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

 

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Today in climate change (29 September 2017)

 

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Please find links below to recent climate change news…

Understanding impacts and adaptation to high-end climate scenarios in Europe https://www.sei-international.org/publications?pid=3210&utm_content=bufferb6a22&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

When will humans be horrified by climate change? When the media give it the coverage it deserves http://www.latimes.com/opinion/readersreact/la-ol-le-climate-change-brains-media-20170922-story.html

Australia’s east coast sweats under unusual spring heat wave https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/23/australias-east-coast-sweats-under-unusual-spring-heat-wave

Trump laments string of warming-fueled superstorms: “It’s just one after another” https://thinkprogress.org/trump-one-after-another-hurricanes-50c288af4ea6/

What real action on climate change looks like http://news.trust.org/item/20170922090437-yd2un/

Australia failing to meet Paris targets and more renewables needed, report says https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/sep/25/australia-failing-to-meet-paris-targets-and-more-renewables-needed-report-says?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

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 change is shifting when Europe’s rivers flood https://www.sciencenews.org/article/climate-change-shifting-when-europes-rivers-flood

Portuguese children to crowdfund European climate change case https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/25/portuguese-children-crowdfund-european-climate-change-case-sue-47-countries

A Caribbean leader calls for action on climate change https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/eden-is-broken-a-caribbean-leader-calls-for-action-on-climate-change

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://headwaterseconomics.org/wp-content/uploads/Adapt_To_More_Wildfire.pdf

Water Stress is Driving Conflict and Migration. How Should the Global Community Respond? http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/water-stress-driving-conflict-and-migration-how-should-global-community-respond

Climate Leadership Conference https://www.climateleadership.com.au/so/0LwspJ9J?cid=169b9ac4-a0a1-425f-8c82-d01cc65a9051&region=be86293e-3a12-490b-d165-9bd3dc41ebaf#/main

‘Attacked from two sides’: Antarctic sea ice hits another record low http://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/attacked-from-two-sides-antarctic-sea-ice-hits-another-record-low-20170926-gyouuc.html

New temperature records expected as NSW, Queensland brace for second spring heatwave http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-26/bom-records-will-fall-as-eastern-australia-braces-for-heatwave/8988650

Warm waters tripled the amount of ice lost in these Antarctic glaciers — and that’s bad for sea level rise https://www.theverge.com/2017/9/26/16363158/antarctica-glaciers-melting-marguerite-bay-climate-change-warming-oceans

Ethiopia’s National Adaptation Plan http://napglobalnetwork.org/2017/09/national-sub-national-govts-collaborate-implement-ethiopias-nap/

Sunken continent Zealandia used to be closer to the surface, with a very different climate https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/97323821/sunken-continent-zealandia-used-to-be-closer-to-the-surface-with-a-very-different-climate

Right-wing media could not be more wrong about the 1.5°C carbon budget paper https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2017/sep/27/right-wing-media-could-not-be-more-wrong-about-the-15c-carbon-budget-paper?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Jamaican communities getting climate-smart to Climate Change http://www.jm.undp.org/content/jamaica/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2017/09/22/jamaican-communities-getting-climate-smart-to-climate-change.html

Lake Chad Basin: One long climate catastrophe http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/lake-chad-basin-long-climate-catastrophe-170923075220951.html

6 Early Lessons on Long-Term Climate Strategies http://www.wri.org/blog/2017/09/6-early-lessons-long-term-climate-strategies

Exposure to extreme heat and heatwaves is already a significant public health problem http://climatenexus.org/climate-issues/health/extreme-heat/?utm_content=buffer86b87&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate Change and surface flooding in Sierra Leone http://standardtimespress.org/?p=5374

Without action to tackle global warming, deadly summer temperatures of 40C in Europe could be normal by 2050 https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/sep/27/climate-change-made-lucifer-heatwave-far-more-likely-scientists-find?utm_content=buffer663a5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

One of the clearest signs of climate change in Hurricanes Maria, Irma, and Harvey was the rain https://www.vox.com/energy-and-environment/2017/9/28/16362522/hurricane-maria-2017-irma-harvey-rain-flooding-climate-change

 

 

 

Today in climate change (1 September 2017)

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Why is climate change’s 2 degrees Celsius of warming limit so important? https://theconversation.com/why-is-climate-changes-2-degrees-celsius-of-warming-limit-so-important-82058?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate Change Is Making This Bolivian Village a Ghost Town https://insideclimatenews.org/news/25082017/climate-change-shocks-bolivia-rural-poor-migration-agriculture-quinoa

Cyclones and climate change: connecting the dots https://citizen.co.za/news/news-world/1629219/science-climate-weather-hurricane-harvey/

The land is warming twice as fast as the oceans … too bad we live on the land https://thinkprogress.org/global-warming-now-twice-as-fast-over-land-than-the-ocean-nasa-chart-shows-52b4afe01345/

How climate change could turn US real estate prices upside down https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/29/hurricane-harvey-climate-change-real-estate-florida?CMP=share_btn_tw

Washington may fail to heed Harvey climate warning, experts say https://www.zilient.org/article/washington-may-fail-heed-harvey-climate-warning-experts-say

Don’t blame climate change for the Hurricane Harvey disaster – blame society https://theconversation.com/dont-blame-climate-change-for-the-hurricane-harvey-disaster-blame-society-83163

Why are the crucial questions about Hurricane Harvey not being asked? https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/29/hurricane-harvey-manmade-climate-disaster-world-catastrophe?CMP=share_btn_tw

It’s a fact: climate change made Hurricane Harvey more deadly https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/aug/28/climate-change-hurricane-harvey-more-deadly

The science behind ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’ http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/the-science-behind-an-inconvenient-sequel

We can no longer tolerate climate change denial http://www.smh.com.au/comment/smh-editorial/we-can-no-longer-tolerate-climate-change-denial-20170829-gy6he6.html

Countries urged to start bargaining over negative emissions http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/08/14/countries-urged-start-negotiating-negative-carbon-emissions/

Shoring up Tuvalu’s Climate Resilience http://www.asia-pacific.undp.org/content/rbap/en/home/blog/2017/8/29/Shoring-up-Tuvalu-s-Climate-Resilience.html#.WaZbomQFz89.twitter

Research in ancient forests show link between climate change and wildfires https://phys.org/news/2017-08-ancient-forests-link-climate-wildfires.html

The Anthropocene equation http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/2053019616688022

NASA Scientists Seek to Improve Sea Ice Predictions https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2017/nasa-scientists-seek-to-improve-sea-ice-predictions

The link between hurricanes and climate change https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/08/the-link-between-hurricanes-and-climate-change/

 

 

Today in climate change (11 August 2017)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

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