Today in climate change (10 August 2018)

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The apocalyptic tone of heatwave-reporting doesn’t go far enough – not when the issue is human extinction https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/heatwave-weather-report-human-extinction-issue-a8478271.html

UK politicians ‘failing to rise to the challenge of climate change’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/16/uk-politicians-failing-to-rise-to-the-challenge-of-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

Australia’s Turnbull: ‘Now we are the land of droughts’ https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-45075838

Building Resilient Communities: Land Use Change, Rural Development and Adaptation to Climate Consequences http://www.lulu.com/shop/brittany-berger-and-bishawjit-mallick-and-kihwan-kim/building-resilient-communities-land-use-change-rural-development-and-adaptation-to-climate-consequences/ebook/product-23728338.html#formatComparison

We Are All Climate Refugees Now https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/climate-change-disaster-in-the-making-by-jeffrey-d-sachs-2018-08

Chronic Flooding and the Future of Miami https://blog.ucsusa.org/ucsblog/chronic-flooding-and-the-future-of-miami

Climate Change Mentions Are Hard to Find in Coverage of Record Setting Summer Heatwaves https://www.citizen.org/media/press-releases/national-and-state-media-failing-connect-recent-extreme-heat-events-climate

How Not to Talk About Climate Change https://www.jacobinmag.com/2018/08/new-york-times-losing-earth-response-climate-change

During the rise of mammals, Earth’s temperatures spiked in a scary way that the planet may experience again soon https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/08/earths-scorching-hot-history/566762/?utm_source=twb

Destructive Flood Risk in U.S. West Could Triple if Climate Change Left Unchecked https://insideclimatenews.org/news/06082018/global-warming-climate-change-floods-california-oroville-dam-scientists

Domino-effect of climate events could push Earth into a ‘hothouse’ state https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/06/domino-effect-of-climate-events-could-push-earth-into-a-hothouse-state?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2018/07/31/1810141115

Adding Up the Cost of Climate Change in Lost Lives https://www.wsj.com/articles/adding-up-the-cost-of-climate-change-in-lost-lives-1533121201?mod=cx_picks&cx_navSource=cx_picks&cx_tag=contextual&cx_artPos=1#cxrecs_s

Valuing the Global Mortality Consequences of Climate Change Accounting for Adaptation Costs and Benefits https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3224365&mod=article_inline

On climate change, it’s time to start panicking https://www.salon.com/2018/08/05/on-climate-change-its-time-to-start-panicking/

The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5 to 2°C of Global Warming https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/pdf/10.1029/2018GL078430

Save the Date: IPCC Special Report Global Warming of 1.5ºC http://www.ipcc.ch/news_and_events/ma-p48.shtml

The coastal retreat has begun https://thebulletin.org/2018/07/the-coastal-retreat-has-begun/

Engineers warn that climate change will mean escalating costs for UK’s water industry http://www.infrastructure-intelligence.com/article/aug-2018/engineers-warn-climate-change-will-mean-escalating-costs-uk%E2%80%99s-water-industry

Villagers ‘living between life and death’ as Pakistan’s glaciers melt http://news.trust.org/item/20180806100007-e6wwt/

Don’t despair – climate change catastrophe can still be averted https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/07/climate-change-catastrophe-political-will-grassroots-engagement

Arctic carbon cycle is speeding up https://climate.nasa.gov/news/2776/arctic-carbon-cycle-is-speeding-up/

The Mississippi Delta is losing land. Here’s why https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/08/the-mississippi-delta-is-losing-land/

Should We Be Having Kids In The Age Of Climate Change? https://www.npr.org/2016/08/18/479349760/should-we-be-having-kids-in-the-age-of-climate-change

Climate change is making wildfires more extreme. Here’s how https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/climate-change-is-making-wildfires-more-extreme-heres-how

Hurricane Harvey Links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1029/2018EF000825?hootPostID=438a05cfe7c5ee8039f5a3ce71a3d2c6

Coal industry on steady decline under Trump’s leadership https://thinkprogress.org/latest-government-statistics-show-coal-industry-on-steady-decline-under-trumps-leadership-188e724520e6/

