Today in climate change (29 January 2021)

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Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in ‘within decades’ https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-24/heatwaves-sydney-uninhabitable-climate-change-urban-planning/12993580

America needs a climate adaptation strategy https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/535200-america-needs-a-climate-adaptation-strategy

Climate change must get the same scientific response as coronavirus, Australian Nobel winner says https://www.sbs.com.au/news/climate-change-must-get-the-same-scientific-response-as-coronavirus-australian-nobel-winner-says?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

How to make your home more resilient to heatwaves and severe storms in summer https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2021-01-25/making-your-home-resilient-to-heatwaves-and-severe-storms/12880698?nw=0

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest? https://theconversation.com/as-heatwaves-become-more-extreme-which-jobs-are-riskiest-151841?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Mitigation, adaptation or do nothing: Responding to climate change https://independentaustralia.net/environment/environment-display/mitigation-adaptation-or-do-nothing-responding-to-climate-change,14732#.YBBpLix7wJY.twitter

Australia could take massive economic hit from climate-fuelled extreme weather, report warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-could-take-massive-economic-hit-from-climate-fuelled-extreme-weather-report-warns

Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/hitting-home-compounding-costs-climate-inaction/

‘The science is real’: Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/news/2021/01/18/coastal-experts-hope-biden-partner-combat-sea-level-rise/6559610002/

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/25/global-ice-loss-accelerating-at-record-rate-study-finds

Climate adaptation summit hears dire warnings but misses action to match https://news.trust.org/item/20210125184715-myc21/

Biden’s new climate orders to include suspension of federal oil and gas leasing – sources https://news.trust.org/item/20210126162840-3ix33/

40 Governments and Leading Institutions Commit to Support Locally Led Climate Adaptation https://www.wri.org/news/2021/01/release-40-governments-and-leading-institutions-commit-support-locally-led-climate

“Now it’s unpredictable”: Young people face climate change in Papua New Guinea https://www.adaptation-undp.org/young-people-face-climate-change-in-papua-new-guinea

Global climate risk index 2021 https://germanwatch.org/sites/germanwatch.org/files/Global%20Climate%20Risk%20Index%202021_1.pdf

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. National Forests and Grasslands https://www.mdpi.com/1999-4907/12/2/139

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/The-Peoples-Climate-Vote-Results.html

Climate change brings challenges for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75722

‘Resilient recovery’: Cities link pandemic, climate adaptation responses https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75712

New climate panel says Australia needs to aim for net zero emissions by 2035 https://reneweconomy.com.au/new-climate-panel-says-australia-needs-to-aim-for-net-zero-emissions-by-2035/

Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25012021/global-ice-loss-sea-level-rise/

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/28/uk-electricity-from-renewables-outpaces-gas-and-coal-power

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon https://www.defensenews.com/pentagon/2021/01/27/climate-change-is-now-a-national-security-priority-for-the-pentagon/

Climate Adaptation Summit: Invest in early warnings and early action https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75749

What you need to know about the climate change resilience rating system https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75774

“World first”: South Australia achieves 100pct solar, and lowest prices in Australia https://reneweconomy.com.au/world-first-south-australia-achieves-100pct-solar-and-lowest-prices-in-australia/

Today in climate change (22 January 2021)

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Climate change blamed for a third of U.S. flood losses in past 3 decades https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/climate-change-blamed-for-a-third-of-us-flood-losses-in-past-3-decades/2021/01/15/398728a2-544c-11eb-a817-e5e7f8a406d6_story.html

Powerful winds spark new blazes in California’s year-round fire ‘season’ https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/19/california-fire-climate-crisis-high-winds

Health warnings as ‘intense’ heatwave to hit NSW until Australia Day https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/health-warnings-as-intense-heatwave-to-hit-nsw-until-australia-day-20210121-p56vuf.html

Biden hits reset on US climate action – and turns up the heat on Morrison https://reneweconomy.com.au/biden-hits-reset-on-us-climate-action-and-turns-up-the-heat-on-morrison/

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/20/paris-climate-accord-joe-biden-returns-us

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe’s biggest gas power plant fails https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/21/climate-crisis-uk-legal-bid-stop-biggest-gas-power-station-europe-fails

Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021 https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-clean-energy-in-2021.html

Keeping it local: Engaging communities in climate resilience projects in Yangon https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75601

Today in climate change (15 January 2021)

