Today in climate change (30 September 2022)

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Boston’s sea-level rise will require a ‘Big Dig level’ solution, city leaders say https://www.bostonglobe.com/2022/09/23/business/big-dig-level-approach-billions-dollars-are-needed-address-sea-level-rise-city-leaders-say/

Afraid and anxious, young protesters demand climate action https://www.sbs.com.au/news/article/afraid-and-anxious-young-protesters-demand-climate-action/x2w1r11ko

As seas rise, U.S. coastal landowners urged to let the water in https://news.trust.org/item/20220907081237-k5yud/

Queensland reaches 66 pct wind and solar for first time as it prepares massive green push https://reneweconomy.com.au/queensland-reaches-66-pct-wind-and-solar-for-first-time-as-it-prepares-massive-green-push/

Loss of Arctic Sea Ice to Give Rise to More Strong El Niños, Study Finds https://e360.yale.edu/digest/arctic-sea-ice-el-nino

Surprise Hydrological Shifts Imperil Water Resources https://eos.org/research-spotlights/surprise-hydrological-shifts-imperil-water-resources

Australia has a golden opportunity to expand solar energy manufacturing https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/25/australia-has-a-golden-opportunity-to-expand-solar-energy-manufacturing

In the End, Climate Change Is the Only Story That Matters https://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a41355745/hurricane-fiona-climate-change/

Assessment of hot weather seasonal temperatures over India using Monsoon Mission Coupled Forecasting System hindcasts https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7866

America’s towns are not ready for climate catastrophes. Here’s how one is hanging on https://www.nbcnews.com/specials/the-flooding-of-everson-washington/index.html

South-east Asian coastal cities sinking fastest, could worsen impacts of sea level rise: Study https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/south-east-asian-coastal-cities-sinking-fastest-could-worsen-impacts-of-sea-level-rise-study

‘The climate crisis is now’: haunting video spotlights California wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/sep/23/greta-thunberg-fridays-for-future-california-wildfires-video

Climate change already torments the poor. It will soon come for the rich https://www.stltoday.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-climate-change-already-torments-the-poor-it-will-soon-come-for-the-rich/article_87caecd2-bfb4-52f5-8000-ea1a7b4ded6b.html

Queensland plans to use 80 per cent renewable energy by 2035. How will it be achieved? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-28/qld-clean-energy-pumped-hydro-scheme-explained/101482948

Worse than 2003: Swiss glaciers are melting more than ever before https://scnat.ch/en/uuid/i/2e076759-0234-567e-9bfb-2cdfebd6ff34-Worse_than_2003_Swiss_glaciers_are_melting_more_than_ever_before

Impacts of Extreme Heat on Global Cities https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies/

Extreme heat report on Sydney https://onebillionresilient.org/hot-cities-chilled-economies-sydney/

Hurricane Ian is going to flood out Florida — and this is a constant climate change problem https://www.salon.com/2022/09/28/hurricane-ian-is-going-to-flood-out-florida–and-this-is-a-constant-climate-change-problem/

Heat deaths, scorched trees and civil unrest: life on the climate frontline in 2022 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/29/heat-deaths-scorched-trees-and-civil-unrest-life-on-the-climate-frontline-in-2022

Canada’s economy already hurt by climate change, households hit hardest https://climateinstitute.ca/news/canadas-economy-already-hurt-by-climate-change-households-hit-hardest/

Today in climate change (23 September 2022)

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A rapid shift to electric vehicles can save 24,000 lives and leave us $148bn better off over the next 2 decades https://theconversation.com/a-rapid-shift-to-electric-vehicles-can-save-24-000-lives-and-leave-us-148bn-better-off-over-the-next-2-decades-190243

Surprise hydrological shifts imperil water resources https://phys.org/news/2022-09-hydrological-shifts-imperil-resources.html

‘Africa is on the frontlines but not the front pages’: Vanessa Nakate on her climate fight https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/17/vanessa-nakate-climate-activist-africa-cop27

New Antarctica data reveals ‘tipping point’ for ice melt https://www.1news.co.nz/2022/09/18/new-antarctica-data-reveals-tipping-point-for-ice-melt/

South Australia set to become first big grid to run on 100% renewables https://www.climatechangenews.com/2022/09/16/south-australia-set-to-become-first-big-grid-to-run-on-100-renewables/

Global warming doubled the risk for Copenhagen’s historic 2011 cloudburst https://science.ku.dk/english/press/news/2022/global-warming-doubled-the-risk-for-copenhagens-historic-2011-cloudburst/

Wind and solar records tumble again, as coal and fossil fuels hit another low https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-records-tumble-again-as-coal-and-fossil-fuel-hit-another-low/

