Today in climate change (20 November 2020)

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Robustness of CMIP6 Historical Global Mean Temperature Simulations: Trends, Long‐Term Persistence, Autocorrelation, and Distributional Shape https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001667

Scientists link record-breaking hurricane season to climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/15/scientists-link-record-breaking-hurricane-season-to-climate-crisis

NSW renewable energy plan seals death warrant for six gigawatts of coal https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewable-energy-plan-seals-death-warrant-for-six-gigawatts-of-coal-99052/

In a Warming World, Hurricanes Weaken More Slowly After They Hit Land https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13112020/hurricanes-climate-change-extreme-weather-climate-science?platform=hootsuite

Bangladesh’s 50 years journey to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74702

Unravelling glacial hydroclimate in the Indo‐Pacific Warm Pool: perspectives from water isotopes https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2020PA003985

How Scotland can remain a climate leader ahead of COP26 https://www.thenational.scot/news/18873603.scotland-can-remain-climate-leader/

Heat is killing more people than ever. Scientists are looking for ways to lower the risk https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/heat-killing-more-people-ever-scientists-are-looking-ways-lower-risk

Sea Level Rise may erode development in Africa https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74732

The world’s leading universities join the climate fight https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-world-s-leading-universities-join-the-climate-fight-20201117-p56ffw.html

NSW to transform Hunter coal region into state’s next renewable energy zone https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-to-transform-hunter-coal-region-into-states-next-renewable-energy-zone-83085/

Greenland’s glaciers could lose more ice than previously thought, raising concerns for sea level risehttps://edition.cnn.com/2020/11/17/world/greenland-glaciers-melt-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

October 2020 was fourth-warmest October on record, NOAA and NASA report https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/11/october-2020-was-fourth-warmest-october-on-record-noaa-and-nasa-report/

About 150 nations due to deliver stronger climate plans in 2020, tracker shows https://news.trust.org/item/20201117175517-jvbl7/

New Zealand marine heatwave looms following warmest winter on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/18/new-zealand-marine-heatwave-looms-following-warmest-winter-on-record

More meteorological events that drive compound coastal flooding are projected under climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00044-z

As Australia’s climate plans lag on the G20 stage, experts say we can no longer ‘hide in the shadows’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/as-australia-s-climate-plans-lag-on-the-g20-stage-experts-say-we-can-no-longer-hide-in-the-shadows

As 2020 Amazon fire season winds down, Brazil carbon emissions rise https://news.mongabay.com/2020/11/as-2020-amazon-fire-season-winds-down-brazil-carbon-emissions-rise/

Geoscientists discover Ancestral Puebloans survived from ice melt in New Mexico lava tubes https://phys.org/news/2020-11-geoscientists-ancestral-puebloans-survived-ice.html

Flooding will become common in sea level rise hot spots https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/11/seas-are-rising-faster-ever

Climate risk country profile: Sri Lanka https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74781

Today in climate change (13 November 2020)

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Australia warned it could be isolated over climate inaction after Joe Biden victory https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/08/australia-warned-it-could-be-isolated-over-climate-inaction-after-joe-biden-victory?CMP=share_btn_tw

California’s Mega Fires Have Arrived 30 Years Early https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/californias-mega-fires-have-arrived-30-years-early/

A Regional Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Greater Melbourne https://engage.vic.gov.au/regional-climate-change-adaptation-strategy-greater-melbourne

Covid recovery plans threaten global climate hopes https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/09/revealed-covid-recovery-plans-threaten-global-climate-hopes

Advancing Knowledge of ENSO in a Changing Climate https://eos.org/editors-vox/advancing-knowledge-of-enso-in-a-changing-climate

Risk to life warning over lack of action to make Scotland’s infrastructure safe from climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74623

Australia will benefit from shift to zero emissions, with no gas required https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-will-benefit-from-shift-to-zero-emissions-with-no-gas-required-12083/

NSW renewables plan marks a major new moment for climate action in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/nsw-renewables-plan-marks-a-major-new-moment-for-climate-action-in-australia-80628/

Latin America and the Caribbean: Policy approaches to climate migration https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74633

A review of the sustainable development goals through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74622

