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Topic: Climate Change Impacts


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Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science


Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño


Fifth National Climate Assessment

  2023-11-14 (or before) in nca2023.globalchange.gov

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Impacts | USA


Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-11-02 in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change yields Charney (fast-feedback) equilibrium climate sensitivity 1.2 ± 0.3°C (2σ

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

  2023-10-25 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extrem

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Data | Climate Change | Science


Climate change having huge impact on farmers

  2023-9-21 in Fruit Net

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture


Dr Andrew Forrest at Boao Forum for Asia Perth 2023

  2023-09-11 (or before) in fortescue.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


Increasing risks of multiple breadbasket failure under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

  2023-04-26 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The increasingly inter-connected global food system is becoming more vulnerable to production shocks owing to increasing global mean temperatures and …

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


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B.C. winemakers rethinking industry after climate catastrophes | CBC News

  2024-03-14 (or before) in CBC.ca - Canada's Public Broadcaster

Record-breaking heat, destructive cold snaps and wildfires have almost completely wiped out this year's crop of B.C. wines. Now, vineyards are figuring out how to rebuild from the ground up.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Agriculture | Canada


Jerome Powell just revealed a hidden reason why inflation is staying high: The economy is increasingly uninsurable

  2024-03-12 in Fortune

Housing and auto insurance costs are soaring because of climate change and more expensive car parts, says Fed Chairman Jerome Powell.

  Tagged under: USA | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Insurance


India's water problems set to get worse as the world warms

  2024-03-11 in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Winter storms that provide crucial snow and rainfall to northern India are arriving significantly later in the year compared to 70 years ago, a new study has found, exacerbating the risk of catastrophic flooding while also reducing vital water supplies for millions of residents of India.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Water Resources | Flooding | Himalayas | India


Strong increase in thawing of subsea permafrost in the 22nd century caused by anthropogenic climate change

  2024-03-10 (or before) in TC - Recent

Abstract. Most earth system models (ESMs) neglect climate feedbacks arising from carbon release from thawing permafrost, especially from thawing of subsea permafrost (SSPF). To assess the fate of SSPF in the next 1000 years, we implemented SSPF into JSBACH, the land component of the Max Planck Institute Earth System Model (MPI-ESM). This is the first implementation of SSPF processes in an ESM component. We investigate three extended scenarios from the 6th phase of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). In the 21st century only small differences are found among the scenarios, but in the upper-end emission scenari...

  Tagged under: Ice Melting | Climate Change Impacts | Permafrost


Europe unprepared for rapidly growing climate risks, report finds

  2024-03-10 in The Guardian

Dangers of wildfires, extreme weather and other factors outgrowing preparedness, European Environment Agency says

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | European Union | Europe | Climate Change Adaption


Festivals and events cancelled as autumn heatwave hits four states

  2024-03-09 (or before) in SBS | TV, Radio, On Demand, News, Sport, Food, Movies

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Australia | Climate Change Impacts


Food Supplies Threatened in Southern Africa After Driest February on Record - Bloomberg

  2024-03-08 in Bloomberg

Zambia has declared protracted dry spell a national disaster as price of staple food surges.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Drought | Agriculture | Zimbabwe | Africa | Economics


Warning as major supermarkets could see empty shelves of staple vegetable this summer - Mirror Online

  2024-03-08 by in The Mirror

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture | UK


Somerset Levels farming may become 'unsustainable' due to floods

  2024-03-08 in The BBC

Alan Franks' family has been in dairy farming since the 1950s but he now fears for his business.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | UK | Agriculture | Flooding


The Oceans We Knew Are Already Gone

  2024-03-07 by in The Atlantic

As far as humanity is concerned, the transformation of our seas is “effectively permanent.”

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Climate Change Impacts | Oceans | Sea Level


Opinion: I’m a climate scientist. If you knew what I know, you’d be terrified too | CNN

  2024-03-07 in CNN International

Climate scientist Bill McGuire writes on his conundrum: what’s happening to our planet scares the hell out of him—but if he shouts the unvarnished truth from the rooftops, will that inspire you to act or to give up?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Science


Climate change is warping the seasons

  2024-03-06 by in The Conversation

A new series will investigate what’s happening to nature’s calendar.

