Today in climate change (6 December 2019)

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The most important issue facing Australia? New survey sees huge spike in concern over climate change https://theconversation.com/the-most-important-issue-facing-australia-new-survey-sees-huge-spike-in-concern-over-climate-change-127688?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientist’s theory of climate’s Titanic moment the ‘tip of a mathematical iceberg’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/01/scientists-theory-of-climates-titanic-moment-the-tip-of-a-mathematical-iceberg?CMP=share_btn_tw

Methane in the atmosphere is surging, and that’s got scientists worried https://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-methane-atmosphere-accelerating-20190301-story.html

Countries from Siberia to Australia are burning: the age of fire is the bleakest warning yet https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/nov/29/countries-from-siberia-to-australia-are-burning-the-age-of-fire-is-the-bleakest-warning-yet?CMP=share_btn_tw

With Waters Rising And Its Population Falling, What Is Venice’s Future? https://www.npr.org/2019/11/30/783360543/with-waters-rising-and-its-population-falling-what-is-venices-future

Warming toll: 1 degree hotter, trillions of tons of ice gone https://apnews.com/e5687657f8544c30b42f0c8641a4f7db

Bureau of Meteorology declares spring 2019 the driest on record https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-02/bureau-of-meteorology-declares-spring-2019-the-driest-on-record/11755848

COP25: youth ‘leadership’ contrasts with government inaction, says UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/dec/01/island-states-want-decisive-action-to-prevent-inundation?CMP=share_btn_tw

Latest climate models confirm need for urgent mitigation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0660-0

Climate change: Critical year for climate change starts in Madrid https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50588128

Drone images show Greenland ice sheet becoming more unstable as it fractures https://phys.org/news/2019-12-drone-images-greenland-ice-sheet.html

Climate change is forcing one person from their home every two seconds, Oxfam says https://amp.cnn.com/cnn/2019/12/01/world/oxfam-climate-displacement-intl-scli/index.html?__twitter_impression=true

Climate change: Study underpins key idea in Antarctic ice loss https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50625396

One of the most overlooked consequences of climate change? Our mental health https://www.ehn.org/how-climate-change-affects-mental-health-2641458829.html

Earth has a couple more chances to avoid catastrophic climate change. This week is one of them https://theconversation.com/earth-has-a-couple-more-chances-to-avoid-catastrophic-climate-change-this-week-is-one-of-them-128120?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Decade of ‘exceptional’ heat likely to be hottest on record, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/03/decade-of-exceptional-heat-likely-to-be-hottest-on-record-experts-say?CMP=share_btn_tw

A new report sheds more light on how climate change is impacting Alaska Native villages https://www.ktoo.org/2019/12/01/a-new-report-sheds-more-light-on-how-climate-change-is-impacting-alaska-native-villages/

China’s climate paradox: A leader in coal and clean energy https://apnews.com/0383cebcfa19411783f732bd17cc3fa8

How Airports Are Protecting Themselves Against Rising Seas https://www.wired.com/story/how-airports-protecting-rising-seas/

‘Exceptional heat’: Urgent climate action needed to avoid extremes https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/exceptional-heat-urgent-climate-action-needed-to-avoid-extremes-20191203-p53gih.html

Climate models have accurately predicted global heating, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/04/climate-models-have-accurately-predicted-global-heating-study-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Florida Keys Deliver a Hard Message: As Seas Rise, Some Places Can’t Be Saved https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/04/climate/florida-keys-climate-change.html

The polar regions in a 2°C warmer world https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/12/eaaw9883

Global emissions to hit 36.8 billion tonnes, beating last year’s record high https://theconversation.com/global-emissions-to-hit-36-8-billion-tonnes-beating-last-years-record-high-128113

Global Carbon Budget 2019 https://www.earth-syst-sci-data.net/11/1783/2019/essd-11-1783-2019.pdf

The Climate Crisis Isn’t Just Taking Pacific Islanders’ Homes, It’s Taking Our Identities https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/43kje3/climate-change-isnt-just-taking-indigenous-pacific-islanders-homes-its-taking-our-identities

Putting Climate Services in Contexts: Advancing Multi-disciplinary Understandings https://link.springer.com/journal/10584/157/1