Epidemic Thunderstorm asthma warning: expected to become more frequent and severe due to climate changehttps://climateactionmoreland.org/2020/11/10/epidemic-thunderstorm-asthma-warning-expected-to-become-more-frequent-and-severe-due-to-climate-change/

Declining Snow Cover in U.S. Northeast Will Have Major Impacts on Rivers, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/declining-snow-cover-in-u-s-northeast-will-have-major-impacts-on-rivers-study-finds

Climate change: Hurricanes get stronger on land as world warms https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54902068

Climate change blamed for fall’s super floods in South Florida https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/weather/broward/fl-ne-humans-causing-increase-late-fall-flooding-south-florida-20201110-ugalh7jxjjhzzooiozf4eelql4-story.html

Seeing Clouds Clearly: Are They Cooling Us Down or Heating Us Up? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09112020/clouds-cooling-climate-effects

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

In India, urban planners anticipate climate change https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2020/1026/In-India-urban-planners-anticipate-climate-change

Record cold and snow engulf California and Nevada, U.S. https://watchers.news/2020/11/11/record-cold-and-snow-engulf-california-and-nevada-us/

Cape Town’s climate strategy isn’t perfect, but every African city should have one https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74659

Almost half of thermal coal firms set to defy climate pledge – report https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/nov/12/thermal-coal-firms-climate-pledge-report-paris-goals?CMP=share_btn_tw

Rising levels of carbon dioxide increasing extreme weather events in Australia, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/nov/13/rising-levels-of-carbon-dioxide-increasing-extreme-weather-events-in-australia-report-finds

Australia State of the Climate 2020 Report http://www.bom.gov.au/state-of-the-climate/

Climate change is already here: major scientific report https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-change-is-already-here-major-scientific-report-20201112-p56dyl.html Pacific Islands: New UNEP programme to support climate resilience through early warning systems https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74680

Today in climate change (6 November 2020)

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In 50 years of firefighting I had never seen fires like I did last summer. Australia must take climate change seriously https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/oct/31/in-50-years-of-firefighting-i-had-never-seen-fires-like-i-did-last-summer-australia-must-take-climate-change-seriously

New Zealand’s groundbreaking climate policy may soon be the new normal https://www.climateandcapitalmedia.com/new-zealands-groundbreaking-climate-policy-may-soon-be-the-new-normal/

Born in the ice age, humankind now faces the age of fire – and Australia is on the frontline https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/01/born-in-the-ice-age-humankind-now-faces-the-age-of-fire-and-australia-is-on-the-frontline

On climate change, we’re entirely out of margin https://www.newyorker.com/news/annals-of-a-warming-planet/on-climate-change-were-entirely-out-of-margin

Lack of climate action over 50 years will cost Australian economy $3.4tn and 880,000 jobs – report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/02/lack-of-climate-action-over-50-years-will-cost-the-economy-34tn-and-880000-jobs-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

Building cities with wood would store half of cement industry’s current carbon emissions https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201102110010.htm

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6992851/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-leadership-or-climate-colonialism/

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

Driving Climate Change from the Top in the Dominican Republic http://www.ipsnews.net/2020/11/driving-climate-change-top-dominican-republic/

Climate model shows Saharan heat in much of West Africa within a century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74466

Expect more mega-droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74459

Australia, the climate can’t wait for the next federal election. It’s time to take control https://theconversation.com/australia-the-climate-cant-wait-for-the-next-federal-election-its-time-to-take-control-148252

Scott Morrison pressured by Britain, France and Italy to announce ‘bold’ climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/nov/03/scott-morrison-pressured-by-britain-france-and-italy-to-announce-bold-climate-action?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘Crossroads of the climate crisis’: swing state Arizona grapples with deadly heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/01/climate-change-arizona-us-election-2020

Climate change: how China can achieve its pledge of zero emissions https://www.ft.com/content/b16e155a-dc5c-4143-8676-d4552f747371

Global Climate Agreements: Successes and Failures https://www.cfr.org/backgrounder/paris-global-climate-change-agreements

Cities must reconnect with natural foundations to face climate, health and biodiversity crises https://www.iucn.org/crossroads-blog/202010/cities-must-reconnect-natural-foundations-face-climate-health-and-biodiversity-crises

Mapped: How climate change disproportionately affects women’s health https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74488

