Today in climate change (26 November 2021)

Please find below a list of links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Extreme heat events jeopardize cardiovascular health, experts warn https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211118061604.htm

Hot in the city: can a ban on dark roofs cool Sydney? https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/21/hot-in-the-city-can-a-ban-on-dark-roofs-cool-sydney

‘An invisible hazard’: Warming cities hire chief heat officers to tackle growing threat https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/-invisible-hazard-warming-cities-hire-chief-heat-officers-tackle-growi-rcna5926

Warming Events Could Destabilize The Antarctic Ice Sheet Soon. Very Soon https://www.sciencealert.com/warming-events-could-destabilize-the-antarctic-ice-sheet-in-just-10-years

‘Inconceivable’: Hunter coal plan may spell disaster for prime wine country https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/20/inconceivable-hunter-coal-plan-may-spell-disaster-for-prime-wine-country

A physical and virtual Hub at COP26 and the home of Race to Resilience https://cop-resilience-hub.org/

Hurricanes expected to linger over Northeast cities, causing greater damage https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211122135525.htm

Countries may be under-reporting their greenhouse gas emissions – that’s why accurate monitoring is crucial https://theconversation.com/countries-may-be-under-reporting-their-greenhouse-gas-emissions-thats-why-accurate-monitoring-is-crucial-171645

Canada’s flood havoc after summer heatwave shows how climate disasters combine to do extra damage https://theconversation.com/canadas-flood-havoc-after-summer-heatwave-shows-how-climate-disasters-combine-to-do-extra-damage-172187

In major shift, experts say climate change finally being recognized as public health issue https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/climate-change/582718-in-major-shift-experts-say-climate-change

Dancing on the edge of climate disaster https://www.ft.com/content/6e2b366f-e139-4d69-bd4f-9254333bf316

Canadians increasingly impatient with climate-change deniers: poll https://biv.com/article/2021/11/canadians-increasingly-impatient-climate-change-deniers-poll

The seas are coming for us in Kiribati. Will Australia rehome us? https://theconversation.com/the-seas-are-coming-for-us-in-kiribati-will-australia-rehome-us-172137

New homes in England to have electric car chargers by law https://www.bbc.com/news/business-59369715

Australia declares La Niña phenomenon has begun https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-59383008

The Arctic Ocean began warming decades earlier than previously thought, new research shows https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/24/us/arctic-ocean-early-warming-climate/index.html

Adapting to rising sea levels in Marshall Islands https://storymaps.arcgis.com/stories/8c715dcc5781421ebff46f35ef34a04d

Government warns climate crisis is increasing risk of flooding ahead of extra wet winter https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/flooding-england-wet-winter-weather-b1962128.html

New York’s Right to ‘a Healthful Environment’ Could Be Bad News for Fossil Fuel Interests https://insideclimatenews.org/news/23112021/new-york-right-to-healthful-environment-fossil-fuel/

Canada’s climate change efforts going from ‘failure to failure,’ says commissioner’s report https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/environment-commissioner-report-failure-to-failure-1.6262523

Germany to fast-track coal exit to 2030, and 80 pct renewables under new coalition https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-german-government-aims-for-coal-exit-and-80-pct-renewables-by-2030/

Today in climate change (19 November 2021)

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

Pacific Island leaders vow to ‘phase up’ climate diplomacy after COP26 https://www.sbs.com.au/news/pacific-island-leaders-vow-to-phase-up-climate-diplomacy-after-cop26/2548784a-d4c5-40fc-8a53-212f4a532c39

‘You can’t live in a swamp’: Virginia fishing village threatened by rising sea levelshttps://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/11/you-cant-live-in-a-swamp-virginia-fishing-village-threatened-by-rising-sea-levels.html

COP26 Wrap: Australian and global reactions to the ‘Glasgow Climate Pact’ https://reneweconomy.com.au/cop26-wrap-reactions-to-the-glasgow-climate-pact/

Cop26: the goal of 1.5C of climate heating is alive, but only just https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/13/cop26-the-goal-of-15c-of-climate-heating-is-alive-but-only-just

New Ways for Dynamical Prediction of Extreme Heat Waves https://www.aps.org/newsroom/vpr/dfd/2021/09-11-2021-1.cfm

