Today in climate change (31 March 2017)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Rising up to take on climate change in New York http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/rising-up-to-take-on-climate-change-in-new-york/article17669028.ece?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=RSS_Syndication

Influence of Anthropogenic Climate Change on Planetary Wave Resonance and Extreme Weather Events http://www.nature.com/articles/srep45242

These extreme weather events show that our climate is in ‘uncharted territory’ https://medium.com/world-economic-forum/these-extreme-weather-events-show-that-our-climate-is-in-uncharted-territory-e89278f32090#.74jce0cfn

31 to 67 percent of Southern California beaches may become completely eroded  due to sea level rise https://news.agu.org/press-release/new-study-models-shoreline-change-in-southern-california/?utm_source=CPRE&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=press%20releases&utm_content=17-24%20california%20beaches

The Anthropocene: Scientists respond to criticisms of a new geological epoch https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170323105745.htm#.WNmF4yOTj_E.twitter

How Global Warming Causes Extreme Weather: New research http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/03/28/global-warming-has-and-will-continue-to-cause-extreme-weather-new-research/#.WNrDiyTXFQU.twitter

Report shows paths to zero emissions in NZ http://morganfoundation.org.nz/report-shows-paths-zero-emissions-nz/

As sea level rises, much of Honolulu and Waikiki vulnerable to groundwater inundation http://www.hawaii.edu/news/2017/03/26/as-sea-level-rises-much-of-honolulu-and-waikiki-vulnerable-to-groundwater-inundation/

Scottish Borders Climate Resilient Communities https://www.dundee.ac.uk/cechr/projects/sbcrc/

Findings on community resilience to climate change and climate disadvantage https://www.dundee.ac.uk/media/dundeewebsite/cechr/documents/SBCRC%20working%20paper%201%20Community%20resilience%20to%20climate%20change%20and%20disadvantage.pdf

Vallunaraju Glacier Retreat, Peru 1992-2016 https://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/03/29/vallunaraju-glacier-retreat-peru-1992-2016/

Chile’s “city of disasters” steps up climate change protection http://news.trust.org/item/20170329190713-7nqek/?cid=social_20170329_71173906&adbid=847168168082624512&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15762575

Dead Sea evidence of unprecedented drought is warning for future https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/mar/29/dead-sea-evidence-unprecedented-drought-future-warning-climate-change

Communities Retreat as Oceans Swell, Coasts Erode http://www.seeker.com/communities-retreat-as-oceans-swell-coasts-erode-2332288967.html

Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System: Proceedings of a Workshop https://www.nap.edu/download/24696

Honiara Urban Resilience & Climate Action Plan http://reliefweb.int/report/solomon-islands/honiara-urban-resilience-climate-action-plan

This article provides concise documentation of the ongoing retreat of glaciers http://www.geosociety.org/gsatoday/science/G293A/article.htm

Increased Extreme Precipitation http://www.climatesignals.org/climate-signals/increased-extreme-precipitation

Today in climate change (17 March 2017)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Earth’s oceans are warming 13% faster than thought, and accelerating https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/mar/10/earths-oceans-are-warming-13-faster-than-thought-and-accelerating?CMP=share_btn_tw

Cavagnoli Glacier, Switzerland Fading Away http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/03/09/cavagnoli-glacier-switzerland-fading-away/

Past Disasters Reveal Terrifying Future of Climate Change http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/climate-change-global-warming-history-health/

The U.S. is about to lose a trillion dollars in coastal property values https://thinkprogress.org/trumps-policies-will-wreck-coastal-property-values-before-sea-level-rise-does-b3ac326ebfb6#.3jzx7vjk6

Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is rising at the fastest rate ever recorded https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/03/13/carbon-dioxide-in-the-atmosphere-is-rising-at-the-fastest-rate-ever-recorded/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.dad01a28dd07

A perfect storm of fire and ice may have led to snowball Earth https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313160813.htm

Forget snow, rain will become main precipitation in the Arctic https://www.newscientist.com/article/2124366-forget-snow-rain-will-become-main-precipitation-in-the-arctic/

