Today in climate change (31 May 2019)

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Torres Strait Islanders ask UN to hold Australia to account on climate ‘human rights abuses’ https://theconversation.com/torres-strait-islanders-ask-un-to-hold-australia-to-account-on-climate-human-rights-abuses-117262

Not the norm: TFS State Conference puts climate change front and centre after repeated devastating fire seasons https://www.examiner.com.au/story/6181623/not-the-norm-tfs-bracing-for-worsening-fire-reality/?cs=95

Australia isn’t doing its part for the global climate. Sooner or later we’ll have to pay our share https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/27/australia-isnt-doing-its-part-for-the-global-climate-sooner-or-later-well-have-to-pay-our-share?CMP=share_btn_tw

Tracking global climate change adaptation among governments https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0490-0

Iceland Thaws: The Glaciers Are Melting – What Does It Mean For Iceland? https://grapevine.is/mag/feature/2019/01/31/on-thin-ice-the-glaciers-are-melting-what-does-it-mean-for-iceland/

Earth’s methane emissions are rising and we don’t know why https://www.newscientist.com/article/2204466-earths-methane-emissions-are-rising-and-we-dont-know-why/

Two die and nearly 600 taken to hospitals as heat wave roasts much of Japan https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/05/26/national/hokkaido-city-temperature-hits-may-record-heat-wave-envelops-japan/#.XO20dtIzbIV

Australia to achieve 50% renewables by 2030 without government intervention, analysis finds https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australia-to-achieve-50-renewables-by-2030-without-government-intervention-analysis-finds?CMP=share_btn_tw

The summer of 2018 saw wildfires, power outages, and buckling roads and railways. Scientists put the blame on climate change https://nexusmedianews.com/how-humans-fueled-last-summers-extreme-heat-2ccd9d08bcc7

New report to the UN shows again that Australia faces a huge task in meeting its obligations under the Paris agreement https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/may/29/australias-greenhouse-gas-emissions-increased-for-fourth-year-in-a-row-in-2018?CMP=share_btn_tw

Britain goes record 10 days without coal power – and counting https://reneweconomy.com.au/britain-goes-record-10-days-without-coal-power-and-counting-77743/

Rising seas threaten Australia’s major airports https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65702?&a=email&utm_source=pw_email

A warming Arctic produces weather extremes in our latitudes https://phys.org/news/2019-05-arctic-weather-extremes-latitudes.html

Climate change a factor in US Mid-West flooding https://www.wired.com/story/for-the-midwest-epic-flooding-is-the-face-of-climate-change/

Are waterfront hotels ready for climate change? https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/65721

Key assessments from the IPCC special report on global warming of 1.5 °C and the implications for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction https://www.preventionweb.net/publications/view/65632

Living with climate change: Throw a block party https://sacblog.newsreview.com/2019/05/30/living-with-climate-change-throw-a-block-party/

Floods, tornadoes, snow in May: Extreme weather driven by climate change across US https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/05/29/severe-weather-across-us-driven-climate-change-trump-administration-new-jersey-kansas-dallas-fort/1271937001/

Australia just had its record warmest start to a year. Will winter turn it around? https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-05-30/winter-outlook-australia-warmest-start-to-year-on-record/11159656

Melting glaciers threaten Asia’s drought buffer, scientists warn http://news.trust.org/item/20190529165425-5hvu3

Today in climate change (12 April 2019)

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Deadly flooding around the world is a warning of the cascading impacts of climate change https://thinkprogress.org/deadly-flooding-climate-change-impacts/

Sydney set to sizzle as temperatures creep back into the 30s https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/sydney-set-to-sizzle-as-temperatures-creep-back-into-the-30s-20190408-p51bu6.html

Melting glaciers contribute a third of sea-level rise https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/world-mountain-glaciers-melting-sea-level-rise/

Global glacier mass changes and their contributions to sea-level rise from 1961 to 2016 https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1071-0

Global Warming Is Pushing Arctic Toward ‘Unprecedented State,’ Research Shows https://insideclimatenews.org/news/08042019/arctic-climate-change-temperature-permafrost-sea-ice-wildilfe-ecology-study

Key indicators of Arctic climate change: 1971–2017 https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aafc1b

‘Land of the short white cloud’ – NZ glaciers’ huge loss of ice in just 42 years https://www.nzherald.co.nz/environment/news/article.cfm?c_id=39&objectid=12220542&ref=rss