‘Ultimately uninhabitable’: western Sydney’s legacy of planning failure https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/nov/16/ultimately-uninhabitable-western-sydneys-legacy-of-planning-failure

‘Watered-down hope’: Experts wanted more from climate pact https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-business-united-kingdom-scotland-dfa88827e163534ca46c7e32d239f9ef

The Keeling Curve is a daily record of global atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration maintained by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego https://keelingcurve.ucsd.edu/

Greta Thunberg: ‘COP26 even watered down the blah, blah, blah’ https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-scotland-59298344

COP26 deal: how rich countries failed to meet their obligations to the rest of the world https://theconversation.com/cop26-deal-how-rich-countries-failed-to-meet-their-obligations-to-the-rest-of-the-world-171804

We need to design housing for Indigenous communities that can withstand the impacts of climate change https://theconversation.com/we-need-to-design-housing-for-indigenous-communities-that-can-withstand-the-impacts-of-climate-change-171203

Climate change is supercharging the water cycle, making the heaviest rains of each year heavier https://medialibrary.climatecentral.org/resources/record-rain

Dark roofs ditched, commercial buildings must be net-zero from 2022: NSW Planning Minister https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/dark-roofs-ditched-commercial-buildings-must-be-net-zero-from-2022-nsw-planning-minister-20211117-p599pm.html

UK Institutions Are Woefully Underestimating the Risks They Face From Climate https://floodresilience.net/blogs/uk-institutions-underestimating-climate-risks/

Global warming speeds up the frequency of extreme hot weather and rainfall https://phys.org/news/2021-11-global-frequency-extreme-hot-weather.html

Deforestation can raise local temperatures by up to 4.5℃ – and heat untouched areas 6km away https://theconversation.com/deforestation-can-raise-local-temperatures-by-up-to-4-5-and-heat-untouched-areas-6km-away-163584

Did COP26 deliver for flood prone communities across the globe? https://floodresilience.net/blogs/did-cop26-deliver-for-flood-prone-communities/

5 sustainable solutions to help tackle extreme heat in South Asia https://www.thethirdpole.net/en/climate/5-sustainable-cooling-solutions-tackle-extreme-heat-south-asia/ Climate hazards are increasing in frequency and severity across Europe; new regional overview published https://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/climate-hazards-are-increasing-in/

Today in climate change (12 November 2021)

Please a list of links to recent climate change news…

Australia’s emissions from land clearing likely far higher than claimed, analysis indicates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/08/australias-emissions-from-land-clearing-likely-far-higher-than-claimed-analysis-indicates

Cop26 has to be about keeping fossil fuels in the ground. All else is distraction https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/03/cop26-fossil-fuels

Images of Tuvalu minister giving COP26 statement in the ocean go viral on social media https://www.sbs.com.au/news/images-of-tuvalu-minister-giving-cop26-statement-in-the-ocean-go-viral-on-social-media/30e458ab-72a2-400f-a1f9-ed2e6449de25

Big crowds rally in rainy Glasgow for COP26 climate action https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-07/big-crowds-rally-in-rainy-glasgow-for-cop26-climate-action/100600890

Infrastructure Bill Makes First Major U.S. Investment in Climate Resilience https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/06/climate/infrastructure-bill-climate.html

‘False hope’: Regional Australians demand action, not obfuscation, on climate change https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/false-hope-regional-australians-demand-action-not-obfuscation-on-climate-change-20211103-p595rb.html

Explainer: What’s the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming? https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/whats-difference-between-15c-2c-global-warming-2021-11-07/

Few willing to change lifestyle to save the planet, climate survey finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/07/few-willing-to-change-lifestyle-climate-survey

If we don’t learn from past climate disasters, they will claim more lives in the future https://theconversation.com/if-we-dont-learn-from-past-climate-disasters-they-will-claim-more-lives-in-the-future-171423

Understanding Preferences for Coastal Climate Change Adaptation: A Systematic Literature Review https://www.researchgate.net/publication/353638810_Understanding_Preferences_for_Coastal_Climate_Change_Adaptation_A_Systematic_Literature_Review