Renewables cut Australia’s emissions more than Covid, energy analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/05/renewables-cut-australias-emissions-more-than-covid-energy-analysis-finds

Why Mispricing the Risks of Sea Level Rise Could Prove Costly https://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/keys-sea-level-rise/

US formally exits Paris pact aiming to curb climate change https://apnews.com/article/us-leaves-paris-agreement-climate-change-1331bc30021756454dda8eb7ff3c1075

Data on Past Climates Key to Predicting Future, Scientists Say https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/data-past-climates-key-predicting-future-scientists-say

Today in climate change (30 October 2020)

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Climate core: Towards a common climate change curriculum in the built environment https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74322

Lesotho: African Risk Capacity and Government of Lesotho partner to strengthen management of climate disaster risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74308

Government aims to make Germany climate resilient as average temperature rises https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74295

Co-designing climate services to integrate traditional ecological knowledge: a case study from Bali https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74291

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

It’s been a thousand years since Colorado has burned like this https://thephoenix.substack.com/p/its-been-a-thousand-years-since-colorado

Japan set to announce 2050 net zero emissions target – report https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/21/japan-set-announce-2050-net-zero-emissions-target-report/

As Colorado wildfires burn, fears that climate change is causing “multi-level emergency” mount https://www.denverpost.com/2020/10/25/colorado-wildfires-climate-change/

Is The Risk Of Sea Level Rise Affecting Florida Home Prices? A New Study Says Yes https://www.npr.org/2020/10/15/924239753/is-the-risk-of-sea-level-rise-affecting-florida-home-prices-a-new-study-says-yes

Back to the future of climate https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/10/back-to-the-future-of-climate.html

Suga says Japan to go carbon-free by 2050 https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-shinzo-abe-cabinets-health-yoshihide-suga-726ac43cceb4b94fe2b532bdea704410

80 per cent of Australians think they are already experiencing problems caused by climate change https://www.tai.org.au/content/climate-nation-climate-change-concern-hits-82

‘Sleeping giant’ Arctic methane deposits starting to release, scientists find https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/oct/27/sleeping-giant-arctic-methane-deposits-starting-to-release-scientists-find

Swiss seniors sue government over climate change at European court https://news.trust.org/item/20201027084932-c1upl/

Beaches can survive sea-level rises if they have space to move https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/news/beaches-can-survive-sea-level-rises-as-long-as-they-have-space-to-move

Ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet has accelerated significantly over the past two decades, transforming the shape of the ice sheet edge https://news.agu.org/press-release/ice-sheet-melt-reshaping-coastal-greenland/

ABC flagship current affair programs didn’t cover climate change adequately, report findshttps://www.theguardian.com/media/2020/oct/28/abc-flagship-current-affair-programs-didnt-cover-climate-change-adequately-report-finds?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Global death rate from rising temperatures projected to surpass the current death rate of all infectious diseases combined https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73018

Global Emissions Likely Peaked in 2019, Report Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/global-emissions-likely-peaked-in-2019-report-finds

New polling shows 79% of Aussies care about climate change. So why doesn’t the government listen? https://theconversation.com/new-polling-shows-79-of-aussies-care-about-climate-change-so-why-doesnt-the-government-listen-148726

Deluged by floods, America’s ‘oldest city’ struggles to save landmarks from climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/oct/28/st-augustine-florida-floods-climate-crisis

Bushfire survivors want more water bombers, climate change action https://www.theage.com.au/national/bushfire-survivors-want-more-water-bombers-climate-change-action-20201027-p568yo.html

NSW environment minister urges end to ‘pointless, backward-looking arguments’ about climate action https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/28/nsw-environment-minister-urges-end-to-pointless-backward-looking-arguments-about-climate-action

State of the climate: 2020 on course to be warmest year on record https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2020-on-course-to-be-warmest-year-on-record

Joe Biden calls climate change the ‘number one issue facing humanity https://www.cnbc.com/2020/10/24/joe-biden-climate-change-is-number-one-issue-facing-humanity.html

Eliminating CO2 Emissions from Industry and Transport in Line with 1.5°C Climate Goal https://www.irena.org/newsroom/pressreleases/2020/Sep/Eliminating-CO2-Emissions-from-Industry