Climate damages and adaptation potential across diverse sectors of the United States https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0444-6

‘For Canada as a whole, there is a lack of observational evidence of changes in daily and short-duration extreme precipitation’ https://www.cityfloodmap.com/2019/04/environment-canada-report-confirms-no.html

Warmest March on record for Australia http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/month/aus/summary.shtml

23 former Fire and Emergency Chiefs call for stronger action on climate change, warning that worsening extreme weather is threatening Australian lives https://www.climatecouncil.org.au/resources/emergency-chiefs-australia-unprepared-for-worsening-extremes/

Climate change will crush real estate values for investors who don’t prepare, new report says https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/08/climate-change-will-crush-real-estate-values-for-unprepared-investors-report.html

Interactive Arctic Sea Ice Graph http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/charctic-interactive-sea-ice-graph/

How humans derailed the Earth’s climate in just 160 years https://theconversation.com/how-humans-derailed-the-earths-climate-in-just-160-years-114021?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Two-thirds of glacier ice in the Alps ‘will melt by 2100’ https://www.tiredearth.com/news/two-thirds-glacier-ice-alps-will-melt-2100

Scientists drilling old ice to learn more about climate change https://earther.gizmodo.com/scientists-are-gearing-up-to-drill-some-of-the-oldest-i-1833942134?IR=T

Managing climate change with early warnings https://www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/blog/2019/managing-climate-change-with-early-warnings.html

Extreme Hemispheric Heat Waves Like 2018’s Growing More Common with Climate Change, Study Says https://insideclimatenews.org/news/11042019/2018-heat-wave-climate-change-attribution-northern-hemisphere-extreme-weather-record

Renewables will dominate world’s energy needs, says global body https://reneweconomy.com.au/renewables-will-dominate-worlds-energy-needs-says-global-body-73381/

 

Today in climate change (15 February 2019)

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Coal miners derided climate action ‘sideshow’. Now it’s the main event https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/coal-miners-derided-climate-action-sideshow-now-it-s-the-main-event-20190208-p50wmc.html

Lonely, unfit and hooked on air-conditioning – is this the summer of the future? https://www.smh.com.au/politics/federal/lonely-unfit-and-hooked-on-air-conditioning-is-this-the-summer-of-the-future-20190208-p50whm.html

Hurricanes are strengthening faster in the Atlantic, and climate change is a big reason why, scientists say https://www.washingtonpost.com/climate-environment/2019/02/07/hurricanes-are-strengthening-faster-atlantic-climate-change-is-big-reason-why-scientists-say/?utm_term=.d884f8282c9d

Recent increases in tropical cyclone intensification rates https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-08471-z

Floods, fire and drought: Australia, a country in the grip of extreme weather bingo https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/feb/10/floods-fire-and-drought-australia-a-country-in-the-grip-of-extreme-weather-bingo?CMP=edit_2221

Ice melt in Greenland and Antarctica predicted to bring more frequent extreme weather https://theconversation.com/ice-melt-in-greenland-and-antarctica-predicted-to-bring-more-frequent-extreme-weather-111082?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Rising seas: to keep humans safe, let nature shape the coast https://theconversation.com/rising-seas-to-keep-humans-safe-let-nature-shape-the-coast-107837

Melting Himalayan glaciers: a big drop in a bucket that’s already full https://theconversation.com/melting-himalayan-glaciers-a-big-drop-in-a-bucket-thats-already-full-111345?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Why Climate Change Messaging Must Evolve Beyond Noting Record-Breaking Temperatures https://www.forbes.com/sites/marshallshepherd/2019/02/08/so-what-its-warmer-climate-change-messaging-must-evolve-now/#5a3d9c796437

In the Himalayas, women are left behind in the changing climate https://earthjournalism.net/stories/in-the-himalayas-women-are-left-behind-in-the-changing-climate

Arctic sea ice loss in the past linked to abrupt climate events https://phys.org/news/2019-02-arctic-sea-ice-loss-linked.html

World can get on the 1.5 C path for about a quarter of the cost of current fossil fuel subsidies https://catholicclimatemovement.global/world-can-get-on-the-1-5-c-path-for-about-a-quarter-of-the-cost-of-current-fossil-fuel-subsidies/

Coastal catastrophe looms larger as sea level forecasts creep upwards https://www.newscientist.com/article/2192981-coastal-catastrophe-looms-larger-as-sea-level-forecasts-creep-upwards/#.XGCO2asAJbo.twitter

