Today in climate change (27 September 2019)

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Greta Thunberg condemns world leaders in emotional speech at UN https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/23/greta-thunberg-speech-un-2019-address?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate effort must be boosted five-fold to limit global warming to 1.5°C https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-effort-must-be-boosted-five-fold-to-limit-global-warming-to-1-5c-88884/

Climate change ‘hitting harder and sooner’ than forecast, warn scientists ahead of UN meeting https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-23/climate-change-accelerating-warn-scientists/11537240

New coastal development is designed to live with sea level rise https://www.fastcompany.com/90405944/instead-of-trying-to-prevent-flooding-this-coastal-apartment-complex-invites-the-water-in

2019 Arctic Sea Ice Minimum Tied for Second Lowest on Record https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2913/2019-arctic-sea-ice-minimum-tied-for-second-lowest-on-record/

Increasing flood risk due to co-occurring storm surges and heavy precipitation in Northern Europe https://innovationorigins.com/increasing-flood-risk-due-to-co-occurring-storm-surges-and-heavy-precipitation-in-northern-europe/

Climate change could stretch our capabilities, Defence Force chief speech warns https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/australian-defence-force-angus-campbell-climate-change-speech/11543464

David Attenborough attacks Australian PM on climate record and support for coal https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/24/david-attenborough-attacks-australian-pm-on-climate-record-and-support-for-coal?CMP=share_btn_tw

Teen girls are leading the climate strikes and helping change the face of environmentalism https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/24/teen-girls-are-leading-climate-strikes-helping-change-face-environmentalism/

Even a 20-centimetre rise in sea level would more than double the frequency of flooding in tropical zones such as the Mumbai coast, according to a 2017 report by US experts https://www.ndtv.com/mumbai-news/just-20-centimetre-rise-in-sea-level-may-double-mumbai-flood-frequency-2106127

A sense of climate crisis now haunts stories which aren’t even about the environment https://theconversation.com/a-sense-of-climate-crisis-now-haunts-stories-which-arent-even-about-the-environment-123429

Humans Just Held Another Funeral For a Glacier, And It May Not Be The Last https://www.sciencealert.com/humans-just-held-another-funeral-for-a-glacier-because-that-s-the-world-we-live-in-now?perpetual=yes&limitstart=1

Australia is the runaway global leader in building new renewable energy https://theconversation.com/australia-is-the-runaway-global-leader-in-building-new-renewable-energy-123694

How we measure glaciers https://www.wsj.com/video/devising-an-earthquake-algorithm-to-save-lives/A94E85D7-4B25-4025-96A1-1D6FDEA51436.html

New study shows major changes in severity of flooding across Europe linked to climate change https://www.waterbriefingglobal.org/new-study-shows-major-changes-in-severity-of-flooding-across-europe-linked-to-climate-change/

Home to “New York City’s newest island,” Hunter’s Point South is a city-funded park that offers lessons for cities struggling with rising tides https://www.fastcompany.com/90402599/this-small-public-park-is-model-for-the-water-logged-cities-of-the-future

World’s oceans at a tipping point, indicates UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-25/un-ipcc-climate-report-warns-oceans-at-tipping-point/11547454

Italy and France Prepare for Imminent Collapse of Mont Blanc Glacier https://www.thedailybeast.com/italy-and-france-prepare-for-imminent-collapse-of-mont-blanc-glacier?ref=home

The IPCC Special Report on the Ocean and Cryosphere in a Changing Climate, approved on 24 September 2019 by the 195 IPCC member governments, provides new evidence for the benefits of limiting global warming to the lowest possible level https://www.ipcc.ch/2019/09/25/srocc-press-release/

Satellite will gain hi-res view of greenhouse effect https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49799760

Evolution of 21st Century Sea Level Rise Projections https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018EF000991

Not convinced on the need for urgent climate action? Here’s what happens to our planet between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming https://theconversation.com/not-convinced-on-the-need-for-urgent-climate-action-heres-what-happens-to-our-planet-between-1-5-c-and-2-c-of-global-warming-123817?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate Change Hits Vulnerable Communities First and Hardest https://www.iisd.org/blog/climate-change-hits-vulnerable-communities-first-and-hardest

How climate change is melting, drying and flooding Earth — in pictures https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02793-0