Today in climate change (23 October 2020)

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Urban adaptation in Europe: how cities and towns respond to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74228

‘We need to act now’ — Major NZ climate report shows worse fire risk, warmer winters already here https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/123081858/we-need-to-act-now–major-nz-climate-report-shows-worse-fire-risk-warmer-winters-already-here

Our atmosphere and climate 2020 is the latest in a series of environmental reports produced by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ https://www.mfe.govt.nz/sites/default/files/media/Environmental%20reporting/our-atmosphere-and-climate-2020.pdf

Alaska’s new climate threat: tsunamis linked to melting permafrost https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/18/alaska-climate-change-tsunamis-melting-permafrost

Rewild to mitigate the climate crisis, urge leading scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/14/re-wild-to-mitigate-the-climate-crisis-urge-leading-scientists

Are climate scientists being too cautious when linking extreme weather to climate change? https://phys.org/news/2020-10-climate-scientists-cautious-linking-extreme.html

The Arctic is in a death spiral. How much longer will it exist? https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2020/oct/13/arctic-ice-melting-climate-change-global-warming

For many climate change finally hits home https://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-many-climate-change-finally-hits-home/#app

Bushfire royal commission will fail if it does not recommend reducing emissions: Former fire chief https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/bushfire-royal-commission-recommendations-climate-change-fears/12782484

Coal regions advised to look to renewables for jobs growth as IEA report highlights falling demand https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-10-19/coal-outlook-gloomy-says-international-energy-agency/12774130

If Past Is a Guide, Arctic Could Be Verging on Permafrost Collapse https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/if-past-is-a-guide-arctic-could-be-verging-on-permafrost-collapse/

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-disaster-climatechange-covid-t-idUSKBN2741G7

Exxon’s Plan for Surging Carbon Emissions Revealed in Leaked Documents https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-10-05/exxon-carbon-emissions-and-climate-leaked-plans-reveal-rising-co2-output

Driver of the largest mass extinction in the history of the Earth identified https://phys.org/news/2020-10-driver-largest-mass-extinction-history.html

California megafires rise exponentially as global heating takes the gloves off https://www.nationalobserver.com/2020/10/20/opinion/california-megafires-rise-exponentially-global-heating-takes-gloves

Strong governance, reduced risks: Reducing climate change effects and risks in Bosnia and Herzegovina by identifying opportunities and turning knowledge into action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74259

Modeling the cascading infrastructure impacts of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74254

Pekalongan flood risk and impact assessment predicts 90% of the city will be inundated by 2035: how is climate change impacting Indonesia? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74260

Australian outback cattle station to house world’s largest solar farm, powering Singapore https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/21/australian-outback-cattle-station-to-house-worlds-largest-solar-farm-powering-singapore

Wind climbs to the top of the renewable mountain in the US https://reneweconomy.com.au/graph-of-the-day-wind-climbs-to-the-top-of-the-renewable-mountain-in-the-us-88767/

Climate impact induced crisis in Europe: An exploration of scenarios https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74282

Colorado’s record-breaking wildfires show “climate change is here and now” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/colorado-wildfire-climate-change-evacuations-grand-county/

Alarm as Arctic sea ice not yet freezing at latest date on record https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/22/alarm-as-arctic-sea-ice-not-yet-freezing-at-latest-date-on-record

Today in climate change (16 October 2020)

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How many people will migrate due to rising sea levels? Our best guesses aren’t good enough https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74044

Bangladesh urges countries to ramp up climate ambition by 2020 deadline https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/10/07/bangladesh-leads-call-countries-ramp-climate-ambition-2020-deadline/

Net zero emissions target for Australia could launch $63bn investment boom https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/oct/12/net-zero-emissions-target-for-australia-could-launch-63bn-investment-boom?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dynamic ice loss from the Greenland Ice Sheet driven by sustained glacier retreat https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-0001-2

Extreme weather events have increased dramatically in the past 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/oct/12/un-highlights-dramatic-global-rise-in-extreme-weather-since-2020

The Ocean-Land Connection of Droughts https://eos.org/editor-highlights/the-ocean-land-connection-of-droughts

‘Uninhabitable hell’: Climate change and disease threaten millions, UN warns https://news.trust.org/item/20201012090728-xjrme/