New study on the collapse of Mayan civilization should be climate wake-up call https://thinkprogress.org/a-megadrought-destroyed-the-mayan-civilization-were-next-92e10dea33c5/

How to beat the heatwave: creative solutions from Tokyo to Berlin https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/03/how-to-beat-the-heatwave-creative-solutions-from-tokyo-to-berlin

Terrifying insights into climate change could build legislative momentum for emissions cuts, researchers argue https://phys.org/news/2018-08-insights-climate-legislative-momentum-emissions.html

Terrified by ‘hothouse Earth’? Don’t despair — do something https://grist.org/article/terrified-by-hothouse-earth-dont-despair-do-something/

Global warming to increase water in South Asian rivers https://www.scidev.net/asia-pacific/disasters/news/global-warming-to-increase-water-in-south-asian-rivers.html

No, we didn’t almost s­olve the climate crisis in the 1980s https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2018/8/6/17649906/climate-crisis-solve

‘The Water Will Come’: New book on Rising Seas, Sinking Cities, and the Remaking of the Civilized World https://www.hachettebookgroup.com/titles/jeff-goodell/the-water-will-come/9780316260206/

Cut electricity emissions by 52-70pc, CSIRO tells government https://www.afr.com/news/cut-electricity-emissions-by-5270pc-csiro-tells-government-20180808-h13ook

The global heat wave as seen by satellites, airplanes, and weather stations https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic/

Florida Adaptation Planning Guidebook https://floridadep.gov/fco/florida-resilient-coastlines-program/documents/adaptation-planning-guidebook#.W2w7ManE3e8.twitter

Climate Resilient Water Management http://www.acclimatise.uk.com/collaborations/action-on-climate-today/#ui-id-9

Palaeoclimate constraints on the impact of 2 °C anthropogenic warming and beyond https://www.nature.com/articles/s41561-018-0146-0

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events https://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242.epdf?shared_access_token=k5UqlHes_hobBLci-Idw5dRgN0jAjWel9jnR3ZoTv0Npxhuy_7SSahS4SxGwSjlQCJxh9T7fXl-0aX3aRU4rTpM9kvBmSviOogUsf5ut7KyD4S7HJofz6a1Z3rKI4FauatxMrzItC6lTpyZfZGWWug%3D%3D

Colombia’s glaciers face extinction within 30-years https://thecitypaperbogota.com/news/colombias-glaciers-face-extinction-within-30-years-claims-ideam/20434

What Does Climate Change Mean for Coastal Communities? https://www.barrfoundation.org/blog/what-does-climate-change-mean-for-coastal-communities

 

 

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Today in climate change (3 August 2018)

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Researchers proposed that night-time temperatures are more easily affected by an increase in greenhouse gases http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-07-19/nights-getting-hotter-climate-change-has-deadly-consequences/9985340

Will the Maritimes be insurable if climate change left unchecked? https://www.canadianunderwriter.ca/climate-change/will-maritimes-insurable-climate-change-left-unchecked-1004135020/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Extreme global weather is ‘the face of climate change’ says leading scientist https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/jul/27/extreme-global-weather-climate-change-michael-mann

These Climate Change Photos From The Last 100 Years Will Shock You https://www.buzzfeed.com/farrahpenn/heres-what-the-arctic-glaciers-look-like-after-100-years-of?utm_term=.km9bG0MmK#.evVmZBKay

‘In many places, people are preparing for the past or present climate. But this summer is the future.’ https://insideclimatenews.org/news/27072018/summer-2018-heat-wave-wildfires-climate-change-evidence-crops-flooding-deaths-records-broken

Experts Discuss Recent Heat Waves and Atmospheric Changes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=atUpkiwURl8&lc=UgzsP9gQIUtlH15SgXd4AaABAg

Warming Arctic could be behind heatwave sweeping northern hemisphere https://www.newscientist.com/article/2174889-warming-arctic-could-be-behind-heatwave-sweeping-northern-hemisphere/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Science Says: Record heat, fires worsened by climate change https://apnews.com/a4255779e2b6461b9cc8dbf24ea4b96c

