Today in climate change (23 July 2021)

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Why a killer US heatwave points to a stifling future for our cities https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/why-a-killer-us-heatwave-points-to-a-stifling-future-for-our-cities-20210716-p58ae9.html

‘It Is All Connected’: Extreme Weather in the Age of Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/climate/europe-floods-climate-change.html

Germany needs better climate policy, Merkel says from flooded region https://www.dw.com/en/germany-needs-better-climate-policy-merkel-says-from-flooded-region-live-updates/a-58304082

How climate change fueled the devastating floods in Germany and northwest Europe https://www.vox.com/22577431/germany-flooding-europe-climate-change

Climate change: Science failed to predict flood and heat intensity https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57863205

Climate scientists shocked by scale of floods in Germany https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/16/climate-scientists-shocked-by-scale-of-floods-in-germany

Boston On List Of Cities With Worst Urban Heat, Where Temperatures Can Spike 15-20 Degrees In A Matter Of Blocks https://boston.cbslocal.com/2021/07/15/urban-heat-islands-cities-list-boston-climate-central/

Warmer weather ‘loading the dice’ towards more intense rainfall, scientists say https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125789352/warmer-weather-loading-the-dice-towards-more-intense-rainfall-scientists-say

Warming Indian Ocean sets stage for spring floods in NSW and Victoria https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/warming-indian-ocean-sets-stage-for-spring-floods-in-nsw-and-victoria-20210720-p58be6.html

Extreme heat warning: what first-ever Met Office alert means https://theconversation.com/extreme-heat-warning-what-first-ever-met-office-alert-means-164757

The Northern Hemisphere has a punishing heat wave infestation https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/07/20/heat-wave-northern-hemisphere/

Siberia hit by unprecedented heatwave and forest fires – video report https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2021/jul/20/siberia-hit-by-unprecedented-heatwave-and-forest-fires-video-report?CMP=share_btn_tw

US cities are working to shore up their flood defenses in the face of climate change, building and upgrading pumps, storm drains, and other infrastructure https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/07/20/1029748/cities-infrastructure-prevent-flooding/

Preliminary analysis concludes Pacific Northwest heat wave was a 1,000-year event https://climate.gov/news-features/event-tracker/preliminary-analysis-concludes-pacific-northwest-heat-wave-was-1000-year

Catastrophic floods could hit Europe far more often, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/21/catastrophic-floods-could-hit-europe-far-more-often-study-finds

Scientific proof points to more intense and longer hot spells ahead https://www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/scientific-proof-points-to-more-intenseand-longer-hot-spells-ahead-40674337.html

Extreme heat waves in urban areas are much more likely than previously thought https://cee.illinois.edu/news/new-modeling-technique-shows-greater-likelihood-frequency-extreme-heat-events-urban-areas

Climate-Driven Changes in Clouds are Likely to Amplify Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/19072021/climate-driven-changes-in-clouds-are-likely-to-amplify-global-warming/

This catastrophic summer even has climate scientists worried https://www.nationalobserver.com/2021/07/21/news/climate-change-scientists-heat-wave-summer

What makes a resilient landscape? Climate, fire, and forests in the Northern Rockies https://www.nrfirescience.org/resource/23344

The record-smashing Pacific Northwest heat wave suggests that climate change has forced us past a threshold for temperatures https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/this-summer-could-change-our-understanding-of-extreme-heat?

Germany floods: Can we tell if extreme weather is linked to climate change? https://news.trust.org/item/20210716170026-viwbq/

California weighs first step in ‘managed retreat’ from rising Pacific https://news.trust.org/item/20210720091734-1d84f/

How the dynamics of a heating planet are driving extreme weather https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/how-the-dynamics-of-a-heating-planet-are-driving-extreme-weather-20210722-p58c1c.html

From China to Germany, floods expose climate vulnerability https://www.reuters.com/business/environment/china-germany-floods-expose-climate-vulnerability-2021-07-22/

Scientists are worried by how fast the climate crisis has amplified extreme weather https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/20/world/climate-change-extreme-weather-speed-cmd-intl/index.html

Emissions Could Hit New Record by 2023 Without More Green Spending https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-20/less-than-15-of-covid-19-recovery-spending-went-to-green-energy

Summer in the city: Improving community resilience to extreme summertime heat in Northern Manhattan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79073

Today in climate change (16 July 2021)

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In California’s interior, there’s no escape from the desperate heat: ‘Why are we even here?’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/10/california-central-valley-extreme-heat-race

