Today in climate change (6 October 2017)

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Are Dutch Water Safety Institutions Prepared for Climate Change? http://edepot.wur.nl/198906

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade? http://sciencenordic.com/can-we-really-limit-global-warming-%E2%80%9Cwell-below%E2%80%9D-two-degrees-centigrade

Climate change drives Solomon Islands’ people of the sea ashore http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-drives-solomon-islands-people-of-the-sea-ashore/a-40777201

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/29/scientists-find-that-belching-cows-could-solve-a-key-mystery-about-the-atmosphere/

Sea level threatens Perth infrastructure http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/sea-levels-threaten-key-perth-infrastructure,-researchers-say/8998962

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/australian-cities-to-have-50c-summer-days-by-2040-study-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Is this a good time to talk about climate change? http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/09/is-this-a-good-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/

Extreme rainfall has tripled in India since 1950 – but droughts are worsening too http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/extreme-rainfall-has-tripled-india-since-1950-droughts-are-worsening-too-1641701?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate, disasters and displacement http://climatemigration.org.uk/video-understanding-disasters-displacement-and-climate/?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/ex-fema-director-rebuilding-puerto-rico-requires-acknowledging-climate-change/

The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming

Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/05/world/science-health-world/caribbean-hurricane-zone-bound-u-n-chief-scientists-say-extreme-storms-new-normal/#.WdWc1E8UnIU

New Toolkit for Building Urban Climate Resilience http://training.i-s-e-t.org/

A Climate Series for the Ages https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/event/climate-series-ages/

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities? https://www.planetizen.com/node/94929/miami-beach-model-climate-adaptation-coastal-cities

Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs62.pdf

 

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Today in climate change (29 September 2017)

 

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Understanding impacts and adaptation to high-end climate scenarios in Europe https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3210&utm_content=bufferb6a22&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

When will humans be horrified by climate change? When the media give it the coverage it deserves http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-climate-change-brains-media-20170922-story.html

Australia’s east coast sweats under unusual spring heat wave https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/23/australias-east-coast-sweats-under-unusual-spring-heat-wave

Trump laments string of warming-fueled superstorms: “It’s just one after another” https://thinkprogress.org/trump-one-after-another-hurricanes-50c288af4ea6/

What real action on climate change looks like http://news.trust.org/item/20170922090437-yd2un/

Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australia-failing-to-meet-paris-targets-and-more-renewables-needed-report-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-shifting-when-europes-rivers-flood

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/portuguese-children-crowdfund-european-climate-change-case-sue-47-countries

A Caribbean leader calls for action on climate change https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/eden-is-broken-a-caribbean-leader-calls-for-action-on-climate-change

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/Adapt_To_More_Wildfire.pdf

Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/water-stress-driving-conflict-and-migration-how-should-global-community-respond

Climate Leadership Conference https://www.climateleadership.com.au/so/0LwspJ9J?cid=169b9ac4-a0a1-425f-8c82-d01cc65a9051&region=be86293e-3a12-490b-d165-9bd3dc41ebaf#/main

‘Attacked from two sides’: Antarctic sea ice hits another record low http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/attacked-from-two-sides-antarctic-sea-ice-hits-another-record-low-20170926-gyouuc.html

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/bom-records-will-fall-as-eastern-australia-braces-for-heatwave/8988650

Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16363158/antarctica-glaciers-melting-marguerite-bay-climate-change-warming-oceans

Ethiopia’s National Adaptation Plan http://napglobalnetwork.org/2017/09/national-sub-national-govts-collaborate-implement-ethiopias-nap/

Sunken continent Zealandia used to be closer to the surface, with a very different climate https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/97323821/sunken-continent-zealandia-used-to-be-closer-to-the-surface-with-a-very-different-climate

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/sep/27/right-wing-media-could-not-be-more-wrong-about-the-15c-carbon-budget-paper?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Jamaican communities getting climate-smart to Climate Change http://www.jm.undp.org/content/jamaica/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/09/22/jamaican-communities-getting-climate-smart-to-climate-change.html

