Today in climate change (24 August 2018)

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Please find below links to some aspects of disaster resilience that were in the news recently…

Doomsday scenarios are as harmful as climate change denial https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/doomsday-scenarios-are-as-harmful-as-climate-change-denial/2017/07/12/880ed002-6714-11e7-a1d7-9a32c91c6f40_story.html?utm_term=.7766007d9ccd

The summer we woke up to the health impact of climate change https://blogs.bmj.com/bmj/2018/08/17/the-summer-we-woke-up-to-the-health-impact-of-climate-change/

Renewable Energy Could “Effectively Be Free” by 2030, Says UBS Analyst https://www.inverse.com/article/48017-by-2030-renewable-energy-costs-will-be-effectively-zero-says-ubs-researcher

A rough 1st-order comparison of the magnitude of contemporary global warming to estimates of past climate change https://patricktbrown.org/2018/08/19/contemporary-global-warming-placed-in-geological-context/

Climate change will drive thousands to emergency room in U.S. for heat illness https://blogs.agu.org/geospace/2018/08/07/new-study-predicts-warming-climate-will-drive-thousands-to-er-for-heat-illness/

Climate Resilience Working Paper #2- Developing Indicators of Urban Climate Resilience https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-resilience-working-paper-2

Think the Paris CO2 target is hard? You ain’t seen nothing yet https://www.afr.com/news/think-the-paris-co2-target-is-hard-you-aint-seen-nothing-yet-20180818-h145sx

Biased Estimates of Changes in Climate Extremes From Prescribed SST Simulations https://agupubs.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1029/2018GL079176

As the Arctic Heats Up, Summer Weather Is Lingering in Place https://e360.yale.edu/digest/as-the-arctic-heats-up-summer-weather-is-getting-stuck-in-place

Majority of UK public want to install solar panels, poll finds https://www.theguardian.com/money/2018/aug/20/majority-of-uk-public-want-to-install-solar-panels-poll-finds

NSW declared 100% in drought as farmers fear relief package ‘too late’ https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/aug/08/nsw-declared-100-in-drought-as-farmers-fear-relief-package-too-late

What Lies Beneath is the inside story of how climate policy-making has become embedded in a culture of failure and scientific reticence https://www.breakthroughonline.org.au/publications

Researchers no longer hesitate to blame climate change for floods, fires and heat waves. Here’s how the science works https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/global-warming-can-make-extreme-weather-worse-now-scientists-can-n901751

Estimating Recent Local Impacts of Sea-Level Rise on Current Real-Estate Losses: A Housing Market Case Study in Miami-Dade, Florida https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s11113-018-9473-5

9 ways we know humans triggered climate change https://www.edf.org/climate/9-ways-we-know-humans-triggered-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_campaign=edf_none_upd_dmt&utm_medium=social-media&utm_id=1534790519&utm_content=annie

Project to explore localised warnings on killer heatwaves https://www.governmentnews.com.au/project-to-explore-localised-warnings-on-killer-heatwaves/

Modeling rivers’ reactions to a warming world https://www.wired.com/story/think-rivers-are-dangerous-now-just-wait/amp?__twitter_impression=true

Heatwaves, wildfires and floods being caused by ‘stalling’ weather system phenomenon triggered by climate change, study finds https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/weather-heatwaves-wildfires-floods-climate-change-global-warming-jet-stream-arctic-a8499291.html

The influence of Arctic amplification on mid-latitude summer circulation https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-018-05256-8

Take unprecedented action or bear the consequences, says eminent scientist and advisor https://www.climatecodered.org/2018/08/take-unprecedented-action-or-bear.html

Drought, wind and heat: when fire seasons start earlier and last longer https://theconversation.com/drought-wind-and-heat-when-fire-seasons-start-earlier-and-last-longer-101663

Adapt to more wildfire in western North American forests as climate changes https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28416662

Climate Change, Young Women and Girls https://plan-international.org/publication/climate-change-girls-thailand#

Australia burns while politicians fiddle with the leadership https://theconversation.com/australia-burns-while-politicians-fiddle-with-the-leadership-101905?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Australia pulls out of climate change targets agreed at Paris conference https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/australia-climate-change-malcolm-turnbull-prime-minister-leadership-a8499366.html