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Cities could get more than 4°C hotter by 2100. To keep cool in Australia, we urgently need a national planning policy https://theconversation.com/cities-could-get-more-than-4-c-hotter-by-2100-to-keep-cool-in-australia-we-urgently-need-a-national-planning-policy-152680

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/07/global-heating-stabilize-net-zero-emissions

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-08/2020-ties-with-2016-as-worlds-hottest-year-on-record-eu-climate/13043854

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020 https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-01-10/Climate-change-activists-want-COP26-to-build-on-the-momentum-of-2020-WTidDY7c0E/index.html

CO2 levels seen more than 50% above pre-industrial levels in 2021 https://www.aljazeera.com/economy/2021/1/8/co2-levels-seen-more-than-50-above-pre-industrial-levels-in-2021

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55620848

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy https://news.un.org/en/story/2021/01/1081802

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75467

Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75464

Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call https://climateextremes.org.au/australias-black-summer-a-climate-wake-up-call/

Awareness of urban climate adaptation strategies – An international overview https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75463

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/regime-shift-is-taking-place-as-arctic-sea-ice-melts/12956328?nw=0

Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-020-00966-8

New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/12/new-zealand-records-seventh-hottest-year-with-extreme-weather-more-likely

The cities most impacted by sea level rise https://heraldcourier.com/lifestyles/the-cities-most-impacted-by-sea-level-rise/article_aec6d1d8-fa9b-5065-88d9-ae7d3e111dde.html

Ghosts of Glaciers Past Hint at Future Climate Challenges https://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/ghosts-glaciers-past-hint-future-climate-challenges

The state of the climate in 2021 https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210108-where-we-are-on-climate-change-in-five-charts

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-flood-costs-study/

Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020 https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2021/01/hurricanes-wildfires-and-heat-dominated-u-s-weather-in-2020/

Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-13/rising-sea-levels-visible-in-kakadu-national-park/12292646

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/13/climate-crisis-record-ocean-heat-in-2020-supercharged-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds https://phys.org/news/2021-01-earth-temperature-years.html

Locally led adaption to climate change: the start of a 10-year learning journey https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75503

‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-14/western-sydney-heat-refuge-strategy-needed-for-summer-heatwaves/13026882

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends https://www.theguardian.com/global/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2021/jan/13/why-are-ocean-warming-records-being-broken-year-after-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

The world is facing ‘catastrophic’ global warming, with 2020 among the hottest years on record, UN warns https://www.sbs.com.au/news/the-world-is-facing-catastrophic-global-warming-with-2020-among-the-hottest-years-on-record-un-warns?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/2020-hottest-year-on-record-nasa

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/14/countries-adapting-too-slowly-to-climate-breakdown-un-warns?CMP=share_btn_tw

UN Adaptation Gap Report 2020 https://www.unep.org/resources/adaptation-gap-report-2020

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit https://e360.yale.edu/features/as-worlds-deltas-sink-rising-seas-are-far-from-only-culprit

Can SE Asian workers take the heat? Researchers tackle rising temperatures https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75515

Today in climate change (8 January 2021)

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Five reasons to be optimistic about climate action https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2020/five-reasons-to-be-optimistic-about-climate-action.html/

Greta Thunberg turns 18, hopes 2021 will be the ‘year of awakening’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/greta-thunberg-turns-18-hopes-2021-will-be-the-year-of-awakening?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/02/last-year-was-dismal-in-many-respects-but-it-was-a-landmark-for-renewables-in-australia?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia records fourth-warmest year in 2020, despite La Niña https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2021/jan/01/australia-records-fourth-warmest-year-in-2020-despite-la-nina

Many Indian districts ‘hotspots’ of climate change https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/many-indian-districts-hotspots-of-climate-change/article33303346.ece

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03012021/five-aspects-climate-change-2020/

‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75357

Rising seas threaten China’s long, low, and crowded coast https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75359

‘Snub’: Australia leaves 2030 climate goals unchanged in UN submission https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/snub-australia-leaves-2030-climate-goals-unchanged-in-un-submission-20210104-p56rng.html

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210105-dozens-of-nations-miss-deadline-to-boost-climate-ambition

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75380

Summer temperatures could rise faster in the UK than average global rates https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75382

Uzbekistan advances its climate change adaptation planning https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75383

Impacts of climate change on Georgia’s coastal zone: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75392

Climate adaptation solution for informal settlers in Asian coastal cities https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75399

What can COVID-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75393

Who should pick up the tab for the costs of climate change in north Queensland? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/06/who-should-pick-up-the-tab-for-the-costs-of-climate-change-in-north-queensland?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2020EF001657

