Today in climate change (26 February 2021)

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Fragile cities are being inundated with people feeling the impacts of climate change. How can they cope? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76146

Scientists are divided over whether climate change is fueling extreme cold events https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76141

Governing heatwaves in Europe: comparing health policy and practices to better understand roles, responsibilities and collaboration https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76149

Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/22/climate/flood-insurance-fema.html?smid=tw-share

Beijing records warmest February day since 1951, Chinahttps://watchers.news/2021/02/22/beijing-records-warmest-february-day-since-1951-china/

Highlights from “The cost of climate: America’s growing flood risk” https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76168

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/10.1029/2020EF001657Renewable energy could render five of Australia’s remaining coal plants unviable by 2025 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/24/renewable-energy-could-render-five-of-australias-remaining-coal-plants-unviable-by-2025

Climate change: 5 places where global warming is a security risk https://news.trust.org/item/20210223112425-ykgvq/

Climate crisis hitting ‘worst case scenario’, warns Environment Agency head https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/23/climate-crisis-hitting-worst-case-scenarios-warns-environment-agency-head

Inventories of extreme weather events and impacts: Implications for loss and damage from and adaptation to climate extremes https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212096321000140?via%3Dihub

Why the climate crisis is a humanitarian emergency https://unocha.exposure.co/why-the-climate-crisis-is-a-humanitarian-emergency

ESA Glaciers Climate Change Initiative https://catalogue.ceda.ac.uk/uuid/7ea7540135f441369716ef867d217519

A Huge Red Flag Just Popped Up in a Little-Studied Region of Antarctica https://earther.gizmodo.com/a-huge-red-flag-just-popped-up-in-a-little-studied-regi-1846345394

“We don’t have a credible climate policy:” Sport stars want stronger targets https://reneweconomy.com.au/we-dont-have-a-credible-climate-policy-sport-stars-want-stronger-targets/

Submarine Permafrost Has Been Overlooked as a Major Source of Greenhouse Gases, Scientists Warn https://e360.yale.edu/digest/submarine-permafrost-has-been-overlooked-as-a-major-source-of-greenhouse-gases-scientists-warn

Attenborough gives stark warning on climate change to UN https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-56175714

Climate change: West Antarctica’s Getz glaciers flowing faster https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-56171302

As Deaths Surge, Scientists Study the Link Between Climate Change and Avalanches https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23022021/avalanche-climate-change-coronavirus/

Beyond simplistic metrics: assessing global progress on adaptation to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76206

What surveying 50 countries taught us about climate action https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2021/what-surveying-50-countries-taught-us-about-climate-action.html

Climate Change Risk Assessment for the Insurance Industry | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/climate-change-risk-assessment

Today in climate change (19 February 2021)

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Ausgrid installs “first of many” community batteries on Sydney network https://reneweconomy.com.au/ausgrid-installs-first-of-many-community-battery-installations-in-sydney-network/

Climate action could save ‘millions of lives’ through clean air, diet and exercise https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/10/climate-action-could-save-millions-of-lives-through-clean-air-diet-and-exercise

Mexico was once a climate leader – now it’s betting big on coal https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/15/mexico-coal-fossil-fuels-climate-crisis-amlo

Pacific governments call for urgent action on disaster displacement in light of the climate crisis https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76052

Community forests prepare for climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76044

Glacier collapse in India a worrying sign of what’s to come https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76041

Climate change is making extreme cold much less likely, despite the UK plummeting to -23°C https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-extreme-cold-much-less-likely-despite-the-uk-plummeting-to-23-c-155177

Increasing hurricane intensity around Bermuda linked to rising ocean temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76036

The climate coalition health report 2021: the impacts of climate change on public health https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76049

Climate risk in Africa: Adaptation and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76004

As NZ gets serious about climate change, can electricity replace fossil fuels in time? https://theconversation.com/as-nz-gets-serious-about-climate-change-can-electricity-replace-fossil-fuels-in-time-155123

Devastating Flood in Himalayas Highlights Risks of Development in the Era of Climate Change https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/02/16/flood-himalayas-development-climate/

A slippery slope: could climate change lead to more landslides? https://eos.org/features/a-slippery-slope-could-climate-change-lead-to-more-landslides

EU to seek fossil fuel phase-out in energy charter treaty talks -document https://news.trust.org/item/20210216131010-j11sw/

New ANU institute for climate, energy & disaster solutions https://energy.anu.edu.au/news-events/news/new-anu-institute-climate-energy-disaster-solutions

