Today in climate change (17 December 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Fleeing global warming? ‘Climate havens’ aren’t ready for you yet https://grist.org/migration/fleeing-global-warming-climate-havens-arent-ready-for-you-yet/

The Politics of Our Climate Attribution Obsession https://rogerpielkejr.substack.com/p/the-politics-of-our-climate-attribution

Explainer: Was Deadly Tornado Storm System Related To Climate Change? https://www.huffpost.com/entry/tornado-kentucky-climate-change-storms_n_61b60745e4b0b50268a7678c

Scientists Find a New Source of a Greenhouse Gas Emissions in The Siberian Permafrost https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-find-a-new-source-of-a-greenhouse-gas-in-the-siberian-permafrost

FEMA chief says powerful storms ‘new normal’ in era of climate change https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/12/politics/deanne-criswell-fema-climate-change-cnntv/index.html

Protect or retreat: rising seas threaten Canada’s Atlantic and Pacific Coasts https://uwaterloo.ca/news/media/protect-or-retreat-rising-seas-threaten-canadas-atlantic-and

‘2.4C is a death sentence’: Vanessa Nakate’s fight for the forgotten countries of the climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2021/dec/13/24c-is-a-death-sentence-vanessa-nakates-fight-for-the-forgotten-countries-of-the-climate-crisis

“This Isn’t a Natural Disaster”: Climate Scientist Michael Mann on Deadly Tornadoes in 8 States https://www.democracynow.org/2021/12/13/michael_mann_on_climate_crisis_tornadoes

A new report outlines how Australia is being left behind in the global race to urgently reduce emissions during the 2020s to avoid catastrophic climate change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/crunch-time-glasgow-climate-pact-national-climate-decade/

Canada on track to reduce fossil fuel use by 62% by 2050 https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/canada-on-track-to-reduce-fossil-fuel-use-by-62-by-2050-1004215443/

Thwaites: Antarctic glacier heading for dramatic change https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59644494

Landfills Belch Climate-Warming Methane. Even the EPA Doesn’t Know How Much https://truthout.org/articles/landfills-belch-climate-warming-methane-even-the-epa-doesnt-know-how-much/

The Arctic has a new record high temperature, according to the U.N. https://www.npr.org/2021/12/14/1064042128/arctic-heat-record-siberia-climate-change

2021 was a remarkable year for Earth’s climate https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/12/2021-was-a-remarkable-year-for-earths-climate/

Near-term transition and longer-term physical climate risks of greenhouse gas emissions pathways https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01236-x

Conversations, culture and constructive climate action https://www.greenbiz.com/article/conversations-culture-and-constructive-climate-action

November 2021: Earth’s 4th-warmest November on record https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/12/november-2021-earths-4th-warmest-november-on-record/

How rising groundwater caused by climate change could devastate coastal communities https://www.technologyreview.com/2021/12/13/1041309/climate-change-rising-groundwater-flooding/

Vulnerable to climate change, New York constructs seawall https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211214-vulnerable-to-climate-change-new-york-constructs-seawall

How Climate Change is Impacting Extreme Weather Events in Germany https://www.ambientalrisk.com/how-climate-change-is-impacting-extreme-weather-events-in-germany/

Tornadoes and climate change: What a warming world means for deadly twisters and the type of storms that spawn them https://theconversation.com/tornadoes-and-climate-change-what-a-warming-world-means-for-deadly-twisters-and-the-type-of-storms-that-spawn-them-173645

Australia forecast to have summer of extreme heatwaves and floods https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/dec/15/australia-forecast-to-have-summer-of-extreme-heatwaves-and-floods

Climate of chaos: Stanford researchers show why heat may make weather less predictable https://news.stanford.edu/2021/12/14/warming-makes-weather-less-predictable/

In praise of ‘Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction’ https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/12/in-praise-of-climate-change-a-very-short-introduction/

The Arctic is warming four times faster than the rest of the world https://www.science.org/content/article/arctic-warming-four-times-faster-rest-world#.YbufK1ezJv0.twitter

Here’s what we know about corporate climate ambition https://www.greenbiz.com/article/heres-what-we-know-about-corporate-climate-ambition

2021 Arctic Report Card: Winter sea ice pack likely thinnest on recordhttps://www.climate.gov/news-features/featured-images/2021-arctic-report-card-winter-sea-ice-pack-likely-thinnest-record

Time lag between intervention and actual CO2 decrease could still lead to climate tipping point https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/12/211215132705.htm

This BAMS special report presents assessments of how human-caused climate change may have affected the strength and likelihood of individual extreme events https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