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security https://theconversation.com/how-australia-can-phase-out-coal-power-while-maintaining-energy-security-152747?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=bylinetwitterbutton

Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-020-00065-8

Building resilience in India https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75432

As climate risks rise, U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules https://news.trust.org/item/20210106194055-fi3zz/

Australia’s Annual Climate Statement 2020 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/

Today in climate change (1 January 2021)

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From bushfires to flash flooding, what will the Australian summer of the future look like? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-28/bushfires-flash-flooding-what-will-summer-of-future-look-like/12989778

Climate of change puts business and Coalition at odds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-of-change-puts-business-and-coalition-at-odds-20201218-p56oqb.html

India achieves record low price for large scale solar plant https://reneweconomy.com.au/india-achieves-record-low-price-for-large-scale-solar-plant-51986/

New Zealand readers say ‘everything’ must be prioritised in battle against climate change https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/26/new-zealand-readers-say-everything-must-be-prioritised-in-battle-against-climate-change

Oregon wildfires are adding more fuel to young activists’ legal climate battle https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/23/oregon-wildfires-climate-crisis-juliana-v-us

Project Drawdown https://drawdown.org/

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet https://www.carbonbrief.org/new-climate-models-suggest-faster-melting-of-the-greenland-ice-sheet

WMO: Siberian heatwave put 2020 among three hottest years on record https://www.climatechangenews.com/2020/12/02/wmo-siberian-heatwave-put-2020-among-three-hottest-years-record/

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://public.wmo.int/en/media/news/2020-closes-decade-of-exceptional-heat

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020 https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55416013

Australia’s bushfires among the world’s worst weather disasters ‘boosted’ by climate change, report finds https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-bushfires-among-the-world-s-worst-weather-disasters-boosted-by-climate-change-report-finds?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown https://reliefweb.int/report/world/counting-cost-2020-year-climate-breakdown-december-2020

Sea-level rise from climate change could exceed the high-end projections, scientists warn https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-change-rising-sea-levels-worst-case-projections/

Australia trails Pacific nations in fight against climate change https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australia-trails-pacific-nations-in-fight-against-climate-change-20201229-p56qms.html

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/29/we-cannot-make-it-without-science-greta-thunberg-says-climate-experts-are-being-ignored?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister https://www.afr.com/politics/experts-should-lead-climate-change-response-nsw-environment-minister-20201228-p56qen

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/30/floods-storms-and-searing-heat-2020-in-extreme-weather?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tampa addresses chronic flooding as climate challenges loom https://www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2020/12/27/tampa-addresses-chronic-flooding-as-climate-challenges-loom/

2020 Broke All These Environmental Records Despite The Pandemic https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/2020-climate-change-records-covid-pandemic_uk_5fc62d73c5b61d04bfad3c77

Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps https://www.businessinsider.com/cambridge-gas-pumps-post-warning-climate-change-2020-12?r=AU&IR=T

Today in climate change (25 December 2020)

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Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists? https://www.theguardian.com/news/2020/dec/19/will-the-mediterranean-become-too-hot-for-tourists

Activists hail ‘historic win’ as NSW environment court rejects Bylong Valley coalmine https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/18/activists-hail-historic-win-as-nsw-environment-court-rejects-belong-valley-coalmine

Wetlands, not walls, may be key to managing flooding as sea levels rise https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/wetlands-not-walls-may-be-key-to-managing-flooding-as-sea-levels-rise

Floods, droughts and heat waves herald a changing climate https://datatopics.worldbank.org/sdgatlas/goal-13-climate-action/

Angry Weather https://greystonebooks.com/products/angry-weather

Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank https://reneweconomy.com.au/australia-should-hold-auction-to-hasten-coal-closures-says-conservative-think-tank-65096/

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/insurance/b-c-lacks-plans-for-rising-seas-flooding-coastal-adaptation-researcher-1004201727/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Rethinking migration and (mal)adaptation to climate change https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75266

Grid operators turn to wind, solar and batteries as system issues grow https://reneweconomy.com.au/grid-operators-turn-to-wind-solar-and-batteries-as-system-issues-grow-98646/

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons – but harsher drought – as planet warms https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75288

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75287

2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg24833130-100-2020-in-review-extreme-weather-seen-around-the-world-as-climate-warms/

Warming Arctic with less ice heats up Cold War tensions https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/warming-arctic-with-less-ice-heats-up-cold-war-tensions

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75305

Scientists use new methods to better forecast atmospheric rivers https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75302