No, big snowstorms like this aren’t normal http://grist.org/science/no-big-snowstorms-like-this-arent-normal/

Pacific North American circulation pattern links external forcing and North American hydroclimatic change over the past millennium http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/03/07/1618201114.abstract

Ocean Heat Reveals More About Climate https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/ocean-heat-reveals-more-about-climate

The Science of Carbon Dioxide and Climate http://blogs.ei.columbia.edu/2017/03/10/the-science-of-carbon-dioxide-and-climate/

Where have all the cyclones gone, and will they come back? https://www.qt.com.au/news/where-have-all-cyclones-gone-and-will-they-come-ba/3153721/

The decoupling delusion: rethinking growth and sustainability https://theconversation.com/the-decoupling-delusion-rethinking-growth-and-sustainability-71996

Arctic Sea Ice May Vanish Even With Climate Goal http://www.climatecentral.org/news/arctic-sea-ice-may-vanish-21236?utm_content=buffere2723&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Increase in extreme sea levels could endanger European coastal communities https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170314111254.htm

Debate over Dunedin sea level rise figures http://www.sciencemediacentre.co.nz/2017/03/15/debate-over-dunedin-sea-level-rise-figures-in-the-news/

Looking for ‘fingerprints’ at the intersection of weather and climate https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313160839.htm

Record percentages of Americans are concerned about global warming http://www.gallup.com/poll/206030/global-warming-concern-three-decade-high.aspx

The First Climate Model Turns 50, And Predicted Global Warming Almost Perfectly https://www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/2017/03/15/the-first-climate-model-turns-50-and-predicted-global-warming-almost-perfectly/#4b5d25926614

Despair is not an option when it comes to climate change – Tim Winton comment http://www.smh.com.au/comment/despair-is-not-an-option-when-it-comes-to-climate-change-20170312-guwguk.html

Large Sections of Australia’s Great Reef Are Now Dead, Scientists Find https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/15/science/great-barrier-reef-coral-climate-change-dieoff.html?emc=edit_ta_20170315&nl=top-stories&nlid=62490236&ref=headline&_r=1

Comparison of Low Frequency Internal Climate Variability in CMIP5 Models and Observations http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/abs/10.1175/JCLI-D-16-0712.1

Wanted: More Climate Change in Sociology; More Sociology in Climate Change (Policy) http://journals.sagepub.com/stoken/default+domain/h8NHwpcRJZz2YNh3idhe/full?utm_source=SAGE_social&hootPostID=91e87da49ecc91caed13a188c813e228

February 2017 Was Second Warmest February On Record https://data.giss.nasa.gov/gistemp/news/20170315/

Global Temperature — More Figures http://www.columbia.edu/~mhs119/Temperature/T_moreFigs/

The Geographic Impact of Climate Signals on European Winter Storms http://www.air-worldwide.com/Blog/The-Geographic-Impact-of-Climate-Signals-on-European-Winter-Storms/

City of Vancouver survey on rising sea levels could do more to raise the alarm http://www.straight.com/news/880506/city-vancouver-survey-rising-sea-levels-could-do-more-raise-alarm

Today in climate change (3 March 2017)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

NSW summer weather makes heat records, perfect autumn on the way http://www.colliemail.com.au/story/4492526/soggy-end-to-summer-but-a-perfect-autumn-on-the-way/

Shoup Glacier, Alaska Retreat, Thinning, Velocity Decline http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/02/24/shoup-glacier-alaska-retreat-thinning-velocity-decline/

Cities taking action, learning from each other to adapt to climate change http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/cities-taking-action-learning-from?utm_content=buffer8946c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Oceans Melting Greenland (OMG) https://podaac.jpl.nasa.gov/node/885

Counterintuitive claim: Slower snowmelt in a warming world https://wattsupwiththat.com/2017/02/27/counterintuitive-claim-slower-snowmelt-in-a-warming-world/

Humans Are Changing Climate Faster Than Natural Forces http://www.climatecentral.org/news/humans-changing-climate-faster-than-natural-forces-21175?utm_content=buffer81306&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

