Today in climate change (13 January 2017)

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Thawing Arctic is turning oceans into graveyards https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/08/arctic-multi-year-sea-ice-break-up-graveyard

Climate change could shrink Australia’s ski season by 80 days a year by 2050, CSIRO says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-09/climate-change-could-shrink-australia-ski-season-csiro-says/8166372

Climate Change Could Trigger Collapse of Major Ocean Current http://www.livescience.com/57408-climate-change-threatens-ocean-current.html?utm_content=bufferd4bfc&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The public’s perception of global warming is shaped by the weather that people experience https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/climate-change-skepticism-fueled-by-gut-reaction-to-local-weather/

Huge Antarctic iceberg poised to break away http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38522954

Study to assess the climate vulnerability and readiness of every U.S. city with a population over 100,000 http://research.nd.edu/news/study-to-assess-climate-resiliency-of-more-than-250-us-cities/

Major flooding in UK now likely every year, warns lead climate adviser https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/26/major-flooding-in-uk-now-likely-every-year-warns-lead-climate-adviser-storm-desmond

Global warming made every state a red state in 2016 https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-made-every-state-a-red-state-in-2016-53e699ca9f0f#.upq3pr95x

2016 was hottest year ever recorded in New Zealand http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11779106

Unrelenting Global Warming Sends Sea Ice to Record Low, As Scientists Feel Heat, Too https://insideclimatenews.org/news/09012017/arctic-antarctica-sea-ice-climate-change-noaa-nasa-trump

As one of Greenland’s largest ice shelves shrinks, a once-doubtful scientist has come around to the role of climate change in melting it http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/business/2016/12/30/with-enough-evidence-even-skepticism-will-thaw/

Desperate exodus of the climate refugees https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jan/09/desperate-exodus-of-the-climate-refugees?CMP=share_btn_tw

Restoring an ancient hydraulic system to improve water access & climate-resilience in Sri Lanka https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/climatesmart-water?platform=hootsuite

Which Cities Will Climate Change Flood First? https://www.inverse.com/article/25692-which-cities-will-climate-change-flood-first

Global warming is creating a wildfire ‘death spiral’ in alpine areas, say climate change scientists http://www.independent.co.uk/environment/global-warming-wildfire-climate-change-environment-alpine-areas-australia-alps-fire-plants-flammable-a7517686.html?utm_content=buffer44888&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The emotional toll of covering climate change in the Trump era http://mashable.com/2017/01/09/emotional-toll-climate-reporting-trump-era/#XLHQ1M1amaqI

Heat Is On for 2017, Just Not Record-Setting http://www.climatecentral.org/news/heat-is-on-for-2017-21011?utm_content=buffer56322&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The Swiss ski season is a month shorter than it was four decades ago because of changing snowfall patterns https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-01-10/how-much-snow-is-there-in-the-alps-this-year-for-skiing

2016 was Australia’s fourth-warmest year on record, mean rainfall for 2016 was 17% above the 1961–1990 average http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/?cid=004tw18

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Today in climate change (9 December 2016)

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Australia is blowing its carbon budget, projections reveal https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/05/australia-is-blowing-its-carbon-budget-projections-reveal

Landsat comparison of Semenova Glacier in 1998 and 2016 http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2016/12/01/semienova-glacier-kyrgyzstan-area-volume-velocity-decline/

Kiribati: Climate Change and Migration – Relationships Between Household Vulnerability, Human Mobility and Climate Change http://collections.unu.edu/view/UNU:5903

Climate scientists condemn article claiming global temperatures are falling https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/03/climate-change-scientists-house-panel-global-temperatures-misleading

Climate countdown: is Australia on track to avoid catastrophe? https://www.theguardian.com/environment/ng-interactive/2016/dec/05/climate-countdown-is-australia-on-track-to-avoid-catastrophe

Can we blame climate change for thunderstorm asthma? https://theconversation.com/can-we-blame-climate-change-for-thunderstorm-asthma-69564?utm_content=bufferb51ff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

An Unusually Warm Arctic Year: Sign of Future Climate Turmoil? http://ht.ly/HHyv306PTgW