Climate change and the European water dimension: Enhancing resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75296

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75315

Today in climate change (18 December 2020)

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Increasing importance of temperature as a contributor to the spatial extent of streamflow drought https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abd2f0

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises? https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55222890

World is in danger of missing Paris climate target, summit is warned https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/12/world-is-in-danger-of-missing-paris-climate-target-summit-is-warned

The Marshall Islands could be wiped out by climate change – and their colonial history limits their ability to save themselves https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75125

Bangladesh’s hidden climate costs https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75122

Climate-related hazard indices for Europe https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75141

Bushfire science information report 1: Does climate affect bushfire risks in the native forests of eastern Australia? https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75115

Morrison government should be ‘doing more’ with states driving 33% cut in emissions by 2030 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/15/morrison-government-should-be-doing-more-with-states-driving-33-cut-in-emissions-by-2030

Jamaica kicks off new climate plan, undeterred by pandemic and floods https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75174

Rethinking Climate Change Adaptation https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75165

Preparing India for extreme climate events: Mapping hotspots and response mechanisms https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75162

The vanishing Arctic https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-16/arctic-sea-ice-dramatic-transformation-as-seen-by-satellites/12961584?nw=0

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought https://www.newscientist.com/article/2262953-earth-may-be-even-closer-to-1-5c-of-global-warming-than-we-thought/#ixzz6giLhR9XX

Loss and damage from climate change has pushed Sierra Leoneans far beyond their ability to adapt https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75185

How is Modern Climate Change Affecting Landscape Processes? https://eos.org/editors-vox/how-is-modern-climate-change-affecting-landscape-processes

Tip of the iceberg: Navigating the known and unknown costs of climate change for Canada https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75205

Groundwater Beneath Your Feet Is Rising With the Sea. It Could Bring Long-Buried Toxins With It https://www.kqed.org/science/1971582/groundwater-beneath-your-feet-is-rising-with-the-sea-it-could-bring-long-buried-toxins-with-it

Today in climate change (11 December 2020)

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A warning on climate and the risk of societal collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/06/a-warning-on-climate-and-the-risk-of-societal-collapse

ACT beats 2020 emissions reduction target, achieving 45 pct cut since 1990 https://reneweconomy.com.au/act-beats-2020-emissions-reduction-target-achieving-45-pct-cut-since-1990-1990/

Spring Heats Up Down Under https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/147619/spring-heats-up-down-under

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster https://grattan.edu.au/report/climate-change-and-health-preparing-for-the-next-disaster/

Maladaptation: When Adaptation to Climate Change Goes Very Wrong https://www.cell.com/one-earth/fulltext/S2590-3322(20)30483-8

Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a ‘colossal challenge’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55179008

The adaptation principles: A guide for designing strategies for climate change adaptation and resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75032

This Year’s Wild Hurricane Season Is an Ominous Sign of What’s Ahead https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2020-hurricane-season-overview/

European Union drafts ambition for 30 million electric cars by 2030 https://thedriven.io/2020/12/07/european-union-drafts-ambition-for-30-million-electric-cars-by-2030/

Arctic Ocean: climate change is flooding the remote north with light – and new species https://theconversation.com/arctic-ocean-climate-change-is-flooding-the-remote-north-with-light-and-new-species-150157

Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-55179603

Arctic Report Card: 15 years of observations document impact of changing polar climate https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/sea-ice-loss-and-extreme-wildfires-mark-another-year-of-arctic-change

How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-change-risks-infectious-diseases-covid-19-ebola-dengue-1098923/

Arctic warming cascades through ocean and over land, U.S. report says https://news.trust.org/item/20201208150332-kpcix/

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into ‘an entirely different climate’ https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/dec/08/arctic-report-climate-crisis-wildfires-ice-loss?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Climate risk country profile: Afghanistan https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75071

Researchers say some corals may recover from bleaching if humans leave them alone http://www.watercareer.com.au/news/coral-study-finds-hope

Australia’s record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis http://nespclimate.com.au/record-2020-spring-event-attribution/

Climate-driven changes are interconnected, stresses 2020 annual Arctic Report Card https://nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/climate-driven-changes-are-interconnected-stresses-2020-annual-arctic-report-card/#.X8_liDjQHtY.twitter

How Australian universities and professions are preparing to meet the climate challenge https://theconversation.com/how-universities-and-professions-are-preparing-to-meet-the-climate-challenge-151662

Climate change, coming soon to a court near you: Report series purpose and introduction to climate science https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/75094

