Today in climate change (6 November 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/31/in-50-years-of-firefighting-i-had-never-seen-fires-like-i-did-last-summer-australia-must-take-climate-change-seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com/new-zealands-groundbreaking-climate-policy-may-soon-be-the-new-normal/

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/on-climate-change-were-entirely-out-of-margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110010.htm

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/driving-climate-change-top-dominican-republic/

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74466

Expect more mega-droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74459

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control https://theconversation.com/australia-the-climate-cant-wait-for-the-next-federal-election-its-time-to-take-control-148252

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/climate-change-arizona-us-election-2020

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions https://www.ft.com/content/b16e155a-dc5c-4143-8676-d4552f747371

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/paris-global-climate-change-agreements

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/202010/cities-must-reconnect-natural-foundations-face-climate-health-and-biodiversity-crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74488

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/05/renewables-cut-australias-emissions-more-than-covid-energy-analysis-finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/keys-sea-level-rise/

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change https://apnews.com/article/us-leaves-paris-agreement-climate-change-1331bc30021756454dda8eb7ff3c1075

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/data-past-climates-key-predicting-future-scientists-say

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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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