Extreme rainfall risks could triple in the U.S. under climate change, scientists warn https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/05/extreme-rainfall-risks-could-triple-in-the-u-s-under-climate-change-scientists-warn/?postshare=5021480973262071&tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.c01182da520b

Polar Sea Ice the Size of India Reportedly Vanishes in Record Heat https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/polar-sea-ice-the-size-of-india-reportedly-vanishes-in-record-heat/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

We did it again! November is hottest on record https://thinkprogress.org/satellites-hottest-november-on-record-93fa59887f09#.qk6lbdoqq

Why the thawing arctic matters, and how to communicate it http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/news-events/thawing-arctic-matters-communicate-talk-eli-kintisch-award-winning-correspondent-science-magazine/

Sea ice extent in Arctic and Antarctic reached record lows in November https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/dec/06/arctic-antarctic-ice-melt-november-record?CMP=twt_gu

Greenland Once Lost Nearly All Its Ice—and Could Again https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/greenland-once-lost-nearly-all-its-ice-and-could-again/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

Climate change could render Sudan ‘uninhabitable’ http://edition.cnn.com/2016/12/07/africa/sudan-climate-change/

Climate shenanigans at the ends of the Earth: why has sea ice gone haywire? https://theconversation.com/climate-shenanigans-at-the-ends-of-the-earth-why-has-sea-ice-gone-haywire-69485

Climate change will bring more frequent and fierce rainstorms to cities like Houston https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/boomtown-flood-town/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

Today in climate change (2 December 2016)

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What’s Happening in the Arctic is Astonishing http://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2016/11/24/whats-happening-arctic-astonishing/

We can limit global warming to 1.5°C if we do these things in the next ten years https://theconversation.com/we-can-limit-global-warming-to-1-5-c-if-we-do-these-things-in-the-next-ten-years-69158

‘Remarkable year’: What’s behind the record low sea ice in Antarctica http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/remarkable-year-whats-behind-the-record-low-sea-ice-in-antarctica-20161125-gsxo4p.html

Climate change ‘hotspots’: why they matter and why we should invest in them https://theconversation.com/climate-change-hotspots-why-they-matter-and-why-we-should-invest-in-them-68770

Global Climate Risk Index, 2017, German Watch https://germanwatch.org/de/download/16411.pdf

Climate Catastrophe and Resilience https://germanwatch.org/de/download/16411.pdf

Impacts of sea ice thickness initialization on seasonal Arctic sea ice predictions http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0437.1

Climate Change Solutions for the Poorest Countries https://ida.worldbank.org/content/climate-change-solutions-poorest-countries?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Study Finds Northeastern U.S. Could See Increased Hurricane Activity http://www.insurancejournal.com/news/east/2016/11/29/433361.htm

This is what it would take for Trump to truly damage the planet’s climate https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/29/this-is-what-it-would-take-for-trump-to-truly-damage-the-planets-climate/?utm_source=rss_energy-environment&utm_term=.4ec579cd254a

Bigger, hotter ‘firestorms to become the new normal’ in Australia http://www.perthnow.com.au/technology/bigger-hotter-firestorms-to-become-the-new-normal-in-australia/news-story/176c62c0b16f5991413b7138980cd4bf

Why extreme weather is the new normal http://edition.cnn.com/2016/11/28/us/extreme-weather-normal/index.html

A Wrenching Choice for Alaska Towns in the Path of Climate Change http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2016/11/29/science/alaska-global-warming.html?_r=0

Early, Late, and Far-Flung: The Eclectic 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season https://www.wunderground.com/blog/JeffMasters/early-late-and-farflung-the-eclectic-2016-atlantic-hurricane-seaso

Earth warming to climate tipping point, warns study http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38146248

Navigating Complexity: Climate, Migration, and Conflict in a Changing World https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2016/11/navigating-complexity-climate-migration-conflict-changing-world-report-launch/?utm_content=buffer87119&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Responding to the Millennium drought: comparing domestic water cultures in three Australian cities http://watersensitivecities.stfi.re/content/responding-millennium-drought-comparing-domestic-water-cultures-three-australian-cities-news/?sf=rgzyneg#aa