How ‘urban heat islands’ will intensify heatwaves in UK cities https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-how-urban-heat-islands-will-intensify-heatwaves-in-uk-cities

Trillions of extra economic damages predicted in new study of climate change effects https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74113

The Arctic is burning in a whole new way https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74109

People power: everyday Australians are building their own renewables projects, and you can too https://theconversation.com/people-power-everyday-australians-are-building-their-own-renewables-projects-and-you-can-too-146885

Top asset owners commit to big carbon emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/13/top-asset-managers-commit-to-big-carbon-emissions-cuts

Australia must prepare now for climate-related disasters or pay more later, insurance regulator says https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/oct/14/australia-must-prepare-now-for-climate-related-disasters-or-pay-more-later-insurance-regulator-says

Climate change undermines the safety of buildings and infrastructure in Europe https://www.cmcc.it/article/climate-change-undermines-the-safety-of-buildings-and-infrastructure-in-europe

Act now on wildfires, global climate change, human health, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74181

Better governance is a key to reducing flood risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74165

Disaster risk reduction at our fingertips https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74167

Global emissions fall faster than at any time on record as COVID-19 hits economies https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/global-emissions-fall-faster-than-any-time-on-record-as-covid-19-hits-economies-20201014-p5651l.html

Today in climate change (9 October 2020)

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Giving vulnerable Bangladeshis the resources to cope with climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73900

Climate change and concrete turn up heat on vulnerable communities in New Jersey’s cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73903

This page will track a selection of the planet’s vital signs, from carbon dioxide levels to Arctic sea ice https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/oct/05/climate-data-dashboard-carbon-atmosphere-sea-level-arctic-ice

Beyond a token effort: gender transformative climate change action in the Pacific https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73940

Climate change and migration in Bangladesh: gender perspective https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73951

Climate Change in the Minds of U.S. News Audiences https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/climate-change-in-the-minds-of-u-s-news-audiences/

Flooded Asia: Why climate change hits region the hardest https://asia.nikkei.com/Spotlight/Asia-Insight/Flooded-Asia-Why-climate-change-hits-region-the-hardest

Climate change responsible for record sea temperature levels, says study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73961

What is holding back the promise of nature-based solutions for climate change adaptation? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73962

Natural catastrophe resilience remains low as climate risks increase https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73977

Europe’s new climate target would mean near total exit from coal by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/europes-new-climate-target-would-mean-near-total-exit-from-coal-by-2030-2030/

‘Thrilled’: Next generation climate modelling gets budget kickstart https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/thrilled-next-generation-climate-modelling-gets-budget-kickstart-20201007-p562vn.html

Polar ice, atmospheric water vapor biggest drivers of variation among climate models https://phys.org/news/2020-10-polar-ice-atmospheric-vapor-biggest.html

Climate-menaced nations say survival depends on stronger 2020 action https://news.trust.org/item/20201007163811-6igh1/

Is climate change reversible? https://www.cbsnews.com/news/western-wilfires-record-temperatures-california-60-minutes-2020-10-04/

New research: nitrous oxide emissions 300 times more powerful than CO₂ are jeopardising Earth’s future https://theconversation.com/new-research-nitrous-oxide-emissions-300-times-more-powerful-than-co-are-jeopardising-earths-future-147208

Billion-dollar weather and climate disasters in 2020 tie annual record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202009

Extreme heat in Western and Southern Europe: A real and increasingly regular peril of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74012

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657#.X36hcB4dxS8.twitter

This infographic illustrates three storylines of these possible warmer worlds based on different mitigation option https://www.ipcc.ch/sr15/mulitimedia/worlds-apart/

Warming makes Delta, other storms power up faster https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-storms-weather-108ee106d20ab2ab4880011b78e71981

Today in climate change (2 October 2020)

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US sees ‘alarming’ increase in combined heatwaves and droughts https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73765

Hurricanes near U.S. coast forecast to worsen and multiply due to global warming https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/09/27/hurricanes-atlantic-coast-climate-change/

What’s in Boris Johnson’s climate in tray? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54296828

The Arctic is burning like never before — and that’s bad news for climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-02568-y

