Today in climate change (13 January 2023)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2023/jan/04/australia-could-swing-from-three-years-of-la-nina-to-hot-and-dry-el-nino-in-2023

Low amount of snow across Alps in 2022-23 winter https://www.ventusky.com/?p=46.24;10.16;6&l=snow

Debunking 3 Common Climate Change Myths https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/debunking-3-common-climate-change-myths

Global temperatures in 2023 set to be among hottest on record https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/dec/20/global-temperatures-in-2023-set-to-be-among-hottest-on-record

Half of glaciers will be gone by 2100 even under Paris 1.5C accord, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/05/half-planets-glaciers-gone-2100-even-under-paris-15c-accord-data-finds

Warming climate means more and stronger Atlantic tropical storms https://www.news.iastate.edu/news/2023/01/04/cyclones

Climate change: Why is Europe experiencing a January heat wave? https://www.euronews.com/green/2023/01/03/climate-change-why-is-europe-experiencing-a-january-heat-wave

Large-scale dynamics moderate impact-relevant changes to organised convective storms https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-022-00669-2

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06012023/antarctic-sea-ice-climate-change/

More than 90% of the world’s population is projected to face increased risks from the compound impacts of extreme heat and drought, potentially widening social inequalities https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2023-01-06-compound-extreme-heat-and-drought-will-hit-90-world-population-oxford-study

Relentless rain, record heat: study finds climate crisis worsened extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/09/climate-crisis-extreme-weather-heat-rainfall-drought

Climate Change in 2022: Multiple Billion-Dollar Disasters and Unbearable Human Costs https://blog.ucsusa.org/rachel-cleetus/climate-change-2022-multiple-billion-dollar-disasters-unbearable-human-costs/

Summer 2022 was the hottest on record for Europe and, overall, last year was the second warmest year on record for Europe, while globally it was the fifth warmest https://climate.copernicus.eu/2022-saw-record-temperatures-europe-and-across-world

This report assesses the social and economic effects of extreme heat through the prism of twelve cities that are already enduring and addressing dramatic impacts of heat waves https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Australian official: Climate change making historic flooding “less natural” https://www.axios.com/2023/01/09/australia-floods-climate-change-link

NSW coal mine’s life could reach past 2050 https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/nsw-coal-mines-life-could-163021503.html

Chief Heat Officers — an Emergency Response to Urban Heat https://www.brinknews.com/chief-heat-officers-an-emergency-response-to-urban-heat/

Climate change and La Niña driving losses https://www.munichre.com/en/company/media-relations/media-information-and-corporate-news/media-information/2023/natural-disaster-figures-2022.html

An emerging governmentality of climate change loss and damage https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/27539687221148748#

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2022 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/article/72/12/1149/6764747

2022: New Zealand’s warmest year on record, again https://niwa.co.nz/climate/summaries/annual-climate-summary-2022

Better insurance could effectively mitigate the increase in economic growth losses from U.S. hurricanes under global warming https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.add6616

Extreme weather has cost the US more than $1 trillion in the past seven years, feds report https://edition.cnn.com/2023/01/10/weather/billion-dollar-weather-disasters-noaa-climate/index.html

Oceans were the hottest ever recorded in 2022, analysis shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2023/jan/11/oceans-were-the-hottest-ever-recorded-in-2022-analysis-shows

Global droughts connected by linkages between drought hubs https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-35531-8

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

New tech to monitor climate change https://news.flinders.edu.au/blog/2023/01/10/new-tech-to-monitor-climate-change/

2022 was one of Earth’s six warmest years on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2023/01/2022-was-one-of-earths-six-warmest-years-on-record/

Climate change and extreme weather events have doctors worried https://thenewdaily.com.au/life/wellbeing/2023/01/11/health-risks-climate-change-doctors/

Four ways winter heatwaves affect humans and nature https://phys.org/news/2023-01-ways-winter-heatwaves-affect-humans.html

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I am a Principal at Water Technology Pty Ltd, an Australian-based coastal, environment and natural hazards company - see https://www.watertech.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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