Ten years ago, climate adaptation research was gaining steam. Today, it’s gutted https://theconversation.com/ten-years-ago-climate-adaptation-research-was-gaining-steam-today-its-gutted-111180

Six in ten Americans are now either “Alarmed” or “Concerned” about global warming. From 2013 to 2018, the proportion of “Alarmed” more than doubled http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/americans-are-increasingly-alarmed-about-global-warming/

Slowing climate change could reverse drying in the subtropics https://theconversation.com/slowing-climate-change-could-reverse-drying-in-the-subtropics-111526?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Climate change is poised to deliver more Black Saturdays in decades to come https://theconversation.com/climate-change-is-poised-to-deliver-more-black-saturdays-in-decades-to-come-111064

Heading south: Warming to change how US cities feel in 2080 https://apnews.com/490bdd76a4114b178065b8a0e55d0ec7

Meet the scientist leading a tidal wave of climate change communication https://newsroom.unsw.edu.au/news/science-tech/meet-scientist-leading-tidal-wave-climate-change-communication

How Phoenix Is Working to Beat Urban Heat https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-phoenix-is-working-to-beat-urban-heat/?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&share_id=4392184&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&utm_content=Daily+Climate

Research and insights from the Global Commission on Adaptation https://gca.org/global-commission-on-adaptation/research

World Bank Group Announces $50 billion over Five Years for Climate Adaptation and Resilience http://www.worldbank.org/en/news/press-release/2019/01/15/world-bank-group-announces-50-billion-over-five-years-for-climate-adaptation-and-resilience?cid=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Australia’s bushfire survivors demand government action on climate change https://www.sbs.com.au/news/australia-s-bushfire-survivors-demand-government-action-on-climate-change

The glaciers blanketing the high mountains of central Asia are smaller than we thought https://earther.gizmodo.com/earths-third-pole-contains-less-ice-than-we-thought-1832563571?IR=T

Today in climate change (8 June 2018)

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

Does global warming make tropical cyclones stronger? http://www.realclimate.org/index.php/archives/2018/05/does-global-warming-make-tropical-cyclones-stronger/

State and Trends of Carbon Pricing 2018 https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/29687?CID=CCG_TT_climatechange_EN_EXT

Limiting global warming to 2 degrees now ‘aspirational’: scientists https://www.smh.com.au/environment/climate-change/limiting-global-warming-to-2-degrees-now-aspirational-scientists-20180604-p4zjeb.html

South Australia rides renewables boom to become electricity exporter https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/jun/05/south-australia-rides-renewables-boom-to-become-electricity-exporter?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Tweet

Norfolk Wants to Remake Itself as Sea Level Rises, but Who Will Be Left Behind? https://insideclimatenews.org/news/15052018/norfolk-virginia-navy-sea-level-rise-flooding-urban-planning-poverty-coastal-resilience?platform=hootsuite

The World Is Dangerously Lowballing The Economic Cost Of Climate Change, Study Finds https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/climate-change-cost_us_5b11bc9de4b010565aac04fa

Why India’s approach to climate change is missing the point https://qz.com/1294417/climate-change-is-ravaging-india-but-ordinary-indians-are-doing-very-little-about-it/

Renewable energy capacity set to exceed target Federal Government said was impossible http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/renewable-energy-capacity-to-exceed-impossible-target/9667870

This tool shows you which cities will flood as ice sheets melt https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/06/this-nasa-tool-can-tell-you-which-melting-glacier-may-flood-your-city/

Earth’s Average CO2 Levels Cross 410 ppm for the First Month Ever https://www.ecowatch.com/earth-co2-levels-fossil-fuels-2565799028.html

Report: US high-tide flooding twice what it was 30 years ago https://apnews.com/c833043446364ee4937433ed5c0b2180/Report:-US-high-tide-flooding-twice-what-it-was-30-years-ago

Volunteers who have been monitoring glaciers for generations are firsthand witnesses to a warming Arctic landscape https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2018/06/the-icelandic-families-tracking-climate-change-with-measuring-tape/562184/

Media and Climate Change Observatory http://sciencepolicy.colorado.edu/icecaps/research/media_coverage/index.html

Map of the world during the last ice age (21,000 years ago) https://sta.sh/01andzseyoey

Managed retreat; unpacking the ‘black box’ https://resiliencechallenge.nz/Resilience-Home/Science-Programmes/Edge/Managed-retreat-unpacking-the-black-box