Edinburgh flooding: ‘We are going to see more of these extreme events’ says climate expert https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/weather/edinburgh-flooding-we-are-going-to-see-more-of-these-extreme-events-says-climate-expert-3301354

New York City warned ‘climate change is here’ as storm floods streets and subway https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/09/new-york-city-storm-flooding-climate-change

Heat wave engulfs the West as Death Valley hits 130 degrees https://www.axios.com/west-heat-wave-record-temperatures-42b2907b-c6ea-4a92-bc36-2c515aacfaf2.html

Study projects a surge in coastal flooding, starting in 2030s https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78917

With seas rising and storms surging, who will pay for New Zealand’s most vulnerable coastal properties? https://theconversation.com/with-seas-rising-and-storms-surging-who-will-pay-for-new-zealands-most-vulnerable-coastal-properties-163807

Our climate change turning point is right here, right now https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jul/12/our-climate-change-turning-point-is-right-here-right-now

Iqaluit’s average temperature increased by a degree between 1991 and 2020, researcher says https://www.arctictoday.com/iqaluits-average-temperature-increased-by-a-degree-between-1991-and-2020-researcher-says/

Pacific Northwest heat wave would have been “virtually impossible” without climate change, experts say https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-heat-wave-pacific-northwest/

Malaria and dengue predicted to affect billions more people if global warming continues uncurbed https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78944

World’s largest study of global climate related mortality links 5 million deaths a year to abnormal temperatures https://www.monash.edu/news/articles/worlds-largest-study-of-global-climate-related-mortality-links-5-million-deaths-a-year-to-abnormal-temperatures

Better projections of the impact of climate change on coasts in the coming century https://www.deltares.nl/en/news/better-projections-of-the-impact-of-climate-change-on-coasts-in-the-coming-century/

Projections of temperature-attributable mortality in Europe: a time series https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00150-9/fulltext

A practical guide to climate-resilient buildings & communities https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78926

Researchers map how sea-level rise adaptation strategies impact economies and floodwaters https://phys.org/news/2021-07-sea-level-strategies-impact-economies-floodwaters.html

Two Dozen Large Cities Produce 52 Percent of Urban Carbon Emissions https://e360.yale.edu/digest/just-25-cities-produce-52-percent-of-urban-emissions

New AEMO boss wants Australian grids to handle 100 pct renewables by 2025 https://reneweconomy.com.au/hold-new-aemo-boss-wants-australias-grid-to-handle-100-pct-renewables-by-2025/

12 reasons why 2020 was a bad year for climate change https://theplanet.substack.com/p/12-reasons-why-2020-was-a-bad-year

American west stuck in cycle of ‘heat, drought and fire’, experts warn https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jul/12/wildfires-california-oregon-drought-heat-fire-cycle

Public understanding of climate change-related sea-level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0254348

Amazon rainforest now emitting more CO2 than it absorbs https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/14/amazon-rainforest-now-emitting-more-co2-than-it-absorbs

EU unveils sweeping climate change plan https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57833807

Coastal communities across the U.S. continued to see record-setting high-tide flooding in 2020 https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/HighTideFlooding_AnnualOutlook.html

Middle East and North Africa: heatwaves of up to 56 degrees Celsius without climate action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78996

Systematic mapping of global research on climate and health: a machine learning review https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lanplh/article/PIIS2542-5196(21)00179-0/fulltext

Extreme weather no guarantee of support for climate action https://thebulletin.org/2021/07/extreme-weather-no-guarantee-of-support-for-climate-action/

Estimate of global surface temperature change https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/

From climate change to climate emergency https://hellofuture.undp.org/

Hot zones: urban heat islands https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/uploads/general/2021_UHI_Report.pdf

Today in climate change (9 July 2021)

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How to organise climate action in the Decisive Decadehttps://sbs.ox.ac.uk/news/how-organise-climate-action-decisive-decade

Summer swelter trend: West gets hotter days, East hot nights https://apnews.com/article/climate-change-science-cd3e6dcb4d2490ed8c2ddcd3c54f69ab

Climate Change Could Destroy America’s Roads https://www.vice.com/en/article/3aqpxn/roads-buckling-heatwave-climate-change

Unprecedented heat, hundreds dead and a town destroyed. Climate change is frying the Northern Hemisphere https://edition.cnn.com/2021/07/04/world/canada-us-heatwave-northern-hemisphere-climate-change-cmd-intl/index.html

Sea level rise poses economic threat to Asia coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78792

‘Megadrought’ along border strains US-Mexico water relations https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78796