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP helped develop a Vulnerability to Climate Hazards Index – the first of its kind worldwide – which measures households’ exposure to hurricanes, storms and other climate phenomena https://sdgintegration.undp.org/countries/dominican-republic

Climate change adaptation projects continue amid coronavirus pandemic https://www.adaptation-fund.org/climate-change-adaptation-projects-continue-amid-coronavirus-pandemic/

How our warmer oceans are contributing to climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/28/how-our-warmer-oceans-are-contributing-to-climate-breakdown

New Sea Level Satellite Arrives at California Launch Site https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/195/new-sea-level-satellite-arrives-at-california-launch-site

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will https://apnews.com/article/climate-climate-change-oceans-environment-united-nations-general-assembly-d073896990db973a3e45db26787d6a18

Climate scientists can take this one action to accelerate solutions for climate change https://www.greenbiz.com/article/climate-scientists-can-take-one-action-accelerate-solutions-climate-change

Simpler models may be better for determining some climate risk https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73807

Climate change increases the risk of wildfires https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73797

Activists screen videos onto Arctic glaciers in climate protest https://www.arctictoday.com/activists-screen-videos-onto-arctic-glaciers-in-climate-protest/

Greenland ice sheet loss already ‘unprecedented’ and set to accelerate https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2020-10-01/greenland-ice-melting-at-a-rate-unmatched-in-12000-years/12705230

China’s zero emissions target puts Australia on notice https://www.smh.com.au/world/asia/china-s-zero-emissions-target-puts-australia-on-notice-20200930-p560kn.html

The Value of Initial Condition Large Ensembles to Robust Adaptation Decision‐Making https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2020EF001610

Planetary ‘safety net’ could halt wildlife loss and slow climate breakdown https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2020/sep/29/planetary-safety-net-could-halt-wildlife-loss-and-slow-climate-breakdown-aoe?CMP=share_btn_tw

Recommendations for a revised EU strategy on climate change adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73831

Revised estimates of the impact of climate change on extreme poverty by 2030 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/73851

Global heating warming up ‘nights faster than days’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/oct/01/global-heating-warming-up-nights-faster-than-days

Today in climate change (25 September 2020)

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New Australian guidelines launched to ensure consistent climate change risks assessments and disclosure https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73691

UK: Building climate resilience knowledge from the ground up https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73685

USA: Climate change is dumping record amounts of rain. We’re not equipped to handle it https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73697

Climate predictions for Ireland by 2050 come with unprecedented detail https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73681

Hurricane Sally’s fierce rain shows how climate change raises storm risks https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73665

Reporting on floods through a climate lens https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73659

Slow-moving storms that deluge coasts may be latest hazard of climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73670

The Morrison government wants to suck CO₂ out of the atmosphere. Here are 7 ways to do it https://theconversation.com/the-morrison-government-wants-to-suck-co-out-of-the-atmosphere-here-are-7-ways-to-do-it-144941

Prince Charles calls for ‘swift’ action on climate changehttps://www.bbc.com/news/uk-54229229

Want to Save Lives? Name Heat Waves Like Hurricanes https://www.wired.com/story/want-to-save-lives-name-heat-waves-like-hurricanes/

The tipping points at the heart of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/science/2020/sep/19/the-tipping-points-at-the-heart-of-the-climate-crisis?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Arctic sea-ice shrinks to near record low extent https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-54211760

The climate crisis will sweep away my country if the world doesn’t keep its promises https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/sep/21/the-climate-crisis-will-sweep-away-my-country-if-the-world-doesnt-keep-its-promises?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

World’s richest 1% cause double CO2 emissions of poorest 50%, says Oxfam https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/21/worlds-richest-1-cause-double-co2-emissions-of-poorest-50-says-oxfam

As wildfires, flooding, and hurricanes grow more frequent, climate migration begins https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/09/as-wildfires-flooding-and-hurricanes-grow-more-frequent-climate-migration-begins/

Africa Is Experiencing Some of the Worst Climate Disasters, But the World Watches California Burn https://www.theroot.com/africa-is-experiencing-some-of-the-worst-climate-disast-1845133225

World’s most powerful turbine to anchor largest offshore wind farm https://reneweconomy.com.au/worlds-most-powerful-turbine-to-anchor-largest-offshore-wind-farm-49512/

