Today in climate change (3 April 2020)

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Carbon emissions will drop, but experts fear ‘revenge pollution’ https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/carbon-emissions-will-drop-but-experts-fear-revenge-pollution-20200327-p54eft.html

The annual Australia’s Environment report finds last year’s heat and drought caused unprecedented damage https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/30/probably-the-worst-year-in-a-century-the-environmental-toll-of-2019?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Why Clouds Are the Key to New Troubling Projections on Warming https://e360.yale.edu/features/why-clouds-are-the-key-to-new-troubling-projections-on-warming

Barclays sets net zero carbon target for 2050 after investor pressure https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/30/barclays-sets-net-zero-carbon-target-for-2050-after-investor-pressure-climate?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coronavirus and climate change: The pandemic is a fire drill for our planet’s future https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/coronavirus-climate-change-pandemic-fire-drill-our-planet-s-future-ncna1169991

Anatomy of a heatwave: how Antarctica recorded a 20.75°C day last month https://theconversation.com/anatomy-of-a-heatwave-how-antarctica-recorded-a-20-75-c-day-last-month-134550?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Coal phase-out can provide “cheap” way to reduce emissions, researchers say https://reneweconomy.com.au/coal-phase-out-can-provide-cheap-way-to-reduce-emissions-researchers-say-13731/

‘Very un-Antarctic’: When the icy continent was not very cold at all https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/very-un-antarctic-when-the-icy-continent-was-not-very-cold-at-all-20200330-p54fe7.html

Why the climate crisis is harder to spot in the UK and US https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/mar/20/weatherwatch-why-climate-change-harder-spot-uk-us

Tackling climate change https://www.wired.com/story/what-you-can-do-solve-climate-change/

Beneath the virus lurks a bigger emergency, but the world is distracted from the climate threat https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/beneath-the-virus-lurks-a-bigger-emergency-but-the-world-is-distracted-from-the-climate-threat-20200328-p54et4.html

Rain, floods and confused seals: Inside Antarctica’s warmest-ever summer https://www.euronews.com/2020/03/31/rain-floods-and-confused-seals-inside-antarctica-s-warmest-ever-summer

‘We must use this time well’: climate experts hopeful after Cop26 delay https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/apr/02/we-must-use-this-time-well-climate-experts-hopeful-after-cop26-delay-coronavirus

Today in climate change (27 March 2020)

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See how global warming has changed the world since your childhood https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-06/how-climate-change-has-impacted-your-life/11766018

With coronavirus and climate change, it’s about time https://www.axios.com/coronavirus-climate-change-time-72d420ff-ae66-43f9-9930-79b1466843fa.html

Rewilding project aims to give Thames its flood plain back https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/rewilding-project-aims-give-thames-flood-plain-back

Managing disaster risks and water under climate change in Central Asia and Caucasus https://www.weadapt.org/knowledge-base/sdc-climate-change-environment-network/managing-disaster-risks-and-water-under-climate-change-in-central-asia-and-caucasus

Sea levels in Singapore 14cm above pre-1970 levels: Meteorological Service Singapore https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/sea-levels-in-singapore-140mm-above-pre-1970-levels-meteorological-service

Scientists just discovered a massive new vulnerability in the Antarctic ice sheet https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2020/03/23/denman-glacier-climate-change/

Shedding light on how much carbon tropical forests can absorb https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200319090255.htm

Evaluating Cloud Cover Predictions in Climate Models https://eos.org/research-spotlights/evaluating-cloud-cover-predictions-in-climate-models

Wind industry calls on Victoria to set “bold” science-based emissions targets https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-industry-calls-on-victoria-to-set-bold-science-based-emissions-targets-62226/

Climate crisis blamed for rains and floods that have killed 150 in Brazil https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/13/climate-crisis-blamed-for-rains-and-floods-that-have-killed-150-in-brazil

Holding back the tide – sea’s advance threatens Tunisia’s beaches https://www.reuters.com/article/us-tunisia-tourism-climate-idUSKBN2160PA