Extreme Tornado Outbreaks Are Becoming More Extreme http://www.climatecentral.org/news/tornado-outbreaks-becoming-more-extreme-20926?utm_content=buffer55eff&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Staying afloat: using Jason-3 to measure sea level rise https://sealevel.nasa.gov/news/69/staying-afloat-using-jason-3-to-measure-sea-level-rise

Today in climate change (25 November 2016)

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Global sea ice shrinking at unprecedented speeds, warns scientist http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/global-sea-ice-shrinking-unprecedented-speed-scientist-warns-a7426586.html

Intensified by Climate Change, ‘King Tides’ Change Ways of Life in Florida http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/18/us/intensified-by-climate-change-king-tides-change-ways-of-life-in-florida.html?_r=1

Young Climate Researchers Face a Trump Reality https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/young-climate-researchers-face-a-trump-reality/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS

U.S. Record Highs Will Far Outpace Lows With Warming http://www.climatecentral.org/news/record-highs-could-outpace-lows-with-warming-20901

America’s TV meteorologists: Symptoms of climate change are rampant, undeniable https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/11/18/americas-tv-meteorologists-symptoms-of-climate-change-are-rampant-undeniable/

Study sheds new insights into global warming trends http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2521/study-sheds-new-insights-into-global-warming-trends/

We are in unprecedented territory with global sea ice http://blogs.agu.org/mountainbeltway/2016/11/22/unprecedented-territory-global-sea-ice/

Thirsty business: Why water is vital to climate action https://b8f65cb373b1b7b15feb-c70d8ead6ced550b4d987d7c03fcdd1d.ssl.cf3.rackcdn.com/cms/reports/documents/000/001/323/original/CDP-Global-Water-Summary-2016.pdf?1479378540

Sea ice reaches a new low http://www.economist.com/blogs/graphicdetail/2016/11/daily-chart-14?fsrc=scn/tw/te/bl/ed/seaicereachesanewlow

Climate change and the generational timescape http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-954X.12397/abstract;jsessionid=4372B1DA554CD7B48F4C06808279DA6B.f04t03?systemMessage=Wiley+Online+Library+will+be+unavailable+on+Saturday+26th+November+2016+from+07%3A00-11%3A00+GMT+%2F+02%3A00-06%3A00+EST+%2F+15%3A00-19%3A00+SGT+for+essential+maintenance.++Apologies+for+the+inconvenience.

Homeowners are slowly growing wary of buying property in the areas most at risk, setting up a potential economic time bomb in an industry that is struggling to adapt http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/24/science/global-warming-coastal-real-estate.html?_r=0

Today in climate change (18 November 2016)

Please find below some links to important climate change news for this week…

We use the nunataks as ‘dipsticks’ http://www.magicdml.com/about

Warming up: new research points to a more sensitive climate to rising CO2 http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/warming-up-new-research-points-to-a-more-sensitive-climate-to-rising-co2-20161113-gso3z0.html

Policy documents as sources for measuring societal impact: how often is climate change research mentioned in policy-related documents? http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11192-016-2115-y

Stunningly good news for the planet: Carbon emissions were flat for the third straight year https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/13/stunningly-good-news-for-the-planet-carbon-emissions-were-flat-for-the-third-straight-year/

‘Oldest Ice’ drilling project https://www.bas.ac.uk/project/beyond-epica/

Climate Change in the Pacific: COASTS (narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dq234w56n2o

2016 Likely to Top 2015 as Hottest Year on Record, Scientists Say http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/15/science/2016-hottest-year-on-record.html

Marrakech climate talks an emotional ride as reports show need to end coal power https://www.theguardian.com/environment/planet-oz/2016/nov/15/marrakech-climate-talks-an-emotional-ride-as-reports-show-need-to-end-coal-power

2016 on track to beat heat record despite slowdown in CO2 emissions http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/2016-heat-record-climate-co2-emissions-1.3849636

October 2016 was the third warmest on record http://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/oct_wld.html

Natural hazards in Australia: sea level and coastal extremes http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-016-1647-8