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/lake-chad-basin-long-climate-catastrophe-170923075220951.html

6 Early Lessons on Long-Term Climate Strategies http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/6-early-lessons-long-term-climate-strategies

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem http://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer86b87&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and surface flooding in Sierra Leone http://standardtimespress.org/?p=5374

Without action to tackle global warming, deadly summer temperatures of 40C in Europe could be normal by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/climate-change-made-lucifer-heatwave-far-more-likely-scientists-find?utm_content=buffer663a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/28/16362522/hurricane-maria-2017-irma-harvey-rain-flooding-climate-change

 

 

 

Today in climate change (15 September 2017)

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Climate change intersects with hurricanes by increasing storm rainfall, intensity, and surge http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/warmer-air-means-more-evaporation-and-precipitation

What We Know about the Climate Change–Hurricane Connection https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-we-know-about-the-climate-change-hurricane-connection/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

LA Is Painting Its Streets White to Keep the City Cool https://nexusmedianews.com/la-is-painting-its-streets-white-to-keep-the-city-cool-26e00aad42a8

Is extreme weather becoming more extreme? https://news.northeastern.edu/2017/09/extreme-weather-is-getting-more-extreme/

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning http://citiscope.org/commentary/2017/09/cities-arent-using-their-key-tool-climate-action-urban-planning

Irma and Harvey: very different storms, but both affected by climate change https://theconversation.com/irma-and-harvey-very-different-storms-but-both-affected-by-climate-change-83800?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Ancient volcanic eruptions disrupted Earth’s thermostat, creating a ‘Snowball’ planet https://theconversation.com/ancient-volcanic-eruptions-disrupted-earths-thermostat-creating-a-snowball-planet-82215

The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Prepare for Weather Extremes http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/09/we_don_t_have_to_agree_about_climate_change_to_adapt_to_weather_extremes.html

Assessing climate change impacts on extreme weather events: the case for an alternative (Bayesian) approach https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-2048-3

How Antarctic ice melt can be a tipping point for the whole planet’s climate https://theconversation.com/how-antarctic-ice-melt-can-be-a-tipping-point-for-the-whole-planets-climate-83776

Taking the Pulse of the Planet https://eos.org/opinions/taking-the-pulse-of-the-planet#.WblJZIj-6CU.twitter

Asia’s glaciers will melt sharply from global warming by century’s end: climate study http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2111086/asias-glaciers-will-melt-sharply-global-warming-centurys-end-climate-study

As Alaska thaws, everything changes http://gizmodo.com/as-alaska-thaws-everything-changes-1797914137?IR=T

Carbon dioxide emission-intensity in climate projections: Comparing the observational record to socio-economic scenarios http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217311155?via%3Dihub

Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What’s the link between climate change and natural disasters? http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

 

Today in climate change (8 September 2017)

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How Harvey has shown us the risks of climate change http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/How-Harvey-has-shown-us-the-risks-of-climate-12169544.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

This is why we cannot rely on cities alone to tackle climate change https://theconversation.com/this-is-why-we-cannot-rely-on-cities-alone-to-tackle-climate-change-82375?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Heat Waves Creeping Toward a Deadly Heat-Humidity Threshold https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082017/heatwaves-deadly-heat-humidity-wet-bulb-human-survivability-threshold

Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/dri-mav083117.php

Hurricane Harvey and the storms to come http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/11/hurricane-harvey-and-the-storms-to-come?mbid=social_twitter

India’s floods expose poor countries’ total vulnerability to climate change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change/

Changing weather: Understanding Australia through ancient Indigenous knowledge of seasons http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-01/indigenous-knowledge-helping-to-understand-changing-weather/8861124?pfmredir=sm

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed https://qz.com/1069298/the-3-of-scientific-papers-that-deny-climate-change-are-all-flawed/

Catastrophic Intensity: Why Is Hurricane Irma Gaining Strength So Quickly? http://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/why-is-hurricane-irma-gaining-strength-so-quickly?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

