Today in climate change (7 February 2020)

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Australia’s horrific bushfires could be the catalyst that pushes the world to a mass recognition that it’s time to act https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/feb/03/if-theres-a-silver-lining-in-the-clouds-of-smoke-its-that-this-could-be-a-tipping-point

As cities are shaped by rising seas and extreme weather events, the way we work will be irrevocably altered https://www.fastcompany.com/90449975/were-on-track-to-hit-1-5c-of-warming-in-2040-heres-how-it-will-change-our-work-lives

As the Himalayas Melt, Thousands of Dangerous Floods Could Sweep Through the Mountain Range https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/as-the-himalayas-melt-thousands-of-dangerous-floods-could-sweep-through-the

Dwindling Arctic Sea Ice May Affect Tropical Weather Patterns https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26012020/arctic-sea-ice-melting-tropical-weather-el-nino-climate-change

Response to the Critical review of climate change and water modelling in Queensland https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/3WJ9QKJ

The Stunning Rise Of The Climate Voter https://climate2020podcast.com/episodes/episode-19

No huge spike in climate alarm after bushfires

https://www.theage.com.au/politics/federal/australians-back-climate-change-action-while-science-divides-along-party-lines-20200203-p53x7y.html

Heat kills. We need consistency in the way we measure these deaths https://theconversation.com/heat-kills-we-need-consistency-in-the-way-we-measure-these-deaths-120500

Number of Kiwis who view climate change as an issue doubles https://www.lincoln.ac.nz/Research/Research/rc/leap/research-themes/nrm/?sti=5

Earth is heating at a rate equivalent to five atomic bombs per second. Or two Hurricane Sandys https://thebulletin.org/2020/02/earth-is-heating-at-a-rate-equivalent-to-five-atomic-bombs-per-second-or-two-hurricane-sandys/

Scientists Make First-Ever Observation Of Warm Water Undercutting Antarctica’s ‘Doomsday Glacier’ https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2020/02/scientists-make-first-ever-observation-of-warm-water-undercutting-antarcticas-doomsday-glacier/

Climate emergency: Indonesia faces catastrophic floods, disappearing islands https://www.greenleft.org.au/content/climate-emergency-indonesia-faces-catastrophic-floods-disappearing-islands

Insurers concerned about climate change as bushfire claims bill tops $1.3b https://www.smh.com.au/business/banking-and-finance/insurers-put-focus-on-climate-change-as-bushfire-claims-bill-tops-1-3b-20200204-p53xl9.html?cspt=1580848931|2f57f0369d908c714080e2611efaa8a0

Consolidating Sea Level Acceleration Estimates from Satellite Altimetry https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S027311772030034X

Ideological polarization over the reality of climate change actually increases with respondents’ knowledge of politics, science and/or energy policy https://theconversation.com/humans-are-hardwired-to-dismiss-facts-that-dont-fit-their-worldview-127168?utm_medium=amptwitter&utm_source=twitter

Sea-level rise ‘accelerating’ along U.S. coasts, report warns https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/newswire/2020/02/04/sea-level-rise-accelerating-along-u-s-coasts-report-warns/4654700002/

U.S. Sea-Level Report Cards https://www.vims.edu/research/products/slrc/index.php

January 2020 warmest on record: EU climate service https://phys.org/news/2020-02-january-warmest-eu-climate.html

Bad news for coal: India lands world’s largest, super cheap solar and storage tender https://reneweconomy.com.au/bad-news-for-coal-india-lands-worlds-largest-super-cheap-solar-and-storage-tender-80682/

Andes Meltdown: New Insights Into Rapidly Retreating Glaciers https://e360.yale.edu/features/andes-meltdown-new-insights-into-rapidly-retreating-glaciers

World’s biggest iceberg makes a run for it https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51389690

The climate crisis is here, and right now, in Australia, it’s speaking to us in the language of smoke and fire https://climaterealityproject.org/blog/stories-smoke-and-fire-how-five-australians-are-facing-climate-crisis

Climate, extreme weather, biodiversity, food and water crises could lead to ‘systemic collapse https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/feb/06/humanity-under-threat-perfect-storm-crises-study-environment?CMP=share_btn_tw

Permafrost Is Thawing So Fast, It’s Gouging Holes in the Arctic https://www.wired.com/story/abrupt-permafrost-thaw/

Today in climate change (31 January 2020)

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Australia is going up in flames, and its government calls for resilience while planning for more coal mines https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/25/opinion/sunday/australia-fires-climate-change.html