China smashes solar energy records, as coal use and CO2 emissions fall once again https://thinkprogress.org/with-millions-of-jobs-up-for-grabs-china-seizes-clean-tech-leadership-from-u-s-a37154d02d0#.5gnbjivhg

Chicago Snow Drought Winter 2017 http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/chicago-snow-drought-winter-2017

Antarctic sea ice ‘obliterates’ previous minimum record, in remarkable reverse http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/antarctic-sea-ice-obliterates-previous-minimum-record-in-remarkable-reverse-20170227-gumt5r.html

Archaeologists define their role in climate change: Not Just an ecological problem but a social one, new research paper says http://www.vancouverobserver.com/news/archaeologists-define-their-role-climate-change-not-just-ecological-problem-social-one-new

Moral reasoning in adaptation to climate change http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09644016.2017.1287624

Glaciers Ebb in South Georgia http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89726&src=twitter-iotd

Boston ponders sea wall as rising water levels pose future threat http://www.metro.us/boston/boston-ponders-sea-wall-as-rising-water-levels-pose-future-threat/zsJqbs—7oBwYr4MOgNvw/

Antarctica hits record high temperature at balmy 63.5°F http://www.reuters.com/article/us-antarctica-temperatures-idUSKBN1684I7

Towards a unifying narrative for climate change https://www.imperial.ac.uk/grantham/publications/briefing-papers/towards-a-unifying-narrative-for-climate-change—grantham-briefing-paper-18.php

Less than half of Americans think climate change will harm them personally http://news.trust.org/item/20170301180238-b9si6/

Evaluating Highest Temperature Extremes in the Antarctic https://eos.org/features/evaluating-highest-temperature-extremes-in-the-antarctic

Sydney weather breaks new record with summer the hottest on record http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-01/sydney-summer-the-hottest-on-record/8315672

Chance conversation about climate change http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/4502752/chance-conversation-about-climate-change/

Sydney’s Swelter Has a Climate Change Link, Scientists Say https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/02/science/australia-heat-climate-change.html?smid=tw-nytimesworld&smtyp=cur

World Weather Attribution https://wwa.climatecentral.org/

Glacial pace for Southern Hemisphere cyclone season http://www.weatherwatch.co.nz/content/glacial-pace-southern-hemisphere-cyclone-season

Today in climate change (17 February 2017)

Please find below links to recent climate change news …

Lumding Glacier Rapid Retreat, Nepal 1992-2016 http://blogs.agu.org/fromaglaciersperspective/2017/02/08/lumding-glacier-rapid-retreat-nepal-1992-2016/

Humans causing climate to change 170 times faster than natural forces https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/feb/12/humans-causing-climate-to-change-170-times-faster-than-natural-forces

An Antarctic ice core details changes in the Earth’s temperature, rainfall, and wind over hundreds of thousands of years http://www.theverge.com/2017/2/10/14580426/antarctica-ice-tube-core-climate-amoc-current-atlantic-circulation-greenland

Temperature variability in the Iberian Range since 1602 inferred from tree-ring records http://www.clim-past.net/13/93/2017/

Climate change fight will be won or lost in cities, say experts http://in.reuters.com/article/asia-climatechange-cities-idINL5N1FU787

Heat Waves Scorch the Arctic, Australia, Parts of U.S. https://insideclimatenews.org/news/13022017/arctic-heat-wave-climate-change-australia-oklahoma-texas

Sea Ice Hits Record Lows at Both Poles http://www.climatecentral.org/news/sea-ice-hits-record-lows-both-poles-21160?utm_content=buffer7b090&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Overcoming social barriers to learning and engagement with climate change adaptation: experiences with Swedish forestry stakeholders http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02827581.2014.1002218

A new study just blew a hole in one of the strongest arguments against global warming http://www.businessinsider.com/new-study-debunks-strongest-argument-against-global-warming-climate-change-2017-1?r=US&IR=T

Climate change adaptation in delta cities http://c40-production-images.s3.amazonaws.com/good_practice_briefings/images/5_C40_GPG_CDC.original.pdf?1456788885

How Climate Change Affects Your Health https://www.apha.org/news-and-media/multimedia/infographics/how-climate-change-affects-your-health