UK greenhouse gas emissions fall for seventh year in a row https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/mar/26/uk-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fall-for-seventh-year-in-a-row?CMP=share_btn_tw

Coronavirus, Climate Change, And Our Community https://www.forbes.com/sites/mindylubber/2020/03/26/coronavirus-climate-change-and-our-community/#18a46c4f78f9

Today in climate change (13 March 2020)

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‘We need a serious conversation’: River flows could decline 40% in Australia’s foodbowl https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/we-need-a-serious-conversation-river-flows-could-decline-40-percent-in-australia-s-foodbowl-20200304-p546t4.html

These are the places across Australia people will soon struggle to live in without serious challenges https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/these-are-the-places-across-australia-people-will-soon-struggle-to-live-in-without-serious-challenges/news-story/fce6ba88e1b8135866fb2aad720d7101

Be honest Australia, you’re not ‘meeting and beating’ your emissions targets https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/be-honest-australia-you-re-not-meeting-and-beating-your-emissions-targets-20200307-p547u1.html

Renewables keep crunching Australia’s electricity emissions – no thanks to federal policy https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables-keep-crunching-australias-electricity-emissions-no-thanks-to-federal-policy-15796/

A rare natural phenomenon brings severe drought to Australia. Climate change is making it more common https://theconversation.com/a-rare-natural-phenomenon-brings-severe-drought-to-australia-climate-change-is-making-it-more-common-133058?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

What Could Warming Mean for Pathogens like Coronavirus? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/what-could-warming-mean-for-pathogens-like-coronavirus/

UK’s CO2 emissions have fallen 29% over the past decade https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-uks-co2-emissions-have-fallen-29-per-cent-over-the-past-decade

Coronavirus should give us hope that we are able to tackle the climate crisis https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-should-give-us-hope-that-we-are-able-to-tackle-the-climate-crisis-133174

It’s official: the last five years were the warmest ever recorded https://theconversation.com/its-official-the-last-five-years-were-the-warmest-ever-recorded-133056

WMO Statement on the State of the Global Climate in 2019 https://library.wmo.int/index.php?lvl=notice_display&id=21700#.Xmf_2aMzbIU

A solution to cut extreme heat by up to 6 degrees is in our own backyards https://theconversation.com/a-solution-to-cut-extreme-heat-by-up-to-6-degrees-is-in-our-own-backyards-133082

New Circular Economy Action Plan shows the way to a climate-neutral, competitive economy of empowered consumers https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_20_420

Planet is ‘way off track’ in dealing with climate change, U.N. says https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2020/03/11/climate-change-world-way-off-track-dealing-global-warming/5021961002/

The climate crisis is disrupting life for millions, a report finds https://edition.cnn.com/2020/03/10/weather/climate-report-wmo-2019-wxc/index.html?platform=hootsuite

Climate change: The state of our atmosphere https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/03/climate-change-state-atmosphere-200311123221535.html

Apocalypse never: why climate catastrophe won’t make us change https://thecorrespondent.com/329/apocalypse-never-why-climate-catastrophe-wont-make-us-change/43555204231-a33f6054

Major Greenland glacier collapse 90 years ago linked to climate change https://phys.org/news/2020-03-major-greenland-glacier-collapse-years.html

Polar ice caps melting six times faster than in 1990s https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/11/polar-ice-caps-melting-six-times-faster-than-in-1990s?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Our World, Our Say: Australia’s largest youth survey on climate change https://www.aidr.org.au/news/our-world-our-say-australia-s-largest-youth-survey-on-climate-change/

It’s time to win climate wars, NSW Environment Minister Matt Kean says https://www.sbs.com.au/news/it-s-time-to-win-climate-wars-nsw-environment-minister-matt-kean-says?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Coronavirus ‘Really Not the Way You Want To Decrease Emissions’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/10032020/coronavirus-climate-change-economy-emissions

Studies show climate change becoming increasingly bipartisan https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/national/studies-show-climate-change-becoming-increasingly-bipartisan