Cheaper, cleaner, more reliable: The stunning success of South Australia’s renewable transition https://reneweconomy.com.au/cheaper-cleaner-more-reliable-the-stunning-success-of-south-australias-renewable-transition/

‘We can no longer be friends’: Farmer warns climate change deniers, after storm devastates crop https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-08/farmer-fed-up-with-climate-change-deniers-after-storm-damage/100602878

‘World designed by men has destroyed many things,’ Cop26 warned https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/09/female-empowerment-is-vital-to-end-climate-crisis-cop26-told

Could cutting emissions and air pollution in cities improve children’s health? https://news.trust.org/item/20211028144929-1us74/

Cop26: world on track for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/09/cop26-sets-course-for-disastrous-heating-of-more-than-24c-says-key-report

1bn people will suffer extreme heat at just 2C heating, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/09/1bn-people-will-suffer-extreme-heat-at-just-2c-heating-say-scientists

COP26: Rich nations ‘resisting paying for climate loss’ https://www.scidev.net/global/news/cop26-rich-nations-resisting-paying-for-climate-loss/

Adapting to Receding Glaciers in the Tropical Andes https://eos.org/features/adapting-to-receding-glaciers-in-the-tropical-andes

Sixth-warmest October on record; Category 5 atmospheric river dropped record precipitation on portions of California https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-202110

Globally resolved surface temperatures since the Last Glacial Maximum https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03984-4

Take heart at what’s unfolded at COP26 in Glasgow – the world can still hold global heating to 1.5℃ https://theconversation.com/take-heart-at-whats-unfolded-at-cop26-in-glasgow-the-world-can-still-hold-global-heating-to-1-5-171488

China and the US announce plan to work together on cutting emissions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/10/china-and-the-us-announce-plan-to-work-together-on-cutting-emissions

Climate-linked health risks to rise, COP26 panelists warn https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/climate-linked-health-risks-rise-cop26-panelists-warn-2021-11-09/

Cop26 draft text annotated: what it says and what it means https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2021/nov/10/cop26-draft-text-annotated-what-it-says-and-what-it-means

Rooftop solar smashes output records in all Australian states https://reneweconomy.com.au/rooftop-solar-smashes-output-records-in-all-australian-states/

AP analysis: Exposure to extreme heat has tripled since 1983 https://projects.apnews.com/features/2021/global-extreme-heat/index.html

Today in climate change (5 November 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

How Australia earned its climate change reputation https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-01/australia-climate-change-reputation-ahead-of-cop26-warming-talks/100579386

Reaching net zero is every minister’s problem. Here’s how they can make better decisions https://theconversation.com/reaching-net-zero-is-every-ministers-problem-heres-how-they-can-make-better-decisions-170633

Climate change: Extreme weather events are ‘the new norm’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59105963

COP26: Boris Johnson says ‘no excuses’ for not tackling climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59113676

Climate experts warn world leaders 1.5C is ‘real science’, not just talking point https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/30/climate-experts-warn-world-leaders-15c-is-real-science-not-just-talking-point

Cop26: polling data is overwhelming – people want leaders to act https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/01/cop26-polling-data-is-overwhelming-people-want-leaders-to-act

What happened at Cop26 today – day one at a glance https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/01/what-happened-at-cop26-day-one-at-a-glance

State of the Global Climate 2021 https://www.preventionweb.net/publication/state-global-climate-2021-wmo-provisional-report

The death toll of Europe’s heat wave https://www.politico.eu/article/europe-mediterranean-heatwaves-excess-deaths-climate-change-cop26-glasgow-ipcc/

Solar and wind keep getting cheaper, and crush coal, gas and nuclear on costs https://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-and-wind-keep-getting-cheaper-and-crush-coal-gas-and-nuclear-on-costs-lazard/

Australia could become a net negative emissions economy. The technology already exists https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/nov/02/australia-could-become-a-net-negative-emissions-economy-the-technology-already-exists

Climate-vulnerable countries float ’emergency’ timetable to cut emissions https://news.trust.org/item/20211028164444-vs1lk/

What are the economic effects of extreme weather caused by climate change? https://www.economicsobservatory.com/what-are-the-economic-effects-of-extreme-weather-caused-by-climate-change

