www.npr.org/2020/08/28/905622947/everything-is-unprecedented-welcome-to-your-hotter-earth

Future Warming and Intensification of Precipitation Extremes: A “Double Whammy” Leading to Increasing Flood Risk in California https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020GL088679

Phoenix hits 50th day of 110 degrees; previous record ‘obliterated’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/phoenix-weather/2020/08/28/phoenix-hits-50th-day-110-degrees-2020/5662386002/

Climate and disaster resilience http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73353

Influx of renewables sees coal power plants run well below capacity, increasing chance of closures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/influx-of-renewables-sees-coal-power-plants-run-well-below-capacity-increasing-chance-of-closures?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Queen of the Dolomites glacier could vanish within 15 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/01/marmolada-queen-of-dolomites-glacier-could-vanish-within-15-years

Ice Sheet Melting Is Perfectly in Line With Our Worst-Case Scenario, Scientists Warn https://www.sciencealert.com/ice-sheet-melting-is-perfectly-in-line-with-our-worst-case-scenario-scientists-warn

California is burning. It’s time to demand an end to the climate crisis https://mashable.com/article/california-wildfires-climate-change/

How Climate Change is Causing Urban Flooding in Nigeria https://www.savethecity.org.ng/2020/07/30/how-climate-change-is-causing-urban-flooding-in-nigeria/

South Africa: environment, forestry and fisheries on approval of the country’s national climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73385

Disasters must be unusual or deadly to prompt local climate policy change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73365

India: the surprisingly difficult task of measuring sea-level rise http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73368

Wind And Solar Now Generate One-Tenth Of Global Electricityhttps://ember-climate.org/project/global-electricity-h12020/

A post-Laura heat wave has no name https://heated.world/p/a-post-laura-heat-wave-has-no-name

The Story of CO2: Big Ideas for a Small Molecule https://utorontopress.com/us/the-story-of-co2-2#utm_source=email&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=story_CO2

The UK needs a ‘national heat risk strategy’ http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73387

Climate change-fueled weather disasters: Costs to state and local economies http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73400

European wildfire danger and vulnerability under a changing climate: towards integrating risk dimensions http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73405

Heat resilience cities: measuring benefits of urban heat adaptation: methodology note for the tool development http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73397

National laws for enhancing flood resilience in the context of climate change: potential and shortcomings http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73408

New Zealand experiences warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/03/new-zealand-experiences-warmest-winter-on-record

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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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