Today in climate change (6 March 2020)

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Australia’s electricity market must be 100% renewables by 2035 to achieve net zero by 2050 – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/27/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-possible-in-australia-if-low-emissions-options-accelerated?CMP=share_btn_tw

New report from Australia Institute says trend will bring with it longer and hotter bushfires, more heatwaves and crop damage https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/02/climate-crisis-cutting-short-australias-winters-and-extending-summers

Climate change will force up premiums: Swiss Re https://www.afr.com/companies/financial-services/climate-change-will-force-up-premiums-swiss-re-20200228-p545c1

Thousands of kilometres of Australia’s beaches at risk from rising seas https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thousands-of-kilometres-of-australia-s-beaches-at-risk-from-rising-seas-20200302-p5463p.html

Australia is heating more rapidly than the global average, with a rise of 4C expected by 2100, Bureau of Meteorology says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/02/summer-of-2019-20-second-hottest-australian-summer-on-record?CMP=share_btn_tw

Moscow Winter ‘Warmest Since Records Began’ https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/03/02/moscow-winter-warmest-since-records-began-a69476

Does Information About Climate Risk Affect Property Values? https://www.nber.org/papers/w26807

UK carbon emissions fall 29 per cent in a decade, new data shows https://www.businessgreen.com/news/4011684/uk-carbon-emissions-fall-cent-decade

Hackathon Speeds Progress Toward Climate Model Collaboration https://eos.org/science-updates/hackathon-speeds-progress-toward-climate-model-collaboration

An uncharted island off Antarctica’s western coast could reveal how climate change is altering the continent https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00489-4

The world’s top meteorological experts issued the warning as cities and countries around the world reported record-breaking warm winters https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/03/02/record-breaking-warm-weather-expected-around-globe-human-caused-climate-crisis-now

Most California cities refuse to retreat from rising seas—one town wants to show how it’s done https://phys.org/news/2020-03-california-cities-retreat-seasone-town.html

Meet Thailand’s secret weapon in climate change battle https://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Meet_Thailands_secret_weapon_in_climate_change_battle_999.html

Probability of Fire Weather Index reaching levels of 2019-20 summer increases 30% due to climate change, researchers say https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/mar/05/bushfire-crisis-conditions-eight-times-more-likely-under-2c-warming-analysis-shows?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tasmania sets world-leading target of 200 per cent renewables by 2040 https://reneweconomy.com.au/tasmania-sets-world-leading-target-of-200-per-cent-renewables-by-2040/

Europe experiences exceptionally warm winter https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51758223

Analysis shows climate finance not reaching most vulnerable https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/mar/05/analysis-shows-climate-finance-not-reaching-most-vulnerable

Today in climate change (28 February 2020)

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These floods bear all the hallmarks of climate change https://www.ciwem.org/news/austerity-flooding

New Source of Climate Pressure for Companies: Workers https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-source-of-climate-pressure-for-companies-workers-115818616014

Thousands rally across Australia for climate justice https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/photos-thousands-rally-across-australia-climate-justice

Getting to zero net emissions in 2050 is going to be tough https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/23/getting-to-zero-net-emissions-in-2050-is-going-to-be-tough-but-labor-committing-to-it-is-a-damn-good-thing?CMP=share_btn_tw

It’s Official: Chicago Has Declared a Climate Emergency. Now What https://news.wttw.com/2020/02/19/it-s-official-chicago-has-declared-climate-emergency-now-what#.XlLoIsjgTeU.twitter

After a summer of mega-fires, the dramatic shift in thinking about climate change has not come from the public, or from politicians. It has come from business https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/bushfires-push-business-on-to-the-front-foot-20200223-p543jv.html

New government data shows slight drop in Australia’s emissions, amid new coal fight https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/new-government-data-shows-slight-drop-in-australia-s-emissions-amid-new-coal-fight-20200223-p543jp.html