  Tagged under: Insects | Wildlife | Agriculture | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Higher temperatures force New England fishers off ice early: ‘Global warming is real’

  2024-03-06 in The Guardian

For generations, residents have hauled tiny fishing shacks on to frozen lakes, but milder winters are forcing them to quit early

  Tagged under: Fish | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting | USA | Fishing


Water rescues reported in Atlanta as millions face severe weather, flash flood threats in South

  2024-03-05 in FOX Weather

Flash flooding and water rescues were reported in the Atlanta metro area on Wednesday morning, and millions of people will continue to be at risk of seeing severe weather across the South through the rest of the week.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | USA | Flooding | Florida


Financial toll of climate crisis hitting women harder, UN says

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Rural households led by women lose about 8% more income to heat stress than male-led families, data shows

  Tagged under: Extreme Heat | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Women and Children


Southern France hit by severe floods for third time in six months | Voice of Europe

  2024-03-05 in voiceofeurope.com

Share this:FacebookXEmailGoogle+LinkedIn Read more: Severe storms hit central Tennessee, killing six people and injuring nearly two dozen others 22 dead: wettest July day in decades as deadly floods hit northern...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | Flooding | France


On the brink: California’s luxe clifftop mansions in peril after record rain

  2024-03-05 in The Guardian

Homeowners in wealthy towns watching anxiously in face of heavy storms that have caused flash floods and coastal erosion

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Rainfall | California


Extreme weather conditions are causing avalanches, floods and landslides in Italy and France | Voice of Europe

  2024-03-04 in voiceofeurope.com

Share this:FacebookXEmailGoogle+LinkedIn Read more: Severe weather ravages Europe: landslides in Italy and flash floods in Austria Europe braces for weather shift: heat wave to cool down amid extreme weather surges...

  Tagged under: Europe | Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Weather | France | Italy


Edward Burtnysky on climate crisis: 'We should be screaming fire… but we're rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic'

  2024-03-02 in Sky News

Landscape photographer Edward Burtynsky's work explores human impact on the surface of the planet, shooting the Coast mountains in the Canadian province of British Columbia, soil erosion in Turkey, and coal mines in Australia for his latest exhibition, New Works.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Activism | Media | Canada


Ski resorts’ era of plentiful snow may be over due to climate crisis, study finds

  2024-03-02 in The Guardian

US ski industry is losing billions as average season has become five to seven days shorter in past half century

  Tagged under: USA | Climate Change Impacts | Ice Melting


Australia’s Great Barrier Reef suffers ‘extensive’ coral bleaching, as scientists fear seventh mass bleaching event | CNN

  2024-02-29 by in CNN

The southern Great Barrier Reef is suffering from extensive coral bleaching due to heat stress, the reef’s managers said Wednesday, raising fears that a seventh mass bleaching event could be unfolding across the vast, ecologically important site.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Heat | Coral Reefs | Great Barrier Reef | Australia


New ecosystems, unprecedented climates: more Australian species than ever are struggling to survive

  2024-02-19 by in The Conversation

We’ve brought some species back from the brink – but more and more are being threatened. Here’s why

  Tagged under: Wildlife | Climate Change Impacts | Australia


How Therapists Treat Anxiety, Stress Over Climate Change - Bloomberg

  2024-02-16 in Bloomberg

Mental health experts are reporting a rising number of patients experiencing high levels of stress over global warming and its impacts. How are they treating it?

  Tagged under: Health | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts


$270 Billion in Trade Rests on Finding a Fix to the Panama Canal - Bloomberg

  2024-01-03 in Bloomberg

A combination of climate change and infrastructure is to blame for critical shipping delays at the canal.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Drought


The Security Problem With Climate Migration Isn’t the Migration

  2024-01-02 by in Just Security - A Forum on Law, Rights, and U.S. National Security

Climate migration isn't a security risk, but the backlash is, jeopardizing human security and democratic norms, amplifying tensions, empowering extremists, and worsening State fragility.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts


Climate change outpaces the ability for trees to adapt

  2023-12-18 in Earth.com

A new study has found that the prevailing methods used to predict how tree species will respond to climate change are inaccurate