New Zealand experiences hottest June on record despite polar blast https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/05/new-zealand-experiences-hottest-june-on-record-despite-polar-blast

The Graphic Truth: Where are climate-linked scorchers deadliest? https://www.gzeromedia.com/the-graphic-truth-where-are-climate-linked-scorchers-deadliest

Europeans consider climate change to be the most serious problem facing the world https://ec.europa.eu/commission/presscorner/detail/en/ip_21_3156

‘We are living it already’: Climate change behind extreme weather events in Canada, experts say https://www.ctvnews.ca/climate-and-environment/we-are-living-it-already-climate-change-behind-extreme-weather-events-in-canada-experts-say-1.5495229

A Space Laser Shows How Catastrophic Sea Level Rise Will Be https://www.wired.com/story/a-space-laser-shows-how-catastrophic-sea-level-rise-will-be/

The North American heatwave shows we need to know how climate change will change our weather https://theconversation.com/the-north-american-heatwave-shows-we-need-to-know-how-climate-change-will-change-our-weather-163802

Nordic countries endure heatwave as Lapland records hottest day since 1914 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/06/heatwave-hits-nordic-countries-lapland-temperature-

Climate Change Brings More Summer Heat Stress To New Hampshire And Its Infrastructure https://www.nhpr.org/post/climate-change-brings-more-summer-heat-stress-new-hampshire-and-its-infrastructure#stream/0

2020: The escalation of extreme rainfall events in Brazil https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78837

‘We need to become the solution’: older New Zealanders join climate change fight https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/06/we-need-to-become-the-solution-older-new-zealanders-join-climate-change-fight

Global evidence links rise in extreme precipitation to human-driven climate change https://theconversation.com/global-evidence-links-rise-in-extreme-precipitation-to-human-driven-climate-change-163715

Managed retreat and environmental justice in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78867

Climate change: US-Canada heatwave ‘virtually impossible’ without warming https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57751918

Climate crisis ‘may put 8bn at risk of malaria and dengue’ https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/jul/08/climate-crisis-may-put-8bn-at-risk-of-malaria-and-dengue

Oregon adopts emergency rules to protect workers in extreme heat https://www.oregonlive.com/business/2021/07/oregon-adopts-emergency-rules-to-protect-workers-in-extreme-heat.html

How to Use ArcGIS Pro to Map Urban Heat Islands https://www.gislounge.com/how-to-use-arcgis-pro-to-map-urban-heat-islands/

Antarctica hit record high temperature in 2020, scientists confirm https://thehill.com/policy/equilibrium-sustainability/561463-antarctica-hit-record-high-temperature-in-2020-scientists

Climate change linked to 5 million deaths a year, new study shows https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/australianz/climate-change-linked-to-5-million-deaths-a-year-new-study-shows

Infrastructure for a Changing Climate https://www.nationalacademies.org/news/2021/07/infrastructure-for-a-changing-climate

Unpacking Miami’s new 40-year plan against rising sea levels https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78890

Today in climate change (2 July 2021)

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Pacific Northwest bakes under once in a millennium heat dome https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/heat-dome-2021-seattle-portland-weather/

Sea level rise due to climate change eyed as contributing factor in Miami-area building collapse https://news.yahoo.com/sea-level-rise-due-to-climate-change-eyed-as-contributing-factor-in-miami-building-collapse-172145539.html

Failure to model costs of climate change to coal, gas ‘beggars belief’ https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/failure-to-model-costs-of-climate-change-to-coal-gas-beggars-belief-20210628-p584x3.html

Northwest “heat dome” signals global warming’s march https://www.axios.com/northwest-heat-dome-global-warming-5915a972-20d2-4c62-bdd7-ac3ae609e4b4.html

Portland and Seattle see record highs soar past 100 degrees as heat wave sweeps the Northwest https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/28/weather/heat-waves-west-coast-records/index.html

New climate science could cause wave of litigation against businesses – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/28/new-climate-science-could-cause-wave-of-litigation-against-businesses-study

Insurance Industry Perspectives on Regulatory Approaches to Climate Risk Assessment | Issue brief https://www.genevaassociation.org/research-topics/climate-change-and-emerging-environmental-topics/insurance-industry-perspectives-regulatory

‘Tip of the iceberg’: New government report looks at costs of climate change https://financialpost.com/commodities/energy/tip-of-the-iceberg-new-government-report-looks-at-costs-of-climate-change

This report provides a national perspective on how climate change is impacting Canadian communities, environment and economy, and how we are adapting https://changingclimate.ca/national-issues/