Melting Antarctic ice will raise sea level by 2.5 metres – even if Paris climate goals are met, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/melting-antarctic-ice-will-raise-sea-level-by-25-metres-even-if-paris-climate-goals-are-met-study-finds

UNDP, Timor-Leste launch GCF-backed project to protect rural communities against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73748

Iraq launches National Adaptation Plan process for climate change resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73741

Arctic sea ice minimum is 2nd lowest on record https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/73739

Climate Scientists Take Their Closest Look Yet at the Warming Impact of Aviation Emissions https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17092020/aviation-emissions-climate-change-greenhouse-gas

Stability Check on Antarctica Reveals High Risk for Long-Term Sea Level Rise https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/stability-check-antarctica-reveals-high-risk-long-term-sea-level-rise

‘They’re suffering now’: Americans scramble to adapt to daily reality of climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/23/california-climate-crisis-wildfires-smoke-heat-health

Future climate response to Antarctic Ice Sheet melt caused by anthropogenic warming https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/39/eaaz1169

The science connecting wildfires to climate change https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/09/climate-change-increases-risk-fires-western-us/

Today in climate change (11 September 2020)

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Climate change and the tyranny of psychological distance http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73425

South Africa: National climate change adaptation strategy http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73410

What is effective climate adaptation? Case studies from the Least Developed Countries http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73453

‘Catastrophic’ fire weather conditions in the NT spark fresh calls for gamba grass action https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-09-04/nt-gamba-grass-fire-sparks-fresh-calls-for-action/12619960

Arctic Wildfires Have Never Released This Much Carbon Dioxide https://www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/09/arctic-wildfires-have-never-released-this-much-carbon-dioxide/

Projected changes in persistent extreme summer weather events: The role of quasi-resonant amplification https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/10/eaat3272

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

Australia’s main grid hits new renewable energy record of 50.4 per cent https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-hits-new-renewable-energy-record-of-50-4-per-cent-12567/

Challenges for drought assessment in the Mediterranean region under future climate scenarios https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0012825220303949

Australian coal plants ‘on a hiding to nothing’ and likely to close before schedule https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/sep/07/australian-coal-plants-on-a-hiding-to-nothing-and-likely-to-close-before-schedule

Young activists take 33 countries to court in bid to step up climate change fight https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/young-activists-take-33-countries-court-bid-step-climate-change-n1239175

Bering Sea winter ice shrank to its lowest level in 5,500 years in 2018 https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-bering-sea-ice-winter-melt-lowest-level

Human contribution to the record-breaking June and July 2019 heatwaves in Western Europe https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aba3d4

Monitoring and evaluation of national adaptation policies throughout the policy cycle http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73469

IAG has partnered with the US National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) on a new report, Severe Weather in a Changing Climate https://www.iag.com.au/severe-weather-changing-climate

From 100 Degrees To Snow, Colorado’s Dramatic Weather Forecast Could Be One For The National Record Books https://www.cpr.org/2020/09/07/from-100-degrees-to-snow-colorados-dramatic-weather-forecast-could-be-one-for-the-national-record-books/

Rapid worldwide growth of glacial lakes since 1990 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-0855-4

New models predict El Niño rise http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/new-models-predict-el-ni-o-rise

Building coastal resilience in Bangladesh, the Philippines, and Colombia: country experiences with mainstreaming climate adaptation http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73485

Earth may temporarily pass dangerous 1.5℃ warming limit by 2024, major new report says https://theconversation.com/earth-may-temporarily-pass-dangerous-1-5-warming-limit-by-2024-major-new-report-says-145450

Extreme summer impacts ice shelves and glaciers http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73520

Arctic warming: are record temperatures and fires arriving earlier than scientists predicted? http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73517

A review of estimating population exposure to sea-level rise and the relevance for migration http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73509

Climrisk-river: Accounting for local river flood risk in estimating the economic cost of climate change http://www.preventionweb.net/english/email/url.php?eid=73503

Huge cavities threaten glacier larger than Great Britain https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/sep/09/cavities-threaten-glacier-great-britain-thwaites?CMP=share_btn_tw

US report warns climate change could create economic chaos https://edition.cnn.com/2020/09/09/business/climate-change-economy-cftc-report/index.html