Today in climate change (27 August 2021)

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Study finds ‘very concerning’ 74% increase in deaths associated with extreme heat brought on by the climate crisis https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/19/health/heat-deaths-concerning-study/index.html

IPCC report may have underplayed risk of freak El Nino and La Nina events https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/ipcc-report-may-have-underplayed-risk-of-freak-el-ninos-and-la-ninas-20210820-p58klm.html

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/20/a-billion-children-at-extreme-risk-from-climate-impacts-unicef

New Research Explores the Costs of Climate Tipping Points, and How They Could Compound One Another https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16082021/climate-tipping-points/

Solar exceeds coal for first time, as renewables set new records on Australia’s main grid https://reneweconomy.com.au/solar-exceeds-coal-for-first-time-as-renewables-set-new-records-on-australias-main-grid/

Thresholds of temperature change for mass extinctions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25019-2

When hotter and drier means more – but eventually less – wildfire https://theconversation.com/when-hotter-and-drier-means-more-but-eventually-less-wildfire-165352

‘Blistering temperatures’: Dark roofing banned on Sydney’s urban fringe https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/blistering-temperatures-dark-roofing-banned-on-sydney-s-urban-fringe-20210820-p58kma.html

Australia on verge of electric cars boom amid sharp jump in sales figures https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/australia-on-verge-of-electric-cars-boom-amid-sharp-jump-in-sales-figures-20210820-p58kn5.html

Changes In Sea Levels And Hurricane Activity Played A Part In Upending The Maya Civilization https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2021/08/23/changes-in-sea-levels-and-hurricane-activity-played-a-part-in-upending-the-maya-civilization/

The sunny side of Earth’s hottest month https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/568917-the-sunny-side-of-earths-hottest-month

NSW’s roadmap to renewables https://www.energymagazine.com.au/nsws-roadmap-to-renewables/

Voters in Sydney’s Liberal ‘heartland’ more worried about climate than Covid, polling suggests https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/aug/24/voters-in-sydneys-liberal-heartland-more-worried-about-climate-than-covid-polling-suggests

How climate change amplifies extreme weather like Tennessee’s deadly floods and NYC’s record rainfall https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/23/weather/flooding-henri-tn-climate-change/index.html

With temperatures rising, how can Singapore shape its future developments to keep cool? https://www.channelnewsasia.com/singapore/temperatures-warmer-climate-change-singapore-urban-planning-developments-2107851

How the climate crisis is changing hurricanes https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/21/weather/hurricane-henri-climate-change/index.html

Climate crisis made deadly German floods ‘up to nine times more likely’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/23/climate-crisis-made-deadly-german-floods-up-to-nine-times-more-likely

Climate Change, Land Use Change, and Mountain Disasters https://gjia.georgetown.edu/2021/08/23/part-i-climate-change-land-use-change-and-mountain-disasters/

An estimated 1.7 million deaths worldwide in 2019 were linked to too much cold or heat, a new study finds https://gizmodo.com/extreme-weather-is-getting-deadlier-1847529013

Lancet Heat and Health series https://www.thelancet.com/series/heat-and-health

Three pandemic measures that will also curb climate change: Flannery https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/three-pandemic-measures-which-will-also-curb-climate-change-flannery-20210824-p58lfr.html

Heavy rainfall which led to severe flooding in Western Europe made more likely by climate change https://www.worldweatherattribution.org/heavy-rainfall-which-led-to-severe-flooding-in-western-europe-made-more-likely-by-climate-change/

People keep moving to the worst places for climate risk https://www.fastcompany.com/90668484/people-keep-moving-to-the-worst-places-for-climate-risk

Leaked UN draft report: Greenhouse emissions must peak in four years https://thebulletin.org/2021/08/leaked-un-draft-report-greenhouse-emissions-must-peak-in-four-years/

In a Summer of Deadly Deluges, New Research Shows How Global Warming Fuels Flooding https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082021/floods-germany-climate-change-attribution-study/

Household financial vulnerabilities and physical climate risks https://www.bankofcanada.ca/2021/08/staff-analytical-note-2021-19/

NSW bushfire survivors win legal battle ordering EPA to take action on climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/26/nsw-bushfire-survivors-win-legal-battle-ordering-epa-to-take-action-on-climate-crisis