The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/The-stormy-fiery-year-when-climate-disasters-15791389.php

Climate change threatens ‘most Alps glaciers’ https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-55206215

Greta Thunberg: ‘We are speeding in the wrong direction’ on climate crisis https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/10/greta-thunberg-we-are-speeding-in-the-wrong-direction-on-climate-crisis

Today in climate change (4 December 2020)

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Tasmania declares itself 100 per cent powered by renewable electricity https://reneweconomy.com.au/tasmania-declares-itself-100-per-cent-powered-by-renewable-electricity-25119/

Electricity supplies under pressure due to heatwave, energy market operator warns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-29/heatwave-pushes-power-grid-to-the-limit-electricity/12930308

Cool change moves in after Sydney and northern NSW endure record-smashing heatwave https://www.sbs.com.au/news/cool-change-moves-in-after-sydney-and-northern-nsw-endure-record-smashing-heatwave

Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55109092

Extreme heat is a threat to lives in Africa, but it’s not being monitored https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74918

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities https://www.parliament.vic.gov.au/images/stories/committees/epc-LA/Inquiry_into_Tackling_Climate_Change_in_Victorian_Communities/LAEPC_59-01_Inquiry_into_tackling_climate_change_in_Vic_Communities.pdf

Three-quarters of Australians back target of net zero by 2030, Guardian Essential poll shows https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/three-quarters-of-australians-back-target-of-net-zero-by-2030-guardian-essential-poll-shows

European states ordered to respond to youth activists’ climate lawsuit https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/nov/30/european-states-ordered-respond-youth-activists-climate-lawsuit?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

Weekend heatwave sent records tumbling in SA and NSW — and it isn’t over yet https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-01/weekend-heatwave-sent-records-tumbling-in-sa-and-nsw/12935088

Climate Solutions Series: Decarbonizing the Built Environment https://www.csis.org/analysis/climate-solutions-series-decarbonizing-built-environment

How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/30/climate-change-mortgage-housing-environment-433721

What’s the impact of melting ice on rising sea levels? https://www.euronews.com/2020/11/16/what-s-the-impact-of-melting-ice-on-rising-sea-levels

The UN canceled its 2020 climate summit. Youth held one anyway https://grist.org/climate/the-un-canceled-its-2020-climate-summit-youth-held-one-anyway/

Australia endures hottest spring ever, with average temperatures more than 2C above average https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/australia-endures-hottest-spring-ever-with-average-temperatures-more-than-2c-above-average

Pacific leaders condemn Australia’s climate target as ‘one of the weakest’ in open letter https://www.sbs.com.au/news/pacific-leaders-condemn-australia-s-climate-target-as-one-of-the-weakest-in-open-letter

Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55073169

Australia’s states have been forced to go it alone on renewable energy, but it’s a risky strategy https://theconversation.com/australias-states-have-been-forced-to-go-it-alone-on-renewable-energy-but-its-a-risky-strategy-151086

Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten affordable housing https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abb266

Climate emergency: New Zealand must match words and actions https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/dec/01/climate-emergency-new-zealand-must-match-words-and-actions?CMP=share_btn_tw

What can Covid-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe? https://www.cascades.eu/publication/what-can-climate-risks-teach-us-about-preparing-for-climate-risks-in-europe/

Progress toward managing rising seas https://medium.com/island-press/progress-toward-managing-rising-seas-5c3822326a72

Future Brahmaputra river flooding as climate warms may be underestimated, study says https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74966

UN climate summit president thanks Australian states – but not Morrison government – for backing net zero https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/02/net-zero-emissions-by-2050-target-climate-summit-president-thanks-australian-states-but-not-morrison-government

Rising seas predicted to flood thousands of affordable housing units by 2050 https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/1/21747466/rising-sea-levels-flood-affordable-housing-2050

Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-55150910

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/dec/02/humanity-is-waging-war-on-nature-says-un-secretary-general-antonio-guterres?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

NZ joins a groundswell in sounding the climate emergency alarm. Can it make any real difference? https://thespinoff.co.nz/politics/02-12-2020/nz-joins-a-groundswell-in-sounding-the-climate-emergency-alarm-can-it-make-any-real-difference/

Movements shaping climate futures: A systematic mapping of protests against fossil fuel and low-carbon energy projects https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/abc197/meta

The matrix of two worlds working for better community resilience https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74993

WMO Provisional report on the state of the global climate 2020 https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74998

Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, over 120 researchers say https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-resulting-in-profound-immediate-and-worsening-health-impacts-over-120-researchers-say-151027

The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(20)32290-X/fulltext

Indonesia’s tropical glacier is rare, revered, and could be gone by next year https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-12-04/indonesia-tropical-glacier-threatened-climate-change/12914584

Art Basel Miami 2020: climate change concerns dominate unusual year https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/dec/03/art-basel-miami-2020-virtual-art-fair

Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves https://yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/12/confronting-the-isolated-lonely-painful-deaths-from-heat-waves/

Increased Plate Tectonic Activity May Have Warmed the Miocene Climate https://eos.org/articles/increased-plate-tectonic-activity-may-have-warmed-the-miocene-climate

“Thirstier” atmosphere will increase wildfire risk out west https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75016

Pushing back against the tide: Vanuatu’s climate fight https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/75009

Today in climate change (27 November 2020)

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Survey shows Australian support for Paris Agreement and net zero target https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/australians-back-the-paris-agreement-and-want-a-net-zero-target-20201122-p56gtw.html

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen https://apnews.com/article/technology-climate-climate-change-floods-storms-1242b6a15b45464f9e084115210f2ca7

The Australian Government is surrounded by leaders taking climate action. Will it step up? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-11-22/the-world-strides-global-warming-australian-government-behind/12904200

Greenland Is Melting, And a New Model Suggests We’ve Greatly Underestimated Its Impact https://www.sciencealert.com/the-see-could-rise-by-more-than-7-metres-if-greenland-just-keeps-melting

Climate change and “atmospheric thirst” to increase fire danger and drought in Nevada and California https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74808

Climate change in Uzbekistan: Illustrated summary https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/74827

A Slippery Slope: Could Climate Change Lead to More Landslides? https://eos.org/features/a-slippery-slope-could-climate-change-lead-to-more-landslides

Greenhouse gas levels at new high despite hopeful “blip” from anti-COVID lockdowns https://www.cbsnews.com/news/greenhouse-gas-levels-new-high-climate-change-un-world-meterological-organization/

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report https://www.alliancemagazine.org/blog/emissions-reduction-moving-too-slowly-and-in-wrong-direction-finds-climateworks-report/

State of climate action: Assessing progress toward 2030 and 2050 https://www.climateworks.org/report/state-of-climate-action-assessing-progress-toward-2030-and-2050/

Winters are Warming and Climate Change is the Driver https://cbs6albany.com/weather/weather-extra/winters-are-warming-and-climate-change-is-the-driver

John Kerry named as Joe Biden’s special climate envoy https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/nov/23/john-kerry-biden-climate-envoy-appointment

Australia: Climate change producing dangerous heat stress in workplaces https://www.futurework.org.au/climate_change_producing_dangerous_heat_stress_in_workplaces

“We will pay a heavy price for this”, Turnbull savages Morrison and Taylor over climate https://reneweconomy.com.au/we-will-pay-a-heavy-price-for-this-turnbull-savages-morrison-and-taylor-over-climate-82502/

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas https://eos.org/research-spotlights/a-floating-buoy-fleet-could-help-scientists-track-rising-seas

UK is underprepared for increase in heatwaves https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/74857

New modelling by the NSW governmen­t warns that the likelihood of longer-duration droughts is significantly higher than previously thought https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/tides-out-and-not-coming-back-any-time-soon/news-story/

Canada must adopt an emergency mindset to climate change https://policyoptions.irpp.org/magazines/november-2020/canada-must-adopt-an-emergency-mindset-to-climate-change/

Ice sheets on the move: How north and south poles connect https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/11/201125114416.htm

Senior parliamentarians of the 48-member Climate Vulnerable Forum met today to assess the state of international commitments ahead of a key UN climate accord deadline https://thecvf.org/our-voice/news/press-releases/parliaments-in-climate-vulnerable-countries-submit-motions-urging-2020-climate-actions-targets/

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

‘From sunny north to windy east’: What are Victoria’s renewable energy zones? https://www.theage.com.au/national/victoria/from-sunny-north-to-windy-east-what-are-victoria-s-renewable-energy-zones-20201125-p56hsl.html

New Zealand’s government will declare a climate emergency, pledging ‘immediate action’ https://www.sbs.com.au/news/new-zealand-s-government-will-declare-a-climate-emergency-pledging-immediate-action?cid=news:socialshare:twitter

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here’s how https://theconversation.com/flooding-can-help-resurrect-wetlands-and-slow-climate-change-heres-how-148939