Today in climate change (10 February 2017)

Please find links below to some recent important climate change news…

Connecting Delta Cities http://www.deltacities.com/about-c40-and-cdc

Global flood risk to increase five-fold with a 4°C temperature rise http://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/51744

Record-busting heat in eastern Australia as climate warming goes extreme http://www.climatecodered.org/2017/02/record-busting-heat-in-eastern.html?spref=tw

How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters

Sydney weather: Heat could break century-old record http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-heat-could-break-centuryold-record-before-cool-change-hits-20170205-gu6269.html

New explanation links competing theories of the origin of Antarctic glaciation and highlights complexity of climate change https://www.mcgill.ca/newsroom/channels/news/making-antarctica-265483

Study Examines Trends in Global Warming https://www.geolounge.com/study-examines-trends-global-warming/

Sweden sets goal to phase out greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 http://www.reuters.com/article/climatechange-sweden-idUSL5N1FN6F2

Massive hurricane-force Atlantic storm to push abnormally mild air toward North Pole https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/06/massive-hurricane-force-atlantic-storm-to-push-abnormally-mild-air-towards-north-pole/?utm_term=.afbdc0484641

A Crack in an Antarctic Ice Shelf Grew 17 Miles in the Last Two Months https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/02/07/science/earth/antarctic-crack.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Risk of ‘megafires’ to increase as climate warms https://www.carbonbrief.org/risk-megafires-increase-climate-warms

Heatwaves to be hotter, longer and more frequent, climate change report says http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-08/heatwaves-to-be-hotter-longer-and-more-often-report-says/8248304?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Links between climate change and bushfires and heatwaves are well-established, also links to increased flooding https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/cranking-intensity-report

The Winter of Blazing Discontent Continues in the Arctic http://www.climatecentral.org/news/winter-extreme-heat-arctic-21141?utm_content=bufferaf9bb&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Record low daily Arctic ice extents continued through most of January 2017 https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2017/02/2017-ushers-in-record-low-extent/

UK cricket disrupted by climate change, as grounds face increased rain and flooding http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/uks-treasured-cricket-grounds-hit-by-extreme-weather-linked-to-climate-change-11364145465302

Glaciers in have retreated and thinned steadily since 1995 – Icelandic glaciers weighed from space http://www.icenews.is/2017/02/03/glaciers-in-have-retreated-and-thinned-steadily-since-1995-icelandic-glaciers-weighed-from-space/#axzz4Y85MV5Ln

Arctic Ice Isn’t Doomed Yet—Here’s How to Save It http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/arctic-sea-ice-tipping-point-climate-science/

Nordic Arctic Strategies in Overview http://www.nordregio.se/Global/Publications/Publications%202017/PB%202017%201.pdf

D.C. just broke a 117-year old high temperature record by 6 degrees https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2017/02/08/washington-d-c-is-about-to-break-a-117-year-old-high-temperature-record/?utm_term=.ae23677d57bc

Droughts and flooding rains already more likely as climate change plays havoc with Pacific weather https://theconversation.com/droughts-and-flooding-rains-already-more-likely-as-climate-change-plays-havoc-with-pacific-weather-71614

Humans have already increased the risk of major disruptions to Pacific rainfall http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms14368

Antarctica’s Changing Larsen Ice Shelf http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/IOTD/view.php?id=89588&src=twitter-iotd

The history of climate and human health gives us a glimpse of the dramatically amplified risks we face if present trends continue http://www.dailyclimate.org/tdc-newsroom/2017/feb/The-Holocene-climate-experience

Chilean Wildfires Offer A Glimpse Of Climate Risks In California And Elsewhere http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chilean-wildfires-offer-a-glimpse-of-climate-risks_us_5898d8bce4b061551b3e018c

Delving through settlers’ diaries can reveal Australia’s colonial-era climate https://theconversation.com/delving-through-settlers-diaries-can-reveal-australias-colonial-era-climate-72652