Using Critical Thresholds to Customize Climate Projections of Extreme Events to User Needs and Support Decisions https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-using-critical-thresholds

Climate change made 2018 European heatwave up to ‘five times’ more likely https://www.carbonbrief.org/climate-change-made-2018-european-heatwave-up-to-five-times-more-likely

Why Are Siberian Temperatures Plummeting While the Arctic Warms? https://eos.org/articles/why-are-siberian-temperatures-plummeting-while-the-arctic-warms

Climate Change: We’re Not Literally Doomed, but… https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/hot-planet/climate-change-were-not-literally-doomed-but/

We Should Never Have Called It Earth https://medium.com/@onbeing/we-should-never-have-called-it-earth-b613331fe76f

2018’s global heat wave is so pervasive it’s surprising scientists https://www.axios.com/global-heat-wave-stuns-scientists-as-records-fall-4cad71d2-8567-411e-a3f6-0febaa19a847.html

Using Data to Address Climate Challenges: 5 Takeaways from Sierra Leone and Tanzania http://www.wri.org/blog/2018/07/using-data-address-climate-challenges-5-takeaways-sierra-leone-and-tanzania?

The atmospheric response to sea-ice loss https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0243-5

Contrasting the Antarctic and Arctic Atmospheric Responses to Projected Sea Ice Loss in the Late Twenty-First Century https://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-17-0666.1?journalCode=clim

This coastal town’s battle against sea-level rise could offer lessons for others https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/this-coastal-towns-battle-against-sea-level-rise-could-offer-lessons-for-others/2018/07/26/8c7e43a2-8b6c-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html?utm_term=.86075d94c724

When The Weather Is Extreme, Is Climate Change To Blame? https://www.npr.org/2018/07/29/633203732/when-the-weather-is-extreme-is-climate-change-to-blame?utm_campaign=storyshare&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_medium=socialThe

Cascading Impacts of Climate Change https://www.internationalaffairs.org.au/australianoutlook/the-cascading-impacts-of-climate-change/

Droughts, heatwaves and floods: How to tell when climate change is to blame https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05849-9

California’s Death Valley Will Have The Hottest Month Ever Recorded On Earth https://www.gizmodo.com.au/2018/08/californias-death-valley-will-have-the-hottest-month-ever-recorded-on-earth/

China could face deadly heat waves due to climate change http://news.mit.edu/2018/china-could-face-deadly-heat-waves-due-climate-change-0731

Intense rainfall worse than expected under climate change modelling, meaning flash floods https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/technology/news-story/3140d07f359bcc0d1d90588afcb4fde9

The Met Office’s 4th annual State of the UK Climate report confirms 2017 was the 5th warmest year in a record dating back to 1910 https://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/2018/state-of-the-climate-2017

Climate Change and the Emergency Management Sector https://files-em.em.vic.gov.au/public/EMV-web/AFAC-Climate-Change-Discussion-3July2018FINAL.pdf

As the UK swelters, government plan for extreme heat is criticised http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/07/20/uk-swelters-government-plan-extreme-heat-criticised/

Climate change: second UK national adaptation programme (2018 to 2023) https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/climate-change-second-national-adaptation-programme-2018-to-2023

Scientists draw new connections between climate change and warming oceans https://phys.org/news/2018-08-scientists-climate-oceans.html

Grim report card for planet ranks 2017 one of hottest years in recorded history https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/01/world/state-of-the-climate-2017-noaa-wxc/index.html

2017 State of the Climate: Highlights https://www.climate.gov/news-features/understanding-climate/state-climate-highlights/2017

Saving Earth: Don’t Fall Into Climate Change Fatalism https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-gleick-new-york-times-climate-change_us_5b61fafbe4b0b15aba9f3959?ncid=engmodushpmg00000004

Sydney and large regions of eastern Australia posted their hottest July on record https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/balmy-august-start-for-sydney-after-record-july-heat-as-big-dry-grows-20180801-p4zurr.html