Building community resilience to climate change: The role of a Population-Health-Environment programme in supporting the community response to cyclone Haruna in Madagascar https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338841812_Building_community_resilience_to_climate_change_The_role_of_a_Population-Health-Environment_programme_in_supporting_the_community_response_to_cyclone_Haruna_in_Madagascar

As sea levels rise, little of the United States will be unaffected https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/01/as-sea-levels-rise-little-of-the-united-states-will-be-unaffected/

Melting Arctic sea ice may be altering winds, weather at equator: study https://news.mongabay.com/2020/01/melting-arctic-sea-ice-may-be-altering-winds-weather-at-equator-study/

Economy-wide effects of coastal flooding due to sea level rise: a multi-model simultaneous treatment of mitigation, adaptation, and residual impacts https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/2515-7620/ab6368

Climate change splits the public into six groups. Understanding them is key to future action https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-29/climate-change-global-warming-six-groups-rebecca-huntley/11893384

How the ‘Venice of Africa’ is losing its battle against the rising ocean https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/28/how-the-venice-of-africa-is-losing-its-battle-against-the-rising-ocean

‘Dire outlook’: Researchers call for urgent Australian climate action https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/dire-outlook-researchers-call-for-urgent-australian-climate-action-20200128-p53vfq.html?cspt=1580242421|126d80fbda1923a75b4f20b6052dfc42

The outlook for humans is dire without urgent action: 81 laureates’ letter to Australia https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/the-outlook-for-humans-is-dire-without-urgent-action-81-laureates-letter-to-australia-20200129-p53vr8.html

Emissions – the ‘business as usual’ story is misleading https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-00177-3

Temperatures at a Florida-Size Glacier in Antarctica Alarm Scientists https://www.nytimes.com/2020/01/29/climate/thwaites-glacier-melting-antarctica.html?smtyp=cur&smid=tw-nytimesscience

Building a Resilient Tomorrow: How to Prepare for the Coming Climate Disruption https://global.oup.com/academic/product/building-a-resilient-tomorrow-9780190909345?cc=us&lang=en&

Today in climate change (24 January 2020)

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David Attenborough calls Australia’s bushfires ‘the moment of crisis’ to address climate change https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2020/jan/17/david-attenborough-calls-australias-bushfires-the-moment-of-crisis-to-address-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

The climate factors contributing to Australia’s bushfires are strikingly similar to those at play in California https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/01/how-climate-change-influenced-australias-unprecedented-fires/

Fiji calls for urgent action on climate crisis as second cyclone hits in three weeks https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/17/fiji-calls-for-urgent-action-on-climate-crisis-as-second-cyclone-hits-in-three-weeks

From “wet bulb” heat waves that create deadly humidity to cascading economic effects of sea level rise, a new report catalogs some of the unanticipated consequences of runaway global warming https://www.fastcompany.com/90452018/climate-change-wont-result-in-a-new-normal-but-in-constant-horrifying-new-disasters

Climate risk and response: Physical hazards and socioeconomic impacts https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/sustainability/our-insights/climate-risk-and-response-physical-hazards-and-socioeconomic-impacts

The misallocation of climate research funding https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214629619309119

Annual CEO survey found 65% of bosses were worried about climate, even before the bushfire crisis peaked https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jan/21/most-australian-chief-executives-believe-climate-crisis-a-threat-to-business?CMP=share_btn_tw

Experts say judgment is ‘tipping point’ that opens the door to climate crisis claims for protection https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/20/climate-refugees-cant-be-returned-home-says-landmark-un-human-rights-ruling?CMP=share_btn_tw

Why we can no longer ignore consecutive disasters https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1029/2019EF001425

RBA told to ‘mobilise all forces’ to save the economy from climate change https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/rba-told-to-mobilise-all-forces-to-save-the-economy-from-climate-change-20200120-p53szi.html

This is what climate change looks like https://sophieclewis.com/2020/01/20/this-is-what-climate-change-looks-like/

Emissions of potent greenhouse gas have grown, contradicting reports of huge reductions https://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2020/january/hfc-23-emissions-.html

Could Australia’s bushfire disaster alter the conversation on climate change? https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/could-australias-bushfire-disaster-change-the-conversation-on-climate-change

Bushfires have effectively doubled Australia’s annual greenhouse gas output https://earther.gizmodo.com/australias-bushfires-have-likely-doubled-the-nations-ca-1841135988?IR=T

Projected Changes to Extreme Runoff and Precipitation Events From a Downscaled Simulation Over the Western United States https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/feart.2019.00355/full