Floods predicted to uproot 50m people a year as climate heats up https://www.nst.com.my/world/world/2019/12/544535/floods-predicted-uproot-50m-people-year-climate-heats

Australian businesses, unions and farmers say Paris agreement requires zero emissions plan https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/05/business-unions-and-farmers-urge-australia-to-cut-net-greenhouse-gas-emissions-to-zero?CMP=share_btn_tw

Historic US towns endured wars, storms. What about sea rise? https://m.phys.org/news/2019-12-historic-towns-wars-storms-sea.html

The loss of the ice shelf supporting one of Antarctica’s most vulnerable glaciers could hasten its collapse, a new study finds https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2019/12/04/new-study-models-impact-of-calving-on-retreat-of-thwaites-glacier/

Today in climate change (29 November 2019)

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Samoa climate change resilience challenges Western perceptions https://phys.org/news/2019-11-samoa-climate-resilience-western-perceptions.html

Wild, feral and fossil-fuelled, fire lights up the globe. Is it time to declare that humans have created a Pyrocene? https://aeon.co/essays/the-planet-is-burning-around-us-is-it-time-to-declare-the-pyrocene

Making every building count in meeting Australia’s emission targets https://theconversation.com/making-every-building-count-in-meeting-australias-emission-targets-126930

It’s not just Venice. Climate change imperils ancient treasures everywhere https://grist.org/article/its-not-just-venice-climate-change-imperils-treasures-around-the-world/

Three Times Tectonics Changed the Climate https://eos.org/features/three-times-tectonics-changed-the-climate

World heritage Queensland rainforest burned for 10 days – and almost no one noticed https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/24/world-heritage-queensland-rainforest-burned-for-10-days-and-almost-no-one-noticed?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts call for more tools to help communities mitigate and adapt to climate change to curb the impacts and costs of natural disasters https://eos.org/articles/hearing-explores-resilience-to-climate-related-natural-disasters

‘No sign of slowdown’: Atmospheric greenhouse gas levels hit new high https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/no-sign-of-slowdown-atmospheric-greenhouse-gas-levels-hit-new-high-20191125-p53e15.html

Scientists Reach 100% Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0270467619886266?journalCode=bsta#articleShareContainer

U.S. Public Views on Climate and Energy https://www.pewresearch.org/science/2019/11/25/u-s-public-views-on-climate-and-energy/

Drier, hotter and deadlier: Stanford’s Michael Wara talks about California wildfires https://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/business/energy-green/story/2019-11-22/drier-hotter-and-deadlier-stanfords-michael-wara-talks-about-california-wildfires

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm https://www.npr.org/2019/11/21/779412377/maybe-it-will-destroy-everything-pakistan-s-melting-glaciers-cause-alarm

‘Dangerously close’: Tipping points may trigger climate cascade https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/dangerously-close-tipping-points-may-trigger-climate-cascade-20191127-p53ej7.html

As Sydney’s bushfire-induced haze shows, far from being insulated, urban areas are hugely vulnerable to the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2019/nov/28/the-big-smoke-in-cities-its-easy-to-ignore-nature-until-things-go-wrong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate migration myths https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0633-3

UNEP: 1.5C climate target ‘slipping out of reach’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/unep-1-5c-climate-target-slipping-out-of-reach

Demands grow for ‘global justice’ on climate damage at U.N. talks http://news.trust.org/item/20191127163159-0o1a2/

Summer outlook from Bureau of Meteorology suggests hot, dry times to continue https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-11-28/bom-summer-outlook/11734828

Heat Flow in Southern Australia and Connections With East Antarctica https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019GC008418

Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-03595-0

changing climate, which is driving a drying trend across southern Australia and general warming across the country https://theconversation.com/a-hot-and-dry-australian-summer-means-heatwaves-and-fire-risk-ahead-127990

The Keys face huge and looming bill to survive sea rise. They’re asking Florida for help https://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/environment/article237759279.html

Home by the sea: new science shows more sea-level rise impacts on small islands https://climateanalytics.org/blog/2019/home-by-the-sea-new-science-shows-more-sea-level-rise-impacts-on-small-islands/

Stabilising the global population is not a solution to the climate emergency – but we should do it anyway https://theconversation.com/stabilising-the-global-population-is-not-a-solution-to-the-climate-emergency-but-we-should-do-it-anyway-126446