Climate-driven coastal flooding in the US likely to get worse suddenly https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/climate-driven-coastal-flooding-in-the-us-likely-to-get-worse-suddenly/

Assessing the risks of human displacement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78659

The looming Arctic collapse: More than 40% of north Russian buildings are starting to crumble https://www.arctictoday.com/the-looming-arctic-collapse-more-than-40-of-north-russian-buildings-are-starting-to-crumble/

The Record-Breaking High Temperatures Aren’t Even the Worst Part of the Pacific Northwest Heat Wave https://slate.com/technology/2021/06/seattle-heat-dome-record-temperatures-climate-change.html

Portland cooling centers provide relief from heat https://www.oregonlive.com/weather/2021/06/portland-cooling-centers-provide-relief-from-heat.html

Billions needed to protect Glasgow from climate effects, report says https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/29/billions-needed-to-protect-glasgow-from-climate-effects-report-says?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Bangladesh scraps 10 coal-fired power plants https://techxplore.com/news/2021-06-bangladesh-scraps-coal-fired-power.html

Police report spike in sudden deaths as blistering B.C. heat wave continues https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-heat-wave-heat-dome-sudden-deaths-1.6084873

Germany fast-tracks zero emissions to 2045, lifts interim targets https://reneweconomy.com.au/germany-fast-tracks-zero-emissions-to-2045-lifts-interim-targets/

‘Hazards are many’: Millions found to be at risk from sea level rise https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/hazards-are-many-millions-found-to-be-at-risk-from-sea-level-rise-20210629-p585ay.html

Philippine climate adaptation and risk reduction study https://climateadaptationplatform.com/philippine-climate-adaptation-and-risk-reduction-study/

Global LiDAR land elevation data reveal greatest sea-level rise vulnerability in the tropics https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-23810-9

Canada is a warning: more and more of the world will soon be too hot for humans https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/30/canada-temperatures-limits-human-climate-emergency-earth

Sea level and deep-sea temperature reconstructions suggest quasi-stable states and critical transitions over the past 40 million years https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/7/26/eabf5326

Australia ranks last for climate action among UN member countries https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/01/australia-ranks-last-for-climate-action-among-un-member-countries

Thunderstorms will dump more rain and worsen floods as the globe heats up https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/from-drying-rainforests-to-heavier-downpours-australia-s-climate-is-changing-20210630-p585lh.html

Climate change in a land of extremes https://nespclimate.com.au/landofextremes/

‘Never seen anything like this’: 100s dead amid Canada heatwave https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/6/30/never-seen-anything-like-this-100s-dead-amid-canada-heat-wave

Climate change: Extremes committee validates Antarctic record heat https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57676695

How to redesign cities to withstand heat waves https://www.vox.com/22557563/how-to-redesign-cities-for-heat-waves-climate-change

Canada heatwave: How could cities adapt to rising temperatures? https://news.trust.org/item/20210629114348-xbsaz/

Today in climate change (11 June 2021)

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The media is still mostly failing to convey the urgency of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jun/03/media-climate-change-crisis-emergency

adelphi launches new flagship assessment of climate-driven conflict risks https://www.adelphi.de/en/news/adelphi-launches-new-flagship-assessment-climate-driven-conflict-risks

Carbon dioxide lasts for centuries – so should carbon offsets https://theconversation.com/carbon-dioxide-lasts-for-centuries-so-should-carbon-offsets-161916

Flood-prone communities in Accra, Ghana, require urgent, locally-led adaptation assistance https://gca.org/from-the-field-flood-prone-communities-in-accra-ghana-require-urgent-locally-led-adaptation-assistance/

Inaugural workshop on intermittent estuaries in a changing climate https://www.linkedin.com/events/inauguralworkshoponintermittent6793388876284219392/

Scientists develop new method to estimate exposure to indoor heat https://news.ucar.edu/132794/scientists-develop-new-method-estimate-exposure-indoor-heat

UN warns of ‘point of no return’ on climate change as Australians mark World Environment Day https://www.sbs.com.au/news/un-warns-of-point-of-no-return-on-climate-change-as-australians-mark-world-environment-day

Heat stress in U.S. may double by century’s end https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp

G7 leaders urged to show solidarity on climate change and COVID-19 at summit https://news.trust.org/item/20210607184509-chaga/

G7 countries will lose $5tn a year by 2050 if temperatures rise by 2.6C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/07/climate-crisis-to-shrink-g7-economies-twice-as-much-as-covid-19-says-research

Faster decline and higher variability in the sea ice thickness of the marginal Arctic seas when accounting for dynamic snow cover https://tc.copernicus.org/articles/15/2429/2021/

