Today in climate change (27 November 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Survey shows Australian support for Paris Agreement and net zero target https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australians-back-the-paris-agreement-and-want-a-net-zero-target-20201122-p56gtw.html

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen https://apnews.com/article/technology-climate-climate-change-floods-storms-1242b6a15b45464f9e084115210f2ca7

The Australian Government is surrounded by leaders taking climate action. Will it step up? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-22/the-world-strides-global-warming-australian-government-behind/12904200

Greenland Is Melting, And a New Model Suggests We’ve Greatly Underestimated Its Impact https://www.sciencealert.com/the-see-could-rise-by-more-than-7-metres-if-greenland-just-keeps-melting

Climate change and “atmospheric thirst” to increase fire danger and drought in Nevada and California https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74808

Climate change in Uzbekistan: Illustrated summary https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74827

A Slippery Slope: Could Climate Change Lead to More Landslides? https://eos.org/features/a-slippery-slope-could-climate-change-lead-to-more-landslides

Greenhouse gas levels at new high despite hopeful “blip” from anti-COVID lockdowns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-climate-change-un-world-meterological-organization/

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report https://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/emissions-reduction-moving-too-slowly-and-in-wrong-direction-finds-climateworks-report/

State of climate action: Assessing progress toward 2030 and 2050 https://www.climateworks.org/report/state-of-climate-action-assessing-progress-toward-2030-and-2050/

Winters are Warming and Climate Change is the Driver https://cbs6albany.com/weather/weather-extra/winters-are-warming-and-climate-change-is-the-driver

John Kerry named as Joe Biden’s special climate envoy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/john-kerry-biden-climate-envoy-appointment

Australia: Climate change producing dangerous heat stress in workplaces https://www.futurework.org.au/climate_change_producing_dangerous_heat_stress_in_workplaces

“We will pay a heavy price for this”, Turnbull savages Morrison and Taylor over climate https://reneweconomy.com.au/we-will-pay-a-heavy-price-for-this-turnbull-savages-morrison-and-taylor-over-climate-82502/

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-floating-buoy-fleet-could-help-scientists-track-rising-seas

UK is underprepared for increase in heatwaves https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74857

New modelling by the NSW governmen­t warns that the likelihood of longer-duration droughts is significantly higher than previously thought https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/tides-out-and-not-coming-back-any-time-soon/news-story/

Canada must adopt an emergency mindset to climate change https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/november-2020/canada-must-adopt-an-emergency-mindset-to-climate-change/

Ice sheets on the move: How north and south poles connect https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201125114416.htm

Senior parliamentarians of the 48-member Climate Vulnerable Forum met today to assess the state of international commitments ahead of a key UN climate accord deadline https://thecvf.org/our-voice/news/press-releases/parliaments-in-climate-vulnerable-countries-submit-motions-urging-2020-climate-actions-targets/

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up https://eos.org/features/a-50-year-old-global-warming-forecast-that-still-holds-up

‘From sunny north to windy east’: What are Victoria’s renewable energy zones? https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/from-sunny-north-to-windy-east-what-are-victoria-s-renewable-energy-zones-20201125-p56hsl.html

New Zealand’s government will declare a climate emergency, pledging ‘immediate action’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-s-government-will-declare-a-climate-emergency-pledging-immediate-action?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here’s how https://theconversation.com/flooding-can-help-resurrect-wetlands-and-slow-climate-change-heres-how-148939

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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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