Today in climate change (18 February 2022)

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

“Australia is falling behind:” Clean energy investment shackled by outdated rules https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-is-falling-behind-clean-energy-investment-shackled-by-outdated-rules/

Himalayas Are Experiencing an “Exceptional” Loss of Glacial Mass https://eos.org/articles/himalayas-are-experiencing-an-exceptional-loss-of-glacial-mass

Ice velocity and thickness of the world’s glaciers https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00885-z

Europeans more likely to vote green after extreme weather events https://www.theguardian.com/news/2022/feb/12/europeans-more-likely-to-vote-green-after-extreme-weather-events

How the UK can cut carbon emissions and reduce household energy bills https://www.theguardian.com/business/2022/feb/13/how-the-uk-can-cut-carbon-emissions-and-reduce-household-energy-bills

Super Bowl LVI in Los Angeles could be the hottest on record https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/02/09/super-bowl-heat-advisory-california/

Bushfires, dry lightning, rapid spark and spread all indicate climate change, southern fire chief says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-14/bushfires-dry-lightning-indicate-climate-change/100829712

Stunning solar milestone as Australia passes 25GW mark https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunning-solar-milestone-as-australia-passes-25gw-mark/

Cold connections: Climate change challenges ice roads into remote communities https://www.thestar.com/autos/2022/02/12/cold-connections.html

Southwest experiencing driest conditions in at least 1,200 years due to climate change, new study finds https://abcnews.go.com/US/southwest-experiencing-driest-conditions-1200-years-due-climate/story?id=82881211

Experts say UN’s next climate change warning will be ‘a nightmare painted in the dry language of science’ https://www.marketwatch.com/story/experts-say-uns-next-climate-change-warning-will-be-a-nightmare-painted-in-the-dry-language-of-science-11644854819

Narrabri mine expansion would make it dirtiest thermal coalmine in Australia, environmentalists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/feb/14/narrabri-mine-expansion-would-make-it-dirtiest-thermal-coalmine-in-australia-environmentalists-say

Global sea-level budget and ocean-mass budget, with a focus on advanced data products and uncertainty characterisation https://essd.copernicus.org/articles/14/411/2022/

Global sea level rise: All roads lead to one conclusion https://earthsky.org/earth/global-sea-level-rise-all-roads-lead-to-one-conclusion/

Explicit calculations of Wet Bulb Globe Temperature compared with approximations and why it matters for labor productivity https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2021EF002334

Experts outline governing principles to fund climate loss and damage https://www.devex.com/news/experts-outline-governing-principles-to-fund-climate-loss-and-damage-102619

Sea level to rise one foot along U.S. coastlines by 2050, government report finds https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/02/15/sea-level-rise-2050-climate/

U.S. faces “significant consequences” from more severe coastal flooding https://www.axios.com/new-sea-level-rise-forecast-warns-increasing-flooding-759e812c-8f79-4115-80e9-b3099724e9d6.html

Flower growth in Antarctica is accelerating due to warming climate https://www.newscientist.com/article/2308214-flower-growth-in-antarctica-is-accelerating-due-to-warming-climate/

Rapid intensification of the emerging southwestern North American megadrought in 2020–2021 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01290-z

2022 Sea Level Rise Technical Report https://oceanservice.noaa.gov/hazards/sealevelrise/sealevelrise-tech-report.html

China’s rising influence on climate governance: Forging a path for the global South https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S095937802200022X

The Effects of Climate Change https://climate.nasa.gov/effects/

Antarctic Sea Ice Extent/Concentration https://sites.uci.edu/zlabe/antarctic-sea-ice-extentconcentration/

Fact check: Have we really avoided the ‘worst case’ climate change scenarios? https://www.euronews.com/green/2022/02/16/fact-check-have-we-really-avoided-the-worst-case-climate-change-scenarios

Oil majors ‘not walking the talk’ on climate action, study confirms https://www.carbonbrief.org/oil-majors-not-walking-the-talk-on-climate-action-study-confirms

How hot will the planet get? Public opinion is key factor, finds study https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/16/how-hot-will-the-planet-get-climate-projections-social-attitudes

What drives sea level rise? US report warns of 1-foot rise within three decades and more frequent flooding https://theconversation.com/what-drives-sea-level-rise-us-report-warns-of-1-foot-rise-within-three-decades-and-more-frequent-flooding-177211

Western Sydney will swelter through 46 days per year over 35°C by 2090, unless emissions drop significantly https://theconversation.com/western-sydney-will-swelter-through-46-days-per-year-over-35-c-by-2090-unless-emissions-drop-significantly-177056

HeatWatch: Extreme heat in Western Sydney https://australiainstitute.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/HeatWatch-2022-WEB.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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