Surface air temperature for May 2021https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-may-2021

Carbon dioxide in the air at highest level since measurements began https://news.trust.org/item/20210607180406-pgwkt/

Study of past South Asian monsoons suggests stronger monsoon rainfall in the future https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-06-04/monsoon

People on the move: strengthening adaptation responses to support human movement in a changing climate https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78246

Tasmania’s reached net-zero emissions and 100% renewables – but climate action doesn’t stop there https://theconversation.com/tasmanias-reached-net-zero-emissions-and-100-renewables-but-climate-action-doesnt-stop-there-160927

A Stark View of Rising Seas in Georgia https://nexusmedianews.com/georgia-sea-level-rise/

Solar and wind cheapest energy source in Australia https://cosmosmagazine.com/technology/energy/solar-and-wind-cheapest-energy-source-in-australia/

The ScienceBrief Review: Climate change increases extreme rainfall and the chance of floods https://news.sciencebrief.org/press-release-extreme-rainfall/

World climate and security report 2021: warning of catastrophic climate risks and urging significant greenhouse gas reductions https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78272

Record heat bakes Middle East as temperatures top 125 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/06/07/record-june-heat-wave-middle-east/

Insurers’ Principles for Climate Change Adaptation https://adaptingtoclimate.com/

Inside One Researcher’s Quest To Understand How Volcanoes Impact Climate Change https://time.com/collection/next-generation-leaders/6047437/yves-moussallam-next-generation-leaders/

Climate change is making ocean waves more powerful, threatening to erode many coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-making-ocean-waves-more-powerful-threatening-to-erode-many-coastlines-160998

UN-backed report finds no G7-based stock exchange indices align with Paris climate goals https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/06/1093822

Today in climate change (4 June 2021)

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CSIRO predicts more drought, drastic drop in Murray-Darling basin water https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-05-30/climate-change-modelling-murray-darling-basin-water-allocations/100168038

A freak cyclone destroyed Ian’s pub. A warming climate could mean more are on their way https://www.sbs.com.au/news/a-freak-cyclone-destroyed-ian-s-pub-a-warming-climate-could-mean-more-are-on-their-way

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Bogota crowdsources a green transport future to hit climate goals https://longreads.trust.org/item/Bogota-C40-cities-network

Cyclone Tauktae Documents a Climate Trend in the Tropics https://eos.org/articles/cyclone-tauktae-documents-a-climate-trend-in-the-tropics

Forecast: 40% Chance Earth To Be Hotter Than Paris Climate Agreement Goal Soon https://www.huffpost.com/entry/forecast-40-percent-chance-earth-to-be-hotter-than-paris-climate-agreement-goal-soon_n_60af8969e4b0a256831c97b6

Climate change is not gender neutral: harnessing data to empower women and girls as change agents https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78131

Human-induced global heating ‘causes over a third of heat deaths’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/31/human-induced-global-heating-causes-over-third-heat-deaths?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Wind and solar help Australia slash emissions, but no credit to Coalition https://reneweconomy.com.au/wind-and-solar-help-australia-slash-emissions-but-no-credit-to-coalition/

Heatwave deaths set to soar as UK summers become hotter https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/30/heatwave-deaths-set-to-soar-as-uk-summers-become-hotter

Cities Are Woefully Unprepared for the Havoc of Climate Change https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/05/cities-woefully-unprepared-climate-change-adaptation-global-warming/

New city ‘heat officers’ take aim at climate change’s ‘silent killer’ https://news.trust.org/item/20210528155111-p84jo/

The Link Between Pollution and the Number of Hurricanes That Form https://www.nbcmiami.com/weather/hurricane-season/the-link-between-pollution-and-the-number-of-hurricanes-that-form/2460910/

Paleo-ENSO influence on African environments and early modern humans https://www.pnas.org/content/118/23/e2018277118

US environmental agency releases climate report delayed by Trump https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57095347

Predicting the unpredictable: How scientists are improving cold-region water and climate prediction models https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78158

Climate explained: why is the Arctic warming faster than other parts of the world? https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-why-is-the-arctic-warming-faster-than-other-parts-of-the-world-160614

Australian coal burnt overseas creates nearly twice the nation’s domestic emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/02/australian-coal-burnt-overseas-creates-nearly-twice-the-nations-domestic-emissions

Canterbury floods: Is climate change to blame for severe weather events? https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/125299269/canterbury-floods-is-climate-change-to-blame-for-severe-weather-events