New satellite images show parts of the Arctic that used to never thaw are now melting https://qz.com/1366826/parts-of-the-arctic-that-used-to-never-thaw-are-now-melting/

Some Arctic Ground No Longer Freezing—Even in Winter https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2018/08/news-arctic-permafrost-may-thaw-faster-than-expected/

Rising seas will displace millions of people – and Australia must be ready https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-will-displace-millions-of-people-and-australia-must-be-ready-101906?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Handbook for District Collectors on Climate Resilient – Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.i-s-e-t.org/resource-handbook-for-district

‘Absolutely daft’: How did we end up getting climate policy so wrong? https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/absolutely-daft-how-did-we-end-getting-climate-policy-so-wrong-20180823-p4zz83.html

Annual global temperatures from 1850-2017 http://www.climate-lab-book.ac.uk/2018/warming-stripes/

As the seas have been rising, home values have been sinking https://assets.floodiq.com/2018/07/ee94ac7b8efe808e9312fa34048e77f6-First-Street-Foundation-As-the-seas-have-been-rising-home-values-have-been-sinking.pdf

 

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Today in climate change (2 March 2018)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Managing climate change risks: an independent audit https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/57096?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

Climate change and your life events https://climate-life-events.herokuapp.com/

These flood-proof towers could withstand rising sea levels in New York https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/02/these-flood-proof-towers-could-withstand-rising-sea-levels-in-nyc/

Sweden pledges to cut all greenhouse gas emissions by 2045 http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/sweden-pledges-greenhouse-gas-emissions-zero-2045-paris-agreement-a7561111.html

‘Really extreme’ global weather event leaves scientists aghast https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/really-extreme-global-weather-event-leaves-scientists-aghast-20180226-p4z1q4.html

Northeast Florida scientists agree: Sea-level rise is here, and it’s dangerous http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180223/northeast-florida-scientists-agree-sea-level-rise-is-here-and-its-dangerous

Extreme Weather Will Occur More Frequently Worldwide https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-weather-will-occur-more-frequently-worldwide/

Vulnerabilities and resilience of European power generation to 1.5°C, 2°C and 3°C warming http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aab211

Climate Models Are Uncertain, but We Can Do Something About It https://eos.org/opinions/climate-models-are-uncertain-but-we-can-do-something-about-it

Our Drowning Coast: Left to Louisiana’s tides, Jean Lafitte fights for time http://www.nola.com/expo/erry-2018/02/37908ff4b8/our_drowning_coast_left_to_lou.html?smid=tw-nytclimate&smtyp=cur

Ireland Demonstrates Climate Leadership with €22 billion Investment Plan https://cop23.unfccc.int/news/ireland-demonstrates-climate-leadership-with-eu22-billion-investment-plan?utm_content=bufferdccdf&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer.SEIclimate

Pictures Show Climate Change’s Dramatic Arctic Impact https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/my-climate-action-q-a-aslund-arctic-glacier-greenpeace/

Could More Snow in Antarctica Slow Sea Level Rise? https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/could-more-snow-in-antarctica-slow-sea-level-rise/?utm_content=bufferfdc97&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change pushing weather extremes ‘off the scale’, says global cities group https://www.reuters.com/article/us-climatechange-cities-c40/climate-change-pushing-weather-extremes-off-the-scale-says-global-cities-group-idUSKCN1GB0D1

Record warmth in the Arctic this month could yet prove to be a freak occurrence, but experts warn the warming event is unprecedented https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/feb/27/arctic-warming-scientists-alarmed-by-crazy-temperature-rises

Gone With the Wind: Norway’s Glaciers to Disappear in Hundred Years https://sputniknews.com/environment/201712051059707719-norway-melting-glaciers/

It might seem counterintuitive, but global warming plays a role in blasts of bitter cold weather. The reason: It influences the jet stream https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02022018/cold-weather-polar-vortex-jet-stream-explained-global-warming-arctic-ice-climate-change

China’s Arctic Dream https://www.csis.org/analysis/chinas-arctic-dream

Six research priorities for cities and climate change https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-02409-z

The Climate Just Map Tool shows the geography of England’s vulnerability to climate change at a neighbourhood scale http://www.climatejust.org.uk/map