As Disasters Mount, Central Banks Gird Against Threat of Climate Change https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-disasters-mount-central-banks-gird-against-threat-of-climate-change

Climate Change: A Very Short Introduction https://global.oup.com/academic/product/climate-change-a-very-short-introduction-9780198867869

Few realistic scenarios left to limit global warming to 1.5°C https://www.stockholmresilience.org/research/research-news/2021-05-17-few-realistic-scenarios-left-to-limit-global-warming-to-1.5c.html

Southern Blob of unusual Pacific heat blamed for creating megadrought https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/southern-blob-of-unusual-pacific-heat-blamed-for-creating-megadrought-20210826-p58m7p.html

Today in climate change (20 August 2021)

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Computer Models Of Civilization Offer Routes To Ending Global Warming https://www.npr.org/2021/08/14/1027370891/climate-change-solutions-global-warming-computer-models-paris

How ‘living breakwaters’ could protect the coast from rising sea levels https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-living-breakwaters-could-protect-the-coast-from-rising-sea-levels-20210812-p58i7p.html

Specifically Tailored Action Plans Combat Heat Waves in India https://redcliffecitynews.com.au/specifically-tailored-action-plans-combat-heat-waves-in-india/

Climate change: floods and droughts will be greater dangers for China’s growth than earlier thought, UN scientists say https://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/3144759/climate-change-extreme-floods-and-droughts-will-be-greater

Weatherwatch: Carbon offsets easily wiped out by bad weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/14/weatherwatch-carbon-offsets-easily-wiped-out-by-bad-weather

Breaching tipping points would increase economic costs of climate change impacts https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/breaching-tipping-points-would-increase-economic-costs-of-climate-change-impacts/

Assessing the Global Climate in July 2021 https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-202107

Seemingly small climate changes can have big consequences https://theconversation.com/seemingly-small-climate-changes-can-have-big-consequences-166139

Breaching climate tipping points could triple economic cost of environmental crisis, scientists warn https://www.independent.co.uk/climate-change/news/climate-tipping-points-economic-cost-lse-b1903489.html

Too Hot to Work https://ucsusa.org/resources/too-hot-to-work

IPCC report reinforces need for more investment in flood resilience https://floodresilience.net/blogs/ipcc-report-reinforces-need-for-flood-resilience/

State of the Climate in Latin America and the Caribbean https://public.wmo.int/en/state-of-climate-latin-america-and-caribbean

Research shines light on heatwaves and building codes in NSW https://www.bnhcrc.com.au/research/policy-and-economics-hazards/7835

Spain confirms new highest temperature record – 47.4 °C (117.3 °F) in the city of Montoro, Cordoba https://watchers.news/2021/08/17/spain-sets-new-highest-temperature-record-montoro-august-14-2021/

Climate science is now more certain than ever. Here’s how it can make a difference in Australian court cases https://theconversation.com/climate-science-is-now-more-certain-than-ever-heres-how-it-can-make-a-difference-in-australian-court-cases-165874

What the big climate report said about New Zealand https://www.stuff.co.nz/environment/climate-news/126094665/what-the-big-climate-report-said-about-new-zealand

Australia widely criticised over emission reduction targets ahead of COP26 climate talks https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-20/climate-change-ipcc-australia-uk-conference-glasgow/100392252

Rain fell at the normally snowy summit of Greenland for the first time on record https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/19/weather/greenland-summit-rain-climate-change/index.html

Today in climate change (13 August 2021)

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‘Insanely cheap energy’: how solar power continues to shock the world https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/apr/25/insanely-cheap-energy-how-solar-power-continues-to-shock-the-world

Apocalyptic fire and rain as UN climate report looms https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/0806/1239496-weather-climate-change/

Italy and Spain are next: brutal heatwave with near +46 °C will be baking southern Europe https://www.severe-weather.eu/europe-weather/heat-dome-mediterranean-extreme-heatwave-italy-spain-mk/

World’s climate scientists to issue stark warning over global heating threat https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/08/worlds-climate-scientists-to-issue-stark-warning-over-global-heating-threat

Australia ‘lagging at the back of the pack’ of OECD countries on climate action, analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/09/australia-lagging-at-the-back-of-the-pack-of-oecd-countries-on-climate-action-analysis-finds