Augmenting the spatial resolution of climate-change temperature projections for city planners and local decision makers https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abf7f2

Antarctica wasn’t quite as cold during the last ice age as previously thought https://phys.org/news/2021-06-antarctica-wasnt-cold-ice-age.html

Climate tipping points could topple like dominoes, warn scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jun/03/climate-tipping-points-could-topple-like-dominoes-warn-scientists

U.S. cities hire specialists to counter climate change as impacts worsen https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78193

Today in climate change (28 May 2021)

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Scott Morrison’s claim Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions are falling does ‘not stack up’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/24/scott-morrisons-claim-australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-are-falling-does-not-stack-up

New Arctic Council Reports Underline the Growing Concerns About the Health and Climate Impacts of Polar Air Pollution https://insideclimatenews.org/news/20052021/new-arctic-council-reports-underline-the-growing-concerns-about-the-health-and-climate-impacts-of-polar-air-pollution/

Study: Climate change to blame for $8 billion of Hurricane Sandy damages https://grist.org/science/study-climate-change-to-blame-for-8-billion-of-hurricane-sandy-damages/

G7 Countries agree to end coal financing before end of 2021 https://reneweconomy.com.au/g7-countries-agree-to-end-coal-financing-before-end-of-2021/

Can wildfires be prevented in a world dealing with climate change? https://www.forbesindia.com/article/take-one-big-story-of-the-day/can-wildfires-be-prevented-in-a-world-dealing-with-climate-change/68127/1

The largest iceberg in the world just broke off from Antarctica https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iceberg-breaks-off-antarctica/

Yellowstone is Warming at Its Fastest Rate in 1,250 Years https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/yellowstone-is-warming-at-its-fastest-rate-in-1-250-years/

How cables in glaciers could help forecast future sea level rise https://www.arctictoday.com/how-cables-in-glaciers-could-help-forecast-future-sea-level-rise/

Unless Floridians address the warming climate, we risk more storm damage, higher insurance rates and lower property values https://www.theinvadingsea.com/2021/05/23/unless-floridians-address-the-warming-climate-we-risk-more-storm-damage-higher-insurance-rates-and-lower-property-values/

Hundreds of coastal airports at risk from flooding, sea-level rise, study finds https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/05/coastal-airports-at-risk-from-flooding-sea-level-rise-study-finds/

Climate Change and Changes in Compound Coastal-Riverine Flooding Hazard Along the U.S. Coasts https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2021EF002055#.YKvbO6xLz_4.twitter

Arctic climate change update 2021: key trends and impacts. Summary for policy-makers https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/77973

Climate concerns resume rise as coal mine ban draws support, Lowy says https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-concerns-resume-rise-as-coal-mine-ban-draws-support-lowy-says-20210525-p57uyg.html

Satellites may have underestimated warming in the lower atmosphere https://phys.org/news/2021-05-satellites-underestimated-atmosphere.html

After a deadly landslide in climate-hit Uganda, survivors sue for action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/77996

Storms and rising seas: the post-climate change world is upon us https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/78033

Climate Poll 2021 by the Lowy Institute reports the results of a nationally representative survey on Australians’ attitudes to climate change https://www.lowyinstitute.org/publications/climatepoll-2021

Going electric and banning new petrol-powered cars could be Australia’s next big light bulb moment https://theconversation.com/going-electric-and-banning-new-petrol-powered-cars-could-be-australias-next-big-light-bulb-moment-161431

New research shows how much warming is costing society by exacerbating disasters https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-added-8-billion-to-hurricane-sandys-damage1/

Net-Zero Emissions: Winning Strategy or Destined for Failure? https://e360.yale.edu/features/net-zero-emissions-winning-strategy-or-destined-for-failure

Australian teenagers’ climate change class action case opens ‘big crack in the wall’, expert says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-27/climate-class-action-teenagers-vickery-coal-mine-legal-precedent/100169398

Climate change is erasing ‘flammability barrier’ that protects high-elevation forests https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/climate-change-erasing-flammability-barrier-protects-high-elevation-fo-rcna1046

Climate: World at risk of hitting temperature limit soon https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57261670

New climate predictions increase likelihood of temporarily reaching 1.5 °C in next 5 years https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/new-climate-predictions-increase-likelihood-of-temporarily-reaching-15-%C2%B0c-next-5

New NASA earth system observatory to help address, mitigate climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78081

Building community resilience against climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/78080

Today in climate change (21 May 2021)

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Australia Just Broke a Major Record For New Solar Panel Roof Installations https://www.sciencealert.com/australia-a-world-leader-in-rooftop-solar-breaks-new-record-for-installations