Climate denialism, ‘doom porn’, deflection and The New Climate War https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-denialism-doom-porn-deflection-and-the-new-climate-war-20210215-p572kh.html

Why it matters that the U.S. rejoined the Paris climate agreement https://fortune.com/2021/02/16/paris-climate-agreement-us-rejoined-biden-administration-why-it-matters/

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76073

Working paper: Climate change and human mobility – Impacts and actions across sectors https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76092

Australians fear climate change more than catching Covid, survey shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/feb/19/australians-fear-climate-change-more-than-catching-covid-survey-shows

Does Cold Weather Disprove Climate Change? https://ucsusa.org/resources/does-cold-weather-disprove-climate-change

Why communication is critical to tackling the climate crisis https://www.siliconrepublic.com/innovation/katharine-hayhoe-climate-crisis

Heat and health in the WHO European Region: updated evidence for effective prevention https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76117

Sea level data confirms climate modeling projections were right https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/sea-level-data-confirms-climate-modeling-projections-were-right

Today in climate change (12 February 2021)

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Wealthy Victorians least likely to support climate action: poll https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/wealthy-victorians-least-likely-to-support-climate-action-poll-20210206-p57063.html

Sir David Attenborough warns of climate ‘crisis moment’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51123638

Clear impact of climate change in Himalayan disaster https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75942

People matters – Why quantifying inclusion is key to climate adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75943

Melting glaciers, rising seas: Approaching climate tipping points https://www.aljazeera.com/features/2021/2/5/melting-glaciers-rising-seas-climate-tipping-points

More at risk of losing homes as climate change outpaces response, Fiji warns https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75946

A comparative analysis to depict underlying attributes that might determine successful implementation of local adaptation plans https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1462901120314040?via%3Dihub

Covid caused a coal-killing carbon crunch, and it could be permanent https://reneweconomy.com.au/covid-caused-a-coal-killing-carbon-crunch-and-it-could-be-permanent/

Australians should be worried about future emissions. To be told otherwise is absurd https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/09/australians-should-be-worried-about-future-emissions-to-be-told-otherwise-is-absurd

Severe flood threat caused by climate change – landmark Oxford study https://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2021-02-04-severe-flood-threat-caused-climate-change-landmark-oxford-study

Fossil fuel pollution may have killed 8.7 million people in single year, says Harvard study https://reneweconomy.com.au/fossil-fuel-pollution-may-have-killed-8-7-million-people-in-single-year-says-harvard-study/

Big-emitting Australian businesses could soon face costly carbon levy in Europe https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/feb/11/big-emitting-australian-businesses-could-soon-face-costly-carbon-levy-in-europe

Weatherwatch: latest sea level rise forecast alarms scientists https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/feb/09/weatherwatch-latest-sea-level-rise-forecast-alarms-scientists

Cooling La Niña is on the wane, but temperatures set to rise: UN weather agency https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75980

The effects of climate change are already making large tracts of Western Sydney uninhabitable https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/urban-heat-island-effect-western-sydney/

Today in climate change (5 February 2021)

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The Guardian view on climate progress: the need for speed https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/31/the-guardian-view-on-climate-progress-the-need-for-speed

As Biden hits the accelerator on climate action, Australia remains stuck in policy paralysis https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-31/biden-hits-accelerator-climate-action-australia-policy-paralysis/13103574

Climate change may change rainfall patterns in south India, intensify floods: Study https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/climate-change-may-change-rainfall-patterns-in-south-india-intensify-floods-study-101611040966201.htmlAustralia’s grid is reshaping itself around the surge in clean energy https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-grid-is-reshaping-itself-around-the-surge-in-clean-energy/

If the Science is Clear, Why Do We Need More Climate Research? https://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2021/01/26/climate-research-solutions/

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy#.YBcA1-am5qs.twitter

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75785

Climate Risk in Africa https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030611590

Heat killed a record number of people in Arizona last year, ‘a staggering increase’ https://www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizona-environment/2021/01/31/heat-killed-record-number-people-arizona-last-year/4294654001/

World Losing Ice 57 Percent Faster Than In the 1990s, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/world-losing-ice-57-percent-faster-than-in-the-1990s-study-finds

Australia needs to stop thinking that setting a target of zero emissions by 2050 is good enough https://www.theguardian.com/business/grogonomics/2021/feb/02/australia-needs-to-stop-thinking-that-setting-a-target-of-zero-emissions-by-2050-is-good-enough

Living with water project explores coastal adaptation plans to address rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75817

Sea level rise could be worse than feared, warn researchers https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/02/sea-level-rise-could-be-worse-than-feared-warn-researchers

