Today in climate change (18 January 2018)

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Independent filmmaker and American University professor Bill Gentile has released “Fire and Ice on the Mountain,” a short documentary film exploring how religion and climate change intersect in Peru http://www.pulitzercenter.org/blog/filmmaker-bill-gentile-releases-fire-and-ice-mountain

2017 will be the warmest year in history without an El Niño http://grist.org/briefly/2017-will-be-the-warmest-year-in-history-without-an-el-nino/?utm_campaign=crowdfire&utm_content=crowdfire&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter#24348876-tw#1513693473664

There’s so much CO2 in the atmosphere that planting trees can no longer save us http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/co2-atmosphere-planting-trees-oxygen-greenhouse-gas-carbon-dioxide-earth-scientists-climate-change-a8116856.html?utm_content=buffer3c5e2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

A new study shows that even relatively small-scale climatic changes affect volcanic activity https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/get-ready-for-more-volcanic-eruptions-as-the-planet-warms/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=sa-editorial-social&utm_content&utm_term=sustainability_news_&sf177320425=1

Homegrown African climate model predicts future rains – and risks http://news.trust.org/item/20171222185357-3f9yt/?utm_content=buffer88cd6&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

CO2 levels https://www.co2.earth/

Maputo illustrates the urban dimension of climate change-related challenges facing Africa https://stockholmenvironmentinstitute.exposure.co/africas-new-urban-climate?utm_content=buffer2d113&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Humidity may prove breaking point for some areas as temperatures rise, says study https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/teia-hmp122017.php

The very real climate crisis at the North Pole https://www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/editorials/2017/12/24/the-very-real-climate-crisis-north-pole/79ZKyIqZ97Vz5VjopuLEtO/story.html

Polar Ice Is Disappearing, Setting Off Climate Alarms https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27122017/arctic-antarctic-sea-ice-sheets-2017-year-review-glaciers-disappearing-polar-records

‘Really awful’: 50-degree days possible for Sydney, Melbourne, as warming worsens http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-awful-50degree-days-possible-for-sydney-melbourne-as-warming-worsens-20171002-gyt512.html

Not a record, but mighty hot: Sydney weather reaches 47 degrees http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-off-to-a-hot-start-as-it-braces-for-heatwave-temperatures-20180106-h0ej5h.html

2017: The year climate change hit http://www.dw.com/en/2017-the-year-climate-change-hit/a-41944142

2017 extends period of exceptionally warm years, first complete datasets show https://climate.copernicus.eu/news-and-media/press-room/press-releases/2017-extends-period-exceptionally-warm-years-first-complete

Climate change and critical infrastructure – floods https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/56461

The Right Way to Build Resilience to Climate Change https://works.bepress.com/daniel_aldrich/42/

Antarctic expedition to uncover impacts of global warming https://gns.cri.nz/Home/News-and-Events/Media-Releases/Antarctic-expedition

2017 was the third warmest year on record for the United States https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/national-climate-201712

Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) https://science2017.globalchange.gov/chapter/front-matter-about/

Four things executives can do about climate change https://hbr.org/2018/01/climate-change-is-an-overwhelming-problem-here-are-4-things-executives-can-do-today?utm_campaign=hbr&utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Extreme event attribution is one of the most rapidly expanding areas of climate science https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-can-now-blame-individual-natural-disasters-on-climate-change/

A new study based on satellite observations finds that temperatures could rise nearly 5 °C by the end of the century https://www.technologyreview.com/s/609620/global-warmings-worst-case-projections-look-increasingly-likely/?utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=social&utm_content=2018-01-06&utm_campaign=Technology+Review

NASA scientists solve mystery around Earth’s rising methane emissions http://mashable.com/2018/01/05/nasa-study-solves-methane-increase-puzzle/?utm_cid=mash-prod-email-topstories&utm_emailalert=daily&utm_sid=57212404e9328b8f188b5958&utm_content=bufferc51ba&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#Ux3v0C0cm5q5

‘Quite surprising’: Near-record hot 2017, heat burst point to warming world http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/quite-surprising-nearrecord-hot-2017-heat-burst-point-to-warming-world-20180107-h0ewah.html

New study reveals strong El Nino events cause large changes in Antarctic ice shelves http://en.brinkwire.com/77053/new-study-reveals-strong-el-nino-events-cause-large-changes-in-antarctic-ice-shelves/

2017 was the third hottest year on record in Australia and seven of Australia’s ten hottest years have occurred since 2005 https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/2017-heat-records

Australia’s climate in 2017 http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/annual/aus/?utm_source=tw&utm_medium=org&utm_campaign=sm-017-0002&utm_content=vid

The ‘imminent mini ice age’ myth is back, and it’s still wrong https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/jan/09/the-imminent-mini-ice-age-myth-is-back-and-its-still-wrong?CMP=share_btn_tw