World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/02/world-leaders-announce-plan-to-make-green-tech-cheaper-than-alternatives

Australia has taken a new climate adaptation blueprint to Glasgow. It’s a good start but we need money and detail https://theconversation.com/australia-has-taken-a-new-climate-adaptation-blueprint-to-glasgow-its-a-good-start-but-we-need-money-and-detail-170879

‘Nothing left to burn’: wildfires and floods could turn the tide on Turkey’s climate policy https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/02/turkey-climate-policy-wildfires-floods

The science everyone needs to know about climate change, in 6 charts https://theconversation.com/the-science-everyone-needs-to-know-about-climate-change-in-6-charts-170556

Cop26 emission pledges may limit global heating to below 2C https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/03/cop26-emission-pledges-could-limit-global-heating-to-below-2c-india

Has COP26 put the world on track for holding global warming to 1.5°C? https://www.newscientist.com/article/2296169-has-cop26-put-the-world-on-track-for-holding-global-warming-to-1-5c/

Survey identifies prescribed fire training needs in the Southeast https://wildfiretoday.com/2021/11/03/survey-identifies-prescribed-fire-training-needs-in-the-southeast/

On ancient Earth, it never rained but it poured https://phys.org/news/2021-11-ancient-earth.html

Europe’s record summer ‘impossible’ without global heating https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/03/europe-record-summer-global-heating-cop26

Dozens of nations pledge to phase out coal at COP26, but Australia not on the list https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-04/australia-not-among-nations-to-commit-to-phase-out-coal-cop26/100596222

Poor countries need 5 to 10 times more funding to adapt to climate risks they did not create https://grist.org/cop26/report-poor-countries-need-5-to-10-times-more-funding-to-adapt-to-climate-risks-they-did-not-create/

2021: A year of wild weather https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-59135039

Globe bounces back to nearly 2019 carbon pollution levels https://apnews.com/article/climate-science-business-scotland-pollution-04a455d42fb66b61330b47b308e80498

Step up climate change adaptation efforts or face huge disruption: UN report https://www.unep.org/news-and-stories/press-release/step-climate-change-adaptation-efforts-or-face-huge-disruption-un

Ithaca, New York becomes first U.S. city to begin 100% decarbonization of buildings, an urban climate change milestone https://www.cnbc.com/2021/11/04/ithaca-is-first-us-city-to-begin-100percent-decarbonization-of-buildings.html

‘Great distress’: Bangladesh bears brutal cost of climate crisis https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/11/3/bangladesh-global-warming-climate-crisis-seawater-agriculture

Today in climate change (29 October 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

The 2021 report of the Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: code red for a healthy future https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(21)01787-6/fulltext

State of the Cryosphere 2021 Report http://iccinet.org/statecryo21/

Climate change: UN emissions gap report a ‘thundering wake-up call’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59049770

India, the world’s third-biggest emitter of greenhouse gases, rejects net zero emissions target https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/27/asia/india-net-zero-target-intl/index.html

Impact of climate change on volcanic processes: current

understanding and future challenges https://eartharxiv.org/repository/view/2752/

UN warns world set for 2.7C rise on today’s emissions pledges https://www.sbs.com.au/news/un-warns-world-set-for-2-7c-rise-on-today-s-emissions-pledges/a3b50642-f083-425f-b9c1-2f6d933b555a

The International Order Isn’t Ready for the Climate Crisis https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/world/2021-10-19/climate-crisis-international-order-isnt-ready

State and Trends in Adaptation Report 2021: Africa https://gca.org/reports/state-and-trends-in-adaptation-report-2021/

Islanders sue Australia for inaction on climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/27/australia/islanders-sue-australia-climate-change-intl-hnk/index.html

What L.A. County will look like with sea level rise, according to scientific projections https://ktla.com/news/what-la-county-will-look-like-with-sea-level-rise-according-to-scientific-projections/

China’s new climate plan falls short of Cop26 global heating goal, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/disappointing-but-not-unexpected-china-climate-goal-leaves-experts-unsatisfied

World is failing to make changes needed to avoid climate breakdown, report finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/28/world-failing-make-changes-avoid-climate-breakdown-report