As climate warms, summer monsoons to produce less streamflow https://www.dri.edu/as-climate-warms-summer-monsoons-to-produce-less-streamflow/

Florida Unveils New Statewide Sea Rise Mapping Tool https://www.wlrn.org/news/2021-01-19/florida-unveils-new-statewide-sea-rise-mapping-tool

U.S. Cities Are Underestimating Their Greenhouse Gas Emissions https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/u-s-cities-are-underestimating-their-greenhouse-gas-emissions/

Adults should listen to children to understand the severity of the climate crisis https://fortune.com/2021/01/24/climate-change-crisis-carbon-neutrality-children/

Why Learning Is Essential for Climate Adaptation Monitoring and Evaluation https://www.napglobalnetwork.org/2020/12/why-learning-is-essential-for-climate-adaptation-me/

Updated yardstick begs question: What’s ‘normal’ in a changing climate? https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/02/updated-yardstick-begs-question-whats-normal-in-a-changing-climate/

EU climate change plans will ripple through foreign policy, researchers say https://news.trust.org/item/20210203162038-oae5k/

Simultaneous drought and heat wave events are becoming more common https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75853

Risk of extreme droughts likely to increase in Scotland https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75851

Community based flood early warning systems: Improving climate change adaptation in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75878

For a City Staring Down the Barrel of a Climate-Driven Flood, A New Study Could be the Smoking Gun https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04022021/for-a-city-staring-down-the-barrel-of-a-climate-driven-flood-a-new-study-could-be-the-smoking-gun/

Increasing risk of floods as glaciers recede in Central Andes, South America https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75897

Rising sea levels may make some airports unusable https://climatenewsnetwork.net/rising-sea-levels-may-make-some-airports-unusable/

Today in climate change (29 January 2021)

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Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in ‘within decades’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-24/heatwaves-sydney-uninhabitable-climate-change-urban-planning/12993580

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy

Climate change must get the same scientific response as coronavirus, Australian Nobel winner says https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-must-get-the-same-scientific-response-as-coronavirus-australian-nobel-winner-says?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

How to make your home more resilient to heatwaves and severe storms in summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-25/making-your-home-resilient-to-heatwaves-and-severe-storms/12880698?nw=0

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest? https://theconversation.com/as-heatwaves-become-more-extreme-which-jobs-are-riskiest-151841?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Mitigation, adaptation or do nothing: Responding to climate change https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/mitigation-adaptation-or-do-nothing-responding-to-climate-change,14732#.YBBpLix7wJY.twitter

Australia could take massive economic hit from climate-fuelled extreme weather, report warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-could-take-massive-economic-hit-from-climate-fuelled-extreme-weather-report-warns

Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/hitting-home-compounding-costs-climate-inaction/

‘The science is real’: Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/01/18/coastal-experts-hope-biden-partner-combat-sea-level-rise/6559610002/

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/25/global-ice-loss-accelerating-at-record-rate-study-finds

Climate adaptation summit hears dire warnings but misses action to match https://news.trust.org/item/20210125184715-myc21/

Biden’s new climate orders to include suspension of federal oil and gas leasing – sources https://news.trust.org/item/20210126162840-3ix33/

40 Governments and Leading Institutions Commit to Support Locally Led Climate Adaptation https://www.wri.org/news/2021/01/release-40-governments-and-leading-institutions-commit-support-locally-led-climate

“Now it’s unpredictable”: Young people face climate change in Papua New Guinea https://www.adaptation-undp.org/young-people-face-climate-change-in-papua-new-guinea

Global climate risk index 2021 https://germanwatch.org/sites/germanwatch.org/files/Global%20Climate%20Risk%20Index%202021_1.pdf

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. National Forests and Grasslands https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/12/2/139

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/The-Peoples-Climate-Vote-Results.html

Climate change brings challenges for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75722

‘Resilient recovery’: Cities link pandemic, climate adaptation responses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75712

New climate panel says Australia needs to aim for net zero emissions by 2035 https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-climate-panel-says-australia-needs-to-aim-for-net-zero-emissions-by-2035/

Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25012021/global-ice-loss-sea-level-rise/

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/28/uk-electricity-from-renewables-outpaces-gas-and-coal-power

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/01/27/climate-change-is-now-a-national-security-priority-for-the-pentagon/

Climate Adaptation Summit: Invest in early warnings and early action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75749

What you need to know about the climate change resilience rating system https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75774

“World first”: South Australia achieves 100pct solar, and lowest prices in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/world-first-south-australia-achieves-100pct-solar-and-lowest-prices-in-australia/