$35 Billion Worth of Real Estate Could Be Underwater by 2050 https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/35-billion-worth-of-real-estate-could-be-underwater-by-2050/

The 1.5C global heating target is more than just a number https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/16/the-15c-global-heating-target-is-more-than-just-a-number

Finally we have a Global Registry of Fossil Fuels https://carbontracker.org/finally-we-have-a-global-registry-of-fossil-fuels/

Climate change likely increased extreme monsoon rainfall, flooding highly vulnerable communities in Pakistan https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/climate-change-likely-increased-extreme-monsoon-rainfall-flooding-highly-vulnerable-communities-in-pakistan/

From crumbling rock art to exposed ancestral remains, climate change is ravaging our precious Indigenous heritage https://theconversation.com/from-crumbling-rock-art-to-exposed-ancestral-remains-climate-change-is-ravaging-our-precious-indigenous-heritage-188454

Carbon credit ‘trickery’ would put climate target at risk, experts warn https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/carbon-credit-trickery-would-put-climate-target-at-risk-experts-warn-20220916-p5biki.html

UN chief: ‘Tax fossil fuel profits for climate damage’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62970887

A third of Aussies fear losing their homes to climate change https://phys.org/news/2022-09-aussies-homes-climate.html

Lower Urban Humidity Moderates Outdoor Heat Stress https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022AV000729

Global ‘Stilling’: Is Climate Change Slowing Down the Wind? https://e360.yale.edu/features/global-stilling-is-climate-change-slowing-the-worlds-wind

Climate change is making rain difficult to predict – we trained an AI to help tropical countries adapt https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-rain-difficult-to-predict-we-trained-an-ai-to-help-tropical-countries-adapt-187741

Consumers reap rewards of 100 pct renewables as wind and solar farms hand back windfall profits https://reneweconomy.com.au/consumers-reap-rewards-of-100-pct-renewables-as-wind-and-solar-farms-hand-back-windfall-profits/

Certified ‘genius’ Saul Griffith has a plan to decarbonise Australia — and it will only take 101 million machines https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-22/how-to-decarbonise-by-replacing-101-million-machines/101453956

There’s a huge surge in solar production under way – and Australia could show the world how to use it https://reneweconomy.com.au/theres-a-huge-surge-in-solar-production-under-way-and-australia-could-show-the-world-how-to-use-it/

Thwaites Glacier: the melting, Antarctic monster of sea level rise https://theconversation.com/thwaites-glacier-the-melting-antarctic-monster-of-sea-level-rise-podcast-191057

Today in climate change (16 September 2022)

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Good news – there’s a clean energy gold rush under way https://theconversation.com/good-news-theres-a-clean-energy-gold-rush-under-way-well-need-it-to-tackle-energy-price-turbulence-and-coals-exodus-188804

‘Climate disaster of biblical proportions’: Pakistan minister warns flood damage will exceed $10 billion https://www.cnbc.com/2022/09/02/pakistan-warns-flood-damage-will-exceed-10-billion.html

Can we survive extreme heat? https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-crisis-goodell-survive-extreme-heat-875198/

Changing climate the reason floods in Pakistan are so devastating https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-06/pakistan-floods-climate-change/101394060

The sedimentological death mask of a dying glacier https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/dep2.205

Rapid retreat of Thwaites Glacier in the pre-satellite era https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-022-01019-9

La Niña under way in the tropical Pacific http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/enso/

Climate Council outlines 10 steps to beat government’s 43pc emissions reduction target https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2022-09-13/climate-council-renewables-steps-beat-2030-emissions-targets/101423872

Heat waves are getting worse. When will L.A. get around to offering bus riders more shade? https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-12/amid-blistering-heat-bus-riders-wait-in-search-of-shade

The Gomeroi people have fought Santos’ Narrabri Gas Project for a decade. They hope a novel climate change argument could help them win https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/gomeroi-fight-santos-narrabri-gas-project-climate-change/101428862

This summer has been a glimpse into Europe’s hot, dry future https://thebulletin.org/2022/09/this-summer-has-been-a-glimpse-into-europes-hot-dry-future/

World heading into ‘uncharted territory of destruction’, says climate report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/13/world-heading-into-uncharted-territory-of-destruction-says-climate-report

United in Science report: “Without much more ambitious action, the physical and socioeconomic impacts of climate change will be increasingly devastating” https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/united-science-we-are-heading-wrong-direction

Unprecedented in the 44 years of continuous satellite monitoring, a late season heat wave and melt event occurred in Greenland from September 2 to 5 https://nsidc.org/greenland-today/2022/09/a-melt-spike-in-september/

Victorian water report highlights need for new sources as climate change hits supplies https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-13/recycled-water-needed-future-victorian-homes-climate-change/101417608