Meeting climate change targets has for the first time emerged as a greater priority for voters than keeping energy prices down https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/politics/newspoll-voters-deliver-verdict-on-bushfires-crisis/news-story/c1b975bc12a19fbdfbd75d162da9b299

World’s top climate negotiator condemns Australian response to climate change https://www.abc.net.au/triplej/programs/hack/world-top-climate-negotiator-condemns-australian-response-bushfi/11989658

‘Extraordinary’ fires burnt at historical size, beyond climate projections https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/extraordinary-fires-burnt-at-historical-size-beyond-climate-projections-20200224-p543u4.html

Catastrophic fires have generated intensified public responses in favour of transformative climate change action https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0712-5

Under attack from climate change, Colombia’s farmers befriend nature https://www.reuters.com/article/colombia-floods-climate-change/feature-under-attack-from-climate-change-colombias-farmers-befriend-nature-idUSL8N29Q4BV

The last ice age tells us why we need to care about a 2℃ change in temperature https://theconversation.com/the-last-ice-age-tells-us-why-we-need-to-care-about-a-2-change-in-temperature-126923?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=footertwitterbutton

On climate change, where does Tampa Bay go from here? https://www.tampabay.com/opinion/2020/02/25/on-climate-change-where-does-tampa-bay-go-from-here-column/

Why Climate Change and Poverty Are Inextricably Linked https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/climate-change-is-connected-to-poverty/

Antarctica’s Eagle Island undergoes large-scale snowmelt as February sees new high temperatures https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-25/nasa-shows-alarming-ice-melt-on-antarcticas-eagle-island/11999476

Bohai Bay: the Chinese region disappearing inch by inch https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2020/feb/24/bohai-bay-the-chinese-region-disappearing-inch-by-inch-in-pictures?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia needs to commit to target of net-zero emissions by 2050 https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/australia-needs-to-commit-to-target-of-net-zero-emissions-by-2050,13633#.XlbJo_Ow9VA.twitter

Australia is heating faster than the global average, and extreme heat days are on the rise. Doctors say there’s clear evidence that it’s killing people prematurely https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/feb/27/killer-heat-how-a-warming-land-is-changing-australia-forever

Rio Tinto announces $1bn spend to reach net zero emissions by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/26/rio-tinto-announces-1bn-spend-to-reach-net-zero-emissions-by-2050

Today in climate change (21 February 2020)

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The story of coal and climate change is not a tale of two cities, but a tale of two regional Australias https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/14/i-spent-weeks-reporting-on-the-bushfires-this-is-the-truth-about-regional-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate summit calls for urgent action after Australia’s fire-hit summer https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/15/climate-summit-calls-for-urgent-action-after-australias-fire-hit-summer?CMP=share_btn_tw

An Iceberg Triple The Size Of San Francisco Breaks Off Antarctica’s Most Endangered Glacier https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2020/02/17/antarctica-iceberg-breaks-off

UK must prepare for more intense storms, climate scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/feb/17/uk-must-prepare-for-more-intense-storms-climate-scientists-say?CMP=share_btn_tw

Scientists say climate change is behind the unprecedented intensity of the bushfires that have burned a reported 27 million acres in Australia https://www.cbsnews.com/news/australia-fires-climate-change-relationship-60-minutes-2020-02-16/

“Glacial Earthquakes” Spotted for the First Time on Thwaites https://eos.org/articles/glacial-earthquakes-spotted-for-the-first-time-on-thwaites

Public support for new coalmines falls even among Coalition voters, ANU poll finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/feb/18/coalitions-handling-of-bushfires-causes-substantial-decline-in-support-anu-poll-finds

Solar thermal power the way forward for Australia despite hiccups, nuclear expert says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-18/solar-thermal-power-should-be-major-export-expert-says/11971938

Australia has done little on emissions, and is not planning much in next decade https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-has-done-little-on-emissions-and-is-not-planning-much-in-next-decade-71549/

How heat and drought turned Australia into a tinderbox https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-02-19/australia-bushfires-how-heat-and-drought-created-a-tinderbox/11976134