Temperature and snowfall in western Queen Maud Land increasing faster than climate model projections http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL075992/full

Pre-caution: a warming world http://geographical.co.uk/nature/climate/item/2544-pre-caution

The year that made climate change personal https://medium.com/@tmhill/when-climate-change-knocks-on-your-door-what-will-you-say-5bbdbb68f4ed

How Record-Breaking Weather Informs Climate Change Policy http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/01/05/record-weather-climate-resiliency

Sinking ocean floor leads to underestimates of sea level rise http://www.newsweek.com/climate-change-sinking-ocean-rising-sea-levels-772862?utm_content=bufferc09b2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change ‘hot spots’ http://edge.ensia.com/hot-spots/

The heat is on: but we’ve been there before https://riskfrontiers.com/the-heat-is-on-but-weve-been-there-before/

Sea Level Rise Is Creeping into Coastal Cities. Saving Them Won’t Be Cheap https://insideclimatenews.org/news/28122017/sea-level-rise-coastal-cities-flooding-2017-year-review-miami-norfolk-seawall-cost?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

Rising Humidity Due to Climate Change Could Push Humans to Their Physical Limit https://www.seeker.com/climate/climate/rising-humidity-due-to-climate-change-could-push-humans-to-their-physical-limit#632155022-tw#1515529630469

Temperature and humidity based projections of a rapid rise in global heat stress exposure during the 21st century http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aaa00e

Annual renewable shares of electricity production in Germany https://energy-charts.de/ren_share.htm?source=ren-share&period=annual&year=all

Top 10 Sinking Cities in the World https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/top-10-sinking-cities-world-john-englander/?trackingId=OF7tbkl%2FvjOCJGlgjOPN%2Fg%3D%3D

Paris 1.5C Goal Crucial to Protecting Communities from Rising Seas https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/paris-15c-goal-crucial-to-protecting-communities-from-rising-seas

Rainfall changes caused by global warming will increase river flooding risks across the globe by the 2040s, says a new study http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2018/01/10/rivers-predicted-to-flood-more-as-world-warms/

First-of-its-kind climate change study to form national framework for coastal protection measures http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/environment/first-of-its-kind-climate-change-study-to-form-national-framework-for-coastal

Floods seen as warning of Boston’s future https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/01/05/threat-rising-sea-levels-hits-home/kRSnmY2avJ2kLbvcYEYRbP/story.html

Global warming will expose millions more to floods http://www.france24.com/en/20180110-global-warming-will-expose-millions-more-floods?ref=tw_I

 

 

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Today in climate change (6 October 2017)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Are Dutch Water Safety Institutions Prepared for Climate Change? http://edepot.wur.nl/198906

Can we really limit global warming to “well below” two degrees centigrade? http://sciencenordic.com/can-we-really-limit-global-warming-%E2%80%9Cwell-below%E2%80%9D-two-degrees-centigrade

Climate change drives Solomon Islands’ people of the sea ashore http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-drives-solomon-islands-people-of-the-sea-ashore/a-40777201

Scientists may have found a solution to the atmosphere’s methane mystery https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/09/29/scientists-find-that-belching-cows-could-solve-a-key-mystery-about-the-atmosphere/

Sea level threatens Perth infrastructure http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-02/sea-levels-threaten-key-perth-infrastructure,-researchers-say/8998962

Australian cities to have 50C summer days by 2040, study says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/oct/04/australian-cities-to-have-50c-summer-days-by-2040-study-says?CMP=share_btn_tw

Is this a good time to talk about climate change? http://www.anthropocenemagazine.org/2017/09/is-this-a-good-time-to-talk-about-climate-change/

Extreme rainfall has tripled in India since 1950 – but droughts are worsening too http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/extreme-rainfall-has-tripled-india-since-1950-droughts-are-worsening-too-1641701?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How 73 cities are using innovative climate action to ‘future-proof’ themselves http://citiscope.org/story/2017/how-73-cities-are-using-innovative-climate-action-future-proof-themselves

Climate, disasters and displacement http://climatemigration.org.uk/video-understanding-disasters-displacement-and-climate/?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Ex-FEMA Director: Rebuilding Puerto Rico Requires Acknowledging Climate Change http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/10/ex-fema-director-rebuilding-puerto-rico-requires-acknowledging-climate-change/

The Most Powerful Evidence Climate Scientists Have of Global Warming https://insideclimatenews.org/news/03102017/infographic-ocean-heat-powerful-climate-change-evidence-global-warming

Scientists say extreme storms to be ‘new normal’ https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/10/05/world/science-health-world/caribbean-hurricane-zone-bound-u-n-chief-scientists-say-extreme-storms-new-normal/#.WdWc1E8UnIU