Thanks to global warming-induced sea-level rise, coastal waters are increasingly spilling into communities https://grist.org/article/noaa-like-2017-2018-will-be-a-record-year-for-floods/

 

 

Today in climate change (20 April 2018)

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Special Climate Statement 65—persistent summer-like heat sets many April records http://www.bom.gov.au/climate/current/statements/scs65.pdf

Alaskan glaciers melting at rate not seen in 400 years https://www.rawstory.com/2018/04/alaskan-glaciers-melting-rate-not-seen-400-years/#.WtEfNNoYjkY.twitter

Arctic melting could worsen future California droughts https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2018/04/arctic-melting-could-worsen-california-droughts/

Experimental effects of climate messages vary geographically https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0122-0

97% consensus on climate change? More like 99.94%, study finds https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/climate-change-consensus-07042018/

Greenhouse effect https://www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/greenhouse-effect/

Rising sea levels and intense cyclones prompt council action https://www.news-mail.com.au/news/rising-sea-levels-and-intense-cyclones-prompt-coun/3387868/

March was the third warmest globally since 1891 https://ds.data.jma.go.jp/tcc/tcc/products/gwp/temp/mar_wld.html

In the coastal communities near the Bering Strait, a winter unlike the rest https://www.climate.gov/news-features/features/coastal-communities-near-bering-strait-winter-unlike-rest

Miami is racing against time to keep up with sea-level rise http://www.businessinsider.com/miami-floods-sea-level-rise-solutions-2018-4/?r=AU&IR=T

The Commonwealth can kickstart a global offensive on climate change https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/apr/18/commonwealth-global-climate-change-new-zealanders?CMP=share_btn_tw

As climate scientists predicted, glaciers are vanishing due to rapidly warming temperatures https://www.theguardian.com/environment/climate-consensus-97-per-cent/2018/apr/18/glacier-loss-is-accelerating-because-of-global-warming?CMP=share_btn_tw

World Glacier Monitoring Service http://wgms.ch/latest-glacier-mass-balance-data/

Climate change in a San Francisco courtroom http://www.eci.ox.ac.uk/news/2018/0410.html

As Climate Costs Grow, Some See A Moneymaking Opportunity https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/17/603230754/as-climate-costs-grow-some-see-a-money-making-opportunity

 

Today in climate change (6 April 2018)

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Changes in climate extremes, fresh water availability and vulnerability to food insecurity projected at 1.5°C and 2°C global warming with a higher-resolution global climate model http://rsta.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/376/2119/20160452

‘Extreme’ Changes Underway in Some of Antarctica’s Biggest Glaciers https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02042018/antarctica-ice-sheet-shelf-glaciers-grounding-line-receding-worst-case-sea-level-rise-risk

The number of new coal plants under development worldwide continues to fall dramatically http://reneweconomy.com.au/global-new-coal-plant-pipeline-keeps-shrinking-45886/

An alarming 10 percent of Antarctica’s coastal glaciers are now in retreat, scientists find https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2018/04/02/an-alarming-10-percent-of-antarcticas-coastal-glaciers-are-in-retreat-scientists-find/?utm_term=.66c3420b18a6

Ice-free Arctic summers could hinge on small climate warming range https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/02/ice-free-arctic-summers-could-hinge-small-climate-warming-range

Reduced probability of ice-free summers for 1.5 °C compared to 2 °C warming https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-018-0127-8

Impact of Climate Change on Flood Frequency and Intensity in the Kabul River Basin http://www.mdpi.com/2076-3263/8/4/114

FEMA removed all reference to climate change from its planning document earlier this month https://www.huffingtonpost.com.au/entry/fema-climate-change-strategic-plan-ellison-letter_us_5abc16ede4b04a59a3143183

Fiji PM: Climate change threatens our survival http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-43625608

The Climate Ex map will tell you what the weather will be like in 2070–and where to go to get the weather you like in 50 years https://www.fastcompany.com/40548716/these-maps-show-how-climate-change-will-mess-up-the-weather-where-you-live

At least 7 countries break monthly records as heat wave hits Asia https://mashable.com/2018/04/03/severe-heat-wave-asia-monthly-records/#ZVipSzSfMGqU

Senegal city races to move families as sea swallows homes https://www.zilient.org/article/senegal-city-races-move-families-sea-swallows-homes

Warmest March in Bahrain since 1902 https://watchers.news/2018/04/05/warmest-march-in-bahrain-since-1902/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