Switching to renewable energy could save trillions – study https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62892013

There’s a new map of climate disasters in America https://www.theverge.com/2022/9/12/23348911/climate-disaster-us-map-flood-fire-heatwave-drought

California becomes first US state to begin ranking extreme heat wave events https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2022/09/12/california-becomes-first-state-start-ranking-extreme-heat-waves/8061975001/

Anchoring Climate Change Risk Assessment in Core Business Decisions in Insurance | Research report https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/climate-change-risk-3-report

Ice mass loss sensitivity to the Antarctic ice sheet basal thermal state https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32632-2

Hottest summer on record for Europe and China during Northern Hemisphere’s 2nd-hottest summer https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2022/09/hottest-summer-on-record-for-europe-and-china-during-northern-hemispheres-2nd-hottest-summer/

Australia is funding just one-tenth of its fair share of global climate action, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/sep/15/australia-is-funding-just-one-tenth-of-its-fair-share-of-global-climate-action-study-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

Modeling the Dynamic Response of River Deltas to Sea-Level Rise Acceleration https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2022JF006762

‘Too hard to get to work’: climate change is making workers’ lives more difficult https://theconversation.com/too-hard-to-get-to-work-climate-change-is-making-workers-lives-more-difficult-190442

Video games get a new boss monster: Climate change https://www.eenews.net/articles/video-games-get-a-new-boss-monster-climate-change/

Mountain glacier at Queulat National Park in Chile’s Patagonia region collapses amid ‘abnormal’ high temperatures https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-09-14/mountain-glacier-patagonia-collapses-/101439498

Satellites now get full-year view of Arctic sea-ice https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62904939

Pakistan floods ‘made up to 50% worse by global heating’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/sep/15/pakistan-floods-made-up-to-50-worse-by-global-heating

Uni- and multivariate bias adjustment methods in Nordic catchments: Complexity and performance in a changing climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S004896972205714X

Today in climate change (2 September 2022)

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Environmental and financial dividends on offer for farmers in carbon reforestation project https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2022-08-28/environmental-financial-gains-from-farm-reforestation-greening/101370270

Europe dries up from climate change-driven drought https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/europe-dries-up-from-climate-change-driven-drought,16696

How U.S. Cities Are Preparing for More Life-Threatening Heatwaves https://nexusmedianews.com/how-u-s-cities-are-preparing-for-more-life-threatening-heatwaves/

U.S. to More Than Triple Climate Spending, Analysis Shows https://e360.yale.edu/digest/u.s.-climate-spending-inflation-bill

Heatwave special https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m001bmrx/countryfile-heatwave-special

Estimates of the social cost of carbon: A review based on meta-analysis https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0959652618334589

Extreme China heatwave could lead to global chaos and food shortages https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/extreme-china-heatwave-could-lead-to-global-chaos-and-food-shortages/D3FVWMBGHJQD355FDM5R43MG4I/

Seattle just had one of its hottest nights on record https://www.npr.org/2022/08/19/1118370475/seattle-just-had-one-of-its-hottest-nights-on-record

A historical perspective on glacial retreat https://www.sonnenseite.com/en/environment/a-historical-perspective-on-glacial-retreat/

Poorest countries at greatest risk of losses and damage from climate change https://www.iied.org/poorest-countries-greatest-risk-losses-damage-climate-change

Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East Face Rapid Climate Change https://eos.org/editors-vox/eastern-mediterranean-and-middle-east-face-rapid-climate-change

‘Dangerous’ and ‘extremely dangerous’ heat stress to become more common by 2100 https://www.washington.edu/news/2022/08/25/dangerous-and-extremely-dangerous-heat-stress-to-become-more-common-by-2100/

‘Zombie ice’ from Greenland will raise sea level 10 inches https://apnews.com/article/science-oceans-glaciers-greenland-climate-and-environment-9cd7662658ebbeaba05682352de8aa87

Arctic has not been as warm as today in over 7,500 years, study says https://www.arctictoday.com/arctic-has-not-been-as-warm-as-today-in-over-7500-years-study-says/

Nothing In History Compares To China’s Brutal Heat Wave, Weather Historian Says https://www.huffpost.com/entry/china-drought-heat-wave-most-extreme-ever_n_630a4461e4b088f74234ba09

If you thought this summer’s heat waves were bad, a new study has some disturbing news about dangerous heat in the future https://theconversation.com/if-you-thought-this-summers-heat-waves-were-bad-a-new-study-has-some-disturbing-news-about-dangerous-heat-in-the-future-189370

Three things Sydney must do to help meet climate targets https://www.watoday.com.au/environment/sustainability/three-things-sydney-must-do-to-help-meet-climate-targets-20220829-p5bdgp.html