A dress rehearsal for disruption: Why Covid-19 has been a sustainability wake-up call https://www.ft.com/partnercontent/reckitt/a-dress-rehearsal-for-disruption-why-covid-19-has-been-a-sustainability-wake-up-call.html

The UN News COP26 climate quiz https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/10/1104202?123

Could AI Be Useful for Arctic Communities Facing Sea Ice Loss? https://eos.org/articles/could-ai-be-useful-for-arctic-communities-facing-sea-ice-loss

Drying land and heating seas: why nature in Australia’s southwest is on the climate frontline https://theconversation.com/drying-land-and-heating-seas-why-nature-in-australias-southwest-is-on-the-climate-frontline-170377

Today in climate change (22 October 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

The Very Last Thick Sea Ice of the Arctic Breaks while Severe Storms reach the Arctic, eventually supported by Sudden Stratospheric Warminghttps://www.severe-weather.eu/cryosphere/thick-sea-ice-arctic-breaks-stratospheric-warmings-rrc/

Denmark is accelerating climate efforts with new 2025 deadline https://en.kefm.dk/news/news-archive/2021/sep/denmark-is-accelerating-climate-efforts-with-new-2025-deadline

Insurers are getting rocked by climate disasters https://www.vox.com/22686124/climate-change-insurance-flood-wildfire-hurricane-risk?hss_channel=tw-456864723

Climate change a double blow for oil-rich Mideas thttps://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211017-climate-change-a-double-blow-for-oil-rich-mideast-experts?ref=tw

Future heat adaptation and exposure among urban populations and why a prospering economy alone won’t save us https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-99757-0

Facing existential threat from climate change, Pacific Islanders urge world to listen https://www.axios.com/climate-change-pacific-islands-activism-un-93221bd2-c6ae-44d7-8456-e66209f1656e.html

Climate change means thin ice for lakes worldwide https://today.vub.be/en/article/lakes-are-changing-worldwide

Don’t boost climate deniers: scientist https://www.sbs.com.au/news/don-t-boost-climate-deniers-scientist/dd5dc7dc-97f3-412a-a1d0-d2320e6f7a89

What was the role of climate change in Germany’s fatal floods? https://www.euronews.com/green/2021/10/18/what-was-the-role-of-climate-change-in-germany-s-fatal-floods

Who’s who in Glasgow: 5 countries that could make or break the planet’s future under climate change https://theconversation.com/whos-who-in-glasgow-5-countries-that-could-make-or-break-the-planets-future-under-climate-change-170090

What are climate change tipping points https://www.climaterealityproject.org/blog/what-are-climate-change-tipping-points

Factbox – COP26 in Glasgow: Who is going and who is not? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climate-un-attendees/factbox-cop26-in-glasgow-who-is-going-and-who-is-not-idUSKBN2H90W6

Stunningly cheap solar to power China’s pivot away from coal https://reneweconomy.com.au/stunningly-cheap-solar-to-power-chinas-pivot-away-from-coal/

In the face of chaos, why are we so nonchalant about climate change? https://theconversation.com/in-the-face-of-chaos-why-are-we-so-nonchalant-about-climate-change-166040

Scientists and Native People Jointly Study Sea-Ice Declines Threatening Seal Hunts https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/10/14/scientists-and-native-people-jointly-study-sea-ice-declines-threatening-seal-hunts/

Research prepares organisations for climate-challenged futures https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/news/2021/research-prepares-organisations-climate-challenged-futures

Millions of people were evacuated during disasters last year – another rising cost of climate change https://theconversation.com/millions-of-people-were-evacuated-during-disasters-last-year-another-rising-cost-of-climate-change-170105

Widespread collapse of West Antarctica’s ice sheet is avoidable if we keep global warming below 2℃ https://theconversation.com/widespread-collapse-of-west-antarcticas-ice-sheet-is-avoidable-if-we-keep-global-warming-below-2-169651

Hunt begins for ancient Antarctic ice—and clues to Earth’s response to rising temperatures https://www.science.org/content/article/hunt-begins-ancient-antarctic-ice-and-clues-earth-s-response-rising-temperatures

Seville Mayor Juan Espadas announces heatwave naming and categorization initiative https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/news/press-releases/seville-mayor-juan-espadas-announces-heatwave-naming-and-categorization-initiative/

