Today in climate change (12 March 2021)

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‘Extremely dangerous’: how much of the heat can western Sydney bear? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/08/extremely-dangerous-how-much-of-the-heat-can-western-sydney-bear

Ten years after Fukushima nuclear disaster, Japan finding path to renewable energy future https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2021/03/07/national/renewable-energy-311/

Getting to net zero isn’t all pain and expense – there are huge opportunities for Australia https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/07/getting-to-net-zero-isnt-all-pain-and-expense-there-are-huge-opportunities-for-australia

UK coal mine plan pits local needs against global green ambitions https://www.ft.com/content/0e731ce2-1f45-4f50-bcb2-729467156d75

‘Closures any day’: Coal-fired power plants in peril as prices plunge https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/closures-any-day-coal-plants-in-peril-as-prices-plunge-20210307-p578gx.html

Climate change impacts and adaptation in Europe, focusing on extremes and adaptation until the 2030s https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/76412

Assessing the U.S. Climate in February 2021 https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202102

Global heating pushes tropical regions towards limits of human livability https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/mar/08/global-heating-tropical-regions-human-livability

Climate crisis: Relative sea levels rising ‘up to four times faster’ in coastal cities, due to widespread subsidence https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/sea-level-rise-cities-subsidence-b1814127.html

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up https://eos.org/features/a-50-year-old-global-warming-forecast-that-still-holds-up#.YEeXUibj1gA.twitter

US urged to cut 50% of emissions by 2030 to spur other countries to action https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/mar/09/us-climate-crisis-cut-emissions-environment

Going Under? Brazil’s Hospitals at Risk as Climate Change Brings More Floods http://floodlist.com/america/brazil-hospitals-risk-floods

Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities https://www.tyndall.ac.uk/news/sea-level-rise-four-times-global-average-coastal-communities

It’s unavoidable: we must ban fossil fuels to save our planet. Here’s how we do it https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/09/its-unavoidable-we-must-ban-fossil-fuels-to-save-our-planet-heres-how-we-do-it

Sea level rise is increasing fastest in populous coastal areas, study says https://edition.cnn.com/2021/03/09/world/sea-level-rise-increasing-with-sinking-land/index.html

China leads world’s biggest increase in wind power capacity https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/10/china-leads-world-increase-wind-power-capacity-windfarms

Why We Need Antiracist, Feminist Leadership on Climate and Energy https://globalresilience.northeastern.edu/why-we-need-antiracist-feminist-leadership-on-climate-and-energy/

More than 100 Australian faith groups have teamed up to demand greater action on climate change https://www.sbs.com.au/news/more-than-100-australian-faith-groups-have-teamed-up-to-demand-greater-action-on-climate-change

Australians face a hotter future if our cities don’t do more to cool ‘heat islands’, report finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-03-11/australians-face-unliveable-cities-less-greenspace-heat/13231068

Endless Summer? Climate Crisis Could Lengthen Hottest Temperatures by Six Months https://www.ecowatch.com/endless-summer-climate-crisis-2651021726.html

Attribution of the Australian bushfire risk to anthropogenic climate change https://nhess.copernicus.org/articles/21/941/2021/

U.S. must slash emissions by at least 57% to meet Paris climate target- report https://news.trust.org/item/20210311095644-130nt/

A methodological framework for determining an optimal coastal protection strategy against storm surges and sea level rise https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11069-021-04661-5

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Today in climate change (5 March 2021)

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https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-campaign-teens-prepare-for-court-battle-with-minister-over-coal-expansion-20210228-p576gm.html

Latest climate pledges are ‘very far’ from Paris goals needed to avert catastrophic global warming, UN warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/latest-climate-pledges-are-very-far-from-paris-goals-needed-to-avert-catastrophic-global-warming-un-warns?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Michael Mann: the author and eminent climate scientist on the deniers’ new tactics and why positive change feels closer than it has done in 20 years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/27/climatologist-michael-e-mann-doomism-climate-crisis-interview