  Tagged under: Climate Change Adaption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Trees


The climate disaster strikes: what the data say

  2023-12-13 in Nature

A series of impact assessments highlight India’s vulnerability to extreme weather events and the risks they pose to human health. A series of impact assessments highlight India’s vulnerability to extreme weather events and the risks they pose to human health.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change Impacts | India | Health


Climate Tipping Points: Insights for Effective Policy Action | en | OECD | OCDE

  2023-12-09 (or before) in OECD

This report reviews evidence that overshooting 1.5°C may push the earth over several tipping points, leading to irreversible and severe changes in the climate system. If triggered, tipping point impacts will rapidly cascade through socio-economic and...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Tipping Points


Compounding natural hazards and high vulnerability led to severe impacts from Horn of Africa flooding exacerbated by climate change and Indian Ocean Dipole – World Weather Attribution

  2023-12-07 (or before) in World Weather Attribution

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change Impacts | Africa


At the beginning of every disaster movie they ignore people like this... | STROMBO

  2023-12-07 (or before) in YouTube

There’s no question that climate change is affecting our world. Visit Greenland with me to put it in a first-hand perspective. Right now, the Greenland ice s...

  Tagged under: Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Greenland


Earth on verge of five catastrophic climate tipping points, scientists warn

  2023-12-06 in The Guardian

Humanity faces ‘devastating domino effects’ including mass displacement and financial ruin as planet warms

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Tipping Points | El Niño


The Doom Loop | Advait Arun

  2023-11-22 by in Phenomenal World

Insurance markets and climate risk

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Insurance


Fifth National Climate Assessment

  2023-11-14 (or before) in nca2023.globalchange.gov

The Fifth National Climate Assessment is the US Government’s preeminent report on climate change impacts, risks, and responses. It is a congressionally mandated interagency effort that provides the scientific foundation to support informed decision-making across the United States.

  Tagged under: US Politics | Climate Change Impacts | USA


Global warming in the pipeline

  2023-11-02 in Oxford Academic

Abstract. Improved knowledge of glacial-to-interglacial global temperature change yields Charney (fast-feedback) equilibrium climate sensitivity 1.2 ± 0.3°C (2σ

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


The 2023 state of the climate report: Entering uncharted territory

  2023-10-25 (or before) in Oxford Academic

Life on planet Earth is under siege. We are now in an uncharted territory. For several decades, scientists have consistently warned of a future marked by extrem

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Data | Climate Change | Science


How Climate Change Affects Water Markets Globally

  2023-10-18 in Bloomberg

More extreme weather is reshaping the availability of water, a commodity embedded in almost every product bought and sold in international markets

  Tagged under: Drought | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Water Resources | Rivers


Impact Map | Climate Impact Lab

  2023-10-13 (or before) in Climate Impact Lab

The Climate Impact Map provides a highly localized picture of future climate impacts across the US and the globe. Explore how climate change will affect you.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts


Climate-driven extreme heat may make parts of Earth too hot for humans

  2023-10-10 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

  Tagged under: Collapse | Extreme Heat | Climate Change Impacts


“No research on a dead planet”: preserving the socio-ecological conditions for academia

  2023-10-06 (or before) in Frontiers

Emergency declarations, most academics continue to operate according to 'businessas-usual'. However, such passivity increases the risk of climate impacts so severe as to threaten the persistence of organised society, and thus HEIs themselves. This paper explores why a maladaptive cognitive-practice gap persists and asks what steps could be taken by members of HEIs to activate the academy. Drawing on insights from climate psychology and sociology, we argue that a process of 'socially organised denial' currently exists within universities, leading academics to experience a state of 'double reality' that inhibits feelings of accoun...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Sustainability


The Faith Factor in Climate Change: How Religion Impacts American Attitudes on Climate and Environmental Policy | PRRI

  2023-10-04 in PRRI

The majority of all Americans (61%) believe that climate change is caused mostly by human activity such as burning fossil fuels, according to a national survey from the Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) examining Americans’ assessments of the threats of climate change, how it affects their lives and voting behavior, and what steps they are willing to take to combat climate change, with particular focus on the impact of religion on such views.