Washington Coastal Resilience Project Ups Hazard Readiness https://coast.noaa.gov/states/stories/washington-coastal-resilience-project.html

The myth of the climate moderate https://www.vox.com/22709379/moderate-versus-progressive-democrats-climate

Amplified warming of extreme temperatures over tropical land https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-021-00828-8

Risk of Dangerous Heat Exposure Is Growing Quickly in Cities https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/risk-of-dangerous-heat-exposure-is-growing-quickly-in-cities/

Today in climate change (15 October 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Patricia Espinosa Outlines COP26 Priorities to LDC Ministers https://unfccc.int/news/patricia-espinosa-outlines-cop26-priorities-to-ldc-ministers

Coal power likely gone by 2035: Schott https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/coal-power-likely-gone-by-2035-schott-20211011-p58yuq

Cop26: world poised for big leap forward on climate crisis, says John Kerry https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/11/john-kerry-cop26-climate-summit-starting-line-rest-of-decade

Climate change may already affect 85 percent of humanity https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/11/climate-change-may-already-affect-85-percent-of-humanity-report

Guardian Essential poll: most Australians want Morrison to set a higher emissions reduction target https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/12/guardian-essential-poll-most-australians-want-morrison-to-set-a-higher-emissions-reduction-target

In the Face of Climate Change, We Must Act So That We Can Feel Hopeful—Not the Other Way Around https://time.com/6089999/climate-change-hope/

‘Overwhelming’ backing for strong climate action, UK study shows https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/11/uk-public-backs-carbon-tax-high-flyer-levy-and-heat-pump-grants-study-shows

Climate crisis is ‘single biggest health threat facing humanity,’ WHO says, calling on world leaders to act https://edition.cnn.com/2021/10/11/health/climate-change-health-covid-who/index.html

Climate change: ‘Adapt or die’ warning from Environment Agency https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58883234

Health threats in a hotter world require policy action at every level of political and social life https://www.thinkglobalhealth.org/article/policy-challenge-extreme-heat-and-climate-change

Climate change is making Texas hotter, threatening public health, water supply and the state’s infrastructure https://www.texastribune.org/2021/10/07/texas-climate-change-heat-water/

Carbon emissions ‘will drop just 40% by 2050 with countries’ current pledges’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/13/carbon-emissions-will-drop-just-40-by-2050-with-countries-current-pledges

Australia will need surge in renewables, electric vehicles to meet UN emissions goal https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-will-need-surge-in-renewables-electric-vehicles-to-meet-un-emissions-goal-20211013-p58zpa.html

What sea level rise will do to famous American sites, visualized https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/12/sea-level-rise-well-known-american-sites-visualized

Risk of Dangerous Heat Exposure Is Growing Quickly in Cities https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/risk-of-dangerous-heat-exposure-is-growing-quickly-in-cities/

Today in climate change (8 October 2021)

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While the 2050 battle rages in Australia, the world is talking 2030 https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/while-the-2050-battle-rages-in-australia-the-world-is-talking-2030-20210929-p58vup.html

Exposure to Deadly Urban Heat Worldwide Has Tripled in Recent Decades, Says Study https://news.climate.columbia.edu/2021/10/04/exposure-to-deadly-urban-heat-worldwide-has-tripled-in-recent-decades-says-study/

“Climate Change Disinformation Is Spreading Rapidly” on Facebook https://www.motherjones.com/environment/2021/09/facebook-climate-misinformation-lies-trump-propaganda-spreading-rapidly/

The imperative of climate adaption for Africa: building resilience across societies in an inclusive manner https://esaro.unfpa.org/en/news/imperative-climate-adaption-africa-building-resilience-across-societies-inclusive-manner

Building Climate Resilience in Cities through Insurance https://www.climatepolicyinitiative.org/publication/building-climate-resilience-in-cities-through-insurance/

What climate scientists can teach us about dealing with climate change doom https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58756143

Canadians are unknowingly buying homes in climate change danger zones, report finds https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/climate-risks-1.6196450

