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’

America needs a climate adaptation strategy

Climate change must get the same scientific response as coronavirus, Australian Nobel winner says

How to make your home more resilient to heatwaves and severe storms in summer

As heatwaves become more extreme, which jobs are riskiest?

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

Hitting Home: The Compounding Costs of Climate Inaction

‘The science is real’: Coastal experts hope Biden will partner to combat sea level rise

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds

Climate adaptation summit hears dire warnings but misses action to match

Biden’s new climate orders to include suspension of federal oil and gas leasing – sources

40 Governments and Leading Institutions Commit to Support Locally Led Climate Adaptation

“Now it’s unpredictable”: Young people face climate change in Papua New Guinea

Global climate risk index 2021

Impacts of Climate Change on Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. National Forests and Grasslands

With 1.2 million respondents, the Peoples’ Climate Vote is the largest survey of public opinion on climate change ever conducted

Climate change brings challenges for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

‘Resilient recovery’: Cities link pandemic, climate adaptation responses

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

UK electricity from renewables outpaces gas and coal power

Climate change is now a national security priority for the Pentagon

Climate Adaptation Summit: Invest in early warnings and early action

What you need to know about the climate change resilience rating system

“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

Powerful winds spark new blazes in California’s year-round fire ‘season’

Health warnings as ‘intense’ heatwave to hit NSW until Australia Day

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

Legal bid to stop UK building Europe’s biggest gas power plant fails

Five reasons to be optimistic about clean energy in 2021

Keeping it local: Engaging communities in climate resilience projects in Yangon

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

Global heating could stabilize if net zero emissions achieved, scientists say

2020 ties with 2016 as world’s hottest year on record, EU climate change service

Climate change activists want COP26 to build on the momentum of 2020

CO2 levels seen more than 50% above pre-industrial levels in 2021

Climate change: Africa’s green energy transition ‘unlikely’ this decade

UN chief calls for ‘urgent transition’ from fossil fuels to renewable energy

Retrofitting unused spaces can help South African cities adapt to climate change

Norway’s comprehensive climate action plan

Australia’s Black Summer a climate wake-up call

Awareness of urban climate adaptation strategies – An international overview

As the Arctic melts, a regime shift is taking place

Decoupling of the Arctic Oscillation and North Atlantic Oscillation in a warmer climate

New Zealand records seventh-hottest year, with extreme weather more likely

The cities most impacted by sea level rise

Ghosts of Glaciers Past Hint at Future Climate Challenges

The state of the climate in 2021

Climate change is responsible for billions of dollars in flood costs, study says

Hurricanes, wildfires, and heat dominated U.S. weather in 2020

Rising sea levels visibly transforming parts of coastal region around Kakadu National Park

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather

Earth to reach temperature tipping point in next 20 to 30 years, new study finds

Locally led adaption to climate change: the start of a 10-year learning journey

‘Heat refuges’ may be one solution to Western Sydney’s climate emergency

If we want to understand global heating, we have to examine ocean temperature trends

The world is facing ‘catastrophic’ global warming, with 2020 among the hottest years on record, UN warns

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says

Report says not enough funding is being made available to deal with effects of extreme weather

UN Adaptation Gap Report 2020

As World’s Deltas Sink, Rising Seas Are Far from Only Culprit

Can SE Asian workers take the heat? Researchers tackle rising temperatures

Today in climate change (8 January 2021)

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Five reasons to be optimistic about climate action

Greta Thunberg turns 18, hopes 2021 will be the ‘year of awakening’

Last year was dismal in many respects but it was a landmark for renewables in Australia

Australia records fourth-warmest year in 2020, despite La Niña

Many Indian districts ‘hotspots’ of climate change

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero

‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone

Rising seas threaten China’s long, low, and crowded coast

‘Snub’: Australia leaves 2030 climate goals unchanged in UN submission

Dozens of nations miss deadline to boost climate ambition

New data-driven global climate model provides projections for urban environments

Summer temperatures could rise faster in the UK than average global rates

Uzbekistan advances its climate change adaptation planning

Impacts of climate change on Georgia’s coastal zone: Vulnerability assessment and adaptation options

Climate adaptation solution for informal settlers in Asian coastal cities

What can COVID-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe?