Pakistan floods are ‘a monsoon on steroids’, warns UN chief https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-62722117

Australia remains at La Niña alert amid near-record Indian Ocean Dipole event https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-30/bureau-of-meteorology-holds-off-declaring-third-la-nina/101192238

The effects of climate change on hailstorms https://www.researchgate.net/publication/349143679_The_effects_of_climate_change_on_hailstorms

Climate change is increasing the risk of a California megaflood https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abq0995

These Communities Are Trapped in Harm’s Way as Climate Disasters Mount https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2022/08/these-communities-are-trapped-in-harms-way-as-climate-disasters-mount/

Heat waves + air pollution can be a deadly combination: The health risk together is worse than either alone https://theconversation.com/heat-waves-air-pollution-can-be-a-deadly-combination-the-health-risk-together-is-worse-than-either-alone-187422

Climate Change and Wellbeing Around the World https://www.gallup.com/analytics/397940/climate-change-and-wellbeing.aspx

To create serious movement on climate change, we must dispel the myth of indifference https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32413-x

Longer summers could mean increased drought risk, says Met Office https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-62740079

How melting glaciers fueled Pakistan’s fatal floods https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2022/8/30/23327341/pakistan-flooding-monsoon-melting-glaciers-climate-change

Welcome to the Heat Action Platform! https://onebillionresilient.org/heat-action-platform/

A climate scientist on the planet’s simultaneous disasters, from Pakistan’s horror floods to Europe’s record drought https://theconversation.com/a-climate-scientist-on-the-planets-simultaneous-disasters-from-pakistans-horror-floods-to-europes-record-drought-189626

Rivers worldwide are running dry – here’s why and what we can do about it https://theconversation.com/rivers-worldwide-are-running-dry-heres-why-and-what-we-can-do-about-it-189270

Global warming makes more heatwaves inevitable for East Asia https://chinadialogue.net/en/climate/global-warming-makes-more-heatwaves-inevitable-for-east-asia/

NSW Blue Carbon Strategy 2022-2027 https://www.environment.nsw.gov.au/topics/water/coasts/blue-carbon-strategy

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

Victoria to exit coal sooner than power operators forecast, report finds https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/victoria-to-exit-coal-sooner-than-power-operators-forecast-report-finds-20220831-p5be6q.html

Greenhouse gas emissions, sea levels hit record highs in 2021 https://www.inkl.com/news/greenhouse-gas-emissions-sea-levels-hit-record-highs-in-2021/VPaEMAsoYbM

Today in climate change (26 August 2022)

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Solar briefly overtakes coal in Australia as number one source of power nationally https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-20/solar-briefly-overtakes-coal-australia-number-one-source-power/101354054

‘Not prepared for current climate changes.’ Officials sound alarm on NYC’s struggling infrastructure https://bronx.news12.com/not-prepared-for-current-climate-changes-officials-sound-alarm-on-nycs-struggling-infrastructure

Climate threat to food supply chains creates ‘domino effect’ https://www.sydney.edu.au/news-opinion/news/2022/08/19/climate-threat-to-food-supply-chains-creates–domino-effect-.html

Annual summaries dataset of Heatwaves in Europe, as defined by the Excess Heat Factor https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352340922007053

China’s unrivalled 70-day heat wave https://www.axios.com/2022/08/22/china-heat-wave-drought-unprecedented

The world’s roads aren’t ready for a hotter planet https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2022/08/22/world/climate-change-road-infrastructure/

New Zealand’s flood-prone areas not ready to cope with climate crisis, Ardern says https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/22/new-zealands-flood-prone-areas-not-ready-to-cope-with-climate-crisis-ardern-says

Migrants share lessons with U.S. to improve climate resilience https://news.trust.org/item/20220819091003-r90hp/

Rise in heart disease may be explained by extreme weather conditions: Study https://abcnews.go.com/US/rise-heart-disease-explained-extreme-weather-conditions-study/story

Combatting the Climate and Nature Emergency https://www.wildlifetrusts.org/about-us/combatting-climate-and-nature-emergency

Americans experience a false social reality by underestimating popular climate policy support by nearly half https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-32412-y

Five 1,000-year rain events have struck the U.S. in five weeks. Why? https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2022/08/23/flood-united-states-climate-explainer/

The Magnitude and Risk of Extreme Regional Heatwave Events in China Increase Rapidly under Global Warming http://english.iap.cas.cn/home/News/202208/t20220822_311673.html

Renewables provided more than 25% of electrical generation in the United States during the first half of 2022 https://electrek.co/2022/08/25/us-renewables-first-half-2022/