Drier south, wetter north: do these graphs show climate change is happening in Europe? http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/05/drier-south-wetter-north-do-these-graphs-show-climate-change-is-happening-in

Why is the world flooding? http://www.wired.co.uk/article/causes-and-effects-of-global-flooding-houston-harvey-monsoon

Sensitivity of Limiting Hurricane Intensity to SST in the Atlantic from Observations and GCMs http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/ElsnerStrazzoJaggerLaRowZhao2013.pdf

Potent Mix of Record Heat and Dryness Fuels Wildfires Across the West https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05092017/west-wildfires-california-canada-forests-record-heat-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

“If you live alone, if you’re elderly, if you have diseases, if you have a cognitive disability—any of those things puts you at greater risk in the event of extreme heat” https://www.coloradotrust.org/content/story/will-more-hot-days-mean-more-inequality#.WbBoDCRIGEo.twitter

This story map evaluates Denver’s vulnerability to extreme heat http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health/community-health/HeatVulnerability.html

“For the past few thousand years we have lived on a planet unreasonably cosy for civilization” https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/the-strange-future-hurricane-harvey-portends/538557/

Responding to the threat of sea level rise https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24847/responding-to-the-threat-of-sea-level-rise-proceedings-of

Leading Scientist on Irma: ‘Climate Change Effects Are No Longer Subtle http://observer.com/2017/09/record-breaking-hurricane-irma-displays-effects-climate-change/

Researchers have reported the first observation of sea level “fingerprints” https://news.agu.org/press-release/researchers-find-direct-evidence-of-sea-level-fingerprints/

 

 

Today in climate change (1 September 2017)

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Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important? https://theconversation.com/why-is-climate-changes-2-degrees-celsius-of-warming-limit-so-important-82058?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate Change Is Making This Bolivian Village a Ghost Town https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082017/climate-change-shocks-bolivia-rural-poor-migration-agriculture-quinoa

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots https://citizen.co.za/news/news-world/1629219/science-climate-weather-hurricane-harvey/

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/hurricane-harvey-climate-change-real-estate-florida?CMP=share_btn_tw

Washington may fail to heed Harvey climate warning, experts say https://www.zilient.org/article/washington-may-fail-heed-harvey-climate-warning-experts-say

Don’t blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster – blame society https://theconversation.com/dont-blame-climate-change-for-the-hurricane-harvey-disaster-blame-society-83163

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/29/hurricane-harvey-manmade-climate-disaster-world-catastrophe?CMP=share_btn_tw

It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/28/climate-change-hurricane-harvey-more-deadly

The science behind ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/the-science-behind-an-inconvenient-sequel

We can no longer tolerate climate change denial http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/we-can-no-longer-tolerate-climate-change-denial-20170829-gy6he6.html

Countries urged to start bargaining over negative emissions http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/08/14/countries-urged-start-negotiating-negative-carbon-emissions/

Shoring up Tuvalu’s Climate Resilience http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2017/8/29/Shoring-up-Tuvalu-s-Climate-Resilience.html#.WaZbomQFz89.twitter

Research in ancient forests show link between climate change and wildfires https://phys.org/news/2017-08-ancient-forests-link-climate-wildfires.html

The Anthropocene equation http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2053019616688022

NASA Scientists Seek to Improve Sea Ice Predictions https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-scientists-seek-to-improve-sea-ice-predictions

The link between hurricanes and climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/08/the-link-between-hurricanes-and-climate-change/

 

 

Today in climate change (25 August 2017)

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Greenland: Land of ice on fire http://www.dw.com/en/greenland-land-of-ice-on-fire/a-40136045

Greenland ice flow likely to speed up https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170816141846.htm

Wildfires over Siberia can be seen from outer space http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/casestudy/news/n0682-siberias-wildfires-seen-from-1-million-miles-away-even-the-tundra-is-burning/

Has Canberra’s weather changed according to Bureau of Meteorology records? http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-08-21/has-canberras-weather-changed/8806902

