Today in climate change (5 February 2021)

Please find below links to recent news about climate change…

The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/31/the-guardian-view-on-climate-progress-the-need-for-speed

As Biden hits the accelerator on climate action, Australia remains stuck in policy paralysis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-31/biden-hits-accelerator-climate-action-australia-policy-paralysis/13103574

Climate change may change rainfall patterns in south India, intensify floods: Study https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/climate-change-may-change-rainfall-patterns-in-south-india-intensify-floods-study-101611040966201.htmlAustralia’s grid is reshaping itself around the surge in clean energy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-grid-is-reshaping-itself-around-the-surge-in-clean-energy/

If the Science is Clear, Why Do We Need More Climate Research? https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/01/26/climate-research-solutions/

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy#.YBcA1-am5qs.twitter

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75785

Climate Risk in Africa https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030611590

Heat killed a record number of people in Arizona last year, ‘a staggering increase’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/01/31/heat-killed-record-number-people-arizona-last-year/4294654001/

World Losing Ice 57 Percent Faster Than In the 1990s, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/world-losing-ice-57-percent-faster-than-in-the-1990s-study-finds

Australia needs to stop thinking that setting a target of zero emissions by 2050 is good enough https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2021/feb/02/australia-needs-to-stop-thinking-that-setting-a-target-of-zero-emissions-by-2050-is-good-enough

Living with water project explores coastal adaptation plans to address rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75817

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/02/sea-level-rise-could-be-worse-than-feared-warn-researchers

As climate warms, summer monsoons to produce less streamflow https://www.dri.edu/as-climate-warms-summer-monsoons-to-produce-less-streamflow/

Florida Unveils New Statewide Sea Rise Mapping Tool https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-01-19/florida-unveils-new-statewide-sea-rise-mapping-tool

U.S. Cities Are Underestimating Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-cities-are-underestimating-their-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

Adults should listen to children to understand the severity of the climate crisis https://fortune.com/2021/01/24/climate-change-crisis-carbon-neutrality-children/

Why Learning Is Essential for Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation https://www.napglobalnetwork.org/2020/12/why-learning-is-essential-for-climate-adaptation-me/

Updated yardstick begs question: What’s ‘normal’ in a changing climate? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/02/updated-yardstick-begs-question-whats-normal-in-a-changing-climate/

EU climate change plans will ripple through foreign policy, researchers say https://news.trust.org/item/20210203162038-oae5k/

Simultaneous drought and heat wave events are becoming more common https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75853

Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75851

Community based flood early warning systems: Improving climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75878

For a City Staring Down the Barrel of a Climate-Driven Flood, A New Study Could be the Smoking Gun https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04022021/for-a-city-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-climate-driven-flood-a-new-study-could-be-the-smoking-gun/

Increasing risk of floods as glaciers recede in Central Andes, South America https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75897

Rising sea levels may make some airports unusable https://climatenewsnetwork.net/rising-sea-levels-may-make-some-airports-unusable/

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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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