 

Today in climate change (22 November 2019)

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Dr Tom Beer’s pioneering 1980s research into bushfires and climate change has, to his dismay, proved all too accurate https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/17/what-could-i-have-done-the-scientist-who-predicted-the-bushfire-emergency-four-decades-ago

Bangladesh declares climate change a “planetary emergency” https://www.unisdr.org/archive/69023

Flood, fire and plague: climate change blamed for current disasters https://www.theweathernetwork.com/ca/news/article/flood-fire-and-plague-climate-change-blamed-for-disasters

Future rainfall in UK uplands heavier than present climate predictions, study suggests https://watchers.news/2019/11/17/future-rainfall-in-uk-uplands-heavier-than-present-climate-predictions-study-suggests/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Sea-level rise and fear for Lagos https://guardian.ng/opinion/sea-level-rise-and-fear-for-lagos/

Climate Whiplash: Wild Swings in Extreme Weather Are on the Rise https://e360.yale.edu/features/climate-whiplash-wild-swings-in-extreme-weather-are-on-the-rise

Venice Flooding Reveals A Real Hoax About Climate Change – Framing It As “Either/Or” https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/11/16/venice-flooding-reveals-a-real-hoax-about-climate-changeframing-it-as-eitheror/#54cb6aba3a12

In Bosnia and Herzegovina streamlined and coordinated climate action is reducing some of the devastating effects of climate change https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/giving-trees

We’ll be measuring sea level rise in feet, not inches https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2019/11/15/well-be-measuring-sea-level-rise-in-feet-not-inches-editorial/

Storm surges to get bigger in south, smaller in north https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/11/19/912610/storm-surges-to-get-bigger-in-south-smaller-in-north-of-nz

Climate change may be divisive, but that doesn’t mean you should avoid it. Here’s how to approach the topic effectively https://www.fastcompany.com/90424549/how-to-talk-about-climate-change-in-an-emotionally-intelligent-way

Painfully slow hurricanes, deadly heat, and cities without water: What the climate crisis will look like in the next 10 years, according to experts https://www.businessinsider.com.au/climate-change-in-the-next-decade-2019-11?r=US&IR=T

Sea-Level Rise: West Africa Is Sinking https://earth.org/sea-level-rise-west-africa-is-sinking/

Understanding coastal sea level change: products available http://cci.esa.int/content/understanding-coastal-sea-level-change-products-available

Istanbul heatwave shows need for urgent climate action – Greenpeace https://ahvalnews.com/climate-crisis/istanbul-heatwave-shows-need-urgent-climate-action-greenpeace

The staggering loss of the Arctic Ocean’s oldest sea ice shown in time-lapse https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/11/arctic-ice-melting-time-lapse-video/

Retreat of the Columbia Glacier https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/ColumbiaGlacier

Why coastal floods are becoming more frequent as seas rise https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-coastal-floods-are-becoming-more-frequent-as-seas-rise-127202

The serious sea level threat to Macau https://www.macaubusiness.com/the-serious-sea-level-threat/

October 2019: Earth’s Second Warmest October on Record https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/eye-of-the-storm/october-2019-earths-second-warmest-october-on-record/

Climate impacts ‘to cost world $7.9 trillion’ by 2050 https://phys.org/news/2019-11-climate-impacts-world-trillion.html

The world’s climate goals are not sufficient. They are also unlikely to be met https://www.economist.com/graphic-detail/2019/11/20/the-worlds-climate-goals-are-not-sufficient-they-are-also-unlikely-to-be-met

UK is one of the most vulnerable countries in the world to extreme heatwaves caused by climate change https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/climate-change-uk-heatwaves-excess-deaths-996328

Massive Mildura dust storm leaves Victorian town ‘unliveable’ amid 40C heat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/21/victorian-town-mildura-unliveable-massive-dust-storm-40c-heat?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost Becoming a Carbon Source Instead of a Sink https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145880/permafrost-becoming-a-carbon-source-instead-of-a-sink

Warning signs of climate change https://www.channel3000.com/madison-magazine/city-life/warning-signs-of-climate-change/1144267829

The 2019 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(19)32596-6/fulltext