UK High Commissioner urges Australia to bring more ambitious emissions target to COP26 https://www.sbs.com.au/news/uk-high-commissioner-urges-australia-to-bring-more-ambitious-emissions-target-to-cop26/f7d11db8-eac7-4774-ae4c-e9cc071b1f29

Third new coal project approved by Australian environment minister Sussan Ley in just one month https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/oct/05/new-coalmine-mangoola-nsw-muswellbrook-approved-australia-environment-minister-sussan-ley

Change the Game of Climate Change – the story of a collaborative climate board game as a climate communication innovation https://dayad.org/change-the-game-of-climate-change-the-story-of-a-collaborative-climate-board-game-as-a-climate-communication-innovation/

Trillions of dollars a year are ‘adding fuel to the fire’ of the climate crisis, experts say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/06/fossil-fuel-industry-subsidies-of-11m-dollars-a-minute-imf-finds

‘Eye-watering’: climate change disasters will cost Australia billions each year, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/oct/06/eye-watering-climate-change-disasters-will-cost-australia-billions-each-year-study-finds

September 2021 was one of the four warmest Septembers globally https://climate.copernicus.eu/surface-air-temperature-september-2021

The Best Way to Prepare Our Coasts for Climate Change? Nature Itself https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/environment/climate-change-coral-reefs-seahive-miami/

Australia’s coal exports to ‘halve by 2050’ if climate goals are met https://www.smh.com.au/business/the-economy/australia-s-coal-exports-to-halve-by-2050-if-climate-goals-are-met-20211006-p58xuc.html

California chronically undercounts the death toll and has failed to address the growing threat of heat-related illness and death https://www.latimes.com/projects/california-extreme-heat-deaths-show-climate-change-risks/

Today in climate change (1 October 2021)

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Three things needed for successful climate adaptation in cities https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2021-09-21-three-things-needed-for-successful-climate-adaptation-in-cities.html

Missing wind variability means future impacts of climate change may be underestimated in Europe and North America https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210920082134.htm

Powerful, local stories can inspire us to take action on climate change https://theconversation.com/powerful-local-stories-can-inspire-us-to-take-action-on-climate-change-168177

Children born today to see ’24 times more’ climate-induced disasters than their grandparents https://www.sbs.com.au/news/children-born-today-to-see-24-times-more-climate-induced-disasters-than-their-grandparents/8508f290-d866-48e5-9aa4-e45f022b3517

Born into the Climate Crisis: Why we must act now to secure children’s rights https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/library/born-climate-crisis-why-we-must-act-now-secure-childrens-rights

Climate crisis: do we need millions of machines sucking CO2 from the air? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/24/climate-crisis-machines-sucking-co2-from-the-air

Scientific team uncovers additional threat to Antarctica’s floating ice shelves https://phys.org/news/2021-09-scientific-team-uncovers-additional-threat.html

Six research priorities for cities and climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02409-z

Extreme, deadly heat in Canada is going to come back, and worse. Will we be ready? https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-extreme-deadly-heat-in-canada-is-going-to-come-back-and-worse-will-we/

Americans who think that global warming is happening now outnumber those who think it is not happening by more than 6 to 1 https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/dramatic-increase-in-public-beliefs-and-worries-about-climate-change/

Americans’ willingness to prepare for “climate change” vs. “extreme weather” https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-willingness-to-prepare-for-climate-change-vs-extreme-weather/

Our climate projections for 2500 show an Earth that is alien to humans https://theconversation.com/our-climate-projections-for-2500-show-an-earth-that-is-alien-to-humans-167744

How to measure a shrinking glacier https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-58677992

NSW government sets more ambitious 50pc emissions reduction target for 2030 https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-29/nsw-new-carbon-emissions-reduction-target-for-2030/100498444

Netherland’s Flood Management is a Climate Adaption Model for the World https://climateadaptationplatform.com/netherlands-flood-management-is-a-climate-adaption-model-for-the-world/

Climate change is ‘a freight train’ making some places too dangerous to live in, experts say https://money.yahoo.com/climate-change-freight-train-making-093004857.html

3-Year Drought Creates Frightening ‘New Normal’ in South America https://www.theenergymix.com/2021/09/28/13-year-drought-creates-frightening-new-normal-in-south-america/