Getting ready for climate change is about people, not spreadsheets https://theconversation.com/getting-ready-for-climate-change-is-about-people-not-spreadsheets-lets-use-our-imaginations-160706

Last hope over climate crisis requires end to coal, says Alok Sharma https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/14/last-hope-over-climate-crisis-requires-end-to-coal-says-alok-sharma

Australia stands alone in not having a significant climate plan, says UK expert https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/may/14/australia-stands-alone-in-not-having-a-significant-climate-plan-says-uk-expert

Antarctica’s Doomsday Glacier: How Doomed Are We? https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-features/antarctica-thwaites-glacier-how-fast-will-it-melt-1168437/

April was the world’s ninth-warmest April in 142 years of record keeping https://www.noaa.gov/news/april-2021-and-year-to-date-were-among-earth-s-top-10-warmest

Net zero: despite the greenwash, it’s vital for tackling climate change https://theconversation.com/net-zero-despite-the-greenwash-its-vital-for-tackling-climate-change-160329

Extreme Heat Risks May Be Widely Underestimated and Sometimes Left Out of Major Climate Reports https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16052021/extreme-heat-risks-climate-change/

We can’t beat the climate crisis without rethinking land use https://www.brookings.edu/research/we-cant-beat-the-climate-crisis-without-rethinking-land-use/

A digital twin of the Earth to better prepare for climate extremes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8JbBm7M4b2s

Western Australia eyes massive 100GW of wind and solar for green hydrogen by 2030 https://reneweconomy.com.au/western-australia-eyes-massive-100gw-of-wind-and-solar-for-green-hydrogen-by-2030/

Greenland ice sheet on brink of major tipping point, says study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/17/greenland-ice-sheet-on-brink-of-major-tipping-point-says-study

The USA is heating up https://www.fastcompany.com/90636999/this-map-of-the-u-s-heating-up-is-horrifying-show-it-to-every-climate-denier-you-know

Antarctica is headed for a climate tipping point by 2060, with catastrophic melting if carbon emissions aren’t cut quickly https://theconversation.com/antarctica-is-headed-for-a-climate-tipping-point-by-2060-with-catastrophic-melting-if-carbon-emissions-arent-cut-quickly-160978

Rethinking urban heat stress: Assessing risk and adaptation options across socioeconomic groups in Bonn, Germany https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2212095521000870?via%3Dihub

Today in climate change (14 May 2021)

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Humans already have the tools to combat climate change but we lack leadership https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/may/10/humans-already-have-the-tools-to-combat-climate-change-but-we-lack-leadership

Work underway to repurpose Wallerawang power station into battery and industrial zone https://www.abc.net.au/news/rural/2021-05-08/wallerawang-power-station-finds-new-lease-on-life/100119980

The young people taking their countries to court over climate inaction https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/07/the-young-people-taking-their-countries-to-court-over-climate-inaction

Australia pressured to step up climate action during G7 talks https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-pressured-to-step-up-climate-action-during-g7-talks-20210507-p57ppf.html

Reducing methane is crucial for protecting climate and health, and it can pay for itself – so why aren’t more companies doing it? https://theconversation.com/reducing-methane-is-crucial-for-protecting-climate-and-health-and-it-can-pay-for-itself-so-why-arent-more-companies-doing-it-160423

Climate change: how bad could the future be if we do nothing? https://theconversation.com/climate-change-how-bad-could-the-future-be-if-we-do-nothing-159665

A 50,000-Year History of Current Flow Yields New Climate Clues https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-50000-year-history-of-current-flow-yields-new-climate-clues

Climate finance hopes for poor nations shift to G7 summit as Merkel disappoints https://news.trust.org/item/20210506153152-q42ng/

Farewell the utopian city. To cope with climate change we must learn from how nature adapts https://theconversation.com/farewell-the-utopian-city-to-cope-with-climate-change-we-must-learn-from-how-nature-adapts-157878

AEMO says Australia “well ahead” of 90 per cent renewables scenario for 2040 https://reneweconomy.com.au/aemo-says-australia-well-ahead-of-90-per-cent-renewables-scenario-for-2040/

A great start, but still not enough: why Victoria’s new climate target isn’t as ambitious as it sounds https://theconversation.com/a-great-start-but-still-not-enough-why-victorias-new-climate-target-isnt-as-ambitious-as-it-sounds-160364

Overshooting 2C risks rapid and unstoppable sea level rise from Antarctica https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-overshooting-2c-risks-rapid-and-unstoppable-sea-level-rise-from-antarctica

