Today in climate change (31 December 2021)

Please find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

New Data on Earth’s Youngest Glacier Reveals a Healthy Fellow, while Earth’s Ice Elsewhere is Losing its Battle Against Global Warminghttps://www.severe-weather.eu/cryosphere/earth-youngest-glacier-healthy-cryosphere-losing-battle-global-warming-rrc/

2021’s climate disasters revealed an east-west weather divide, with one side of the country too wet, the other dangerously dry https://theconversation.com/2021s-climate-disasters-revealed-an-east-west-weather-divide-with-one-side-of-the-country-too-wet-the-other-dangerously-dry-173402

Floods getting bigger and more frequent, says river expert https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-59726441

Affluent seaside landowners plead for help in SC’s battle against rising ocean https://www.thestate.com/news/local/environment/article256773047.html

A new report by Christian Aid, Counting the cost 2021: a year of climate breakdown identifies 15 of the most destructive climate disasters of the year https://reliefweb.int/report/world/counting-cost-2021-year-climate-breakdown-december-2021

Social Cost of Carbon https://impactlab.org/research-area/social-cost/

Why WA’s south-west is drying out at one of the worst rates in the world https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-28/why-south-west-wa-is-drying-out/100625142

The US could reliably run on clean energy by 2050 https://www.popsci.com/science/clean-grid-renewable-energy-goals/

Deadly heat and extreme rainfall: This is what the world will be like if the temperature rises by 3 degrees, according to researchers https://sciencenorway.no/climate-climate-change/deadly-heat-and-extreme-rainfall-this-is-what-the-world-will-be-like-if-the-temperature-rises-by-3-degrees-according-to-researchers/1950125

2021 Arctic Report Card: image highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/2021-arctic-report-card-image-highlights

It Keeps on Raining Too Much Too Fast https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/12/new-york-city-rain-sewage-system-flood/621129/

Rainfall in the Arctic will soon be more common than snowfall https://news.umanitoba.ca/rainfall-in-the-arctic-will-soon-be-more-common-than-snowfall/

Three loud climate warning signals https://www.axios.com/three-climate-warning-signals-9f930b4e-110a-4225-9eb9-c63a22993b82.html

In Australia’s climate wars, delay and deception are the new denial https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/dec/30/in-australias-climate-wars-delay-and-deception-are-the-new-denial

Poleward expansion of tropical cyclone latitudes in warming climates https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00859-1

Alaska ‘Icemageddon’ warning follows heat record https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59820999

World’s largest offshore wind farm generates first power https://reneweconomy.com.au/worlds-largest-offshore-wind-farm-generates-first-power/

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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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