Climate Adaptation – The State of Practice in U.S. Communities http://kresge.org/library/climate-adaptation-state-practice-us-communities-full-report

New Model Teases an Ideal Response to Climate Change https://nextcity.org/daily/entry/ideal-urban-resilience-climate-change-plans-cities

Climate change may prevent volcanoes from cooling the planet https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161116114217.htm#.WCygBVwXAyo.twitter

Warming global temperatures have already impacted nearly every aspect of life on earth http://e360.yale.edu/digest/climate_change_affecting_nearly_every_aspect_of_life/4842/

Super-Charged Storms in Australia: The Influence Of Climate Change https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/stormsreport

D.C. Prepares For Heat Emergencies To Nearly Double By 2020, Among Other Climate Change Effects http://dcist.com/2016/11/washingtonians_should_brace_for_mor.php

36% of Americans are deeply concerned about the issue of global climate change http://www.pewinternet.org/2016/11/17/two-varietals-of-green-oriented-americans/

West Africa is being swallowed by the sea http://gulfnews.com/culture/environment/west-africa-is-being-swallowed-by-the-sea-1.1930483#.WC4U5y7PH2A.twitter

Ice shelves can behave like dominos http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2016/11/14/the-domino-effect/

Peatlands protection seen key to preventing climate change “tipping point” http://news.trust.org/item/20161117182958-ytmbn/

Climate Action Tracker Steps To Limit Warming To 1.5°C Outlines 10 Most Important Short-Term https://cleantechnica.com/2016/11/17/climate-action-tracker-outline-10-important-short-term-steps-limit-warming-1-5c/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+IM-cleantechnica+%28CleanTechnica%29

Today in climate change (11 November 2016)

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The World Isn’t Doing Enough to Slow Climate Change http://www.climatecentral.org/news/unep-report-climate-change-20846?utm_content=buffer13b2e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

2016 Emissions Gap Report https://web.unep.org/emissionsgap/

Arctic summer sea ice to disappear with 2C warming, study says https://www.carbonbrief.org/arctic-summer-sea-ice-to-disappear-with-2c-warming?utm_source=Daily+Carbon+Briefing&utm_campaign=8fc27c89fa-cb_daily&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_876aab4fd7-8fc27c89fa-303452469

Displacement linked to climate change is not a future hypothetical – it’s a current reality http://www.unhcr.org/news/latest/2016/11/581f52dc4/frequently-asked-questions-climate-change-disaster-displacement.html

The global climate 2011-2015: hot and wild http://public.wmo.int/en/media/press-release/global-climate-2011-2015-hot-and-wild

The Effect of Historical and Future Climate Changes on Natural Hazards in Australia http://link.springer.com/journal/10584/139/1/page/1

How Mendenhall Glacier Teaches About Climate Change http://glacierhub.org/2016/11/08/melting-mendenhall-glacier-teaches-climate-change/

The Paris climate deal just became law. Now countries must figure out how to make good on their pledges http://www.latimes.com/world/africa/la-fg-morocco-climate-conference-20161107-story.html?utm_content=buffer0da50&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Why scientists are so worried about sea-level rise in the second half of this century https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/11/07/why-scientists-are-so-worried-about-sea-level-rise-in-the-second-half-of-this-century/?utm_content=bufferf8bd7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Hotter Mediterranean will trigger massive change http://climatenewsnetwork.net/mediterranean-heat-massive-change/?utm_content=buffer927b9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Past five years hottest on record, says UN weather agency http://www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=55503#.WCJJfNJ97IU

Charleston, South Carolina, is adapting to a hotter, wetter and riskier future https://nextcity.org/features/view/climate-change-cities-planning-charleston-flood

New research suggests the Earth’s climate could be more sensitive to greenhouse gases than thought http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/climate-change-game-over-global-warming-climate-sensitivity-seven-degrees-a7407881.html

Nonlinear climate sensitivity and its implications for future greenhouse warming http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/11/e1501923

Experts call on international climate change panel to better reflect ocean variability in their projections http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2016/november/climate-change-panel-oceans-.html