Today in climate change (22 January 2021)

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Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/climate-change-blamed-for-a-third-of-us-flood-losses-in-past-3-decades/2021/01/15/398728a2-544c-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

Powerful winds spark new blazes in California’s year-round fire ‘season’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/california-fire-climate-crisis-high-winds

Health warnings as ‘intense’ heatwave to hit NSW until Australia Day https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/health-warnings-as-intense-heatwave-to-hit-nsw-until-australia-day-20210121-p56vuf.html

Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison https://reneweconomy.com.au/biden-hits-reset-on-us-climate-action-and-turns-up-the-heat-on-morrison/

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/20/paris-climate-accord-joe-biden-returns-us

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe’s biggest gas power plant fails https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/21/climate-crisis-uk-legal-bid-stop-biggest-gas-power-station-europe-fails

Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021 https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-clean-energy-in-2021.html

Keeping it local: Engaging communities in climate resilience projects in Yangon https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75601

Today in climate change (15 January 2021)

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Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy https://theconversation.com/cities-could-get-more-than-4-c-hotter-by-2100-to-keep-cool-in-australia-we-urgently-need-a-national-planning-policy-152680

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/07/global-heating-stabilize-net-zero-emissions

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-08/2020-ties-with-2016-as-worlds-hottest-year-on-record-eu-climate/13043854

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020 https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-10/Climate-change-activists-want-COP26-to-build-on-the-momentum-of-2020-WTidDY7c0E/index.html

CO2 levels seen more than 50% above pre-industrial levels in 2021 https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/1/8/co2-levels-seen-more-than-50-above-pre-industrial-levels-in-2021

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55620848

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/01/1081802

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75467

Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75464

Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call https://climateextremes.org.au/australias-black-summer-a-climate-wake-up-call/

Awareness of urban climate adaptation strategies – An international overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75463

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/regime-shift-is-taking-place-as-arctic-sea-ice-melts/12956328?nw=0

Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-00966-8

New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/new-zealand-records-seventh-hottest-year-with-extreme-weather-more-likely

The cities most impacted by sea level rise https://heraldcourier.com/lifestyles/the-cities-most-impacted-by-sea-level-rise/article_aec6d1d8-fa9b-5065-88d9-ae7d3e111dde.html

Ghosts of Glaciers Past Hint at Future Climate Challenges https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/ghosts-glaciers-past-hint-future-climate-challenges

The state of the climate in 2021 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210108-where-we-are-on-climate-change-in-five-charts

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-flood-costs-study/

Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020 https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/01/hurricanes-wildfires-and-heat-dominated-u-s-weather-in-2020/

Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/rising-sea-levels-visible-in-kakadu-national-park/12292646

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/climate-crisis-record-ocean-heat-in-2020-supercharged-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds https://phys.org/news/2021-01-earth-temperature-years.html

Locally led adaption to climate change: the start of a 10-year learning journey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75503

‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-14/western-sydney-heat-refuge-strategy-needed-for-summer-heatwaves/13026882

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends https://www.theguardian.com/global/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2021/jan/13/why-are-ocean-warming-records-being-broken-year-after-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The world is facing ‘catastrophic’ global warming, with 2020 among the hottest years on record, UN warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-world-is-facing-catastrophic-global-warming-with-2020-among-the-hottest-years-on-record-un-warns?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/2020-hottest-year-on-record-nasa

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/countries-adapting-too-slowly-to-climate-breakdown-un-warns?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN Adaptation Gap Report 2020 https://www.unep.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-worlds-deltas-sink-rising-seas-are-far-from-only-culprit

Can SE Asian workers take the heat? Researchers tackle rising temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75515

Today in climate change (8 January 2021)

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Five reasons to be optimistic about climate action https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-climate-action.html/

Greta Thunberg turns 18, hopes 2021 will be the ‘year of awakening’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greta-thunberg-turns-18-hopes-2021-will-be-the-year-of-awakening?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/02/last-year-was-dismal-in-many-respects-but-it-was-a-landmark-for-renewables-in-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia records fourth-warmest year in 2020, despite La Niña https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/01/australia-records-fourth-warmest-year-in-2020-despite-la-nina

Many Indian districts ‘hotspots’ of climate change https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/many-indian-districts-hotspots-of-climate-change/article33303346.ece

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012021/five-aspects-climate-change-2020/

‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75357

Rising seas threaten China’s long, low, and crowded coast https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75359

‘Snub’: Australia leaves 2030 climate goals unchanged in UN submission https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/snub-australia-leaves-2030-climate-goals-unchanged-in-un-submission-20210104-p56rng.html