World’s poorest communities have done the least to cause climate change, but end up paying for it https://www.aljazeera.com/ajimpact/worlds-poor-1-cent-day-climate-change-oxfam-190923040238683.html

Dying of laughter: comics joke about climate change at U.N. summit http://news.trust.org/item/20190926175919-4utjd/

Today in climate change (20 September 2019)

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Eight More Effects of Climate Change: Some Surprising, Some Fatal https://www.forbes.com/sites/jeffmcmahon/2019/09/15/eight-more-surprising-and-sometimes-fatal-effects-of-climate-change#66a44f570e39

‘Climigration’: when communities must move because of climate change https://theconversation.com/climigration-when-communities-must-move-because-of-climate-change-122529?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Emission impossible? Harsh facts on climate change https://www.ft.com/content/d7ec60e6-9b9a-11e9-b8ce-8b459ed04726

The world has a third pole – and it’s melting quickly https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/15/tibetan-plateau-glacier-melt-ipcc-report-third-pole?CMP=share_btn_tw

Are businesses doing enough to prepare for climate change or do executives have their heads in the sand? https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/countingthecost/2019/09/economic-cost-adapting-warming-planet-190915082329723.html

UK will see four heatwaves a year and twice as many flash floods by 2070s, Met Office predicts https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/uk-weather-met-office-climate-change-defra-environment-agency-a9107446.html

The case for strategic and managed climate retreat https://science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6455/761

Jacinda Ardern on rising to the climate change challenge https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2019/09/18/813908/jacinda-ardern-on-rising-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change

Worrying new calculations show Earth is warming faster than previously thought https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7473971/Worrying-new-models-Earth-warming-faster-previously-thought.html

With Greenland’s Extreme Melting, a New Risk Grows: Ice Slabs That Worsen Runoff https://insideclimatenews.org/news/18092019/greenland-ice-sheet-melting-sea-level-rise-climate-change-heat-wave-study?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

The Impact of Climate Change on Kivalina, Alaska https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/09/photos-impacts-climate-change-kivalina-alaska/598282/

Scientists set out how to halve greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/19/power-halve-greenhouse-gas-emissions-2030-climate-scientists

Fighting for a stolen future https://feature.undp.org/fighting-for-a-stolen-future/

Inequality and climate change https://stories.undp.org/997ccd59d6fbff50efc5c08552f3602f?

Hundreds of Australian academics declare support for climate rebellion https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/20/hundreds-of-australian-academics-declare-support-for-climate-rebellion?CMP=share_btn_tw

Ignoring young people’s climate change fears is a recipe for anxiety https://theconversation.com/ignoring-young-peoples-climate-change-fears-is-a-recipe-for-anxiety-123357?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate disasters to leave 150 million in humanitarian need by 2030: Red Cross https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/climate-disasters-to-leave-150-million-in-humanitarian-need-by-2030-red-cross-20190919-p52t3o.html

New UN report launched to help ratchet up action to combat climate crisis https://news.un.org/en/story/2019/09/1046672?395

The Arctic and climate change (1979 – 2019): What the ice record tells us https://news.mongabay.com/2019/09/the-arctic-and-climate-change-1979-2019-what-the-ice-record-tells-us/

We want to learn about climate change from weather presenters, not politicians https://theconversation.com/we-want-to-learn-about-climate-change-from-weather-presenters-not-politicians-123761

A survey of Australian TV audiences’ views on climate change https://www.monash.edu/mcccrh/research/a-survey-of-australian-tv-audiences-views-on-climate-change

Climate change: Warming to drive ‘robust increase’ in UK flooding https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49731591

Global warming simulations: Parts of U.K. and northern Europe to see more compound flooding https://phys.org/news/2019-09-global-simulations-uk-northern-europe.html

Today in climate change (13 September 2019)

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Australians increasingly fear climate change-related drought and extinctions https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep/10/australians-increasingly-fear-climate-change-related-drought-and-extinctions?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate gentrification: Coming to a community near you https://grist.org/article/climate-gentrification-coming-to-a-community-near-you/

Australia’s main grid hits new peak of 41 per cent wind and solar https://reneweconomy.com.au/australias-main-grid-hits-new-peak-of-41-per-cent-wind-and-solar-16763/

Climate change survey shows Australians want action on emissions, but are divided on nuclear https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-09-10/climate-of-nation-australia-attitudes/11484690