Climate Change Could Supercharge Threat of Antibiotic Resistance: Study https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-antibiotic-resistance-2572071872.html

New guidebook on climate risk assessment for Ecosystem-based Adaptation https://www.unbonn.org/node/13162

Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/01/magazine/climate-change-losing-earth.html

An Optimist’s Guide to Solving Climate Change and Saving the World https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/3kyp8y/an-optimists-guide-to-solving-climate-change-and-saving-the-world

Physiographic influences on dense shelf-water cascading down the Antarctic continental slope https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S001282521830031X

Scientists aren’t impressed with New York Times’ new story on climate change https://thinkprogress.org/scientists-slam-new-york-times-climate-story-for-whitewashing-role-of-big-oil-and-gop-63fbc3a85b09/

Can Fiction Change People’s Minds About Climate Change? https://chireviewofbooks.com/2018/07/24/the-honey-farm-harriet-alida-lye-interview/

Implications of transforming climate change risks into security risks https://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DPM-04-2018-0121?journalCode=dpm

How Climate Change Ignites Wildfires From California to South Africa https://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-wildfires-2573967514.html

The Big Melt https://www.nybooks.com/articles/2018/08/16/arctic-big-melt/

Climate change explained https://www.gov.uk/guidance/climate-change-explained

When is migration a maladaptive response to climate change? https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-018-1387-6

Record-breaking temperatures leave 29 dead in South Korean heatwave https://edition.cnn.com/2018/08/02/asia/south-korea-heatwave-deaths-intl/index.html

Concern for climate as Sweden’s highest peak melts away https://www.yahoo.com/news/concern-climate-swedens-highest-peak-melts-away-145032770.html

NASA scientists reveal details of icy Greenland’s heated geologic past https://phys.org/news/2018-08-nasa-scientists-reveal-icy-greenland.html

Your Climate Change Questions, Answered https://outrider.org/climate-change/articles/your-climate-change-questions-answered/

Today in climate change (15 June 2018)

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Understanding Sea Level Rise https://www.sciline.org/media-briefings-blog/sea-level-rise

The dangers of disaster-driven response to climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0208-8.epdf?

Projecting the Likely Rise of Future Heat Impacts Under Climate Change for Selected Urban Locations in South and Southeast Asia http://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-sheltering-series-9

Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health https://apha.org/climate-changes-health

Ideas: a simple proposal to improve the contribution of IPCC WG1 to the assessment and communication of climate change risk https://www.earth-syst-dynam-discuss.net/esd-2018-36/

‘Just plain common sense’: Hawaii Governor adopts most ambitious climate laws in U.S. https://thinkprogress.org/hawaii-now-has-the-most-ambitious-climate-law-in-the-united-states-7392d5d061cf/

Few Southeast Cities Have Climate Targets, but That’s Slowly Changing https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11062018/cities-pollution-carbon-footprint-climate-action-renewable-energy-investment-sustainability-report

A Just Dystopia: Climate Activism Must Include Planning for the Worst-Case Scenario https://www.commondreams.org/views/2018/06/12/just-dystopia-climate-activism-must-include-planning-worst-case-scenario

Disaster on the Horizon: The Price Effect of Sea Level Rise https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3073842

Short-term changes in Antarctica’s ice shelves are key to predicting their long-term fate https://theconversation.com/short-term-changes-in-antarcticas-ice-shelves-are-key-to-predicting-their-long-term-fate-95207?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Rate of ice loss In Antarctica is now three times faster than it was prior to 2012 https://earther.com/antarctica-is-losing-an-unfathomable-amount-of-ice-1826799202

To forecast winter rainfall in the Southwest USA, look to New Zealand in the summer https://news.uci.edu/2018/06/13/to-forecast-winter-rainfall-in-the-southwest-look-to-new-zealand-in-the-summer/

Antarctica has lost 3 trillion tonnes of ice in 25 years. Time is running out for the frozen continent https://theconversation.com/antarctica-has-lost-3-trillion-tonnes-of-ice-in-25-years-time-is-running-out-for-the-frozen-continent-98176

