Today in climate change (16 July 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

In California’s interior, there’s no escape from the desperate heat: ‘Why are we even here?’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/10/california-central-valley-extreme-heat-race

Edinburgh flooding: ‘We are going to see more of these extreme events’ says climate expert https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/weather/edinburgh-flooding-we-are-going-to-see-more-of-these-extreme-events-says-climate-expert-3301354

New York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/09/new-york-city-storm-flooding-climate-change

Heat wave engulfs the West as Death Valley hits 130 degrees https://www.axios.com/west-heat-wave-record-temperatures-42b2907b-c6ea-4a92-bc36-2c515aacfaf2.html

Study projects a surge in coastal flooding, starting in 2030s https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78917

With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties? https://theconversation.com/with-seas-rising-and-storms-surging-who-will-pay-for-new-zealands-most-vulnerable-coastal-properties-163807

Our climate change turning point is right here, right now https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/12/our-climate-change-turning-point-is-right-here-right-now

Iqaluit’s average temperature increased by a degree between 1991 and 2020, researcher says https://www.arctictoday.com/iqaluits-average-temperature-increased-by-a-degree-between-1991-and-2020-researcher-says/

Pacific Northwest heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, experts say https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-heat-wave-pacific-northwest/

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people if global warming continues uncurbed https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78944

World’s largest study of global climate related mortality links 5 million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/worlds-largest-study-of-global-climate-related-mortality-links-5-million-deaths-a-year-to-abnormal-temperatures

Better projections of the impact of climate change on coasts in the coming century https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/better-projections-of-the-impact-of-climate-change-on-coasts-in-the-coming-century/

Projections of temperature-attributable mortality in Europe: a time series https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00150-9/fulltext

A practical guide to climate-resilient buildings & communities https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78926

Researchers map how sea-level rise adaptation strategies impact economies and floodwaters https://phys.org/news/2021-07-sea-level-strategies-impact-economies-floodwaters.html

Two Dozen Large Cities Produce 52 Percent of Urban Carbon Emissions https://e360.yale.edu/digest/just-25-cities-produce-52-percent-of-urban-emissions

New AEMO boss wants Australian grids to handle 100 pct renewables by 2025 https://reneweconomy.com.au/hold-new-aemo-boss-wants-australias-grid-to-handle-100-pct-renewables-by-2025/

12 reasons why 2020 was a bad year for climate change https://theplanet.substack.com/p/12-reasons-why-2020-was-a-bad-year

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/12/wildfires-california-oregon-drought-heat-fire-cycle

Public understanding of climate change-related sea-level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0254348

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs

EU unveils sweeping climate change plan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57833807

Coastal communities across the U.S. continued to see record-setting high-tide flooding in 2020 https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/HighTideFlooding_AnnualOutlook.html

Middle East and North Africa: heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78996

Systematic mapping of global research on climate and health: a machine learning review https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00179-0/fulltext

Extreme weather no guarantee of support for climate action https://thebulletin.org/2021/07/extreme-weather-no-guarantee-of-support-for-climate-action/

Estimate of global surface temperature change https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

From climate change to climate emergency https://hellofuture.undp.org/

Hot zones: urban heat islands https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/uploads/general/2021_UHI_Report.pdf

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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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