Today in climate change (22 December 2017)

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Please find links below to recent climate change research and news…

Global and Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change, study says https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/12/14/world/science-health-world/global-asian-heat-waves-2016-due-purely-climate-change-study-says/#.WjbWJU8UnIU

Climate Change Is Increasing Forest Fires, and the Cost Will Be Huge https://futurism.com/climate-change-forest-fires-cost-huge/

Moving towards a more resilient Hindu Kush Himalaya http://cariaa.net/research/blog-moving-towards-more-resilient-hindu-kush-himalaya

Extreme Storms to Multiply, Intensify Across U.S., New Simulations Suggest https://www.ecowatch.com/extreme-weather-climate-change-2517180162.html

Here’s where U.S. residents will move to escape rising seas https://www.yaleclimateconnections.org/2017/12/where-americans-will-move-as-seas-rise/

The Arctic shows no sign of returning to the reliably frozen state it was a decade ago https://blogs.agu.org/thefield/2017/12/15/driven-open-ocean-arctic-continues-warm/

Antarctic climate variability on regional and continental scales over the last 2000 years https://www.clim-past.net/13/1609/2017/

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2017 snapshot http://www.lse.ac.uk/GranthamInstitute/publication/global-trends-in-climate-change-legislation-and-litigation-2017-snapshot/

A climate researcher finds a link between a 20-year spate of hurricanes and the content of song lyrics https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/12/more-hurricanes-make-for-stormier-pop-charts/548528/?utm_source=twb

The year is 2037. This is what happens when the hurricane hits Miami https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/dec/17/miami-hurricane-2037-climate-change?CMP=share_btn_tw

An American Beach Story: When Property Rights Clash with the Rising Sea https://insideclimatenews.org/news/16122017/beach-erosion-sea-level-rise-property-rights-massachusetts-government-storm-nourishment-project

Globe had its third warmest year to date and fifth warmest November on record https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/global-climate-201711

Yesterday’s 100-year storm is today’s 30-year storm https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/12/more-studies-examine-role-of-climate-change-in-hurricane-harvey/?platform=hootsuite

Scientists pinpoint link between climate change and Hurricane Harvey’s record rainfall https://www.pri.org/stories/2017-12-13/scientists-pinpoint-link-between-climate-change-and-hurricane-harveys-record?utm_content=buffera13f9&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

The new simulator allows anyone with a computer to perform idealized experiments with sea level and learn about its complexities https://www.jpl.nasa.gov/m/news/news.php?release=2017-308#.WjgvptKWbIW

A century of glacier retreat at Hintereisferner https://vimeo.com/243845079

569 Scottish reservoirs face flood risk over climate change http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15777847.Revealed__569_of_Scotland__39_s_670_reservoirs_pose_flood_risk_thanks_to_climate_change/

Rising sea levels: Will we adapt or drown? https://medium.com/@OECD/rising-sea-levels-will-we-adapt-or-drown-3c70855fddfe

The health of Antarctic ice shelves https://www.nature.com/articles/s41558-017-0037-1

Climate change will displace millions in coming decades. Nations should prepare now to help them https://theconversation.com/climate-change-will-displace-millions-in-coming-decades-nations-should-prepare-now-to-help-them-89274?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Are Rising Seas, Coastal Erosion and Powerful Storms a Wave of the Future for Small Island Nations? http://www.caribbean360.com/news/rising-seas-coastal-erosion-powerful-storms-wave-future-small-island-nations#ixzz51jykKRQFhttp://www.caribbean360.com/news/rising-seas-coastal-erosion-powerful-storms-wave-future-small-island-nations

Climate change, migration and displacement: the need for a risk-informed and coherent approach https://www.odi.org/publications/10977-climate-change-migration-and-displacement-need-risk-informed-and-coherent-approach

Warmer, wetter climate could mean stronger, more intense storms https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-12/csu-wwc121817.php

Direct and indirect climate controls predict heterogeneous early-mid 21st century wildfire burned area across western and boreal North America http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0188486

A Year of Climate Change in Photos https://www.bloomberg.com/news/photo-essays/2017-12-20/a-year-of-climate-change-in-photos

International Energy Agency says burning of fossil fuel is falling fast, driven by drop-off in use by EU, China and US https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/dec/18/global-coal-consumption-forecast-to-slow

China Just Moved Closer to Becoming the World’s Climate Leader http://time.com/5069912/china-climate-change-trump/

Alaska’s Northernmost Town Warms So Fast, It Fools NOAA Computers https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/alaska-rsquo-s-northernmost-town-warms-so-fast-it-fools-noaa-computers/

Mainstreaming climate adaptation: taking stock about “what works” from empirical research worldwide https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10113-017-1259-5

Jakarta Is Sinking So Fast, It Could End Up Underwater https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/12/21/world/asia/jakarta-sinking-climate.html

Centennial to Millennial Climate Variability http://pastglobalchanges.org/products/pages-magazine/11504

Officials’ long struggle to publish new sea level guidance https://www.newsroom.co.nz/2017/12/20/70263/officials-long-struggle-to-publish-new-sea-level-guidance