New Toolkit for Building Urban Climate Resilience http://training.i-s-e-t.org/

A Climate Series for the Ages https://www.ioes.ucla.edu/event/climate-series-ages/

Miami Beach: A Model of Climate Adaptation for Coastal Cities? https://www.planetizen.com/node/94929/miami-beach-model-climate-adaptation-coastal-cities

Exceptional September heat in eastern Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs62.pdf

 

Today in climate change (11 August 2017)

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Climate change to blame for Australia’s July heat https://theconversation.com/climate-change-to-blame-for-australias-july-heat-81953

Death Valley Sets New Global Record for Hottest Single Month https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/new-global-record-hottest-single-month-established-death-valley

Weather disasters to impact 2 out of 3 Europeans by 2100, study says http://www.thelancet.com/pdfs/journals/lanplh/PIIS2542-5196(17)30082-7.pdf

Global Warming Is Fueling Arizona’s Monstrous Monsoons http://www.climatecentral.org/news/warming-fueling-arizonas-monstrous-monsoons-21679?utm_content=buffer79818&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

When It Comes to Climate, Look for Vulnerabilities in Policy, Not Science https://www.rand.org/blog/2017/08/when-it-comes-to-climate-look-for-vulnerabilities-in.html?adbsc=social_20170806_1713311&adbid=894299293816832000&adbpl=tw&adbpr=22545453

There’s a Wildfire Burning in West Greenland Right Now http://www.climatecentral.org/news/wildfire-burning-greenland-21686

Climate change is turning cities into harsh, sweltering hotspots http://grist.org/article/climate-change-is-turning-cities-into-harsh-sweltering-hotspots/

Peru’s glaciers have made it a laboratory for adapting to climate change. It’s not going well http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/world/2017/08/07/perus-glaciers-have-made-it-a-laboratory-for-adapting-to-climate-change-its-not-going-well/?utm_term=.8199d93f8367

Dying gods: Mt Kenya’s disappearing glaciers spread violence below http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/08/02/dying-gods-mt-kenyas-disappearing-glaciers-spread-violence/

Future changes in global tides will change flood risk and tidal energy decisions http://noc.ac.uk/news/future-changes-global-tides-will-change-flood-risk-tidal-energy-decisions

Climate Change’s Role in Disasters and Disaster Risk Reduction http://www.ilankelman.org/isa.pdf

Summer on steroids: Fires, devilish heat waves, and floods http://mashable.com/2017/08/08/summer-weather-on-steroids-wildfires-heat-waves/#T3egEAyBDdqG

The IPCC and the Sixth Assessment cycle http://www.ipcc.ch/pdf/ar6_material/AC6_brochure_en.pdf

Guide to Urban Cooling Strategies http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/event_file_attachments/crc_lcl_urban_cooling_guide_2017_web.pdf

Strategies and Technologies to Mitigate Urban Heat http://www.lowcarbonlivingcrc.com.au/sites/all/files/event_file_attachments/discussion_paper_cooling_cities_final.pdf

Americans already feeling effects of climate change, says report https://www.newscientist.com/article/2143272-americans-already-feeling-effects-of-climate-change-says-report/

Weekly Glacier Flow Estimation from Dense Satellite Time Series Using Adapted Optical Flow Technology http://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feart.2017.00053/full

A new way to verify the real impacts of climate action in cities http://citiscope.org/story/2017/new-way-verify-real-impacts-climate-action-cities

‘Lucifer’ Bakes Europe in Intense Heat Wave http://wxshift.com/news/luicifer-europe-intense-heat-wave/

Building resilience through climate-proof infrastructure in Timor-Leste https://undp-adaptation.exposure.co/construction-in-progress

Climate gloom and doom? Bring it on. But we need stories about taking action, too https://theconversation.com/climate-gloom-and-doom-bring-it-on-but-we-need-stories-about-taking-action-too-79464?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

July Was Record Hot for Parts of Alaska and the West http://www.climatecentral.org/news/july-record-hot-alaska-and-west-21693?utm_content=buffer0ebaf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Everyone’s Talking About That Leaked Government Climate Report https://www.buzzfeed.com/zahrahirji/trump-white-house-climate-science-special-report?utm_term=.ae2jKyKeX#.raZ4EgE0V

Short-termism and the threat from climate change http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/strategy-and-corporate-finance/our-insights/short-termism-and-the-threat-from-climate-change

Record Temperature Streak Bears Anthropogenic Fingerprint http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2017GL074056/full

Planet marks new highs for heat, pollutants, sea level in 2016: report https://phys.org/news/2017-08-planet-highs-pollutants-sea.html

Australia faces potentially disastrous consequences of climate change, inquiry told https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/11/australia-potentially-disastrous-consequences-of-climate-change-inquiry-told

37th State of the Climate Report https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2016