Who should pick up the tab for the costs of climate change in north Queensland?

Assessing Shifts in Regional Hydroclimatic Conditions of U.S. River Basins in Response to Climate Change over the 21st Century

How Australia can phase out coal power while maintaining energy security

Connections of climate change and variability to large and extreme forest fires in southeast Australia

Building resilience in India

As climate risks rise, U.S. urged to update flood maps and building rules

Australia’s Annual Climate Statement 2020

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?

Climate of change puts business and Coalition at odds

India achieves record low price for large scale solar plant

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

Project Drawdown

New climate models suggest faster melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet

WMO: Siberian heatwave put 2020 among three hottest years on record

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

Climate change: Extreme weather causes huge losses in 2020

Australia’s bushfires among the world’s worst weather disasters ‘boosted’ by climate change, report finds

Counting the cost 2020: A year of climate breakdown

Sea-level rise from climate change could exceed the high-end projections, scientists warn

Australia trails Pacific nations in fight against climate change

‘We cannot make it without science’: Greta Thunberg says climate experts are being ignored

Experts should lead climate change response: NSW Environment Minister

Floods, storms and searing heat: 2020 in extreme weather

Tampa addresses chronic flooding as climate challenges loom

2020 Broke All These Environmental Records Despite The Pandemic

Cambridge becomes the 1st US city to require stickers warning the threat of climate change at gas pumps

Today in climate change (25 December 2020)

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Will the Mediterranean become too hot for tourists?

Activists hail ‘historic win’ as NSW environment court rejects Bylong Valley coalmine

Wetlands, not walls, may be key to managing flooding as sea levels rise

Floods, droughts and heat waves herald a changing climate

Angry Weather

Australia should hold auction to hasten coal closures, says conservative think tank

B.C. lacks plans for rising seas, flooding: coastal adaptation researcher

Rethinking migration and (mal)adaptation to climate change

Grid operators turn to wind, solar and batteries as system issues grow

Taiwan may face fewer typhoons – but harsher drought – as planet warms

Climate risks to health set to worsen inequity, harm children

2020 in review: Extreme weather seen around the world as climate warms

Warming Arctic with less ice heats up Cold War tensions

New research exposes the harsh realities of hurricanes in a warmer world

Scientists use new methods to better forecast atmospheric rivers

Climate change and the European water dimension: Enhancing resilience

2020 closes a decade of exceptional heat

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

Climate change: Have countries kept their promises?

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

Bangladesh’s hidden climate costs

Climate-related hazard indices for Europe

Bushfire science information report 1: Does climate affect bushfire risks in the native forests of eastern Australia?

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

Rethinking Climate Change Adaptation

Preparing India for extreme climate events: Mapping hotspots and response mechanisms

The vanishing Arctic

Earth may be even closer to 1.5°C of global warming than we thought

Loss and damage from climate change has pushed Sierra Leoneans far beyond their ability to adapt

How is Modern Climate Change Affecting Landscape Processes?

Tip of the iceberg: Navigating the known and unknown costs of climate change for Canada

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

ACT beats 2020 emissions reduction target, achieving 45 pct cut since 1990

Spring Heats Up Down Under

Climate change and health: preparing for the next disaster

Maladaptation: When Adaptation to Climate Change Goes Very Wrong

Climate change: UK aim of 68% emissions cut a ‘colossal challenge’

The adaptation principles: A guide for designing strategies for climate change adaptation and resilience

This Year’s Wild Hurricane Season Is an Ominous Sign of What’s Ahead

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

Climate change: Snowy UK winters could become thing of the past

Arctic Report Card: 15 years of observations document impact of changing polar climate

How Climate Change Is Ushering in a New Pandemic Era

Arctic warming cascades through ocean and over land, U.S. report says

Greenhouse gas emissions transforming the Arctic into ‘an entirely different climate’