Landmark climate migration decision http://blogs.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/2020/01/21/landmark-u-n-decision-says-countries-may-not-turn-away-climate-migrants-in-the-future/

Funding to build seawalls in the Torres Strait, amidst calls for climate change action https://www.sbs.com.au/nitv/article/2019/12/22/funding-build-seawalls-torres-strait-amidst-calls-climate-change-action

Weather shows evidence of climate change every single day since 2012 https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2020/01/weather-shows-evidence-of-climate-change-every-single-day-since-2012/

Rising temperatures put more US workers at risk of dying from heat https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/jan/22/heat-deaths-workers-safety-climate-crisis?platform=hootsuite

The ‘Doomsday Clock’ has jumped closer to midnight than ever as nuclear weapons and climate disasters turn the world into a ‘pressure cooker https://www.businessinsider.com.au/doomsday-clock-moves-closer-to-midnight-than-ever-2020-1

Climate change-driven sea-level rise could trigger mass migration of Americans to inland cities, finds new AI study https://viterbischool.usc.edu/news/2020/01/sea-level-rise-could-reshape-the-united-states-trigger-migration-inland/

Modeling migration patterns in the USA under sea level rise https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0227436

Today in climate change (17 January 2020)

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Study Confirms Climate Models are Getting Future Warming Projections Right https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2943/study-confirms-climate-models-are-getting-future-warming-projections-right/

Some say we’ve seen bushfires worse than this before. But they’re ignoring a few key facts https://theconversation.com/some-say-weve-seen-bushfires-worse-than-this-before-but-theyre-ignoring-a-few-key-facts-129391?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Ocean temperatures hit record high as rate of heating accelerates https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/ocean-temperatures-hit-record-high-as-rate-of-heating-accelerates?CMP=share_btn_tw

Anomalously warm temperatures are associated with increased injury deaths https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-019-0721-y

Studying Asian glaciers provides glimpse into future of extremes https://horizon.scienceblog.com/1112/studying-asian-glaciers-provides-glimpse-into-future-of-extremes/

The ice we’ve lost to climate change this past decade, visualized https://www.vox.com/2019/12/23/21030500/climate-change-ice-thaw-arctic-antarctica-greenland

Australia is no longer the lucky country https://www.ft.com/content/9849e366-35e4-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

Despite the political smokescreen, scientists are in no doubt that global heating has contributed to Australia’s fire emergency https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2020/jan/13/explainer-what-are-the-underlying-causes-of-australias-shocking-bushfire-season?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions fell slightly in 2019 https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/us-greenhouse-gas-emissions-fell-slightly-in-2019/2020/01/06/568f0a82-309e-11ea-a053-dc6d944ba776_story.html

US National Climate Report – Annual 2019 https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/national/201913

Climate change: Australia fires will be ‘normal’ in warmer world https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51094919

ScienceBrief Review: Climate Change Increases the Risk of Wildfires https://sciencebrief.org/briefs/wildfires

Australia’s Wildfires Might Intensify Future Climate Crises https://www.wired.com/story/australias-wildfires-might-intensify-future-climate-crises/

Inaction over climate emergency ‘not an option’ says UN Assembly chief https://news.un.org/en/story/2020/01/1055171

2019 capped off the world’s hottest decade in recorded history https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/2019-capped-off-the-worlds-hottest-decade-in-recorded-history-20200116-p53ru7.html

Injuries and Deaths Could Rise with Climate Change in the U.S., a New Study Finds https://time.com/5764673/injuries-deaths-climate-change/

Climate Change Brings Geopolitical Complications for Australia https://thediplomat.com/2020/01/climate-change-brings-geopolitical-complications-for-australia/

Climate change to be brought into new flooding guidance maps for Wales https://www.savills.co.uk/insight-and-opinion/savills-news/294682-0

Climate change to be key element in next Canadian budget: finance minister https://ca.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN1ZC2EO

New climate models suggest Paris goals may be out of reach https://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1176930.shtml?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

5 states had the wettest year on record in 2019 https://www.farmprogress.com/weather/5-states-had-wettest-year-record-2019

Climate change is making Australia’s weird weather even weirder https://www.vox.com/2020/1/15/21065557/australia-fires-climate-change-weather-extreme-heat-drought-flood

For the first time, the Alarmed are now the largest of Global Warming’s Six Americas https://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/for-the-first-time-the-alarmed-are-now-the-largest-of-global-warmings-six-americas/