Rare and Severe Weather Events Are Now More Common Thanks to Climate Change https://blog.ucsusa.org/brenda-ekwurzel/rare-and-severe-weather-events-are-now-more-common-thanks-to-climate-change/

Why we should abandon the concept of the ‘climate refugee’ https://theconversation.com/why-we-should-abandon-the-concept-of-the-climate-refugee-182920

What is a Chief Heat Officer? https://onebillionresilient.org/project/chief-heat-officers/

Today in climate change (19 August 2022)

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Vanuatu, one of the most climate-vulnerable countries, launches ambitious climate plan https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/14/vanuatu-one-of-most-climate-vulnerable-countries-launches-ambitious-climate-plan

Antarctica ice melt is accelerating, and research says an overlooked coastal current is to blame https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/antarctica-ice-melt-is-accelerating-and-research-says-an-overlooked-coastal-current-is-to-blame-1.6026869

How extreme weather could force travellers to revamp their vacation plans — now and in the future https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/europe-extreme-weather-travel-future-1.6549136

Study Examines Impact of Rising Global Temperatures on Economic Growth https://www.ucdavis.edu/climate/news/cost-climate-change

Mortality Caused by Heatwaves in China Has Increased since 1979 http://english.iap.cas.cn/home/News/202207/t20220721_308465.html

The U.S. could see a new ‘extreme heat belt’ by 2053 https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/us-see-new-extreme-heat-belt-2053-rcna42486

What Are Multiform Floods? One More Thing to Worry about with Climate Change https://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/what-are-multiform-floods-one-more-thing-to-worry-about-with-climate-change/

For 110 years, climate change has been in the news. Are we finally ready to listen? https://theconversation.com/for-110-years-climate-change-has-been-in-the-news-are-we-finally-ready-to-listen-188646

Using propane in air conditioners could prevent 0.1°C of warming https://www.newscientist.com/article/2333798-using-propane-in-air-conditioners-could-prevent-0-1c-of-warming/

700,000 years of tropical Andean glaciation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04873-0

New research reveals that wildfires can influence El Niño https://theconversation.com/new-research-reveals-that-wildfires-can-influence-el-nino-187306

Climate change makes catastrophic flood twice as likely, study shows https://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/climate-change-makes-catastrophic-flood-twice-as-likely

After deluge, climate change fears make S.Korea prioritise Seoul flood defences https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/after-deluge-climate-change-fears-make-skorea-prioritise-seoul-flood-defences-2022-08-11/

La Niña sea temperatures driving floods in Australia and drought in the United States and Africa https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-16/wet-weekend-la-nina-driving-floods-australia-drought-us-africa/101192234

Cities are often 10-15 °C hotter than their rural surroundings https://joint-research-centre.ec.europa.eu/jrc-news/cities-are-often-10-15-degc-hotter-their-rural-surroundings-2022-07-25_en

New research from First Street Foundation analyzes the prevalence of increasing extreme temperatures and dangerous heat wave events throughout the contiguous United States https://firststreet.org/research-lab/published-research/article-highlights-from-hazardous-heat/

EU-New Zealand agreement raises the bar on climate action in trade deals https://www.ibanet.org/Climate-crisis-EU-New-Zealand-agreement-raises-the-bar-on-Climate-action-in-trade-deals

Climate change: ‘Staggering’ rate of global tree losses from fires https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62569394

Will you live on America’s ‘extreme heat belt’ in 30 years? Chicagoans should pay attention https://fortune.com/2022/08/15/extreme-heat-belt-30-years-cities-most-vulnerable-st-louis-kansas-city-memphis-tulsa-chicago/

China witnessing strongest heat wave in six decades; long-lasting high temperatures to become new normal in the future https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202208/1272942.shtml

Themed issue explores complex systems problems facing the planet https://santafe.edu/news-center/news/themed-issue-explores-complex-systems-problems-facing-planet

Roadmap for Climate Reform https://www.edo.org.au/publication/a-roadmap-for-climate-reform/

Global rainfall erosivity projections for 2050 and 2070 https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0022169422004401

Scientists synthesize four decades of climate change research https://www.earth.com/news/scientists-synthesize-four-decades-of-climate-change-research/

Tundra burns helped make the 2022 Alaska fire season one of the biggest since 1950 https://www.ktoo.org/2022/08/15/tundra-burns-helped-make-the-2022-alaska-fire-season-one-of-the-biggest-since-1950/

Today in climate change (12 August 2022)

Please find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

Germany’s Economy Is Carried on the Rhine’s Shrinking Back https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/07/23/climate-rhine-river-transport-germany/

Temperatures rise as France tackles its worst drought on record https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/temperatures-rise-france-tackles-its-worst-drought-record-2022-08-07/