What’s really warming the world? https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Double exposure, infrastructure planning, and urban climate resilience in coastal megacities: A case study of Manila http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X17723630?journalCode=epna

It seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-sets-the-world-on-fire/a-40152365

Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-towns-sound-alarm-sea-level-rise-21701

Reframing climate change assessments around risk: recommendations for the US National Climate Assessment http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7494/meta

Global assessment of flood and storm extremes with increased temperatures https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-08481-1

More extreme weather to come: Scientist http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/more-extreme-weather-to-come:-scientist/8829716

A new community of floating homes may signal a solution for rising sea levels across the globe https://psmag.com/environment/are-the-floating-houses-of-the-netherlands-a-solution-against-the-rising-seas

Impact of Climate Change & Exposure to Disasters http://reliefweb.int/report/world/disasters-climate-change-managing-risks-building-resilience

Study: Earth’s temperature record was broken three years in a row, and you can thank humans for that http://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2017/08/22/michael-mann-climate-change-antropogenic-global-warming-extreme-weather-penn-state-geophysical-research-letters/stories/201708220125

Climate change and hurricane Harvey http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/tropical-storm-harvey-2017

‘It’s alarming’: Wildfire emissions grow to triple B.C.’s annual carbon footprint http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-alarming-wildfire-emissions-grow-to-triple-b-c-s-annual-carbon-footprint-1.4259306

Catalyzing Progress on National Climate Plans After Paris http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/catalyzing-progress-national-climate-plans-after-paris

Climate Refugees: Kiribati https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-refugees-kiribati-cbsn-on-assignment/

The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island https://comdig.unam.mx/2017/08/24/the-role-of-city-size-and-urban-form-in-the-surface-urban-heat-island/

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/russian-tanker-sails-arctic-without-icebreaker-first-time

Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update http://sdg.iisd.org/news/adaptation-and-loss-and-damage-update-publications-promote-gender-responsiveness-outline-institutional-challenges-to-adaptation/

Increased number of heavy rain events in Missouri since the 1950s http://www.kshb.com/weather/weather-news/increased-number-of-heavy-rain-events-in-missouri-since-the-1950s

Does the economy affect public opinion on climate? https://citizensclimatelobby.org/economy-affect-public-opinion-climate/

 

 

Today in climate change (18 August 2017)

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Climate Change Is Key Driver Of Disasters http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/climate-change-is-key-driver-of-disasters_us_5989f87fe4b08a4c247f2612?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

These Are the Crazy Climate Records from 2016 You Haven’t Heard Much About http://www.climatecentral.org/news/the-crazy-climate-records-from-2016-you-havent-heard-much-about-21706

Arcticness: Power and Voice from the North http://www.ucl.ac.uk/ucl-press/browse-books/arcticness

Another climate-change nightmare: 91 new volcanoes beneath Antarctica’s ice https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/08/15/another-climate-change-nightmare-dozens-of-volcanoes-beneath-antarcticas-thinning-ice/?utm_term=.2298ee2c51f4

How to Find an Iceberg’s Breaking Point https://eos.org/research-spotlights/how-to-find-an-icebergs-breaking-point

Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-towns-sound-alarm-sea-level-rise-21701?utm_content=buffer4472e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change not the full story when it comes to above average winter temperatures http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-08-17/why-have-winter-temps-been-so-high-this-week/8806972?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

A monumental public art installation bringing the sights & sounds of Antarctica’s Larsen C ice shelf to Chicago https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/whitewanderer/white-wanderer-a-climate-change-soundtrack?ref=preview&token=b8a3d265

It’s a challenge to attribute any one storm or heat wave to climate change, but scientists are getting closer http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/does-climate-change-cause-extreme-weather-events-180964506/

Study validates East Antarctic ice sheet to remain stable even if western ice sheet melts https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170817162028.htm

Investigating the Enigma of Clouds and Climate Change http://www.enn.com/climate/article/52189

More fire, fury: Canada is ablaze amid record heatwave https://thinkprogress.org/british-columbia-sets-wildfire-record-739cc9e62e3f/