The Road to Ruin: Making Sense of the Anthropocene https://www.ippr.org/juncture-item/editorial-the-road-to-ruin-making-sense-of-the-anthropocene

Small islands and climate change http://news.trust.org/spotlight/small-islands-and-climate-change/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

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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 (15 September 2017)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

Climate change intersects with hurricanes by increasing storm rainfall, intensity, and surge http://www.climatecentral.org/gallery/graphics/warmer-air-means-more-evaporation-and-precipitation

What We Know about the Climate Change–Hurricane Connection https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/what-we-know-about-the-climate-change-hurricane-connection/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share

LA Is Painting Its Streets White to Keep the City Cool https://nexusmedianews.com/la-is-painting-its-streets-white-to-keep-the-city-cool-26e00aad42a8

Is extreme weather becoming more extreme? https://news.northeastern.edu/2017/09/extreme-weather-is-getting-more-extreme/

Cities aren’t using their key tool for climate action: Urban planning http://citiscope.org/commentary/2017/09/cities-arent-using-their-key-tool-climate-action-urban-planning

Irma and Harvey: very different storms, but both affected by climate change https://theconversation.com/irma-and-harvey-very-different-storms-but-both-affected-by-climate-change-83800?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Ancient volcanic eruptions disrupted Earth’s thermostat, creating a ‘Snowball’ planet https://theconversation.com/ancient-volcanic-eruptions-disrupted-earths-thermostat-creating-a-snowball-planet-82215

The Most Important Thing We Can Do to Prepare for Weather Extremes http://www.slate.com/articles/technology/future_tense/2017/09/we_don_t_have_to_agree_about_climate_change_to_adapt_to_weather_extremes.html

Assessing climate change impacts on extreme weather events: the case for an alternative (Bayesian) approach https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s10584-017-2048-3

How Antarctic ice melt can be a tipping point for the whole planet’s climate https://theconversation.com/how-antarctic-ice-melt-can-be-a-tipping-point-for-the-whole-planets-climate-83776

Taking the Pulse of the Planet https://eos.org/opinions/taking-the-pulse-of-the-planet#.WblJZIj-6CU.twitter

Asia’s glaciers will melt sharply from global warming by century’s end: climate study http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/2111086/asias-glaciers-will-melt-sharply-global-warming-centurys-end-climate-study

As Alaska thaws, everything changes http://gizmodo.com/as-alaska-thaws-everything-changes-1797914137?IR=T

Carbon dioxide emission-intensity in climate projections: Comparing the observational record to socio-economic scenarios http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0360544217311155?via%3Dihub

Fires, droughts and hurricanes: What’s the link between climate change and natural disasters? http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-climate-change-natural-disasters-20170907-htmlstory.html

 

Today in climate change (8 September 2017)

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Please find below links to recent climate change news…

How Harvey has shown us the risks of climate change http://www.houstonchronicle.com/local/gray-matters/article/How-Harvey-has-shown-us-the-risks-of-climate-12169544.php?cmpid=twitter-premium

This is why we cannot rely on cities alone to tackle climate change https://theconversation.com/this-is-why-we-cannot-rely-on-cities-alone-to-tackle-climate-change-82375?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitterbutton

Heat Waves Creeping Toward a Deadly Heat-Humidity Threshold https://insideclimatenews.org/news/02082017/heatwaves-deadly-heat-humidity-wet-bulb-human-survivability-threshold

Massive Antarctic volcanic eruptions linked to abrupt Southern hemisphere climate changes https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-09/dri-mav083117.php

Hurricane Harvey and the storms to come http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/09/11/hurricane-harvey-and-the-storms-to-come?mbid=social_twitter

India’s floods expose poor countries’ total vulnerability to climate change http://www.climatechangenews.com/2017/09/01/indias-floods-expose-total-vulnerability-climate-change/

Changing weather: Understanding Australia through ancient Indigenous knowledge of seasons http://mobile.abc.net.au/news/2017-09-01/indigenous-knowledge-helping-to-understand-changing-weather/8861124?pfmredir=sm

Those 3% of scientific papers that deny climate change? A review found them all flawed https://qz.com/1069298/the-3-of-scientific-papers-that-deny-climate-change-are-all-flawed/

Catastrophic Intensity: Why Is Hurricane Irma Gaining Strength So Quickly? http://blog.ucsusa.org/astrid-caldas/why-is-hurricane-irma-gaining-strength-so-quickly?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=tw

Drier south, wetter north: do these graphs show climate change is happening in Europe? http://www.euronews.com/2017/09/05/drier-south-wetter-north-do-these-graphs-show-climate-change-is-happening-in

Why is the world flooding? http://www.wired.co.uk/article/causes-and-effects-of-global-flooding-houston-harvey-monsoon

Sensitivity of Limiting Hurricane Intensity to SST in the Atlantic from Observations and GCMs http://myweb.fsu.edu/jelsner/PDF/Research/ElsnerStrazzoJaggerLaRowZhao2013.pdf

Potent Mix of Record Heat and Dryness Fuels Wildfires Across the West https://insideclimatenews.org/news/05092017/west-wildfires-california-canada-forests-record-heat-climate-change?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social