Melting glaciers and flooding wetlands https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/paired-images-melting-glaciers-flooding-wetlands-tell-story-global-climate-change-180973609/

‘Maybe It Will Destroy Everything’: Pakistan’s Melting Glaciers Cause Alarm https://www.npr.org/2019/11/21/779412377/maybe-it-will-destroy-everything-pakistan-s-melting-glaciers-cause-alarm

We say we want climate action, but we still won’t vote for it https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-say-we-want-climate-action-but-we-still-won-t-vote-for-it-20191121-p53coj.html

Today in climate change (15 November 2019)

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An arresting exhibition from activist charity Project Pressure uses conceptual photography to capture the decline of the ice caps https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/nov/10/meltdown-visualizing-climate-change-project-pressure-glaciers-photography

Global leaders are facing one of the scariest years of climate change yet https://qz.com/1742644/cop25-will-review-a-scary-year-for-climate-change/

This is not normal: what’s different about the NSW mega fires https://www.smh.com.au/national/this-is-not-normal-what-s-different-about-the-nsw-mega-fires-20191110-p5395e.html

As Seas Rise, Miami’s Black Communities Fear Displacement From The High Ground https://www.wlrn.org/post/seas-rise-miami-s-black-communities-fear-displacement-high-ground

Climate experts call ‘BS’ as government offers only “thoughts and prayers” for fire crisis https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-experts-call-bs-as-government-offers-only-thoughts-and-prayers-for-fire-crisis-19408/

Floods across Africa: “Without Climate Action we’ll be queuing for Noah’s Ark”, says Greenpeace Africa https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/floods-across-africa-without-climate-action-well-queuing-domfeh/

The day it forgot to rain on Australia https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/the-day-it-forgot-to-rain-on-australia-20191111-p539cy.html

What is the connection between climate change and bushfires? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/old-hat-is-there-a-link-between-climate-change-and-bushfires-20191111-p539d2.html

Climate change could end mortgages as we know them https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-could-end-mortgages-as-we-know-them/?platform=hootsuite

How daily temperature and precipitation distributions evolve with global surface temperature https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001160

Unfamiliar Ground: Bracing for Climate Impacts in the American Midwest https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11112019/midwest-climate-change-adaptation-city-leadership-flood-heat-risk-news-collaboration

Ice loss causing Arctic to reflect less heat https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-50381328

The world’s last climate crisis demonstrates that surviving is possible if bold economic and social change is embraced https://aeon.co/essays/the-little-ice-age-is-a-history-of-resilience-and-surprises

Extinction Rebellion activists have floated a “sinking house” down the River Thames in London to highlight the impact of flooding and rising sea levels https://theecologist.org/2019/nov/11/sinking-feeling

Ocasio-Cortez points to California fires: ‘This is what climate change looks like’ https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/467699-ocasio-cortez-points-to-california-fires-this-is-what-climate

The global and regional impacts of climate change under representative concentration pathway forcings and shared socioeconomic pathway socioeconomic scenarios https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ab35a6

Climate change expected to shift location of East Asian Monsoons https://phys.org/news/2019-11-climate-shift-east-asian-monsoons.html

The oldest and thickest Arctic sea ice is disappearing twice as fast as ice in the rest of the Arctic Ocean, according to new research https://news.agu.org/press-release/last-arctic-ice-refuge-is-disappearing/

Climate change made extreme heat before 2018 Queensland bushfires ‘four times more likely’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/13/climate-change-made-2018-queensland-bushfires-four-times-more-likely?CMP=share_btn_tw

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2019/11/14/europe/veneto-council-climate-change-floods-trnd-intl-scli/index.html

Fire chiefs demand urgent action on climate change as states burn https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/11/14/bushfire-emergency-climate-change/

Today in climate change (8 November 2019)

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How bad is this drought and is it caused by climate change? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-bad-is-this-drought-and-is-it-caused-by-climate-change-20191024-p533xc.html

Existing Paris climate pledges commit sea level rise to ‘one metre by 2300’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/existing-paris-climate-pledges-commit-sea-level-rise-to-one-metre-by-2300

40 distressing photos show glaciers disappearing around the world https://www.businessinsider.com.au/glaciers-collapsing-melting-in-photos-2019-9?r=US&IR=T