The world is on the brink of ‘catastrophe,’ leader of next UN climate talks warns https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/08/world/climate-warning-alok-sharma-cop26-ipcc-intl/index.html

234 scientists read 14,000+ research papers to write the IPCC climate report – here’s what you need to know and why it’s a big deal https://theconversation.com/234-scientists-read-14-000-research-papers-to-write-the-ipcc-climate-report-heres-what-you-need-to-know-and-why-its-a-big-deal-165587

Reduce methane or face climate catastrophe, scientists warn https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/06/reduce-methane-or-face-climate-catastrophe-scientists-warn

Climate Change 2021: IPCC Sixth Climate Change Assessment Report https://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar6/wg1/

Major climate changes inevitable and irreversible – IPCC’s starkest warning yet https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/aug/09/humans-have-caused-unprecedented-and-irreversible-change-to-climate-scientists-warn

Some Past Sea Levels May Not Have Been as High as Thought, Says Study of Rising and Sinking Landmasses https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/some-past-sea-levels-may-not-have-been-high-thought-says-study-rising-and-sinking

Climate change has already hit Australia. Unless we act now, a hotter, drier and more dangerous future awaits, IPCC warns https://theconversation.com/climate-change-has-already-hit-australia-unless-we-act-now-a-hotter-drier-and-more-dangerous-future-awaits-ipcc-warns-165396

A New Climate Change Report Without Much New Overall https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/disaster-choice/202108/new-climate-change-report-without-much-new-overall

Yes, a few climate models give unexpected predictions – but the technology remains a powerful tool https://theconversation.com/yes-a-few-climate-models-give-unexpected-predictions-but-the-technology-remains-a-powerful-tool-165611

Sea level projection tool https://sealevel.nasa.gov/ipcc-ar6-sea-level-projection-tool

‘We’re not about to back down’: how climate experts hold hope despite the IPCC report https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/10/were-not-about-to-back-down-how-climate-experts-hold-hope-despite-the-ipcc-report

Climate change: IPCC report is ‘code red for humanity’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58130705

How Do We Predict Climate Change? https://scienceexchange.caltech.edu/topics/sustainability/climate-change-predictions

How we can transform our energy system to achieve net-zero emissions https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg25133463-600-how-we-can-transform-our-energy-system-to-achieve-net-zero-emissions/

United States of Wildfire https://apps.npr.org/us-wildfires-impact-environment-climate-change/

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms, IPCC report warns – that means more intense storms and flooding https://theconversation.com/the-water-cycle-is-intensifying-as-the-climate-warms-ipcc-report-warns-that-means-more-intense-storms-and-flooding-165590

Future-Proofing Cities Against Climate Change https://www.archdaily.com/966045/future-proofing-cities-against-climate-change

What does the latest IPCC report mean for Australia? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-08-11/what-does-the-ipcc-report-mean-for-australia/100364884

Mediterranean faces fiercer heatwaves, drought, fires: UN draft report https://phys.org/news/2021-08-mediterranean-fiercer-heatwaves-drought.html

Insurers Won’t Save a Heating World From Floods and Fire https://www.bloomberg.com/opinion/articles/2021-07-25/insurers-won-t-keep-bailing-out-climate-disasters-like-these-fires-and-floods

New heat record in Italy as ‘Lucifer’ sweeps in https://amp.france24.com/en/live-news/20210811-new-heat-record-in-italy-as-lucifer-sweeps-in

Italy may have registered Europe’s hottest temperature on record https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-58130893

‘How high above sea level am I?’ If you’ve googled this, you’re likely asking the wrong question — an expert explains https://theconversation.com/how-high-above-sea-level-am-i-if-youve-googled-this-youre-likely-asking-the-wrong-question-an-expert-explains-165882

Greenhouse gas emissions must peak within 4 years, says leaked UN report https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/12/greenhouse-gas-emissions-must-peak-within-4-years-says-leaked-un-report

Defunct NSW coal mine belches 1 million tonnes of CO2 without penalty https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/environment/climate-change/defunct-nsw-coal-mine-belches-1-million-tonnes-of-co2-without-penalty-20210811-p58huv.html

Insights for African countries from the latest climate change projections https://theconversation.com/insights-for-african-countries-from-the-latest-climate-change-projections-165944