Ocean waves and lack of floating ice can trigger Antarctic ice shelves to disintegrate https://theconversation.com/ocean-waves-and-lack-of-floating-ice-can-trigger-antarctic-ice-shelves-to-disintegrate-98177

Let’s have a worthy debate about sea level rise http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/391548-lets-have-a-worthy-debate-about-sea-level-rise

Article on rising heat http://news.trust.org/shorthand/risingheat/

Germany to miss 2020 climate target, government concedes in official report http://www.climatechangenews.com/2018/06/12/germany-miss-2020-climate-target-government-concedes-official-report/

How to save Antarctica (and the rest of Earth too) https://phys.org/news/2018-06-antarctica-rest-earth.html

Alien Anthropocene: How Would Other Worlds Battle Climate Change? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alien-anthropocene-how-would-other-worlds-battle-climate-change/

Antarctic Ocean Discovery Warns of Faster Global Warming http://www.climatecentral.org/news/antarctic-ocean-discovery-warns-of-faster-global-warming-21865

Gender dynamics in a changing climate: How gender and adaptive capacity affect resilience https://careclimatechange.org/publications/gender-dynamics-changing-climate/

The NSW town that’s running out of water https://www.9news.com.au/national/2018/06/14/11/04/coonabarabran-the-nsw-town-thats-running-out-of-water

 

Today in climate change (23 March 2018)

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The Paris Agreement is deeply flawed – it’s time for a new deal https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/paris-agreement-deeply-flawed-time-deal-180316115219671.html

More accurate maps of bed topography reveal physical processes controlling retreat https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/03/15/new-study-helps-explain-greenland-glaciers-varied-vulnerability-to-melting/

Stark Differences in Sea Level Rise Flooding Between 1.5 and 2 Degrees of Warming https://e360.yale.edu/digest/stark-differences-in-climate-impacts-between-1-5-and-2-degrees-of-warming

A new study shows that rising temperatures in the Himalayas have led to more avalanches https://www.vox.com/platform/amp/2018/3/15/17119814/avalanche-climate-change-himalayas?__twitter_impression=true

Research scientist’s maps show how sea level rise will affect Nova Scotia communities http://www.ngnews.ca/news/research-scientists-maps-show-how-sea-level-rise-will-affect-nova-scotia-communities-193782/

Climate change soon to cause mass movement, World Bank warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/mar/19/climate-change-soon-to-cause-mass-movement-world-bank-warns?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=twt_b-gdnnews#link_time=1521489853

UN Arctic chief: ‘Climate change isn’t linear – it’s accelerating’ https://www.euractiv.com/section/climate-environment/interview/un-arctic-chief-climate-change-is-not-linear-it-is-accelerating/

Greenland Is Literally Cracking Apart and Flooding the World https://www.livescience.com/62027-greenland-lakes-disappearing.html

‘I’m furious’: Tathra councillor says now is the time to talk climate https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/i-m-furious-tathra-councillor-says-now-is-the-time-to-talk-climate-20180320-p4z5ab.html

Boston Sea Level Projected To Rise 1.5 Feet By 2050 http://www.wbur.org/news/2018/03/16/boston-sea-level-rise-vims-projection

Building urban resilience to climate change: A review of Madagascar https://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/building-urban-resilience-climate-change-review-madagascar

The governance of climate change adaptation in Canada https://www.iclr.org/ccgovernance.html

Quantified, localized health benefits of accelerated carbon dioxide emissions reductions https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0108-y

Government of Liberia launches project to prioritize climate governance through improved National Adaptation Plans http://adaptation-undp.org/government-liberia-launches-project-prioritize-climate-governance-through-improved-national

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Rose Last Year. Here Are the Top 5 Reasons https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/climate/global-energy-demand.html

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report http://www.iea.org/geco/

Darwin will get hotter and people will die thanks to climate change, scientists warn http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/national/darwin-will-get-hotter-and-people-will-die-thanks-to-climate-change-scientists-warn/news-story/57190166f9abfbcfa838ec6dac489757?csp=6cfd7018f6d5d6a1e3c6013eab92dfeb