Climate change: Tears of joy as US bill clears Senate hurdle https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-62457386

Mapped – Attributing extreme weather to climate change https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-how-climate-change-affects-extreme-weather-around-the-world/

New Zealand has launched a plan to prepare for inevitable climate change impacts: 5 areas where the hard work starts now https://theconversation.com/new-zealand-has-launched-a-plan-to-prepare-for-inevitable-climate-change-impacts-5-areas-where-the-hard-work-starts-now-188221

Business can no longer ignore extreme heat events – it’s becoming a danger to the bottom line https://theconversation.com/business-can-no-longer-ignore-extreme-heat-events-its-becoming-a-danger-to-the-bottom-line-188151

Over half of known human pathogenic diseases can be aggravated by climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01426-1

Weather agency: July was Spain’s hottest month on record https://apnews.com/article/spain-weather-climate-and-environment-caebe9e8e7679989c01525e1e8f11178

A volcano is erupting again in Iceland. Is climate change causing more eruptions? https://theconversation.com/a-volcano-is-erupting-again-in-iceland-is-climate-change-causing-more-eruptions-187858

Is a 43 per cent emissions cut enough? https://www.theage.com.au/national/is-a-43-per-cent-emissions-cut-enough-20220809-p5b8c6.html

Europe’s worst ever drought: in pictures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2022/aug/08/europes-worst-ever-drought-in-pictures

Kenyan youth help climate-hit communities prepare for disaster https://news.trust.org/item/20220808155305-kz61q/

Satellite data shows Antarctic sea ice is at it’s lowest July level since monitoring began https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-10/lowest-july-antarctic-sea-ice-on-record/101317492

Response of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet to past and future climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-022-04946-0

Too little, too late for people seeking climate relief https://publicintegrity.org/environment/harms-way/fema-buyout-seeking-climate-relief/

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the planet, new research shows https://edition.cnn.com/2022/08/11/us/arctic-rapid-warming-climate/index.html

America’s summer of floods: climate crisis fueling barrage, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/11/america-summer-floods-rainfall-climate-crisis

Land temperatures on the rise, weather fluctuations more severe, Europe space chief says https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/europe-climate-change-1.6548001

Record Death Valley flooding ‘a once-in-1,000-year event’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/10/death-valley-floods-climate-crisis

Simultaneous extreme heat and drought events have consequences in a variety of areas https://www.news.uzh.ch/en/articles/media/2022/Extreme-Events.html

Today in climate change (5 August 2022)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Summer Is Hot, but This Is Abnormal https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/summer-normal-heat-season-deadly/619302/

Confronting climate change means sharing power https://e-tangata.co.nz/comment-and-analysis/confronting-climate-change-means-sharing-power/

Loss of tourism fears as European heatwaves cause record melting of glaciers https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-31/european-glaciers-impacted-by-climate-change/101272402

‘Soon it will be unrecognisable’: total climate meltdown cannot be stopped, says expert https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/30/total-climate-meltdown-inevitable-heatwaves-global-catastrophe

Reconstructing volcanic eruptions to help scientists predict climate risks: USask research https://news.usask.ca/articles/research/2022/reconstructing-volcanic-eruptions-to-help-scientists-predict-climate-risks-usask-research.php

Major consensus reached on Australian climate risk reporting https://www.ausbanking.org.au/major-consensus-reached-on-australian-climate-risk-reporting/

Climate change is intensifying the water cycle, bringing more powerful storms and flooding – here’s what the science shows https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-intensifying-the-water-cycle-bringing-more-powerful-storms-and-flooding-heres-what-the-science-shows-187951

In Greece, and across Europe, the mercury is rapidly rising. So is the desperation https://www.crikey.com.au/2022/07/18/heatwave-in-greece-climate-change/

Climate endgame: risk of human extinction ‘dangerously underexplored’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/aug/01/climate-endgame-risk-human-extinction-scientists-global-heating-catastrophe

Global urban exposure to extreme heat https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/global-urban-population-exposure-extreme-heat

Troubling new research shows warm waters rushing towards the world’s biggest ice sheet in Antarctica https://theconversation.com/troubling-new-research-shows-warm-waters-rushing-towards-the-worlds-biggest-ice-sheet-in-antarctica-187483

Climate Endgame: Exploring catastrophic climate change scenarios https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2108146119

Regional towns look to community batteries as renewable energy solution https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-08-04/communities-drive-renewable-energy-solutions/101295724

Floods are getting more common. Do you know your risk? https://www.npr.org/2022/08/03/1114981133/floods-are-getting-more-common-do-you-know-your-risk