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Religion


Have some economists severely underestimated the financial hit from climate change? Recent evidence suggests yes

  2023-10-03 by in The Conversation

When economists model climate impacts, they look to what past weather shocks have done to the economy. But this does not remotely capture what climate change could do.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts


Climate change having huge impact on farmers

  2023-9-21 in Fruit Net

More than 70 per cent of farmers have already seen large impacts of climate change on their farm, new global research from Farmer Voice survey reveals

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Agriculture


Candida Auris: An Unforeseen Threat Amplified by Climate Change

  2023-09-20 in Popular Mechanics

Candida auris is a fungal infection already deadly for humans. Meanwhile, Valley fever infections will only continue to grow as global temperatures rise.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Disease


New study shows impacts of cutting meat and dairy consumption in half

  2023-09-16 (or before) in Mother Jones - Smart, fearless journalism

It’d be like not burning 1.8 trillion pounds of coal annually.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Cattle and Dairy Farming | Climate Change Impacts


Dr Andrew Forrest at Boao Forum for Asia Perth 2023

  2023-09-11 (or before) in fortescue.com

  Tagged under: Climate Change Mitigation | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


Africa proposes global carbon taxes to fight climate change - BBC News

  2023-09-08 (or before) in The BBC

Despite suffering some of the worst impacts of climate change, the continent only gets 12% of financing.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts


Income-based U.S. household carbon footprints (1990–2019) offer new insights on emissions inequality and climate finance

  2023-08-30 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Current policies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and increase adaptation and mitigation funding are insufficient to limit global temperature rise to 1.5°C. It is clear that further action is needed to avoid the worst impacts of climate change and achieve a just climate future. Here, we offer a new perspective on emissions responsibility and climate finance by conducting an environmentally extended input output analysis that links 30 years (1990–2019) of United States (U.S.) household-level income data to the emissions generated in creating that income. To do this we draw on over 2.8 billion inter-sectoral tran...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation | Finance


Remarks by Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Graham Steele at Event Hosted by the Brookings Institution's Assessing Insurance Regulation and Supervision of Climate-Related Financial Risk

  2023-08-29 (or before) in home.treasury.gov

As Prepared for Delivery Introduction Thank you, Carlos.  It is my pleasure to be with you all today, both those in the room and watching virtually. As the Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions, my portfolio includes developing the Department’s policy views on banks, credit unions, consumer protection, access to capital, and financial sector cybersecurity matters.  My remarks will focus on the work that Treasury, through the Federal Insurance office (FIO), is doing to understand and help address the financial risks that our changing climate poses in the insurance sector. Work on climate-related financial...

  Tagged under: Drought | Finance | Climate Change | Housing | Insurance | Litigation | Economic Growth | California | Climate Change Impacts | Wildfires | Florida | Climate Change Mitigation


Top science publisher withdraws flawed climate study

  2023-08-25 (or before) in Phys.org - News and Articles on Science and Technology

Top science publisher Springer Nature said it has withdrawn a study that presented misleading conclusions on climate change impacts after an investigation prompted by an Agence France-Presse (AFP) inquiry.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Guest post: Gauging the success of climate change adaptation - Carbon Brief

  2023-08-21 by in Carbon Brief

As the impacts of climate change materialise around the world, the importance of good adaptation becomes all the more pressing.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Heat stored in the Earth system 1960–2020: where does the energy go?

  2023-08-14 (or before) in Earth System Science Data

Abstract. The Earth climate system is out of energy balance, and heat has accumulated continuously over the past decades, warming the ocean, the land, the cryosphere, and the atmosphere. According to the Sixth Assessment Report by Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, this planetary warming over multiple decades is human-driven and results in unprecedented and committed changes to the Earth system, with adverse impacts for ecosystems and human systems. The Earth heat inventory provides a measure of the Earth energy imbalance (EEI) and allows for quantifying how much heat has accumulated in the Ea...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Earth Energy Imbalance | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Antarctica could become planet's 'radiator' due to 'extreme' weather, fear scientists carrying out government review