 

 

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

 

 

Today in climate change (21 July 2017)

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Please find below a list of links to recent climate change news…

Today’s Extreme Heat May Become Norm Within a Decade http://www.climatecentral.org/news/extreme-heat-norm-within-decade-21622?utm_content=buffer7b25b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

A ‘new normal’ can be useful for understanding and communicating extremes in a changing climate http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/pdf/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0183.1

In Chile, Many Regard Climate Change As The Greatest External Threat http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/07/16/536896748/in-chile-many-regard-climate-change-as-the-greatest-external-threat

Study Suggests NYC Will Face Sandy-Level Flooding Twice Per Month Due To Rising Sea Levels http://gothamist.com/2017/07/15/study_suggests_nyc_will_get_sandy-l.php

Revised tallies confirm that the rate of sea-level rise is accelerating as the Earth warms and ice sheets thaw http://www.nature.com/news/satellite-snafu-masked-true-sea-level-rise-for-decades-1.22312?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews&sf98568619=1

Record heat investigated in 95 Phoenix deaths after 118-, 120-degree highs https://www.bizjournals.com/phoenix/news/2017/07/12/record-heat-now-investigated-in-close-to100.html

Rising to the challenge of surging seas http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms16127

Retreat of the Lucia Glacier, Chile https://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/07/17/lucia-glacier-chile-retreat-opens-new-embayment/

It was 129 degrees in Iran Thursday, which is one of the Earth’s hottest temperatures ever recorded https://www.usatoday.com/story/weather/2017/06/29/129-degrees-iran-earths-hottest-temperature-ever-recorded/440644001/

Social Vulnerability to Climatic Shocks Is Shaped by Urban Accessibility http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/24694452.2017.1325726

A region at risk: The human dimensions of climate change in Asia and the Pacific https://www.adb.org/sites/default/files/publication/325251/region-risk-climate-change.pdf

New Report Highlights Pakistan’s Need to Adapt to Climate Change http://www.technologyreview.pk/new-report-highlights-pakistans-need-adapt-climate-change/

Scientists upgrade database tracking global temperatures across millennia https://eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-07/uosc-sud071117.php

Communicating science is like fighting two battles http://www.centredaily.com/news/local/education/penn-state/article161900293.html

Climate change and inequality https://www.economist.com/news/finance-and-economics/21725009-rich-pollute-poor-suffer-climate-change-and-inequality?zid=313

Inaction on climate change risks leaving future generations $530 trillion in debt https://theconversation.com/inaction-on-climate-change-risks-leaving-future-generations-530-trillion-in-debt-81134?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

In the absence of national leadership, cities are driving climate policy https://theconversation.com/in-the-absence-of-national-leadership-cities-are-driving-climate-policy-81108

Want To Slow Global Warming? Researchers Look To Family Planning http://www.npr.org/2017/07/19/537954372/want-to-slow-global-warming-researchers-look-to-family-planning

The climate mitigation gap: education and government recommendations miss the most effective individual actions http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7541

Liberia receives first instalment of US$2.2 million GCF grant for climate adaptation http://adaptation-undp.org/liberia-receives-first-installment-us22-million-gcf-grant-climate-adaptation

The Antarctic ice shelf continues to crack https://grist.org/briefly/antarctic-ice-shelf-continues-to-crack/

Rising Seas Spark Tobacco-Style Lawsuits in California http://www.climatecentral.org/news/rising-seas-climate-lawsuits-california-21627

A Different Way of Visualizing the Global Temperature Rise https://blogs.agu.org/wildwildscience/2017/07/19/different-way-visualizing-global-temperature-rise/

At Midway Point, 2017 Is 2nd-Hottest Year on Record http://www.climatecentral.org/news/midway-point-2017-2nd-hottest-year-21625

Shifting storms under climate change to worsen coastal perils http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/astounding-shifting-storms-under-climate-change-to-worsen-coastal-perils-20170720-gxf8ic.html