Extreme heat a far greater threat for most Australians than extreme cold weather, study finds https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/extreme-heat-a-far-greater-threat-for-most-australians-than-extreme-cold-weather-study-finds-20190909-p52ph1.html

European summer heatwave killed 1,500 in France, Minister says https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-09/heatwave-in-france-kills-1500-people,-minister-says/11491610

Climate change: ‘Invest $1.8 trillion to adapt’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49635546

What Is the Sun’s Role in Climate Change? https://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2910/what-is-the-suns-role-in-climate-change/

The climate apocalypse is coming. To prepare for it, we need to admit that we can’t prevent it https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/what-if-we-stopped-pretending

Stay or go? Asian nations mull options as seas rise, cities sink http://www.thisisplace.org/i/?id=4eefff34-739f-4084-9699-dc2a50b22596

Climate change is bringing a new world of bushfires https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-bringing-a-new-world-of-bushfires-123261?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Urban growth, heat islands, humidity, climate change: the costs multiply in tropical cities https://theconversation.com/urban-growth-heat-islands-humidity-climate-change-the-costs-multiply-in-tropical-cities-120825?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Adaptation can deliver high rates of return, bringing multiple benefits to people and the economy https://gca.org/global-commission-on-adaptation/report

How much do direct livestock emissions actually contribute to global warming? https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/gcb.13975

“Business as usual” could lead to catastrophic global sea-level rise, says new study https://www.unenvironment.org/news-and-stories/story/business-usual-could-lead-catastrophic-global-sea-level-rise-says-new-study

Emergent Constraints on Climate-Carbon Cycle Feedbacks https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40641-019-00141-y

Climate change, reforestation/afforestation, and urbanization impacts on evapotranspiration and streamflow in Europe https://www.hydrol-earth-syst-sci.net/23/3631/2019/

Why gender matters in climate adaptation https://www.sei.org/perspectives/why-gender-matters-in-climate-adaptation/

Dangerous new hot zones are spreading around the world https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2019/national/climate-environment/climate-change-world/

‘In for a roasting’: Australia ‘on brink’ of ‘apocalyptic’ conditions https://www.news.com.au/technology/environment/climate-change/in-for-a-roasting-australia-on-brink-of-apocalyptic-conditions/news-story/73d731e4a07f6b9c39b18897faa0e085

The losses from glaciers on Arctic islands and middle-latitude mountain ranges have been quite significant https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/145574/malaspina-on-the-move

Building climate change defences could massively boost world economy https://www.newscientist.com/article/2215576-building-climate-change-defences-could-massively-boost-world-economy/

Today in climate change (6 September 2019)

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MOOC: Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact https://www.edx.org/course/climate-change-the-science-and-global-impact?

Scientists discover evidence for past high-level sea rise https://phys.org/news/2019-08-scientists-evidence-high-level-sea.html

The four big climate challenges for India https://www.livemint.com/news/india/the-four-big-climate-challenges-for-india-1567354297958.html

Major floods will happen more often, due to climate change http://www.digitaljournal.com/news/environment/major-floods-will-happen-more-often-due-to-climate-change/article/557147

Why Are Hurricanes Like Dorian Stalling, and Is Global Warming Involved? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03092019/hurricane-dorian-climate-change-stall-record-wind-speed-rainfall-intensity-global-warming-bahamas

Trees Are Key To Fighting Urban Heat — But Cities Keep Losing Them https://www.npr.org/2019/09/04/755349748/trees-are-key-to-fighting-urban-heat-but-cities-keep-losing-them

Climate change: Greenland’s ice faces melting ‘death sentence’ https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49483580

Devastation from Hurricane Dorian provokes calls for reporters to acknowledge the climate emergency’s connection to extreme weather https://www.commondreams.org/news/2019/09/04/analysis-finds-us-corporate-media-failing-connect-climate-crisis-strongest-atlantic

70% of Americans worried about climate change https://climatenexus.org/wp-content/uploads/National-Poll-Toplines-Crosstabs-PR1922.pdf?utm_content=buffercef76&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Greenland’s rapidly vanishing glaciers https://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-49570809/greenland-s-rapidly-vanishing-glaciers

Today in climate change (30 August 2019)

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G7 can’t turn a blind eye to ecocide in the Amazon https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/25/g7-cant-turn-blind-eye-to-amazon-ecocide-forest-fires-indigenous-tribes?CMP=share_btn_tw