Vancouver has been named a global leader for climate change https://dailyhive.com/vancouver/vancouver-global-leader-climate-change-cdp

Study indicates human fossil methane emissions have been underestimated by up to 40% https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/19/oil-gas-industry-far-worse-climate-impact-than-thought-fossil-fuels-methane

The Antarctic Peninsula is setting heat records. They won’t stand long https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/02/antarctic-peninsula-setting-heat-records-wont-stand-long/

There Is No Impending ‘Mini Ice Age’ https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2953/there-is-no-impending-mini-ice-age/

Two New Studies Add Fuel to the Debate Over Methane https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20022020/two-new-studies-add-fuel-debate-over-methane

Today in climate change (14 February 2020)

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West Australia grid officially hits more than 50% renewables for first time https://reneweconomy.com.au/west-australia-grid-officially-hits-more-than-50-renewables-for-first-time-21842/

Fires and floods: maps of Europe predict scale of climate catastrophe https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/10/fires-floods-maps-europe-climate-catastrophe

Greenland Rising: The Future of Greenland’s Waterfront https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2020/02/05/greenland-rising-the-future-of-greenlands-waterfront/

Deforested parts of Amazon ’emitting more CO2 than they absorb’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51464694

With sufficient investment and strategic deployment, carbon dioxide removal and storage can play a key role in keeping global warming to a level we can live with https://ensia.com/features/sequestration/

We’re facing a climate crisis but there is good news https://www.smh.com.au/national/we-re-facing-a-climate-crisis-but-there-is-good-news-20200210-p53zhr.html

Southern California Climate Change over 100,000 Years https://eos.org/research-spotlights/southern-california-climate-change-over-100000-years

There Are Rivers in the Sky Drenching the U.S. Because of Climate Change https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-02-11/there-are-rivers-in-the-sky-drenching-the-u-s-because-of-climate-change

Preparing for climate change https://phys.org/news/2020-02-climate.html

US cities at risk of sea level inundation https://www.newsweek.com/these-five-cities-are-vulnerable-rising-seas-including-miami-new-york-1486575

Burning gas, coal and oil costs global economy $8bn a day and particularly harms children https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/12/fossil-fuel-pollution-behind-4m-premature-deaths-a-year-study?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Marshall Islands, Suriname, Norway upgrade climate plans before Cop26 https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/02/10/which-countries-updated-ndc-2020-marshall-islands-suriname-norway-cop26/

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change https://theconversation.com/climigration-when-communities-must-move-because-of-climate-change-122529

Pine Island Glacier’s Newest Iceberg https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/146289/pine-island-glaciers-newest-iceberg

Inside Australia’s climate emergency: the new fire zone https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/feb/12/living-in-the-climate-emergency-australias-new-fire-zone?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Who will bear the financial risk of climate-related disasters? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6613599/who-will-bear-the-financial-risk-of-climate-related-disasters/

In the span of 141 years of climate records, there has never been a warmer January than last month https://www.noaa.gov/news/january-2020-was-earth-s-hottest-january-on-record

How to achieve climate goals: try this tool https://en-roads.climateinteractive.org/scenario.html?p65=100&v=2.7.6

Antarctic temperature rises above 20C for first time on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/feb/13/antarctic-temperature-rises-above-20c-first-time-record

Partisan gap on dealing with climate change gets even wider https://www.people-press.org/2020/02/13/as-economic-concerns-recede-environmental-protection-rises-on-the-publics-policy-agenda/

‘Business as usual’ on climate change will cost Australia $29 billion a year https://thenewdaily.com.au/finance/finance-news/2020/02/12/climate-change-economy/

Climate change: Bangkok, Amsterdam and Melbourne ‘face greatest global warming risk’ https://news.sky.com/story/climate-change-bangkok-amsterdam-and-melbourne-face-greatest-global-warming-risk-11932338

2050 Climate Change City Index https://www.nestpick.com/2050-climate-change-city-index/