Fighting Climate Change ‘Means a Global Transformation’: An Interview with Moroccan Environment Minister Hakima El Haite http://globaldaily.com/climasphere/fighting-climate-change-means-a-global-transformation-an-interview-with-moroccan-environment-minister-hakima-el-haite/

Alaska continues to bake through October http://wxshift.com/news/alaska-continues-to-bake-through-october

The Turnbull government has ratified the Paris climate agreement http://www.watoday.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/turnbull-government-ignoring-trump-election-proceeds-with-paris-climate-agreement-ratification-20161110-gsm5m1.html

NBC News Exit Poll in Florida: Many Voters Say Climate Change Is a Serious Problem http://www.nbcnews.com/card/nbc-news-exit-poll-florida-many-voters-say-climate-change-n680406?utm_content=bufferff11a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate resilient Toronto http://www.toronto.ca/legdocs/mmis/2016/pe/bgrd/backgroundfile-98049.pdf

Today in climate change (4 November 2016)

Please find below some links to important climate change news for this week…

Coley Glacier Retreat, James Ross Island, Antarctica http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2016/10/28/coley-glacier-retreat-james-ross-island-antarctica/

Necessity Is the Mother of Invention: Islands as the Vanguard of Climate Adaptation https://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2016/10/developing-climate-resilience-island-perspective/?utm_content=buffer1f8c9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change and the generational timescape http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1467-954X.12397/abstract;jsessionid=AB6F726F2B1A863B61EE7D9066845B2A.f04t02

Unnatural disasters: how we can spot climate’s role in specific extreme events https://theconversation.com/unnatural-disasters-how-we-can-spot-climates-role-in-specific-extreme-events-67695

Clouds dampened warming since 1980s, study shows https://www.carbonbrief.org/clouds-dampened-warming-since1980s?utm_content=buffer037e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Brace yourself for a bitterly cold winter, as climate change shifts the polar vortex https://thinkprogress.org/stronger-cold-spells-likely-in-north-america-as-the-polar-vortex-is-shifting-7225c56569c2#.nvmhx4lfu

Can Science Help Communities Thrive on a Turbulent Planet? http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/10/31/can-science-help-communities-thrive-on-a-turbulent-planet/?_r=0

Climate change enters dangerous new territory http://www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/climate-change-enters-dangerous-new-territory-1.2848527

Rio’s famous beaches take battering as scientists issue climate change warning https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/01/rio-de-janerio-beaches-climate-change-storms

Australian business woefully unprepared for climate change post Paris agreement http://www.smh.com.au/business/markets/australian-business-woefully-unprepared-for-climate-change-post-paris-agreement-20161101-gsfdp2.html

Report: Opportunities to Enhance the Nation’s Resilience to Climate Change https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/finalresilienceopportunitiesreport.pdf

Leo DiCaprio’s new film ‘Before the Flood’ is a sweeping look at climate change http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/blogs/before-flood-leo-dicaprios-new-film-climate-change

Sluggish ice growth in the Arctic http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2016/11/sluggish-ice-growth-in-the-arctic/

Why isn’t climate change a dinner table topic? http://www.heatofthemoment.org/features/breakingthenews/?7am

New South Wales unveils plan to reach zero emissions by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2016/nov/03/new-south-wales-unveils-plan-to-reach-zero-emissions-by-2050?CMP=twt_a-environment_b-gdneco

New, space-based view of human-made carbon dioxide http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2509/new-space-based-view-of-human-made-carbon-dioxide/

Change afoot? Humid Alabama goes dry, Iran gets extra snowy, Egypt has floods https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/nov/02/humid-alabama-texas-dry-drought-iran-extra-snowy-egypt-floods-red-sea

Your carbon footprint destroys 30 square metres of Arctic sea ice a year https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/nov/03/your-carbon-footprint-destroys-30-square-metres-of-arctic-sea-ice-a-year?CMP=share_btn_tw

See how Arctic sea ice is losing its bulwark against warming summers http://climate.nasa.gov/news/2510/see-how-arctic-sea-ice-is-losing-its-bulwark-against-warming-summers/

Preview: The UN’s COP22 climate talks in Marrakech https://www.carbonbrief.org/preview-un-cop22-climate-talks-marrakech