Glacial Lake Outburst Floods: A New Climate-Related Threat from Above https://www.scientificamerican.com/video/glacial-lake-outburst-floods-a-new-climate-related-threat-from-above/

Today in climate change (10 January 2020)

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This apocalyptic Australian summer is our Sandy Hook moment – if we don’t take climate action now we never will https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jan/07/this-apocalyptic-australian-summer-is-our-sandy-hook-moment-if-we-dont-take-climate-action-now-we-never-will?CMP=share_btn_tw

The first systematic review finds that climate models have been remarkably accurate https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2019/12/4/20991315/climate-change-prediction-models-accurate

The bushfire crisis has given the Government a political ‘out’ to its climate change problem https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-01-06/bushfires-climate-change-opportunity-to-change/11839530

Australia Will Lose to Climate Change https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2020/01/australia-caught-climate-spiral/604423/

Australia’s unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say https://apnews.com/58881772c4959861278d9ff705e857c3?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter

A theory of adaptation to climate change. From trajectories of vulnerability to adaptation pathways https://www.researchgate.net/publication/338385875_A_theory_of_adaptation_to_climate_change_From_trajectories_of_vulnerability_to_adaptation_pathways

Glaciers in the Olympic Mountains could vanish by end of this century https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2020/01/glaciers-in-the-olympic-mountains-could-vanish-by-end-of-this-century/

How can we adapt to a fierier world? https://www.thebigq.org/2020/01/06/how-can-we-adapt-to-a-fierier-world/

Climate signals detected in global weather https://ethz.ch/en/news-and-events/eth-news/news/2020/01/climate-signal-detected-in-daily-weather.html

Forecasted attribution of the human influence on Hurricane Florence https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/6/1/eaaw9253

Weather bureau says hottest, driest year on record led to extreme bushfire season https://theconversation.com/weather-bureau-says-hottest-driest-year-on-record-led-to-extreme-bushfire-season-129447?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Australia Annual climate statement 2019 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/

In the face of extreme climate events, ASU professor to link network of groups developing nature-based solutions https://phys.org/news/2020-01-extreme-climate-events-asu-professor.html

The summer has seen another cyclone in Fiji and terrible fires in Australia. We don’t need to be scientists to know that something is very wrong here https://www.theguardian.com/world/commentisfree/2020/jan/07/australia-fijis-prayers-are-with-you-but-we-know-they-arent-enough-to-fight-the-climate-crisis

Miami needs allies in its fight to survive climate change http://news.trust.org/item/20200108151105-657by/

In 2030, we ended the climate emergency. Here’s how https://thecorrespondent.com/214/in-2030-we-ended-the-climate-emergency-heres-how/28330740746-6b15af77

Experts say climate change is driving up the risk of wildfires in Canada https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/experts-say-climate-change-is-driving-up-the-risk-of-wildfires-in-canada-2

Decade in review: how climate change has made flooding worse https://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/decade-review-how-climate-change-has-made-flooding-worse

Today in climate change (20 December 2019)

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UN climate talks end with limited progress on emissions targets https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/14/un-climate-talks-drag-on-as-rifts-scupper-hopes-of-breakthrough?CMP=share_btn_tw

After recent devastating bushfires, dozens of Extinction Rebellion climate activists gathered outside Sydney’s iconic Opera House on Sunday to protest against climate change https://www.euronews.com/2019/12/15/extinction-rebellion-take-to-the-streets-of-sydney-in-climate-change-protest

How Africa will be affected by climate change https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-50726701

Temperature record could be repeatedly broken as heatwave hits Australia’s south-east, BOM says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-17/heatwave-weather-australia-south-east-states-to-swelter/11804502

November 2019 was the second-hottest November in the 140-year global climate record https://www.noaa.gov/news/november-2019-was-2nd-hottest-on-record-for-planet

UN climate talks: ‘The window of opportunity is open, but barely’ https://www.conservation.org/blog/un-climate-talks-the-window-of-opportunity-is-open-but-barely

Climate Change Will Shrink Economies of Rich and Poor Countries Alike https://www.brinknews.com/climate-change-will-shrink-economies-of-rich-and-poor-countries-alike/

Long-Term Macroeconomic Effects of Climate Change: A Cross-Country Analysis https://www.nber.org/papers/w26167

For the vulnerable, UN climate talks are no longer fit for purpose https://www.climatechangenews.com/2019/12/17/vulnerable-un-climate-talks-no-longer-fit-purpose/

