Today in climate change (11 December 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

A warning on climate and the risk of societal collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/06/a-warning-on-climate-and-the-risk-of-societal-collapse

ACT beats 2020 emissions reduction target, achieving 45 pct cut since 1990 https://reneweconomy.com.au/act-beats-2020-emissions-reduction-target-achieving-45-pct-cut-since-1990-1990/

Spring Heats Up Down Under https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147619/spring-heats-up-down-under

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster https://grattan.edu.au/report/climate-change-and-health-preparing-for-the-next-disaster/

Maladaptation: When Adaptation to Climate Change Goes Very Wrong https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(20)30483-8

Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a ‘colossal challenge’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55179008

The adaptation principles: A guide for designing strategies for climate change adaptation and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75032

This Year’s Wild Hurricane Season Is an Ominous Sign of What’s Ahead https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-hurricane-season-overview/

European Union drafts ambition for 30 million electric cars by 2030 https://thedriven.io/2020/12/07/european-union-drafts-ambition-for-30-million-electric-cars-by-2030/

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species https://theconversation.com/arctic-ocean-climate-change-is-flooding-the-remote-north-with-light-and-new-species-150157

Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55179603

Arctic Report Card: 15 years of observations document impact of changing polar climate https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/sea-ice-loss-and-extreme-wildfires-mark-another-year-of-arctic-change

How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-change-risks-infectious-diseases-covid-19-ebola-dengue-1098923/

Arctic warming cascades through ocean and over land, U.S. report says https://news.trust.org/item/20201208150332-kpcix/

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into ‘an entirely different climate’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/08/arctic-report-climate-crisis-wildfires-ice-loss?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Climate risk country profile: Afghanistan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75071

Researchers say some corals may recover from bleaching if humans leave them alone http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/coral-study-finds-hope

Australia’s record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis http://nespclimate.com.au/record-2020-spring-event-attribution/

Climate-driven changes are interconnected, stresses 2020 annual Arctic Report Card https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/climate-driven-changes-are-interconnected-stresses-2020-annual-arctic-report-card/#.X8_liDjQHtY.twitter

How Australian universities and professions are preparing to meet the climate challenge https://theconversation.com/how-universities-and-professions-are-preparing-to-meet-the-climate-challenge-151662

Climate change, coming soon to a court near you: Report series purpose and introduction to climate science https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75094

The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/The-stormy-fiery-year-when-climate-disasters-15791389.php

Climate change threatens ‘most Alps glaciers’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55206215

Greta Thunberg: ‘We are speeding in the wrong direction’ on climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/10/greta-thunberg-we-are-speeding-in-the-wrong-direction-on-climate-crisis

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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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