Climate risk country profile: Afghanistan

Researchers say some corals may recover from bleaching if humans leave them alone

Australia’s record spring heat one-in-500,000 without climate change: analysis

Climate-driven changes are interconnected, stresses 2020 annual Arctic Report Card

How Australian universities and professions are preparing to meet the climate challenge

Climate change, coming soon to a court near you: Report series purpose and introduction to climate science

The stormy, fiery year when climate disasters wouldn’t stop

Climate change threatens ‘most Alps glaciers’

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

Electricity supplies under pressure due to heatwave, energy market operator warns

Cool change moves in after Sydney and northern NSW endure record-smashing heatwave

Polar scientists wary of impending satellite gap

Extreme heat is a threat to lives in Africa, but it’s not being monitored

Inquiry into tackling climate change in Victorian communities

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

Weekend heatwave sent records tumbling in SA and NSW — and it isn’t over yet

Climate Solutions Series: Decarbonizing the Built Environment

How climate change could spark the next home mortgage disaster

What’s the impact of melting ice on rising sea levels?

The UN canceled its 2020 climate summit. Youth held one anyway

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

Climate change: Temperature analysis shows UN goals ‘within reach’

Australia’s states have been forced to go it alone on renewable energy, but it’s a risky strategy

Sea level rise and coastal flooding threaten affordable housing

Climate emergency: New Zealand must match words and actions

What can Covid-19 teach us about preparing for climate risks in Europe?

Progress toward managing rising seas

Future Brahmaputra river flooding as climate warms may be underestimated, study says

UN climate summit president thanks Australian states – but not Morrison government – for backing net zero

Rising seas predicted to flood thousands of affordable housing units by 2050

Climate change: 2020 set to be one of the three warmest years on record

Humanity is waging war on nature, says UN secretary general

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

The matrix of two worlds working for better community resilience

WMO Provisional report on the state of the global climate 2020

Climate change is resulting in profound, immediate and worsening health impacts, over 120 researchers say

The 2020 report of The Lancet Countdown on health and climate change: responding to converging crises

Indonesia’s tropical glacier is rare, revered, and could be gone by next year

Art Basel Miami 2020: climate change concerns dominate unusual year

Confronting the ‘isolated, lonely, painful deaths’ from heat waves

Increased Plate Tectonic Activity May Have Warmed the Miocene Climate

“Thirstier” atmosphere will increase wildfire risk out west

Pushing back against the tide: Vanuatu’s climate fight

Today in climate change (27 November 2020)

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Survey shows Australian support for Paris Agreement and net zero target

Charleston weighs wall as seas rise and storms strengthen

The Australian Government is surrounded by leaders taking climate action. Will it step up?

Greenland Is Melting, And a New Model Suggests We’ve Greatly Underestimated Its Impact

Climate change and “atmospheric thirst” to increase fire danger and drought in Nevada and California

Climate change in Uzbekistan: Illustrated summary

A Slippery Slope: Could Climate Change Lead to More Landslides?

Greenhouse gas levels at new high despite hopeful “blip” from anti-COVID lockdowns

Emissions reduction moving too slowly and in wrong direction, finds ClimateWorks report

State of climate action: Assessing progress toward 2030 and 2050

Winters are Warming and Climate Change is the Driver

John Kerry named as Joe Biden’s special climate envoy

Australia: Climate change producing dangerous heat stress in workplaces

“We will pay a heavy price for this”, Turnbull savages Morrison and Taylor over climate

A Floating Buoy Fleet Could Help Scientists Track Rising Seas

UK is underprepared for increase in heatwaves

New modelling by the NSW governmen­t warns that the likelihood of longer-duration droughts is significantly higher than previously thought

Canada must adopt an emergency mindset to climate change

Ice sheets on the move: How north and south poles connect

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

A 50-Year-Old Global Warming Forecast That Still Holds Up

‘From sunny north to windy east’: What are Victoria’s renewable energy zones?

New Zealand’s government will declare a climate emergency, pledging ‘immediate action’

Flooding can help resurrect wetlands and slow climate change – here’s how