Fires intensifying climate change https://www.feedbackreigns.net/fires-intensifying-climate-change/

Book review: The Uninhabitable Earth: A Story of the Future https://www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n15/francis-gooding/all-the-news-is-bad

Global Heat Waves Point to Intensifying Global Climate Crisis https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/global-heat-waves-point-intensifying-global-climate-crisis?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=sierramag&utm_medium=social

Humans have never lived on a planet this hot, and we’re totally unprepared for what’s to come https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-features/climate-crisis-goodell-survive-extreme-heat-875198/

We know the Arctic is melting – but it’s also on fire http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20190822-why-is-the-arctic-on-fire?ocid=ww.social.link.twitter

Climate explained: how emissions trading schemes work and they can help us shift to a zero carbon future https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-how-emissions-trading-schemes-work-and-they-can-help-us-shift-to-a-zero-carbon-future-122325

Region stands out in the deep red of global warming https://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/region-stands-out-in-the-deep-red-of-global-warming/

‘100-year’ floods will happen every 1 to 30 years, according to new flood maps https://www.popsci.com/iceland-grieving-dead-glacier-climate-change/

City council changes mind on climate emergency https://indaily.com.au/news/local/2019/08/28/city-council-changes-mind-on-climate-emergency/

Taking on the Temperature https://medium.com/@kathybaughmanmcleod/taking-on-the-temperature-1d3788549745

Climate change melts 12.5bn billions tons of ice in Greenland fifty years earlier than predicted https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/28/climate-change-melts-billions-tons-ice-greenland-fifty-years/

Winter isn’t coming — get ready for a full-blown age of fire https://www.alternet.org/2019/08/winter-isnt-coming-get-ready-for-a-full-blown-age-of-fire/

Landsat Illustrates Five Decades of Change to Greenland Glaciers https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2908/landsat-illustrates-five-decades-of-change-to-greenland-glaciers/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Ireland among countries to bear brunt of flooding caused by climate change https://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/ireland-among-countries-to-bear-brunt-of-flooding-caused-by-climate-change-1.4000229

Over the past seven decades, the number of extreme heat days in Europe has steadily increased https://earther.gizmodo.com/europe-is-warming-even-faster-than-climate-models-predi-1837669154?IR=T

Oceans turning from friend to foe, warns landmark UN climate report https://phys.org/news/2019-08-oceans-friend-foe-landmark-climate.html

The air conditioning trap: how cold air is heating the world https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/aug/29/the-air-conditioning-trap-how-cold-air-is-heating-the-world?CMP=share_btn_tw

Flooding in UK over the past 50 years is worst in Europe as climate change ‘increases the amount of rainfall’ https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/uk-flooding-news-latest-worst-europe-climate-change/

Today in climate change (23 August 2019)

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How Soap Operas Can Help Communities Adapt to Climate Change https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2019/08/soap-operas-communities-adapt-climate-change/?utm_content=bufferc0b6b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Iceland Mourns Loss of a Glacier by Posting a Warning About Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/world/europe/iceland-glacier-funeral.html

Climate change will drive longer extreme heatwaves in summer https://www.newscientist.com/article/2213721-climate-change-will-drive-longer-extreme-heatwaves-in-summer/#.XVsGgg0NEm4.twitter

New study offers roadmap for detecting changes in the ocean due to climate change https://phys.org/news/2019-08-roadmap-ocean-due-climate.html

Climate change may change the way ocean waves impact 50% of the world’s coastlines https://theconversation.com/climate-change-may-change-the-way-ocean-waves-impact-50-of-the-worlds-coastlines-121239
Majority of Canadians believe in climate change — here’s why some still don’t https://globalnews.ca/news/5782855/why-people-deny-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Scientists Have Been Underestimating the Pace of Climate Change https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/scientists-have-been-underestimating-the-pace-of-climate-change/

Heatwaves longer, more deadly even in a 2C world https://phys.org/news/2019-08-heatwaves-longer-deadly-2c-world.html

Voyage of ice-melt discovery in Greenland https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12259345

‘We Cannot Save Everything’: A Historic Neighborhood Confronts Rising Seas https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/historic-preservation-climate-newport.html

The Cost of Rising Seas: More Than $400 Billion (and Lots of Angst) https://www.wired.com/story/the-cost-of-rising-seas-more-than-dollar400-billion-and-lots-of-angst/