Why the worst drought in U.S. history was a ‘climate surprise’ http://www.eenews.net/stories/1060049766?utm_content=buffer6234a&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Snow Cover on the Decline in North America http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/snow-cover-on-the-decline-in-north-america?utm_content=buffereae37&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Today in climate change (27 January 2017)

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

Two scientists’ concerns over years of climate inaction http://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/01/two-scientists-fears-over-4-or-8-years-of-inaction-on-climate-change/

The report comes as the business community urges Trump to act on climate https://thinkprogress.org/new-report-details-the-staggering-cost-of-climate-inaction-4f4bc7bff4d#.kartblufw

Pursuing the 1.5°C Limit: Benefits and Opportunities http://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/librarypage/climate-and-disaster-resilience-/pursuing-the-1-5c-limit—benefits-and-opportunities.html

A new sea level rise study predicts a “worrisome” rise in ocean levels is coming http://www.inquisitr.com/3908759/sea-level-rise-study-climate-scientists-warn-significant-increase-of-ocean-levels-possible-in-near-future/?utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Feed

Introducing the Transnational Climate Impacts Index: Indicators of country-level exposure – methodology report https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=2972&utm_content=buffer94615&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Sydney weather: City on course for hottest ever January as heat refuses to budge http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/sydney-weather-city-on-course-for-hottest-ever-january-as-heat-refuses-to-budge-20170122-gtwmqr.html

We’re now breaking global temperature records once every three years https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/jan/23/were-now-breaking-global-temperature-records-once-every-three-years

Mayors Set a Tight Deadline to Initiate Climate Action http://www.citylab.com/politics/2016/12/immediate-climate-action-falls-on-mayors/509168/?utm_source=feed

Five Pacific islands lost to rising seas as climate change hits https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2016/may/10/five-pacific-islands-lost-rising-seas-climate-change

Nature-based Climate Adaptation Wins Scandinavia’s Biggest Architecture Award http://worldlandscapearchitect.stfi.re/nature-based-climate-adaptation-wins-scandinavias-biggest-architecture-award/?sf=eoawwob&utm_content=buffer66b94&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer#.WIZ4XNJ97IX

Although summer sea ice loss in the Arctic is well studied, less is known about how ice comes back in autumn https://eos.org/project-updates/the-balance-of-ice-waves-and-winds-in-the-arctic-autumn

Human migration, environment and climate change https://oecd-development-matters.org/2017/01/18/human-migration-environment-and-climate-change/

On the climate change frontline: the disappearing fishing villages of Bangladesh https://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2017/jan/20/climate-change-frontline-disappearing-fishing-villages-bangladesh?CMP=share_btn_tw

Dubai gears up for the future through Climate Change Adaptation Plan http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/dubai-gears-up-for-the-future-through-climate-change-adaptation-plan-2017-01-24-1.646945

Scientists just revealed that the earth is the hottest it’s been in 125,000 years http://inhabitat.com/the-last-time-earth-was-this-hot-was-125000-years-ago/

The American public’s awareness, understanding and concern about climate change is at or near record highs https://insideclimatenews.org/news/24012017/global-warming-trump-us-knowledge

Analyses of energy cycle offer a new explanation of climate change https://phys.org/news/2017-01-analyses-energy-explanation-climate.html

Dynamics and predictability of secondary eyewall formation in sheared tropical cyclones http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/2016MS000729/full

Study links Earth’s orbital variations, sea ice and ice ages https://watchers.news/2017/01/26/orbit-variations-ice-age-study/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

How Close Is 1.5°C? Depends When You Measure From http://www.climatecentral.org/news/how-close-is-15c-depends-when-you-measure-21106?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+climatecentral/djOO+Climate+Central+-+Full+Feed

Estimating changes in global temperature since the pre-industrial period http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0007.1

Extreme weather on the rise in Europe http://www.dw.com/en/extreme-weather-on-the-rise-in-europe/a-37289111

A new interactive tool shows how countries address different mitigation, adaptation and finance priorities https://www.sei-international.org/blog-articles/3615?utm_content=buffer94686&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How the World Passed a Carbon Threshold and Why It Matters http://e360.yale.edu/features/how-the-world-passed-a-carbon-threshold-400ppm-and-why-it-matters