Today in climate change (23 April 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

How can NSW allow new coalmines while committing to net zero emissions? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/apr/19/how-can-nsw-allow-new-coalmines-while-committing-to-net-zero-emissions-its-bizarre

China, US agree on need for stronger climate commitments https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-18/china-us-agree-on-need-for-stronger-climate-commitments/100077300

For these Torres Strait Islanders, climate change is already here https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-04-19/torres-strait-islanders-climate-change-impacts-uninhabitable/100069596

How Not to Feel Paralyzed by Climate Disaster https://www.outsideonline.com/2422260/overheated-kate-aronoff-under-the-sky-we-make-kimberly-nicholas-book-review

What architects need to know about hazard and climate risk https://www.aia.org/articles/6137886-what-architects-need-to-know-about-hazard-:56

‘The New Climate War’: Michael E. Mann On How To Fight The Climate Inactivists https://www.theoxfordblue.co.uk/2021/04/16/the-new-climate-war-michael-e-mann-on-how-to-fight-the-climate-inactivists/

New Red Cross research into climate-resilient development in Dominica https://www.climatecentre.org/news/1392/new-red-cross-research-into-climate-resilient-development-in-dominica

Climate heating may speed up to unexpected levels https://climatenewsnetwork.net/climate-heating-may-speed-up-to-unexpected-levels/

Wind, solar to account for 11% of power use in China by end 2021: proposal https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202104/1221427.shtml

Climate change indicators and impacts worsened in 2020 https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-change-indicators-and-impacts-worsened-2020

State of the Global Climate 2020 https://library.wmo.int/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=21880#.YH33PugzaUl

Australia’s third-largest carbon emitter says it must transition to renewables and curtail coal plantshttps://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/21/stanwell-corporation-australia-third-largest-carbon-emitter-says-it-must-transition-to-renewables-and-curtail-coal-plants

What Earth was like last time CO2 levels were this high https://mashable.com/article/carbon-dioxide-earth-co2/

Global CO2 emissions set for largest surge in more than a decade, says IEA https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/global-co2-emissions-surge-iea-b1833780.html

Biden plans to cut emissions in half by 2030 https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2021/04/20/biden-climate-change/

‘Dire warning’ for the planet: Coal is powering the economic recovery https://edition.cnn.com/2021/04/20/business/iea-carbon-emissions-report/index.html

“Urgency and Agency”: Michael Mann on Conquering Climate Despair https://behavioralscientist.org/urgency-and-agency-michael-mann-on-conquering-climate-despair/

The Science of Climate Change Explained: Facts, Evidence and Proof https://www.nytimes.com/article/climate-change-global-warming-faq.html

Warming Oceans Are Making the Climate Crisis Significantly Worse https://eos.org/articles/warming-oceans-are-making-the-climate-crisis-significantly-worse#.YH_GJE51Xwg.twitter

Climate Summit ‘Last Chance’ for Brazil to Show Leadership on Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/21042021/climate-summit-brazil-leadership-bolsonaro-biden-colombia/

A Blueprint for Coastal Adaptationhttps://islandpress.org/books/blueprint-coastal-adaptation

‘Insufficient’: Biden administration criticises Australia on climate https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/insufficient-biden-administration-criticises-australia-on-climate-20210422-p57lb9.html

Earth’s cryosphere is vital for everyone. Here’s how NASA keeps track of its changeshttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/esnt/2021/earth-s-cryosphere-is-vital-for-everyone-here-s-how-nasa-keeps-track-of-its-changes

Earth Day Summit: Biden’s chance to claim climate leadership https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/4/21/earth-day-summit-bidens-chance-to-claim-climate-leadership

Red alert for the planet: UN chief’s call to phase out coal by 2030 https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/red-alert-for-the-planet-un-chief-s-call-to-phase-out-coal-by-2030-20210421-p57l0g.html

Stanford researchers reveal the long-term impacts of extreme melt on Greenland Ice Sheet https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77319

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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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