Floridians no longer have luxury to pretend climate change isn’t real https://www.sun-sentinel.com/opinion/commentary/fl-op-com-grimm-climate-change-real-20191101-4bbjs4srwzdlxnnhxftfeo62um-story.html

Australia could fall apart under climate change. But there’s a way to avoid it https://theconversation.com/australia-could-fall-apart-under-climate-change-but-theres-a-way-to-avoid-it-126341?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change emergency – 11,000 scientists say crisis accelerating, demand action https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-emergency-11000-scientists-say-crisis-accelerating-demand-action-78185/

South Australia’s stunning renewable energy transition, and what comes next https://reneweconomy.com.au/south-australias-stunning-renewable-energy-transition-and-what-comes-next-79597/

Most countries aren’t hitting 2030 climate goals, and everyone will pay the price https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/nations-miss-paris-targets-climate-driven-weather-events-cost-billions/

Australia records three years of hotter than average monthly temperatures https://www.smh.com.au/national/australia-records-three-years-of-hotter-than-average-monthly-temperatures-20191105-p537kr.html?utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#Echobox=1572930792

There is one way forward on climate change https://www.ft.com/content/27c9a6e8-ffb7-11e9-b7bc-f3fa4e77dd47?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a

Warmer, shorter winters have turned permafrost regions from carbon sink to source https://www.arctictoday.com/warmer-shorter-winters-have-turned-permafrost-regions-from-carbon-sink-to-source/

Sea level will rise for centuries. We can control how much and how fast https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/11/paris-agreement-period-still-leads-to-sea-level-rise/

Seas to rise dramatically even if greenhouse gases are curbed https://www.malaymail.com/news/life/2019/11/05/seas-to-rise-dramatically-even-if-greenhouse-gases-are-curbed/1806927?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rapidly melting Antarctica likely to be key driver in dramatic sea-level rises, researchers say https://reneweconomy.com.au/rapidly-melting-antarctica-likely-to-be-key-driver-in-dramatic-sea-level-rises-researchers-say-90744/

Australia’s main grid reaches 50 per cent renewables for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-reaches-50-per-cent-renewables-for-first-time-17935/

Sea levels rose 10 metres above present levels during Earth’s last warm period 125,000 years ago https://theconversation.com/scientists-looked-at-sea-levels-125-000-years-in-the-past-the-results-are-terrifying-126017

Our shameful legacy: just 15 years’ worth of emissions will raise sea level in 2300 https://theconversation.com/our-shameful-legacy-just-15-years-worth-of-emissions-will-raise-sea-level-in-2300-126429?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Drought to become more frequent and severe due to climate change – government report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/nov/07/drought-to-become-more-frequent-severe-and-longer-due-to-climate-change-government-reports?CMP=share_btn_tw

New Zealand passes law aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050 https://www.reuters.com/article/us-newzealand-climate/new-zealand-passes-law-aiming-for-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050-idUSKBN1XH0RQ

A new study examined how people’s opinions on climate change affect real-estate prices https://www.marketwatch.com/story/climate-change-deniers-are-propping-up-home-prices-in-waterfront-communities-research-suggests-2019-11-07

The World’s Thickest Mountain Glacier Is Finally Melting, and Climate Change Is 100% to Blame https://www.livescience.com/taku-glacier-sudden-retreat.html

What small businesses can do about climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/11/what-small-businesses-can-do-about-climate-change/

Rising sea levels could inundate North Korea’s Sinuiju by 2050, new study shows https://www.nknews.org/2019/11/rising-sea-levels-could-inundate-north-koreas-sinuiju-by-2050-new-study-shows/

Today in climate change (1 November 2019)

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To fight climate change, science must be mobilised like it was in World War II https://theconversation.com/to-fight-climate-change-science-must-be-mobilised-like-it-was-in-world-war-ii-125258?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Oceans are rising around the world, causing dangerous flooding. Why is this happening, and what can we do to stem the tide? https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/sea-level-rise/

Emissions flat-line as ‘carrot’s not working and there’s no stick’ https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/emissions-flat-line-as-carrot-s-not-working-and-there-s-no-stick-20191027-p534mr.html

