Today in climate change (21 June 2019)

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Please find links below to recent climate change news…

Greenland lost 2 billion tons of ice this week, which is very unusual https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/14/us/greenland-sudden-ice-melt-wxc/index.html

Arctic Permafrost Is Going Through a Rapid Meltdown — 70 Years Early https://www.livescience.com/65709-arctic-permafrost-melts-decades-early.html

Effective governance of transnational adaptation initiatives https://www.sei.org/publications/effective-gov-transnational-adapt/

High-resolution mapping efforts could improve predictions of coastal changes as glaciers shrink around the world https://eos.org/research-spotlights/arctic-glacial-retreat-alters-downstream-fjord-currents

Global heating to inflict more droughts on Africa as well as floods https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/14/africa-global-heating-more-droughts-and-flooding-threat

Confronting the climate change crisis collectively through digital transformation and inter-island cooperation https://medium.com/@riad.meddeb/holding-back-the-tide-1404c92a608c

What would life be like in a zero-carbon country? https://edition.cnn.com/2019/06/16/uk/net-zero-emission-target-gbr-intl/index.html

How to answer the argument that Australia’s emissions are too small to make a difference https://theconversation.com/how-to-answer-the-argument-that-australias-emissions-are-too-small-to-make-a-difference-118825?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

UK and Italy jointly bid to host 2020 UN climate talks https://www.ft.com/content/3766934e-91ea-11e9-aea1-2b1d33ac3271?desktop=true&segmentId=d8d3e364-5197-20eb-17cf-2437841d178a

Indian cities urged to develop heat action plans as temperatures soar http://news.trust.org/item/20190614062927-tlbt3/

We still have time to act on climate change — but records will tumble for next 20 years regardless of emissions: study https://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-18/climate-change-emissions-smashing-temperature-records-study/11160340

Setting and smashing extreme temperature records over the coming century https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-019-0498-5

The rapid thaw of Alaska will accelerate global heating https://www.hcn.org/articles/climate-desk-the-rapid-thaw-of-alaska-permafrost-will-accelerate-global-heating

Will climate change kill everyone — or just lots and lots of people? https://www.vox.com/future-perfect/2019/6/13/18660548/climate-change-human-civilization-existential-risk

Over 180 people killed in eastern state of Bihar, which is witnessing the second-longest heatwave on record https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/india-heatwave-turns-deadly-190618090507114.html

What climate change in Canada looks like https://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/inourbackyard/

The most extensive climate change investigation ever undertaken in South Australia has produced alarming figures showing droughts are becoming longer and more severe https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/alarming-figures-point-to-greater-impact-of-drought/news-story/3162a56cd0c0b17cb39913b4618b2d8f

Canada’s House of Commons has declared a national climate emergency https://www.ctvnews.ca/politics/canada-s-house-of-commons-has-declared-a-national-climate-emergency-1.4470804#_gus&_gucid=&_gup=twitter&_gsc=ciYLfPf

The viral image that illustrates the scale of melting ice in Greenland https://www.euronews.com/2019/06/17/the-viral-image-that-illustrates-the-scale-of-melting-ice-in-greenland

Contribution of the Greenland Ice Sheet to sea level over the next millennium https://advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/6/eaav9396

More than half the world could see ‘record-setting heat’ every year by 2100 https://www.preventionweb.net/news/view/66045

Himalayan glacier melting doubled since 2000, spy satellites show https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jun/19/himalayan-glacier-melting-doubled-since-2000-scientists-reveal?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Rethinking the Limits of Climate Change Adaption https://floodresilience.net/resources/item/rethinking-the-limits-of-climate-change-adaption

UW professor, study co-author explains why future heatwaves could kill hundreds https://mynorthwest.com/1421355/dori-uw-professor-heatwaves-study/

Arctic melt goes into overdrive https://www.axios.com/arctic-melt-climate-change-canada-e83ec6a3-6061-402f-92c5-4c887aa603fb.html

With More Storms and Rising Seas, Which U.S. Cities Should Be Saved First? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/19/climate/seawalls-cities-cost-climate-change.html