Reality Check: Where in the world is snow getting rarer? http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-43158532

What is the most climate-resilient place in the US? https://psmag.com/environment/the-most-climate-resilient-counties-in-america

Integrating adaptation into cities, infrastructure and local planning in Uruguay http://www.adaptation-undp.org/projects/NAP-Uruguay

 

Today in climate change (9 June 2017)

Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Scientists are testing a “vaccine” against climate change denial https://www.vox.com/science-and-health/2017/5/31/15713838/inoculation-climate-change-denial

Carbon Dioxide Set an All-Time Monthly High http://www.climatecentral.org/news/carbon-dioxide-all-time-monthly-high-21507?utm_content=bufferdb1a9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Climate change, displacement and community relocation: Lessons from Alaska http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53521

Climate resiliency design guidelines http://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/53512

The psychology of climate change denial, and whether sceptics can be convinced otherwise http://www.stuff.co.nz/science/93310922/The-psychology-of-climate-change-denial-Why-sceptics-refuse-to-believe-the-science

How Would Just 2 Degrees of Warming Change the Planet? http://www.livescience.com/58891-why-2-degrees-celsius-increase-matters.html

Climate change: Why isn’t Nicaragua in the Paris agreement? http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-40135819

May 2017 extended the spell of exceptional global warmth http://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/may-2017

Post-ABC poll: Nearly 6 in 10 oppose Trump scrapping Paris agreement https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/06/05/post-abc-poll-nearly-6-in-10-oppose-trump-scrapping-paris-agreement/?tid=ss_tw&utm_term=.b5fa7c08c60a

Tanzania prepares for the impacts of climate change https://resiliencepost.com/2017/06/04/tanzania-prepares-for-worsening-effects-of-climate-change/

Consequences of rapid ice sheet melting on the Sahelian population vulnerability http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/05/30/1619358114

Winter warmth is in the forecast (but don’t celebrate yet Australia) https://theconversation.com/winter-warmth-is-in-the-forecast-but-dont-celebrate-yet-78756?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change raises new risk: Are inland bridges too low? http://fox2now.com/2017/06/06/climate-change-raises-new-risk-are-inland-bridges-too-low/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

The US is relocating an entire town because of climate change. And this is just the beginning https://qz.com/994459/the-us-is-relocating-an-entire-town-because-of-climate-change-and-this-is-just-the-beginning/

Slightly warmer-than-average May puts year to date at 2nd warmest http://www.noaa.gov/news/us-had-8th-warmest-11th-wettest-spring-on-record

The Role of Cities in the Climate Fight—A Cautious Approach https://www.thenatureofcities.com/2017/06/07/role-cities-climate-fight-cautious-approach/?utm_content=buffer0a763&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Extreme temperatures in Southeast Asia caused by El Niño and worsened by global warming http://www.climatesignals.org/scientific-reports/extreme-temperatures-southeast-asia-caused-el-ni%C3%B1o-and-worsened-global-warming

Experts explain how land ice thaw and the dynamics of warming water are raising ocean levels https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-is-worldwide-sea-level-rise-driven-by-melting-arctic-ice/?WT.mc_id=SA_TW_ENGYSUS_NEWS&sf85408566=1

Rare US floods to become the norm if emissions aren’t cut, study warns https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/jun/07/us-coastal-flooding-carbon-emissions-study

Climate change will worsen flooding in SA’s coastal cities https://mg.co.za/article/2017-06-02-00-climate-change-will-worsen-flooding-in-sas-coastal-cities/

Could climate change shut down the Gulf Stream? https://phys.org/news/2017-06-climate-gulf-stream.html

A 1912 news article ominously forecasted the catastrophic effects of fossil fuels on climate change https://qz.com/817354/scientists-have-been-forecasting-that-burning-fossil-fuels-will-cause-climate-change-as-early-as-1882/

Earliest human impact on geological processes took place 11,500 years ago http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Earliest_human_impact_on_geological_processes_took_place_11500_years_ago_999.html?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

From floods to fires, Russia sees stronger climate impacts – but efforts to adapt lag http://www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-climatechange-impacts-idUSKBN18Z04Z