Today in climate change (6 August 2021)

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Adapt or die. That is the stark challenge to living in the new world we have made https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/aug/01/adapt-or-die-that-is-the-stark-challenge-to-living-in-the-new-world-we-have-made?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other

Greenland experienced ‘massive’ ice melt this week, scientists say https://www.arctictoday.com/greenland-experienced-massive-ice-melt-this-week-scientists-say/

You’re living on a heat island https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/weather/2021/07/16/ever-hear-of-a-heat-island—

Germany’s floods highlight need for urgent climate action https://www.dw.com/en/opinion-germanys-floods-highlight-need-for-urgent-climate-action/a-58702221

In fast-warming world, Tokyo is barometer for future Olympics https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79205

Strengthening climate resilience through better flood management https://www.unescap.org/blog/strengthening-climate-resilience-through-better-flood-management#

State of the UK climate 2020 https://rmets.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/joc.7285

In summer of apocalyptic weather, concerns emerge over climate science blind spot https://www.axios.com/extreme-weather-heat-waves-floods-climate-science-dba85d8a-215b-49a1-8a80-a6b7532bee83.html

New report: State of the science on western wildfires, forests and climate change https://www.washington.edu/news/2021/08/02/new-report-state-of-the-science-on-western-wildfires-forests-and-climate-change/

This is the impact of extreme weather on lives and livelihoods https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2021/08/water-global-disasters-climate-change/

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

How summer 2021 has changed our understanding of extreme weather https://theconversation.com/how-summer-2021-has-changed-our-understanding-of-extreme-weather-165268

When the desert becomes flooded: climate change in Chad https://unocha.exposure.co/when-the-desert-becomes-flooded

Africa’s most populous city is battling floods and rising seas. It may soon be unliveable, experts warn https://edition.cnn.com/2021/08/01/africa/lagos-sinking-floods-climate-change-intl-cmd/index.html

UN Climate Panel Contends With Models Showing Implausibly Fast Warming https://e360.yale.edu/digest/un-climate-panel-contends-with-models-showing-implausibly-fast-warming

Seismic waves reveal the Arctic is on shaky ground https://temblor.net/earthquake-insights/seismic-waves-reveal-the-arctic-is-on-shaky-ground-13066/

Five lessons from the Global South on climate-related disasters https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79255

Australian Bushfires Had a Bigger Climate Impact Than the Pandemic in 2020 https://e360.yale.edu/digest/wildfires-had-a-bigger-impact-than-the-pandemic-in-2020

Vast wildfires in Russia’s Yakutia have already set an emissions record https://www.arctictoday.com/vast-wildfires-in-russias-yakutia-have-already-set-an-emissions-record/

Predicting droughts and floods: why we’re studying 19th-century ocean records https://theconversation.com/predicting-droughts-and-floods-why-were-studying-19th-century-ocean-records-164985

Relentlessly hotter: Sizzling heat increasingly the norm in Israel, data shows https://www.timesofisrael.com/sizzling-heat-increasingly-becoming-the-norm-data-shows/

Climate crisis: Scientists spot warning signs of Gulf Stream collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/aug/05/climate-crisis-scientists-spot-warning-signs-of-gulf-stream-collapse

Meals on Wheels prepares to check on seniors as metro area heat wave begins https://www.kptv.com/news/meals-on-wheels-prepares-to-check-on-seniors-as-metro-area-heat-wave-begins/article_bde3a074-efd5-11eb-b409-d703ba8ef092.html

World Scientists’ Warning of a Climate Emergency 2021 https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/biab079/6325731

World to hit temperature tipping point 10 years faster than forecast https://www.afr.com/policy/energy-and-climate/world-to-hit-temperature-tipping-point-10-years-faster-than-forecast-20210805-p58g7u

Today in climate change (30 July 2021)

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Climate adaptation should be based on robust regional climate information https://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2021/07/climate-adaptation-should-be-based-on-robust-regional-climate-information/

Renewables drive Australian emissions lower as wind records blown away https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/renewables-drive-australian-emissions-lower-as-wind-records-blown-away-20210725-p58cpk.html

America in 2090: The Impact of Extreme Heat, in Maps https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/opinion/climate-change-heat-waves.html