  2023-08-07 in Sky News

There is a danger Antarctica "stops acting as a refrigerant for the planet, and it starts acting as a radiator", one of the scientists involved has warned.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change | Antarctic


Climate change is death by a thousand cuts

  2023-08-03 (or before) by in The Climate Brink

Much of the concern about climate change is around the idea of “the big impact,” a single, colossal disaster that dramatically impacts everyone on the planet, much like the scenario depicted in the movie The Day After Tomorrow. While such an event could happen, it’s not the most likely way we will be impacted by our changing climate. A more plausible scenario involves ‘death by a thousand cuts,’ with numerous smaller impacts occurring simultaneously or in close succession. Each impact on its own might be manageable, but collectively they could sum up to a significant problem.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Guest post: How ‘locally led’ adaptation can help address climate change - Carbon Brief

  2023-07-18 by in Carbon Brief

How locally-led adaptation (LLA) can help to deliver on the promise to build resilience to climate impacts around the world?

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Sixfold Increase in Historical Northern Hemisphere Concurrent Large Heatwaves Driven by Warming and Changing Atmospheric Circulations

  2023-07-16 (or before) in American Meteorological Society Journals

Abstract Simultaneous heatwaves affecting multiple regions (referred to as concurrent heatwaves) pose compounding threats to various natural and societal systems, including global food chains, emergency response systems, and reinsurance industries. While anthropogenic climate change is increasing heatwave risks across most regions, the interactions between warming and circulation changes that yield concurrent heatwaves remain understudied. Here, we quantify historical (1979–2019) trends in concurrent heatwaves during the warm season [May–September (MJJAS)] across the Northern Hemisphere mid- to high latitudes. We fin...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Past and projected climate change impacts on heat-related child mortality in Africa - IOPscience

  2023-07-10 (or before) in IOPscience

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts


Anthropogenic climate change impacts exacerbate summer forest fires in California | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-07-09 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Record-breaking summer forest fires have become a regular occurrence in California. Observations indicate a fivefold increase in summer burned area...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Forest Fires | California | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


What a world 1.5 degrees hotter would look like

  2023-06-30 (or before) in ips-journal.eu | IPS Journal

To mitigate the worst climate change impacts, we need to consider implementing climate solutions outside of the free economic market

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Famine | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Justice


Climate Coloniality – Dr. Farhana Sultana

  2023-06-22 in Farhana Sultana

Climate Coloniality: The extremely uneven and inequitable impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Reconciling theory with the reality of African heatwaves

  2023-06-15 (or before) in Nature

Extreme weather damage databases report no significant heatwave impacts in sub-Saharan Africa since 1900, yet the region has experienced a number of heatwaves and will be affected disproportionately by them under climate change. Addressing this reporting discrepancy is crucial to assess the impacts of future extreme heat there.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Africa | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


Why the impacts of climate change may make us less likely to reduce emissions | Global Sustainability | Cambridge Core

  2023-06-09 (or before) in Cambridge University Press & Assessment

Why the impacts of climate change may make us less likely to reduce emissions - Volume 5

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Sustainability


Impacts of climate litigation on firm value - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2023-05-23 (or before) in London School of Economics

This working paper finds that climate litigation is a relevant financial risk, presenting evidence that litigation reduces firm value.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Litigation | Climate Change Impacts


The unbearable heaviness of climate coloniality

  2023-05-16 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The extremely uneven and inequitable impacts of climate change mean that differently-located people experience, respond to, and cope with the climate …

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Observed Emergence of the Climate Change Signal: From the Familiar to the Unknown

  2023-05-14 (or before) in Advancing Earth and Space Sciences Journal

Abstract Changes in climate are usually considered in terms of trends or differences over time. However, for many impacts requiring adaptation, it is the amplitude of the change relative to the loc...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Scientists’ warning on wildfire — a Canadian perspective

  2023-05-14 (or before) in cdnsciencepub.com

Recently, the World Scientists’ Warning to Humanity: a Second Notice was issued in response to ongoing and largely unabated environmental degradation due to anthropogenic activities. In the warning, humanity is urged to practice more environmentally sustainable alternatives to business as usual to avoid potentially catastrophic outcomes. Following the success of their warning, the Alliance of World Scientists called for discipline-specific follow-up papers. This paper is an answer to that call for the topic of wildland fire. Across much of Canada and the world, wildfires are anticipated to increase in severity and frequenc...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Wildfires | Trees