Future summer mega-heatwave and record-breaking temperatures in a warmer France climate http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa751c/meta;jsessionid=270A4B520BC5EB7A2E2DB72BF43CA25C.ip-10-40-1-105

More than 90 locales, mostly in rural Louisiana and Maryland, already face chronic inundation https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scores-of-u-s-communities-face-frequent-flooding-in-18-years/

 

Today in climate change (7 July 2017)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Failure to update building regulations could triple heatwave deaths by 2040 https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/29/failure-to-update-building-regulations-could-triple-heatwave-deaths-by-2040?CMP=share_btn_tw

Record-breaking heat in last 106 years observed in Istanbul, temperatures will soon drop https://www.dailysabah.com/istanbul/2017/07/02/record-breaking-heat-in-last-106-years-observed-in-istanbul-temperatures-will-soon-drop

Who and where is climate change hitting the hardest? http://edge.ensia.com/hot-spots/

In Atlantic City, residents feel injustice of climate change http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/atlantic-city-residents-feel-injustice-climate-change/#.WVjcrWrFGcs.twitter

Climate change is harming the health of Australians http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/2017/07/climate-change-harming-health-australia-170702082331151.html

Climate Change Adaptation in North America: Fostering Resilience and the Regional Capacity to Adapt https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-53742-9

Half a degree could make a world of difference https://www.carbonbrief.org/guest-post-half-a-degree-could-make-a-world-of-difference

Estimating economic damage from climate change in the United States http://science.sciencemag.org/content/sci/356/6345/1362.full.pdf

This is what ancient, 3km long ice cores tell us about climate change https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/06/800-000-years-of-climate-change-in-3-minutes?utm_content=buffer09648&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Mitigation and adaptation in polycentric systems: sources of power in the pursuit of collective goals http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/wcc.479/full

We Couldn’t Monitor Larsen C Without These Satellites http://www.climatecentral.org/news/larsen-c-monitoring-satellites-21564?utm_content=buffer37f5c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change threatens nomadic life in Morocco https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/07/04/morocco-nomadic-life-danger-climate-change/440637001/

Major correction to satellite data shows 140% faster warming since 1998 https://www.carbonbrief.org/major-correction-to-satellite-data-shows-140-faster-warming-since-1998?utm_content=bufferaffd7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

This Is How Climate Change Will Shift the World’s Cities http://www.climatecentral.org/news/global-cities-climate-change-21584

Mapped: The world’s largest CO2 importers and exporters https://www.carbonbrief.org/mapped-worlds-largest-co2-importers-exporters

Hopes of mild climate change dashed by new research https://flipboard.com/@flipboard/-hopes-of-mild-climate-change-dashed-by-/f-d11c5d0ca5%2Ftheguardian.com

Don’t worry about the huge Antarctic iceberg – worry about the glaciers behind it https://theconversation.com/dont-worry-about-the-huge-antarctic-iceberg-worry-about-the-glaciers-behind-it-80314?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Scientists are starting to clear up one of the biggest controversies in climate science https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/07/05/scientists-are-starting-to-clear-up-one-of-the-biggest-controversies-in-climate-science/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.f5c84362726b

Almost 90% of Americans don’t know there’s scientific consensus on global warming https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/7/6/15924444/global-warming-consensus-survey

The Arctic Has Been Crazy Warm All Year. This Is What It Means for Sea Ice http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctic-crazy-warm-sea-ice-21599

As Seas Rise, Tropical Pacific Islands Face a Perfect Storm http://e360.yale.edu/features/as-seas-rise-tropical-pacific-islands-face-a-perfect-storm

When an adaptation effort no longer suffices https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/07/when-an-adaptation-effort-no-longer-suffices/

Indigenous Knowledge Helps Scientists To Assess Climate Change https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2017/07/05/indigenous-knowledge-helps-scientists-to-assess-climate-change/#312d60075527

Short Answers to Hard Questions About Climate Change https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/11/28/science/what-is-climate-change.html

Sea level fall during glaciation stabilized atmospheric CO2 by enhanced volcanic degassing https://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms15867