Climate disinformation leaves lasting mark as world heats https://apnews.com/article/wildfires-science-fires-american-petroleum-institute-014d4825f21084a80eb71414dbe63b9e

Spain orders temperature limits for businesses in sweeping energy saving decree https://www.politico.eu/article/spain-order-temperature-limit-business-energy-saving-decree/

‘Sleepwalking to disaster’: Biology prof on how climate change is wreaking havoc on our lakes https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/sleepwalking-to-disaster-biology-prof-on-how-climate-change-is-wreaking-havoc-on-our-lakes-1.6009780

New Zealand releases its first national plan to protect against climate-driven disasters https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/aug/03/new-zealand-releases-its-first-national-plan-to-protect-against-climate-driven-disasters

Current and projected regional economic impacts of heatwaves in Europe https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26050-z.pdf

Borderless Heat Hazards With Bordered Impacts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1029/2021EF002064

Landmark Climate Change Lawsuit Moves Forward as German Judges Arrive in Peru https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2022/08/04/landmark-climate-change-lawsuit-moves-forward-as-german-judges-arrive-in-peru/

As the rate of global warming hastens, snow-covered areas in Australia and abroad could take on a completely different complexion by 2050 https://themountainjournal.com/2021/11/22/atmospheric-rivers-threaten-snow-pack/

Betting on the best case: higher end warming is underrepresented in research https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/ac13ef/meta

Australia’s climate change targets will become law. What happens now? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2022/aug/05/australias-climate-change-targets-will-become-law-what-happens-now

Today in climate change (29 July 2022)

Please find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean https://public.wmo.int/en/our-mandate/climate/wmo-statement-state-of-global-climate/LAC

In a paradox, cleaner air is now adding to global warming https://www.science.org/content/article/paradox-cleaner-air-now-adding-global-warming

Do these heat waves mean climate change is happening faster than expected? https://www.technologyreview.com/2022/07/21/1056291/do-these-heatwaves-mean-climate-change-is-worse-than-we-thought/

Climate Change and Land-use Changes Increase Likelihood of Flood Events https://www.kit.edu/kit/english/pi_2022_067_climate-change-and-land-use-changes-increase-likelihood-of-flood-events.php

State of the climate: 2022 on track for a summer of extreme heat https://www.carbonbrief.org/state-of-the-climate-2022-on-track-for-a-summer-of-extreme-heat/

We’re entering a climate that humans did not evolve to withstand https://thehill.com/opinion/healthcare/3571621-were-entering-a-climate-that-humans-did-not-evolve-to-withstand/

The terrestrial water cycle in a warming world https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-022-01412-7

Europe’s Devastating Heat Wave Shows Keeping Calm and Carrying On Is Not an Option https://www.cnet.com/science/climate/europes-devastating-heatwave-shows-keeping-calm-and-carrying-on-is-not-an-option/

Faced with more deadly heat waves, US cities are taking an unprecedented step https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/weather/deadly-heat-waves-chief-heat-officers-climate/#:~:text=(CNN)%20When%20Jane%20Gilbert%20was,the%20same%20level%20as%20hurricanes

Zoe, the World’s First Named Heat Wave, Arrives in Seville https://time.com/6200153/first-named-heat-wave-zoe-seville/

Here’s how this year’s heatwaves are impacting the world, and how we can prepare for the future https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/07/heat-waves-climate-change-europe-northern-hemisphere/

‘Silent killer’: A series on surviving the extremely hot future https://thebulletin.org/silent-killer-a-series-on-surviving-the-extremely-hot-future/

Greenland Loses 6 Billion Tons of Ice in 3 Days, Harbinger of Unprecedented Coastal Flooding https://www.commondreams.org/views/2022/07/24/greenland-loses-6-billion-tons-ice-3-days-harbinger-unprecedented-coastal-flooding

Climate change: UK cities warned of wildfire risk https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-62253581

Alaska experiencing wildfires on a scale it’s never seen; climate change seen as the key cause https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/7/25/23277724/alaska-wildfires-climate-change

St. Louis has been hit by record flash flooding. Here’s how it’s related to climate change https://news.yahoo.com/st-louis-flash-flooding-emergency-climate-change-rainfall-200601972.html

Europe’s record summer of heat and fires – visualised https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2022/jul/26/how-europe-has-been-hit-by-record-fire-damage-and-temperatures

Life on the Edge: Adapting Coastal Management in a Changing Climate https://aips.net.au/aq-magazine/current-edition/93-3-power/

How likely would Britain’s 40°C heatwave have been without climate change? https://theconversation.com/how-likely-would-britains-40-c-heatwave-have-been-without-climate-change-187368