Venezuelan scientists look for hope in last remaining glacier https://www.csmonitor.com/Environment/2019/0927/Venezuelan-scientists-look-for-hope-in-last-remaining-glacier?icid=rss

Seeing Red Across the North Pacific Ocean https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/seeing-red-across-north-pacific-ocean

Nearly four in ten Americans say they have personally experienced the effects of global warming https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-american-mind-april-2019/5/

Warming Will Cost Rich and Poor Countries Alike https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/warming-will-cost-rich-and-poor-countries-alike/

Flooding and extreme heat are coming to nearly every city (especially their vulnerable populations). But a new report finds that few cities are ready for what’s coming https://www.fastcompany.com/90422482/85-of-cities-are-feeling-climate-change-but-nearly-half-arent-dealing-with-it

Waterworld? Floating Cities Turn Hollywood Sci-fi Into Reality As Sea Levels Rise https://www.forbes.com/sites/wadeshepard/2019/10/23/waterworld-floating-cities-turn-hollywood-sci-fi-into-reality-as-sea-levels-rise/

Belize: Social Resilience in an Age of Climate Change, Disasters http://www.thestkittsnevisobserver.com/belize-social-resilience-in-an-age-of-climate-change-disasters/

Greenland ice cap melt measured by satellites — and it’s enough to cover Tasmania in almost 5m of water https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-30/melting-greenland-glaciers-weighed-by-australian-scientists/11630970

Queensland must rapidly ditch coal-fired power to meet Australia’s emission targets, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-29/queensland-urged-to-abandon-coal-and-expand-renewables-rollout-/11650966

Rising Seas Will Erase More Cities by 2050, New Research Shows https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/29/climate/coastal-cities-underwater.html

Rising sea levels pose threat to homes of 300m people – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/29/rising-sea-levels-pose-threat-to-homes-of-300m-people-study?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

New elevation data triple estimates of global vulnerability to sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-12808-z

Climate change and Californian wildfires https://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-california-fuel-fire-1468431

Sediment accumulation, elevation change, and the vulnerability of tidal marshes in the Delaware Estuary and Barnegat Bay to accelerated sea level rise https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/821827v1

Antarctic sea ice is key to triggering ice ages, study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-10-antarctic-sea-ice-key-triggering.html

How Do We Measure Climate Risk? https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/how-do-we-measure-climate-risk

The last advancing Juneau Icefield glacier begins its retreat https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/last-advancing-juneau-icefield-glacier-begins-its-retreat

Two-million-year-old snapshots of atmospheric gases from Antarctic ice https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1692-3

World’s oldest ice core could solve mystery of ‘flipped’ ice age cycles https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/world-s-oldest-ice-core-could-solve-mystery-flipped-ice-age-cycles

Reducing Risk And Vulnerability To Climate Change In Colombia https://soundcloud.com/adaptationfund/reducing-risk-and-1

Sea level rise map and coastal flooding tool https://coastal.climatecentral.org/map/5/82.025/20.8395/?theme=sea_level_rise&map_type=coastal_dem_comparison&elevation_model=coastal_dem&forecast_year=2050&pathway=rcp45&percentile=p50&return_level=return_level_1&slr_model=kopp_2014

The science of drought is complex but the message on climate change is clear https://theconversation.com/the-science-of-drought-is-complex-but-the-message-on-climate-change-is-clear-125941?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Six biggest coalminers in Australia produce more emissions than entire economy https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/nov/01/six-biggest-coalminers-in-australia-produce-more-emissions-than-entire-economy?CMP=share_btn_tw

Sydney and Melbourne will likely be exposed to more intense hail storms, tropical cyclones will track further south and bushfire risks will increase in most of Australia as the climate warms https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/hail-cyclones-and-fire-extreme-weather-risks-on-the-rise-20191031-p536aw.html

Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/30/climate-crisis-affects-how-majority-will-vote-in-uk-election-poll?CMP=share_btn_

“This will only get worse in the future”: Experts see direct line between California wildfires and climate change https://www.cbsnews.com/news/this-will-only-get-worse-in-the-future-experts-find-direct-line-between-california-wildfires-and-climate-change/

Climate crisis – here’s what the experts recommend we do https://theconversation.com/climate-crisis-heres-what-the-experts-recommend-we-do-123238