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210105-dozens-of-nations-miss-deadline-to-boost-climate-ambition

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75380

Summer temperatures could rise faster in the UK than average global rates https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75382

Uzbekistan advances its climate change adaptation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75383

Impacts of climate change on Georgia’s coastal zone: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75392

Climate adaptation solution for informal settlers in Asian coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75399

What can COVID-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75393

Who should pick up the tab for the costs of climate change in north Queensland? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/06/who-should-pick-up-the-tab-for-the-costs-of-climate-change-in-north-queensland?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

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

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security https://theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00065-8

Building resilience in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75432

As climate risks rise, U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules https://news.trust.org/item/20210106194055-fi3zz/

Australia’s Annual Climate Statement 2020 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/

Today in climate change (1 January 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

From bushfires to flash flooding, what will the Australian summer of the future look like? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/bushfires-flash-flooding-what-will-summer-of-future-look-like/12989778

Climate of change puts business and Coalition at odds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-of-change-puts-business-and-coalition-at-odds-20201218-p56oqb.html

India achieves record low price for large scale solar plant https://reneweconomy.com.au/india-achieves-record-low-price-for-large-scale-solar-plant-51986/

New Zealand readers say ‘everything’ must be prioritised in battle against climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/26/new-zealand-readers-say-everything-must-be-prioritised-in-battle-against-climate-change

Oregon wildfires are adding more fuel to young activists’ legal climate battle https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/23/oregon-wildfires-climate-crisis-juliana-v-us

Project Drawdown https://drawdown.org/

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet https://www.carbonbrief.org/new-climate-models-suggest-faster-melting-of-the-greenland-ice-sheet

WMO: Siberian heatwave put 2020 among three hottest years on record https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/12/02/wmo-siberian-heatwave-put-2020-among-three-hottest-years-record/

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/2020-closes-decade-of-exceptional-heat

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55416013

Australia’s bushfires among the world’s worst weather disasters ‘boosted’ by climate change, report finds https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-bushfires-among-the-world-s-worst-weather-disasters-boosted-by-climate-change-report-finds?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown https://reliefweb.int/report/world/counting-cost-2020-year-climate-breakdown-december-2020

Sea-level rise from climate change could exceed the high-end projections, scientists warn https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-rising-sea-levels-worst-case-projections/

Australia trails Pacific nations in fight against climate change https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-trails-pacific-nations-in-fight-against-climate-change-20201229-p56qms.html

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/29/we-cannot-make-it-without-science-greta-thunberg-says-climate-experts-are-being-ignored?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister https://www.afr.com/politics/experts-should-lead-climate-change-response-nsw-environment-minister-20201228-p56qen

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/30/floods-storms-and-searing-heat-2020-in-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tampa addresses chronic flooding as climate challenges loom https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2020/12/27/tampa-addresses-chronic-flooding-as-climate-challenges-loom/

2020 Broke All These Environmental Records Despite The Pandemic https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/2020-climate-change-records-covid-pandemic_uk_5fc62d73c5b61d04bfad3c77

Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps https://www.businessinsider.com/cambridge-gas-pumps-post-warning-climate-change-2020-12?r=AU&IR=T

Today in climate change (25 December 2020)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists? https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/dec/19/will-the-mediterranean-become-too-hot-for-tourists

Activists hail ‘historic win’ as NSW environment court rejects Bylong Valley coalmine https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/18/activists-hail-historic-win-as-nsw-environment-court-rejects-belong-valley-coalmine

Wetlands, not walls, may be key to managing flooding as sea levels rise https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wetlands-not-walls-may-be-key-to-managing-flooding-as-sea-levels-rise

Floods, droughts and heat waves herald a changing climate https://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/goal-13-climate-action/

Angry Weather https://greystonebooks.com/products/angry-weather

Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/b-c-lacks-plans-for-rising-seas-flooding-coastal-adaptation-researcher-1004201727/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rethinking migration and (mal)adaptation to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75266

Grid operators turn to wind, solar and batteries as system issues grow https://reneweconomy.com.au/grid-operators-turn-to-wind-solar-and-batteries-as-system-issues-grow-98646/

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons – but harsher drought – as planet warms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75288

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75287

2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833130-100-2020-in-review-extreme-weather-seen-around-the-world-as-climate-warms/

Warming Arctic with less ice heats up Cold War tensions https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/warming-arctic-with-less-ice-heats-up-cold-war-tensions

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75305

Scientists use new methods to better forecast atmospheric rivers https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75302

Climate change and the European water dimension: Enhancing resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75296

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75315