Today in climate change (22 July 2022)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/15/weather/2050-uk-forecast-comes-true-in-2022/index.html

Long-term drought intensification over Europe driven by the weakening trend of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581822001896

‘Climate change affects everyone’: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/spain-portugal-battle-wildfires-heatwaves-scorch-southern-europe-2022-07-17/

Lake Mead, once the largest water reservoir in the US, now little more than a graveyard https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/lake-mead-nevada-drought-water-levels-drop-further/101229988

Australians are installing rooftop solar like never before. Who is burdened with taking care of it at home? https://theconversation.com/australians-are-installing-rooftop-solar-like-never-before-who-is-burdened-with-taking-care-of-it-at-home-184840

High-tide floods surge as climate changes and sea level rises https://phys.org/news/2022-07-high-tide-surge-climate-sea.html

This heatwave has eviscerated the idea that small changes can tackle extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/heatwave-extreme-weather-uk-climate-crisis

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/18/humanity-faces-collective-suicide-over-climate-crisis-warns-un-chief

Europe’s big dry https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-temperature-heat-wave-drought/

Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/19/day-of-40c-shocks-scientists-as-uk-heat-record-absolutely-obliterated

Melting Snow From Climate Change Could Lead To Unpredictable Water Levels, Study Suggests https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/07/18/melting-snow-from-climate-change-could-lead-to-unpredictable-water-levels-study-suggests/

Why is it so hot? Climate change is here https://news.trust.org/item/20220718101036-cl1q0/

California Wildfires Could Destroy Forests Forever https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/california-wildfires-could-destroy-forests-forever

Heatwave: The UK and Europe’s record temperatures in maps and charts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62224157

The amount of Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/world/greenland-heat-wave-ice-melting-climate/index.html

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58073295

The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia https://theconversation.com/the-uk-just-hit-40-for-the-first-time-its-a-stark-reminder-of-the-deadly-heat-awaiting-australia-187347

Record-breaking heat waves show we need to adapt to the climate crisis now https://www.dw.com/en/record-breaking-heat-waves-show-we-need-to-adapt-to-the-climate-crisis-now/a-61661802

How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-the-uks-insane-40c-heat-was-forecast-weeks-in-advance/

The Landsat archive of decades of change on the Earth is a brilliant starting point for a rigorous scientific analysis of climate change https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-impartial-eye-climate-change

Accelerated western European heatwave trends linked to more-persistent double jets over Eurasia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31432-y

Decreasing surface albedo signifies a growing importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31434-w

Heatwave relief: What can hot countries teach us about keeping cool? https://news.trust.org/item/20220719084404-1u4yr/

Wildfires are becoming more common in the UK – but the threat can be managed https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-becoming-more-common-in-the-uk-but-the-threat-can-be-managed-187217

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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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