Today in climate change (10 December 2021)

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

Earth is getting a black box to record our climate change actions, and it’s already started listening https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-12-06/climate-change-earth-black-box-recorder/100621778

Climate inaction will cost G7 countries ‘billions’ https://www.dw.com/en/climate-inaction-will-cost-g7-countries-billions/a-57800168

Around the world, these are just some of the cities at risk of rising sea levels https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/12/coastal-cities-underwater-climate-change/

From Siberia to the U.S, wildfires broke emissions records this year https://www.reuters.com/business/cop/siberia-us-wildfires-broke-emissions-records-this-year-2021-12-06/

Picturing the future of complex, cascading climate risks https://council.science/current/blog/picturing-the-future-of-complex-cascading-climate-risks/

The world’s newest nation is both drying up and drowning https://edition.cnn.com/2021/12/06/africa/south-sudan-floods-climate-cmd-intl/index.html

California’s water supplies are in trouble as climate change worsens natural dry spells, especially in the Sierra Nevada https://theconversation.com/californias-water-supplies-are-in-trouble-as-climate-change-worsens-natural-dry-spells-especially-in-the-sierra-nevada-173142

Firestorm, Greg Mullins: Former Commissioner is ready to face firestorm again https://www.northernbeachesreview.com.au/story/7539023/hes-been-targeted-before-but-ex-commissioner-will-face-firestorm-again/

Dictionary update shows how changing climate changes language, and much more https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/12/dictionary-update-shows-how-changing-climate-changes-language-and-much-more/

Extreme lack of sea ice in Hudson Bay puts polar bears under pressure https://www.newscientist.com/article/2300385-extreme-lack-of-sea-ice-in-hudson-bay-puts-polar-bears-under-pressure/

FEMA resources for climate resilience https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_resources-climate-resilience.pdf

Climate Avisory Council Annual Review https://www.climatecouncil.ie/media/climatechangeadvisorycouncil/Climate%20Change%20Advisory%20Council%20Annual%20Review%202021.pdf

U.S. had its 3rd-warmest autumn on record, 7th-warmest November https://www.noaa.gov/news/us-had-its-3rd-warmest-autumn-on-record-7th-warmest-november

As climate ‘net-zero’ plans grow, so do concerns from scientists https://phys.org/news/2021-12-climate-net-zero-scientists.html

Today in climate change (3 December 2021)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Megafires that burn more than a million hectares increasing due to climate change, CSIRO finds https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-11-26/climate-change-increases-risk-of-megafires-csiro/100653146

Top climate scientists are sceptical that nations will rein in global warming https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02990-w

Relentless Drought, Fatal Flooding: Kenyans Find Climate Solutions Under Threat of Extreme Weather https://www.theenergymix.com/2021/11/25/relentless-drought-fatal-flooding-kenyans-find-climate-solutions-under-threat-of-extreme-weather/

Demand-side solutions to climate change mitigation consistent with high levels of well-being https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-021-01219-y

Climate change and community flood resilience in Tabasco, Mexico https://floodresilience.net/blogs/climate-change-and-community-flood-resilience-in-tabasco-mexico/

Rain to replace snow in the Arctic as climate heats, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/nov/30/rain-replace-snow-arctic-climate-heats-study

Quest begins to drill Antarctica’s oldest ice https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-59475410

Gamifying tools to improve the resilience of Europe’s historic areas to climate change https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/435389-gamifying-tools-to-improve-the-resilience-of-europe-s-historic-areas-to-climate-change

Coal use to peak in 2026 as renewables surge past forecasts https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/coal-use-to-peak-in-2026-as-renewables-surge-past-forecasts-20211201-p59duh.html

The rising cost of the climate crisis in flooded South Sudan https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2021/nov/30/the-rising-cost-of-the-climate-crisis-in-flooded-south-sudan-in-pictures

Upping the ante? The effects of “emergency” and “crisis” framing in climate change news https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-021-03219-5

Avoiding temperature ‘overshoot’ reduces multiple climate change risks, say scientists https://www.carbonbrief.org/avoiding-temperature-overshoot-reduces-multiple-climate-change-risks-say-scientists

Study finds Atlantic hurricanes becoming more frequent, destructive https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2021/12/02/atlantic-hurricanes-increasing-frequency-climate/

Using AIR’s New Modeling Framework to Understand Climate Change Impacts https://www.air-worldwide.com/publications/air-currents/2021/using-airs-new-modeling-framework-to-understand-climate-change-impacts/

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)

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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)

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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)

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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/