Pacific Northwest faces unusually long heat wave: ‘I’m doing the classic popsicle diet’ https://news.yahoo.com/seattle-breaks-record-high-temperatures-021350094.html

Attributing decadal climate variability in coastal sea-level trends https://os.copernicus.org/articles/18/1093/2022/

Trapped meltwater affects mass loss of Greenland ice sheet https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-01986-4

NUS researchers develop new urban planning GIS tool to improve urban climate resilience https://news.nus.edu.sg/nus-researchers-develop-new-urban-planning-gis-tool-to-improve-urban-climate-resilience/

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools for communities facing extreme heat https://www.noaa.gov/news-release/biden-administration-launches-heatgov-with-tools-for-communities-facing-extreme-heat

Extreme rainfall will be worse and more frequent than we thought, according to new studies https://grist.org/extreme-weather/extreme-rainfall-will-be-worse-and-more-frequent-than-we-thought-according-to-new-studies/

Global warming of 2C could ‘double’ flooding costs in China compared to 1.5C https://www.carbonbrief.org/global-warming-of-2c-could-double-flooding-costs-in-china-compared-to-1-5c/

Today in climate change (22 July 2022)

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A hypothetical weather forecast for 2050 is coming true next week https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/15/weather/2050-uk-forecast-comes-true-in-2022/index.html

Long-term drought intensification over Europe driven by the weakening trend of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214581822001896

‘Climate change affects everyone’: Europe battles wildfires in intense heat https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/spain-portugal-battle-wildfires-heatwaves-scorch-southern-europe-2022-07-17/

Lake Mead, once the largest water reservoir in the US, now little more than a graveyard https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-07-17/lake-mead-nevada-drought-water-levels-drop-further/101229988

Australians are installing rooftop solar like never before. Who is burdened with taking care of it at home? https://theconversation.com/australians-are-installing-rooftop-solar-like-never-before-who-is-burdened-with-taking-care-of-it-at-home-184840

High-tide floods surge as climate changes and sea level rises https://phys.org/news/2022-07-high-tide-surge-climate-sea.html

This heatwave has eviscerated the idea that small changes can tackle extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/jul/18/heatwave-extreme-weather-uk-climate-crisis

Humanity faces ‘collective suicide’ over climate crisis, warns UN chief https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/18/humanity-faces-collective-suicide-over-climate-crisis-warns-un-chief

Europe’s big dry https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-temperature-heat-wave-drought/

Day of 40C shocks scientists as UK heat record ‘absolutely obliterated’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/jul/19/day-of-40c-shocks-scientists-as-uk-heat-record-absolutely-obliterated

Melting Snow From Climate Change Could Lead To Unpredictable Water Levels, Study Suggests https://www.forbes.com/sites/madelinehalpert/2022/07/18/melting-snow-from-climate-change-could-lead-to-unpredictable-water-levels-study-suggests/

Why is it so hot? Climate change is here https://news.trust.org/item/20220718101036-cl1q0/

California Wildfires Could Destroy Forests Forever https://www.govtech.com/em/preparedness/california-wildfires-could-destroy-forests-forever

Heatwave: The UK and Europe’s record temperatures in maps and charts https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-62224157

The amount of Greenland ice that melted last weekend could cover West Virginia in a foot of water https://edition.cnn.com/2022/07/20/world/greenland-heat-wave-ice-melting-climate/index.html

Extreme weather: What is it and how is it connected to climate change? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58073295

The UK just hit 40℃ for the first time. It’s a stark reminder of the deadly heat awaiting Australia https://theconversation.com/the-uk-just-hit-40-for-the-first-time-its-a-stark-reminder-of-the-deadly-heat-awaiting-australia-187347

Record-breaking heat waves show we need to adapt to the climate crisis now https://www.dw.com/en/record-breaking-heat-waves-show-we-need-to-adapt-to-the-climate-crisis-now/a-61661802

How the UK’s ‘insane’ 40C heat was forecast ‘weeks in advance’ https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-how-the-uks-insane-40c-heat-was-forecast-weeks-in-advance/

The Landsat archive of decades of change on the Earth is a brilliant starting point for a rigorous scientific analysis of climate change https://www.usgs.gov/news/featured-story/fifty-years-landsat-impartial-eye-climate-change

Accelerated western European heatwave trends linked to more-persistent double jets over Eurasia https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31432-y

Decreasing surface albedo signifies a growing importance of clouds for Greenland Ice Sheet meltwater production https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-31434-w

Heatwave relief: What can hot countries teach us about keeping cool? https://news.trust.org/item/20220719084404-1u4yr/

Wildfires are becoming more common in the UK – but the threat can be managed https://theconversation.com/wildfires-are-becoming-more-common-in-the-uk-but-the-threat-can-be-managed-187217