CSIRO, NAB chair say shift to 100% renewables inevitable, and likely by 2050 https://reneweconomy.com.au/csiro-nab-chair-say-shift-to-100-renewables-inevitable-and-likely-by-2050-2050/

Expect to pay at least $400 billion over next 20 years to protect U.S. from rising seas, study warns https://thinkprogress.org/sea-level-rise-to-cost-400-billion-over-next-two-decades-2cc600705d01/

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Today in climate change (25 August 2017)

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Please find below lists to recent climate change news…

Greenland: Land of ice on fire http://www.dw.com/en/greenland-land-of-ice-on-fire/a-40136045

Greenland ice flow likely to speed up https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/08/170816141846.htm

Wildfires over Siberia can be seen from outer space http://siberiantimes.com/ecology/casestudy/news/n0682-siberias-wildfires-seen-from-1-million-miles-away-even-the-tundra-is-burning/

Has Canberra’s weather changed according to Bureau of Meteorology records? http://www.abc.net.au/news/specials/curious-canberra/2017-08-21/has-canberras-weather-changed/8806902

What’s really warming the world? https://www.bloomberg.com/graphics/2015-whats-warming-the-world/

Double exposure, infrastructure planning, and urban climate resilience in coastal megacities: A case study of Manila http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/0308518X17723630?journalCode=epna

It seems like much of the world is ablaze right now, and this could be the new normal http://www.dw.com/en/climate-change-sets-the-world-on-fire/a-40152365

Alaska Towns At Risk from Rising Seas Sound Alarm http://www.climatecentral.org/news/alaska-towns-sound-alarm-sea-level-rise-21701

Reframing climate change assessments around risk: recommendations for the US National Climate Assessment http://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.1088/1748-9326/aa7494/meta

Global assessment of flood and storm extremes with increased temperatures https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-08481-1

More extreme weather to come: Scientist http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/more-extreme-weather-to-come:-scientist/8829716

A new community of floating homes may signal a solution for rising sea levels across the globe https://psmag.com/environment/are-the-floating-houses-of-the-netherlands-a-solution-against-the-rising-seas

Impact of Climate Change & Exposure to Disasters http://reliefweb.int/report/world/disasters-climate-change-managing-risks-building-resilience

Study: Earth’s temperature record was broken three years in a row, and you can thank humans for that http://www.post-gazette.com/news/environment/2017/08/22/michael-mann-climate-change-antropogenic-global-warming-extreme-weather-penn-state-geophysical-research-letters/stories/201708220125

Climate change and hurricane Harvey http://www.climatesignals.org/headlines/events/tropical-storm-harvey-2017

‘It’s alarming’: Wildfire emissions grow to triple B.C.’s annual carbon footprint http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/it-s-alarming-wildfire-emissions-grow-to-triple-b-c-s-annual-carbon-footprint-1.4259306

Catalyzing Progress on National Climate Plans After Paris http://www.ndcpartnership.org/news-and-events/news/catalyzing-progress-national-climate-plans-after-paris

Climate Refugees: Kiribati https://www.cbsnews.com/news/climate-refugees-kiribati-cbsn-on-assignment/

The role of city size and urban form in the surface urban heat island https://comdig.unam.mx/2017/08/24/the-role-of-city-size-and-urban-form-in-the-surface-urban-heat-island/

Russian tanker sails through Arctic without icebreaker for first time https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/aug/24/russian-tanker-sails-arctic-without-icebreaker-first-time

Adaptation and Loss and Damage Update http://sdg.iisd.org/news/adaptation-and-loss-and-damage-update-publications-promote-gender-responsiveness-outline-institutional-challenges-to-adaptation/

Increased number of heavy rain events in Missouri since the 1950s http://www.kshb.com/weather/weather-news/increased-number-of-heavy-rain-events-in-missouri-since-the-1950s

Does the economy affect public opinion on climate? https://citizensclimatelobby.org/economy-affect-public-opinion-climate/