Plans of four G20 states are threat to global climate pledge, warn scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/plans-of-four-g20-states-are-threat-to-global-climate-pledge-warn-scientists

Beware summer! As climate crisis deepens, attitudes to season shift https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/24/as-the-climate-crisis-deepens-the-uks-attitude-to-summer-begins-to-shift

Climate change: Israel to cut 85% of emissions by mid-century https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-57965028

Climate change could spark floods in world’s largest desert lake: new study https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/79107

Flash floods will be more common as climate crisis worsens, say scientists https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/26/flash-floods-will-be-more-common-as-climate-crisis-worsens-say-scientists-london-floods

‘Record-shattering’ heat becoming much more likely, says climate study https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/26/record-shattering-heat-becoming-much-more-likely-says-climate-study

Climate change: Researchers begin discussions on vital report https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57944015

Yep, it’s bleak, says expert who tested 1970s end-of-the-world prediction https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jul/25/gaya-herrington-mit-study-the-limits-to-growth

Guidance to help water and sewerage companies and flood risk management authorities to prepare for future increases in rainfall intensities from global warming https://www.ukclimateresilience.org/news-events/climate-adaptation-on-future-changes-to-uk-rainfall-intensifies/

On the heels of Europe’s devastating floods, scientists warn more is yet to come https://grist.org/extreme-weather/europes-devastating-floods-scientists-warn-more-is-yet-to-come/

Flash floods: a grim reminder that adaptation is as important as reducing emissions https://www.lse.ac.uk/granthaminstitute/news/flash-floods-a-grim-reminder-that-adaptation-is-as-important-as-reducing-emissions/

Is climate change to blame for the recent weather disasters? 2 things you need to understand https://theconversation.com/extreme-heat-waves-in-a-warming-world-dont-just-break-records-they-shatter-them-164919

Mapping the way to climate resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/79111

The Climate Change Link To More And Bigger Wildfires https://www.npr.org/2021/07/27/1019898087/climate-change-wildfires

COP26 climate summit president says progress made, but not enough https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57975025

What the EU climate plan means for national targets https://www.transportenvironment.org/publications/what-eu-climate-plan-means-national-targets

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

Great Adaptations – a book on the climate crisis https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/great-adaptations

More livestock, more carbon dioxide, less ice: the world’s climate change progress since 2019 is (mostly) bad news https://theconversation.com/more-livestock-more-carbon-dioxide-less-ice-the-worlds-climate-change-progress-since-2019-is-mostly-bad-news-165168

Western Wildfires Are Sending Carbon Offsets Up in Smoke https://gizmodo.com/western-wildfires-are-sending-carbon-offsets-up-in-smok-1847370861

Climate change increasing high heat index days in Austin https://www.kxan.com/weather/weather-blog/climate-change-increasing-high-heat-index-days-in-austin/

Why Extreme Heat Is So Deadly https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/why-extreme-heat-is-so-deadly/

Climate emergency not slowed by COVID-19 pandemic and planet’s ‘vital signs’ worsening, scientists say https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-07-28/climate-emergency-pandemic-planet-vital-signs-worsening/100329094

Record-breaking heatwave hits Hokkaido, Japan https://watchers.news/2021/07/28/record-breaking-heatwave-hokkaido-japan-july-2021/

Small climate changes can have devastating local consequences – it happened in the Little Ice Age https://theconversation.com/small-climate-changes-can-have-devastating-local-consequences-it-happened-in-the-little-ice-age-164916

Bushfires, not pandemic lockdowns, had biggest impact on global climate in 2020 https://news.ucar.edu/132802/bushfires-not-pandemic-lockdowns-had-biggest-impact-global-climate-2020

Australian farmers are adapting well to climate change, but there’s work ahead https://theconversation.com/australian-farmers-are-adapting-well-to-climate-change-but-theres-work-ahead-164860

Scientists say temperatures in South America could rise by 4°C https://www.openaccessgovernment.org/temperatures-south-america/116402/

Rainfall becomes increasingly variable as climate warms https://english.cas.cn/newsroom/research_news/earth/202107/t20210729_276360.shtml

The Spanish heat paradox: temperatures soar but related deaths drop https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2021-07-28/the-spanish-heat-paradox-temperatures-soar-but-related-deaths-drop.html

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