April snowstorm covers parts of Saudi Arabia in white https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/april-snowstorm-covers-parts-of-saudi-arabia-in-white/

New York City sees heaviest April snow since 1982 https://watchers.news/2018/04/04/new-york-city-sees-heaviest-april-snow-since-1982/

Five key lessons other cities can learn from Cape Town’s water crisis https://theconversation.com/five-key-lessons-other-cities-can-learn-from-cape-towns-water-crisis-94045

Arctic sea ice extent for March 2018 was the second lowest in the 1979 to 2018 satellite record http://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/2018/04/2018-winter-arctic-sea-ice-bering-down/

More than 100 cities now mostly powered by renewable energy, data shows https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/feb/27/cities-powered-clean-energy-renewable

‘Summer-like’ heat to nudge late-season heat records across south-east https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/summer-like-heat-to-nudge-late-season-heat-records-across-south-east-20180405-p4z7x4.html

Global warming of 1.5°C is imminent, likely in just a decade from now https://reneweconomy.com.au/climate-change-1-5c-closer-imagine-44124/

 

 

Today in climate change (8 December 2017)

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New Zealand considers creating climate change refugee visas https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/31/new-zealand-considers-creating-climate-change-refugee-visas?utm_content=buffer93ede&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Scoping for the Operation of Agile Urban Adaptation for Secondary Cities of the Global South: Possibilities in Pune, India http://www.mdpi.com/2073-4441/9/12/939

Extremes and Weather: Exploring Connections with Human Health http://www.weathernationtv.com/news/extremes-weather-exploring-connections-human-health/#.WiMF_ea6fG0.twitter

Our scorching sea: Marine heatwave unfolding as hot temperatures continue https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/99491972/week-starts-with-a-scorcher-warm-weather-settled-in

Internet Blogs, Polar Bears, and Climate-Change Denial by Proxy https://academic.oup.com/bioscience/advance-article/doi/10.1093/biosci/bix133/4644513

Unusual hot spell for Victoria and Tasmania driven by warm seas, stable systems http://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/unusual-hot-spell-for-victoria-and-tasmania-driven-by-warm-seas-stable-systems-20171203-gzxzwf.html

Credit Rating Agency Issues Warning On Climate Change To Cities https://www.npr.org/2017/12/01/567843604/credit-rating-agency-issues-warning-on-climate-change-to-cities

How can climate risk insurance be linked with other forms of social protection to help vulnerable communities absorb climate impacts? https://www.climatecolab.org/contests/2017/absorbing-climate-impacts

UK weather: Could La Niña phenomenon deliver Britain a record freezing winter? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/la-ni-a-uk-weather-winter-record-met-office-could-what-is-polar-vortex-a8088501.html

U.S. Disbands Group That Prepared Cities for Climate Shocks https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-04/trump-disbands-group-meant-to-prepare-cities-for-climate-shocks

With sea-level rise, waterfront owners confront their options https://www.eopugetsound.org/magazine/is/slr

New maps of climate opinions by political party http://climatecommunication.yale.edu/publications/new-maps-climate-opinions-political-party/

November 2017 extended the spell of exceptional global warmth that has now lasted since mid-2015 https://climate.copernicus.eu/resources/data-analysis/average-surface-air-temperature-analysis/monthly-maps/surface-air-3

“Apocalyptic” Melting Transpires in Antarctica as Earth Wraps Up a Scorching Year http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/42777-pollution-and-diseases-wreak-havoc-in-a-scorching-year-with-apocalyptic-melting-in-antarctica

13,000 U.S. Archaeology Sites To Be Flooded by Rising Seas https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/thousands-of-united-states-archaeological-sites-to-be-flooded-by-rising-seas-spd/

The sleeping ice giants of Antarctica are stirring. Will we wake up before they devour us? https://www.opendemocracy.net/transformation/mark-kernan/Myth-and-dystopia-in-the-Anthropocene

These are the tipping points that will push us into climate disaster https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/11/are-we-reaching-our-climate-change-tipping-points

While Southern California battles its wildfires, we have to start preparing for our hotter, drier future http://www.latimes.com/opinion/editorials/la-ed-ventura-sylmar-wildfires-20171205-story.html?platform=hootsuite

To forecast sea level rise, a flotilla of robot subs must map the unseen bottom of a melting ice shelf—if they are not sunk by it https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ice-diving-drones-embark-on-risky-antarctic-mission/