Strong climate targets make strong friendships, Fiji tells Australia https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/strong-climate-targets-make-strong-friendships-fiji-tells-australia-20210228-p576iu.html

Australia pumped out an extra six months’ worth of emissions than previously recorded https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/feb/27/australia-pumped-out-an-extra-six-months-worth-of-emissions-than-previously-recorded

The Climate Connections of a Record Fire Year in the U.S. West https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/3066/the-climate-connections-of-a-record-fire-year-in-the-us-west/

Denmark’s climate policies ‘insufficient’ to meet 2030 emissions target https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/feb/28/denmark-climate-policies-insufficient-to-meet-2030-emissions-target

To stop climate disaster, make ecocide an international crime https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/feb/24/climate-crisis-ecocide-international-crime

Climate Change is Weakening the Ocean Currents That Shape Weather on Both Sides of the Atlantic https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25022021/climate-change-ocean-currents-atlantic/

Climate change made the Uttarakhand flash flood possible, and poor development policies made it disastrous https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/dams-roads-worsened-himalayan-flood-impact-manifold/

What motivates natural resource policymakers in Africa to take action on climate change? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76255

“Not even close:” UN slams Australia and other rich countries for weak climate efforts https://reneweconomy.com.au/not-even-close-un-slams-australia-and-other-rich-countries-for-weak-climate-efforts/

Fossil fuel cars make ‘hundreds of times’ more waste than electric cars https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/01/fossil-fuel-cars-make-hundreds-of-times-more-waste-than-electric-cars

Climate Change is Leading to Global “Weirding,” Not Just Global Warming https://spectrumlocalnews.com/tx/san-antonio/weather/2021/02/27/climate-change–not-just-global-warming–but-global–weirding-

What is driving record rooftop solar volumes in Australia? https://onestepoffthegrid.com.au/what-is-driving-record-rooftop-solar-volumes-in-australia/

Improving Access to Paleoclimate Data https://eos.org/science-updates/improving-access-to-paleoclimate-data

Global greenhouse gas emissions on track to fall just 0.5% between 2010 and 2030 https://theenergymix.com/2021/03/01/red-alert-for-planet-as-un-report-projects-only-0-5-emissions-cut-by-2030/

World must break its ‘deadly addiction’ to coal, says UN chief https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/world-must-break-its-deadly-addiction-to-coal-says-un-chief-20210302-p57754.html

Against the odds, South Australia is a renewable energy powerhouse. How did they do it? https://reneweconomy.com.au/against-the-odds-south-australia-is-a-renewable-energy-powerhouse-how-did-they-do-it/

Fossil fuel emissions in danger of surpassing pre-Covid levels https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/02/fossil-fuel-emissions-in-danger-of-surpassing-pre-covid-levels?CMP=share_btn_tw

‘A duty of care’: Australian teenagers take their climate crisis plea to court https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/mar/02/a-duty-of-care-australian-teenagers-take-their-climate-crisis-plea-to-court

Brutal realities of climate change loss and damage come to life in IIED animations https://www.iied.org/brutal-realities-climate-change-loss-damage-come-life-iied-animations

The climate crisis can’t be solved by carbon accounting tricks https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/mar/03/climate-crisis-carbon-accounting-tricks-big-finance

Coal mines are the engines of climate change. Time to start treating them like it. https://reneweconomy.com.au/coal-mines-are-the-engines-of-climate-change-time-to-start-treating-them-like-it/

Climate change threatens New Guinea’s biocultural heritage https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/11/eaaz1455

Development and Climate Change Contribute to a Himalayan Tragedy https://eos.org/articles/development-and-climate-change-contribute-to-a-himalayan-tragedy

Councillors issue plea for climate action https://www.northweststar.com.au/story/7152071/councillors-issue-plea-for-climate-action/?cs=9676

At least 1,500 Britons killed by climate change-fuelled heat this century https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76335

Humans, not nature, are the cause of changes in Atlantic hurricane cycles, new study finds https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-atlantic-hurricane-cycles/

4 assumptions about gender that distort how we think about climate change (and 3 ways to do better) https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/76375

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