Sydney to spend $24 million to accelerate net-zero goal by five years https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/sydney-to-spend-24-million-to-accelerate-net-zero-goal-by-five-years-20210510-p57qkg.html

‘Megadrought’ persists in western U.S., as another extremely dry year develops https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/article/megadrought-persists-in-western-us-as-another-extremely-dry-year-develops

A 50,000-year history of current flow yields new climate clues https://phys.org/news/2021-05-year-history-current-yields-climate.html

Blowing in the wind: Have we missed our chance to become a renewables superpower? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/blowing-in-the-wind-have-we-missed-our-chance-to-become-a-renewables-superpower-20210512-p57rcc.html?btis

Survey of 800 cities around world finds almost 43% do not even have plan to adapt to impacts of global heating https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/one-in-four-cities-cannot-afford-climate-crisis-protection-measures-study

Global renewable energy industry grew at fastest rate since 1999 last year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/11/global-renewable-energy-industry-grew-at-fastest-rate-since-1999-last-year

Climate emissions shrinking the stratosphere, scientists reveal https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/12/emissions-shrinking-the-stratosphere-scientists-find

Today in climate change (7 May 2021)

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Victoria announces plan to halve carbon emissions by 2030 under net zero by 2050 target https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-05-02/victorian-government-targets-or-agriculture-transport-interim/100110140

Glaciers in retreat: tracking the decline of the Earth’s ‘rivers of ice’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/02/glaciers-in-retreat-tracking-the-decline-of-the-earths-rivers-of-ice

Dare we hope? Here’s my cautious case for climate optimism https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/01/climate-change-environment-hope-future-optimism-success

State action alone could lead to nation meeting emissions targets https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/state-action-alone-could-lead-to-nation-meeting-emissions-targets-20210503-p57ojr.html

‘Tsunami’ of renewables to sweep gas and coal out of market, and drive prices lower https://reneweconomy.com.au/tsunami-of-renewables-to-sweep-gas-and-coal-out-of-market-and-drive-prices-lower/

Paying Australia’s coal-fired power stations to stay open longer is bad for consumers and the planet https://theconversation.com/paying-australias-coal-fired-power-stations-to-stay-open-longer-is-bad-for-consumers-and-the-planet-160083

Transformative climate adaptation in the United States: Trends and prospects https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2021/04/28/science.abc8054.abstract

Icequakes indicate Antarctic glaciers on the movehttps://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/icequakes-indicate-antarctic-glaciers-on-the-move-12717/

Antarctic Ice Sheet melting to lift sea level higher than thought, study says https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2021/04/study-says-antarctic-ice-sheet-melt-to-lift-sea-level-higher-than-thought/

We’ve had information campaigns on Brexit and Covid. What about the climate? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/may/04/information-campaigns-brexit-covid-climate-crisis-cop26

Dissecting ‘Unsettled,’ a Skeptical Physicist’s Book About Climate Science https://insideclimatenews.org/news/04052021/dissecting-unsettled-a-skeptical-physicists-book-about-climate-science/

Activist Thunberg Says Global Leaders Still in Denial Over Climate https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2021-05-04/activist-thunberg-says-global-leaders-still-in-denial-over-climate

Affordable housing could be hit hard as sea levels rise https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/05/affordable-housing-could-be-hit-hard-as-sea-levels-rise/

Rich nations’ climate targets will mean global heating of 2.4C – study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/04/rich-nations-climate-targets-will-mean-global-heating-of-24c-study

Australia’s states are forging ahead with ambitious emissions reductions. Imagine if they worked together https://theconversation.com/australias-states-are-forging-ahead-with-ambitious-emissions-reductions-imagine-if-they-worked-together-160191

Global heating pace risks ‘unstoppable’ sea level rise as Antarctic ice sheet meltshttps://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/05/antarctica-ice-sheet-melting-global-heating-sea-level-rise-study

Germany raises ambition to net zero by 2045 after landmark court ruling https://www.climatechangenews.com/2021/05/05/germany-raises-ambition-net-zero-2045-landmark-court-ruling/

What Vulnerable Countries Need from the COP26 Climate Summit https://www.wri.org/insights/what-vulnerable-countries-need-cop26-climate-summit

Cut emissions to fight extreme weather wrecking lives, UN report says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/may/06/cut-methane-emissions-rapidly-fight-climate-disasters-un-report-greenhouse-gas-global-heating

Global Methane Assessment https://www.ccacoalition.org/en/resources/global-methane-assessment-full-report