When it comes to coal, Australia has transitioned away from economics and common sense https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/aug/21/when-it-comes-to-coal-australia-has-transitioned-away-from-economics-and-common-sense?CMP=share_btn_tw

Climate scientists may not be the best communicators of climate threats https://theconversation.com/climate-scientists-may-not-be-the-best-communicators-of-climate-threats-121901

What U.S. Cities Facing Climate Disaster Risks Are Least Prepared? https://www.citylab.com/environment/2019/08/climate-impacts-resilient-cities-environmental-justice/596251/

Imagining Disasters in the Era of Climate Change: Is Japan’s Seawall a New Maginot Line? https://www.researchgate.net/publication/334448650_Imagining_Disasters_in_the_Era_of_Climate_Change_Is_Japan’s_Seawall_a_New_Maginot_Line

Climate change evacuation planning needs to start now, urges scientists https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-08-23/climate-retreat-planning-science/11435382

Today in climate change (16 August 2019)

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With nowhere to hide from rising seas, Boston prepares for a wetter future https://www.sciencenews.org/article/boston-adapting-rising-sea-level-coastal-flooding

A climate plea to Scott Morrison from a churchman of the Pacific’s sinking nations https://www.theage.com.au/environment/climate-change/a-climate-plea-to-scott-morrison-from-a-churchman-of-the-pacific-s-sinking-nations-20190808-p52f4a.html

Climate change conversations can be difficult for both skeptics, environmentalists https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/apa-ccc080219.php

The challenge to adapt our cities from rising temperatures https://energyindemand.com/2019/08/09/the-challenge-to-adapt-our-cities-from-rising-temperatures/

Who Will Pay for the Huge Costs of Holding Back Rising Seas? https://e360.yale.edu/features/who-will-pay-for-the-huge-costs-of-holding-back-rising-seas

How will hospitals cope with climate change’s impact on our health? https://www.theage.com.au/politics/queensland/how-will-hospitals-cope-with-climate-change-s-impact-on-our-health-20190810-p52fsb.html

Climate change: Scientists test radical ways to fix Earth’s climate https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48069663

Pacific Islands Forum: Tuvalu children welcome leaders with a climate plea https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/11/pacific-islands-forum-tuvalu-children-welcome-leaders-with-a-climate-plea?CMP=share_btn_tw

An international, peer-reviewed publication released each summer, the State of the Climate is the authoritative annual summary of the global climate https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/publications/bulletin-of-the-american-meteorological-society-bams/state-of-the-climate/

As rising temperatures drastically reshape Iceland’s landscape, businesses and the government are spending millions for survival and profit https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/business/iceland-ice-melt-global-warming-climate-change.html

82% of Canadians see climate change as a ‘serious problem’: poll https://dailyhive.com/montreal/canadians-see-climate-change-as-serious-problem-new-poll

Discrepancy in scientific authority and media visibility of climate change scientists and contrarians https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-09959-4

West Antarctic ice loss influenced by internal climate variability and anthropogenic forcing https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-019-0420-9?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+ngeo%2Frss%2Fcurrent+%28Nature+Geoscience+-+Issue%29

What it means to be human in an age of climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/what-it-means-to-be-human-in-an-age-of-climate-change/

What you need to know about the link between sea-level rise and coastal flooding https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/ https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2019/08/the-link-between-sea-level-rise-and-coastal-flooding/

Flooding misery will be Yorkshire’s new normal without urgent climate action https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/opinion/columnists/flooding-misery-will-be-yorkshire-s-new-normal-without-urgent-climate-action-simon-bowens-1-9915228

New research shows that Antarctica’s largest floating ice shelf is highly sensitive to warming of the ocean http://theconversation.com/new-research-shows-that-antarcticas-largest-floating-ice-shelf-is-highly-sensitive-to-warming-of-the-ocean-121864?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientists confirm July set new global heat record https://apnews.com/008f6cf2564c443e8743099a3010911d?utm_medium=AP&utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow

Global Warming Is Changing the Winds Off Antarctica, Driving Ice Melt https://insideclimatenews.org/news/12082019/antarctica-climate-change-ocean-wind-ice-melting-glaciers-global-warming

The climate change ‘tipping point’ has already arrived for these 70 U.S. counties https://grist.org/article/the-climate-change-tipping-point-has-already-arrived-for-these-70-u-s-counties/