Today in climate change (25 October 2019)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Why do people still think climate change isn’t real? https://www.inverse.com/article/60232-the-psychology-behind-climate-change-deniers

NT traditional owners urge climate change policy makers to witness mangrove devastation https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-10-14/climate-change-mangrove-traditional-owners-call-for-action/11598238

The culprit behind east Australia’s big dry https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-culprit-behind-east-australia-s-big-dry-20191018-p53208.html

What climate change will do to three major American cities by 2100 https://qz.com/1727717/what-climate-change-will-do-to-three-major-american-cities-by-2100/

Europe’s Mightiest Glaciers Are Melting https://eos.org/articles/europes-mightiest-glaciers-are-melting

When Rising Seas Hit Home: An Analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists https://ucsusa.maps.arcgis.com/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=64b2cbd03a3d4b87aaddaf65f6b33332

Australia is the only country using carryover climate credits, officials admit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/oct/22/australia-is-the-only-country-using-carryover-climate-credits-officials-admit?CMP=share_btn_tw

How Hurricane Katrina and the murder of Emmett Till shaped one woman’s commitment to climate justice https://www.guernicamag.com/after-the-storm/

The North Has Another Climate Change Problem: Permafrost https://www.huffingtonpost.ca/entry/permafrost-carbon-climate-change_ca_5daef383e4b0f34e3a7c7772

Russia discovers five Arctic islands uncovered by melting ice https://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/world/russia-five-new-arctic-islands-melting-ice-12024706?cid=cna_flip_070214

Climate change and displacement https://www.unhcr.org/news/stories/2019/10/5da5e18c4/climate-change-and-displacement.html

Anaheim Nears 100 Degrees In Record Heat Wave https://patch.com/california/orange-county/anaheim-nears-100-degrees-record-heat-wave

Antarctic ice cliffs may not contribute to sea-level rise as much as predicted https://eapsweb.mit.edu/news/2019/antarctic-ice-cliffs-may-not-contribute-sea-level-rise-much-predicted

Cities at risk: dealing with the pressures of climate change https://www.cdp.net/en/research/global-reports/cities-at-risk

Climate change costs to hit these Australian regions hardest https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/climate-change-costs-to-hit-these-australian-regions-hardest-20191023-p533g0

Climate change risk to Australia’s built environment https://xdi.systems/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Climate-Change-Risk-to-Australia%E2%80%99s-Built-Environment-V4-final-reduced-2.pdf

Climate change has finally caught up to this Alaska village https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/10/climate-change-finally-caught-up-to-this-alaska-village/

Coal city Newcastle signs 10-year deal for 100 per cent renewable supply https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/coal-city-newcastle-signs-10-year-deal-for-100-per-cent-renewable-supply/

How Long Until Extreme Sea Levels Are an Annual Occurrence? https://www.envirotech-online.com/news/environmental-laboratory/7/breaking-news/how-long-until-extreme-sea-levels-are-an-annual-occurrence/50492

Along the East Coast, rainy days, high tides and sea rise make floods a part of life https://www.nbcnews.com/mach/news/east-coast-sea-level-rise-high-tides-flooding-ncna957241

El Niños Strengthened by Climate Change https://www.ecowatch.com/el-nino-climate-change-2641061348.html

Female contribution to grassroots innovation for climate change adaptation in Bangladesh https://www.researchgate.net/publication/336749603_Female_contribution_to_grassroots_innovation_for_climate_change_adaptation_in_Bangladesh

Institutions for the Anthropocene: Governance in a Changing Earth System https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/british-journal-of-political-science/article/institutions-for-the-anthropocene-governance-in-a-changing-earth-system/7F5D3B991112E649F0DCFB46812AA22D

Did you know? – Proglacial lakes accelerate glacier retreat! https://blogs.egu.eu/divisions/cr/2019/10/18/did-you-know-proglacial-lakes-accelerate-glacier-retreat/

How Cities Can Cool Down Urban Heat Islands https://www.routefifty.com/management/2019/10/how-cities-can-confront-urban-heat-islands/160825/

Climate change-induced flooding forces seawall in Seychelles to be rebuilt http://www.seychellesnewsagency.com/articles/11800/Climate+change-induced+flooding+forces+seawall+in+Seychelles+to+be+rebuilt