Oxford City Council commits £19m to climate emergency response https://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/3084710/oxford-city-council-commits-gbp19-million-to-climate-emergency

Climate change has cut Australian farm profits by 22% a year over past 20 years, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/18/climate-change-has-cut-australian-farm-profits-by-22-a-year-over-past-20-years-report-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Carbon Market Institute survey finds 96% believe Australia should not delay transition to decarbonised economy https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/climate-crisis-australian-businesses-back-net-zero-carbon-emissions-by-2050?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cross-sector support for Victorian leadership on climate https://environmentvictoria.org.au/2019/12/18/cross-sector-support-for-victorian-leadership-on-climate/

Preparing for extreme sea levels depends on location, time, study finds https://phys.org/news/2019-12-extreme-sea.html

Australia experiences hottest day on record and its worst ever spring bushfire danger https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/18/australia-experiences-hottest-day-on-record-and-its-worst-ever-spring-bushfire-danger?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dramatically increased rate of observed hot record breaking in recent Australian temperatures https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/2015GL065793

Empowering communities to adapt to climate change https://www.iied.org/empowering-communities-adapt-climate-change

Temperature hits 49.9C and roads melt in remote SA ahead of catastrophic fire conditions https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-12-19/catastrophic-fire-conditions-forecast-in-sa-as-temperatures-soar/11815346

2020 to be one of hottest years on record, Met Office says https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/19/2020-to-be-one-of-hottest-years-on-record-met-office-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

How much closer to their doors must the fire burn? It’s immoral not to connect the dots https://www.smh.com.au/national/how-much-closer-to-their-doors-must-the-fire-burn-it-s-immoral-not-to-connect-the-dots-20191218-p53l9d.html

Assessing heat wave risk in cities as global warming continues https://phys.org/news/2019-12-cities-global.html

What Climate Change Tells Us about Being Human https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-climate-change-tells-us-about-being-human/

Today in climate change (13 December 2019)

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Nagano is first prefecture in Japan to declare a climate emergency http://www.newsonjapan.com/html/newsdesk/article/125987.php

Victoria Falls dries to a trickle after worst drought in a century https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/dec/07/victoria-falls-dries-to-a-trickle-after-worst-drought-in-a-century?CMP=share_btn_tw

Leading scientists condemn political inaction on climate change as Australia ‘literally burns’ https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/dec/07/leading-scientists-condemn-political-inaction-on-climate-change-as-australia-literally-burns

New research examines climate change’s role in 2018 extreme weather events https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/new-research-examines-climate-change%E2%80%99s-role-2018-extreme-weather

Earth’s frozen ‘water towers’ threatened by warming, population growth, report says https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mountain-water-towers-climate-change-threats-1.5388575

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/

Greenland ice losses rising faster than expected https://phys.org/news/2019-12-greenland-ice-losses-faster.html

Historic American towns have endured wars, storms. What about sea rise? https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-12-08/historic-american-towns-sea-rise

Sea Level Science Grapples with Uncertainty and Usability https://eos.org/research-spotlights/sea-level-science-grapples-with-uncertainty-and-usability#.Xe_EATjkkYA.linkedin

‘Sydney is angry’: Protesters march to demand urgent action on climate change https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-is-angry-protesters-march-to-demand-urgent-action-on-climate-change-20191211-p53iyc.html

Now Australian cities are choking on smoke, will we finally talk about climate change? https://theconversation.com/now-australian-cities-are-choking-on-smoke-will-we-finally-talk-about-climate-change-128543

“Climatic-affective atmospheres”: A conceptual tool for affective scholarship in a changing climate https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1755458619300453

Climate Analytics suggests Australia has reneged on a pledge to make deeper emissions cuts https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/dec/12/australias-use-of-accounting-loophole-to-meet-paris-deal-found-to-have-no-legal-basis?CMP=share_btn_tw

On current trends, Greenland ice melting will cause 100 million people to be flooded each year by the end of the century, so 400 million in total due to sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/178/greenlands-rapid-melt-will-mean-more-flooding

“There’s been this increasing dawning of awareness among many Americans that climate change is actually starting to harm people here and now” https://www.theverge.com/2019/12/10/21003596/climate-change-end-of-decade-2019-temperature-storms-wildfires-effects-emissions

People are waking up to the climate crisis, but two sobering reports this week are a reminder of the enormity of the problem https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/arctic-melt-climate-change-global-warming-permafrost-bomb-greta-thunberg-925599/

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective Report https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/explaining-extreme-events-from-a-climate-perspective/