“If you live alone, if you’re elderly, if you have diseases, if you have a cognitive disability—any of those things puts you at greater risk in the event of extreme heat” https://www.coloradotrust.org/content/story/will-more-hot-days-mean-more-inequality#.WbBoDCRIGEo.twitter

This story map evaluates Denver’s vulnerability to extreme heat http://www.denvergov.org/content/denvergov/en/environmental-health/community-health/HeatVulnerability.html

“For the past few thousand years we have lived on a planet unreasonably cosy for civilization” https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2017/08/the-strange-future-hurricane-harvey-portends/538557/

Responding to the threat of sea level rise https://www.nap.edu/catalog/24847/responding-to-the-threat-of-sea-level-rise-proceedings-of

Leading Scientist on Irma: ‘Climate Change Effects Are No Longer Subtle http://observer.com/2017/09/record-breaking-hurricane-irma-displays-effects-climate-change/

Researchers have reported the first observation of sea level “fingerprints” https://news.agu.org/press-release/researchers-find-direct-evidence-of-sea-level-fingerprints/

 

 

Today in climate change (21 October 2016)

Please find below some links to important climate change news for this week…

Why climate change divides us http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Politics/2016/1012/Why-climate-change-divides-us?utm_content=bufferceaed&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

How climate change triggers earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanoes https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/16/climate-change-triggers-earthquakes-tsunamis-volcanoes

Given current climate drivers, that means we’re likely to see 11 or more tropical cyclones in the Australian region https://theconversation.com/more-tropical-cyclones-likely-for-australia-this-year-heres-why-66992

Thousands more people at risk as sea levels in Thames estuary continue to rise http://www.gravesendreporter.co.uk/news/thousands_more_people_at_risk_as_sea_levels_in_thames_estuary_continue_to_rise_1_4734211

Countries Reach Landmark Deal to Limit Global Warming http://fortune.com/2016/10/16/global-warming-hfcs-deal/

Greenland is melting http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/24/greenland-is-melting

A Canadian Island Is Being Swallowed Up by the Sea and Climate Change Is the Reason http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/a-canadian-island-is-being-swallowed-up-by-the-sea-and-climate-change-is-the-reason

Making lemonade out of climate change http://climate.nasa.gov/blog/2502/making-lemonade-out-of-climate-change/

How warm seas powered two major hurricanes https://www.theguardian.com/news/2016/oct/17/warm-seas-powered-two-major-hurricanes-matthew-nicole-weatherwatch?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience

September an Exclamation Point on String of Hot Months http://www.climatecentral.org/news/september-hottest-month-climate-change-20791

The trouble with negative emissions http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6309/182.full

How the U.S. Military is Responding to Sea Level Rise http://www.wri.org/news/2016/10/advisory-how-us-military-responding-sea-level-rise

A Trek to the Giant Mongolian Glacier That Holds the Secrets to Global Warming https://psmag.com/trekking-potanin-glacier-mongolia-mystery-climate-change-5240b435f007#.tnz4an7xc

“Overheating: Towards an anthropological history of the early 21st century” http://amf.so/14BRC

NYC braces for effects of climate change with new flood maps http://ny.curbed.com/2016/10/18/13311760/new-york-flood-maps-fema-climate-change

Sea Level Rise Upping Ante On ‘Sunny Day’ Floods http://www.climatecentral.org/news/climate-change-increases-sunny-day-floods-20784?utm_content=buffer2a37f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Historical Records May Underestimate Sea Level Rise http://www.nasa.gov/feature/jpl/historical-records-may-underestimate-sea-level-rise

Did a Comet Set Off Global Warming 56 Million Years Ago? http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-comet-set-global-warming-56-million-years-ago-180960799/?no-ist

NASA Analysis Finds Warmest September on Record by Narrow Margin http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/blogs/earthmatters/2016/10/18/nasa-analysis-finds-warmest-september-on-record-by-narrow-margin/

Climate Change Means Moving. Just Don’t Say ‘Retreat https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-10-19/climate-change-means-moving-just-don-t-say-retreat

The shore is wider than the beach: Ecological planning solutions to sea level rise for the Jersey Shore, USA http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0169204616301761

Shifting tropical cyclones increases threat to sinking Mekong delta https://www.carbonbrief.org/shifting-tropical-cyclones-increases-threat-to-sinking-mekong-delta

Link between climate change and armed conflict is exaggerated – new study https://theconversation.com/link-between-climate-change-and-armed-conflict-is-exaggerated-new-study-67182?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Twitter#link_time=1476785492

September brought the world’s record-breaking hot streak to an end – but don’t chill out https://theconversation.com/september-brought-the-worlds-record-breaking-hot-streak-to-an-end-but-dont-chill-out-67381

A geological perspective on sea level and storm surges https://wattsupwiththat.com/2016/10/20/a-geological-perspective-on-sea-level-and-storm-surges/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Thawing permafrost destroys Arctic cities https://www.wired.com/2016/10/thawing-permafrost-destroying-arctic-cities/

Is the detection of accelerated sea level rise imminent? http://www.nature.com/articles/srep31245