How Satellite Technologies Can Aid Fiji, Other Pacific Island Nations to Build Climate Resilience http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/09/satellite-technologies-can-aid-fiji-pacific-island-nations-build-climate-resilience/

Cutting methane should be a key Cop26 aim, research suggests https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/sep/30/cutting-methane-should-be-a-key-cop26-aim-research-suggests

‘It’s like a war’: Greece battles increase in summer wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/30/its-like-a-war-greece-battles-increase-in-summer-wildfires

Today in climate change (24 September 2021)

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World on ‘catastrophic’ climate path of 2.7C warming, UN warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/world-on-catastrophic-climate-path-of-2-7c-warming-un-warns/e19eb133-0436-435a-b7e5-1e40b51da9c8

What Is ‘Fire Weather,’ and Why Is It Getting Worse? https://www.wired.com/story/what-is-fire-weather-and-why-is-it-getting-worse/

Much of New Zealand’s coastal property has an expiry date https://www.nzgeo.com/stories/what-storms-may-come/

‘It’s a reality’: Biden calls for urgency in California as climate crisis fuels wildfires https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/13/california-wildfires-biden-trip-climate-crisis-links-extreme-weather

Illinois Now Boasts the ‘Most Equitable’ Climate Law in America. So What Will That Mean? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/17092021/illinois-climate-law-equitable/

No, damming the Golden Gate won’t save the Bay Area from rising seas https://www.sfchronicle.com/opinion/openforum/article/No-damming-the-Golden-Gate-won-t-save-the-Bay-16468572.php

‘Climate crisis on our shores’: Mediterranean countries sign deal after summer of fires https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/20/climate-crisis-on-our-shores-mediterranean-countries-sign-deal-after-summer-of-fires

Long-term sea-level rise necessitates a commitment to adaptation: A first order assessment https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S221209632100084X

How Methane Emissions Contribute to Climate Change https://www.wri.org/insights/methane-gas-emissions-climate-change

Biden launches plan to address ‘silent killer’: extreme heat https://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/biden-launches-response-health-harms-extreme-heat-80124520

Climate Change Will Alter Cooling Effects of Volcanic Eruptions https://eos.org/articles/climate-change-will-alter-cooling-effects-of-volcanic-eruptions

Climate change and impacts accelerate https://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/climate-change-and-impacts-accelerate

Clear majority of Australians want net zero emissions by 2050 https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/clear-majority-of-australians-want-net-zero-emissions-by-2050-20210921-p58tkk.html

Which parts of Australia’s coast will vanish below rising sea levels? https://www.sbs.com.au/news/audiotrack/which-parts-australias-coast-will-vanish-below-rising-sea-levels

Extreme heat: The economic and social consequences for the United States https://www.atlanticcouncil.org/in-depth-research-reports/report/extreme-heat-the-economic-and-social-consequences-for-the-united-states/

Proving sea levels are rising https://medium.com/our-changing-climate/proving-sea-levels-are-rising-54f5d63e01b4

Global wildfire carbon dioxide emissions at record high, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/21/global-wildfire-carbon-dioxide-emissions-at-record-high-data-shows

Scientists still don’t know how far melting in Antarctica will go – or the sea level rise it will unleash https://theconversation.com/scientists-still-dont-know-how-far-melting-in-antarctica-will-go-or-the-sea-level-rise-it-will-unleash-166677

The unexplored region of the atmosphere that could help predict climate change https://vtx.vt.edu/articles/2021/09/ictas-bailey-CUE-project.html

Wildfire and flood disasters are causing ‘climate migration’ within Canada https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/wildfire-and-flood-disasters-are-causing-climate-migration-within-canada-1004212774/

Life at 50C: Heat hitting home in Australia https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-australia-58643237

NASA Satellites Show How Clouds Respond to Arctic Sea Ice Changehttps://www.nasa.gov/feature/esnt/2021/nasa-satellites-show-how-clouds-respond-to-arctic-sea-ice-change

Drivers of exceptional coastal warming in the northeastern United States https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01159-7

Councils spend millions on climate change and disaster recovery: New report https://citiespowerpartnership.org.au/2021/09/22/councils-spend-millions-on-climate-change-and-disaster-recovery-new-report/