Today in climate change (24 December 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

La Niña just raised sea levels in the western Pacific by up to 20cm. This height will be normal by 2050 https://theconversation.com/la-nina-just-raised-sea-levels-in-the-western-pacific-by-up-to-20cm-this-height-will-be-normal-by-2050-173504

Scientists extend and straighten iconic climate “hockey stick” https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/scientists-extend-and-straighten-iconic-climate-hockey-stick/

Himalayan glaciers melting at ‘exceptional rate’ https://phys.org/news/2021-12-himalayan-glaciers-exceptional.html

WAMPUM: An Indigenous-Designed Path to Sea Level Rise Adaptation https://eos.org/articles/wampum-an-indigenous-designed-path-to-sea-level-rise-adaptation

Hot in the city: Teaching Europe how to live on a warmer planet https://www.politico.eu/article/hot-in-the-city-teaching-europe-how-to-live-on-a-warmer-planet/

U.N. climate chief: COP26 put nations on notice to act fast https://www.reuters.com/markets/commodities/un-climate-chief-cop26-put-nations-notice-act-fast-2021-12-08/

Heatwave fatalities in Australia: a new analysis https://www.preventionweb.net/news/heatwave-fatalities-australia-new-analysis

Is it possible to achieve net-zero emissions? https://www.nationalacademies.org/based-on-science/is-it-possible-to-achieve-net-zero-emissions

Dunes Dance to a New Rhythm in Climate Change https://eos.org/articles/dunes-dance-to-a-new-rhythm-in-climate-change

2021: A Year in Photos From the Front Lines of the Climate Crisis https://www.desmog.com/2021/12/21/2021-year-in-photos-front-lines-climate-crisis/

From floods and wildfires to inaction and urgency: These are the top climate and weather stories of 2021 https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/22/us/top-climate-weather-stories-of-2021/index.html

Current coal phaseout pledges ‘absolutely not enough’, warn experts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/dec/23/why-cop26-coal-power-pledges-dont-go-far-enough-visualised

Unprecedented die-offs, melting ice: Climate change is wreaking havoc in the Arctic and beyond https://phys.org/news/2021-12-unprecedented-die-offs-ice-climate-wreaking.html

Addressing Climate Migration https://www.rand.org/pubs/perspectives/PEA1085-1.html

2021 brought a wave of extreme weather disasters. Scientists say worse lies ahead https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/2021-brought-wave-extreme-weather-disasters-scientists-say-worse-lies-ahead

North America Climate Resilience Program https://resilientcitiesnetwork.org/programs/north-america-climate-resilience-program/

Consumer Activism on Global Warming, September 2021 https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/consumer-activism-on-global-warming-september-2021/toc/4/

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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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