Gianforte signs bill banning state agencies from analyzing climate impacts 

  2023-05-12 by in Montana's Independent Source for Statewide News - Montana Free Press

House Bill 971 comes as Montana courts are poised to consider how “clean and healthful environment” protections intersect with energy regulations.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Impacts - Climate Trends

  2023-05-10 (or before) in Climate Trends

Discover the far-reaching effects of climate change. Explore its impact on ecosystems, weather patterns, and global sustainability efforts.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Sustainability


Increasing risks of multiple breadbasket failure under 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

  2023-04-26 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

The increasingly inter-connected global food system is becoming more vulnerable to production shocks owing to increasing global mean temperatures and …

  Tagged under: Food Production and Consumption | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change


New Research Sparks Concerns That Ocean Circulation Will Collapse

  2023-04-23 (or before) in Yale E360

Scientists have long feared that warming could cause a breakdown of ocean circulation in the North Atlantic. But new research finds the real risk lies in Antarctica’s waters, where melting could disrupt currents in the next few decades, with profound impacts on global climate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Antarctic | Collapse | Climate Change Impacts


Unprecedented 21st century heat across the Pacific Northwest of North America - npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

  2023-04-18 (or before) in Nature

Extreme summer temperatures are increasingly common across the Northern Hemisphere and inflict severe socioeconomic and biological consequences. In summer 2021, the Pacific Northwest region of North America (PNW) experienced a 2-week-long extreme heatwave, which contributed to record-breaking summer temperatures. Here, we use tree-ring records to show that summer temperatures in 2021, as well as the rate of summertime warming during the last several decades, are unprecedented within the context of the last millennium for the PNW. In the absence of committed efforts to curtail anthropogenic emissions below intermediate levels (SS...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Frequency of extreme precipitation increases extensively with event rareness under global warming - Scientific Reports

  2023-04-14 (or before) in Nature

The intensity of the heaviest extreme precipitation events is known to increase with global warming. How often such events occur in a warmer world is however less well established, and the combined effect of changes in frequency and intensity on the total amount of rain falling as extreme precipitation is much less explored, in spite of potentially large societal impacts. Here, we employ observations and climate model simulations to document strong increases in the frequencies of extreme precipitation events occurring on decadal timescales. Based on observations we find that the total precipitation from these intense events almo...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Predicting climate change impacts on poikilotherms using physiologically guided species abundance models | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2023-04-05 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Poikilothermic animals comprise most species on Earth and are especially sensitive to changes in environmental temperatures. Species conservation i...

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The IPCC Report on the Impacts of Climate Change is Depressing

  2023-04-01 (or before) in The Breakthrough Institute

As a climate scientist, with nine of my own research papers referenced in the IPCC report, I value sober, even-handed analysis above all else. What drew me to science and what gives science its authority in society is the notion that it at least strives to deliver objective analysis rather than…

  Tagged under: Nuclear Power | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The oceans just reached their hottest temperature on record as El Niño looms. Here are 6 things to watch for | CNN

  2023-04-01 by in CNN

It's unclear how strong the coming El Niño will be -- some models predict it could reach super-strength, others suggest it will be more moderate.

  Tagged under: Oceans | Drought | Predictions | Climate Change | Antarctic | Flooding | El Niño | Health | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


6 Ways to Remove Carbon Pollution from the Atmosphere

  2023-03-29 (or before) in World Resources Institute

To prevent the worst impacts of climate change, we'll need to remove carbon dioxide from the sky in addition to reducing emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


OpenCLIM - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2023-03-29 (or before) in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

OpenCLIM (Open CLimate Impacts Modelling framework) in its first iteration is a two year endeavour piloting better understanding of climate risks and

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The Case For Fossil Fuel Divestment

  2023-03-28 (or before) by in Forbes

In the face of the climate crisis, calls for divestment from fossil fuels have grown louder. What does divestment mean? Does it work? Understand the financial and social impacts of the divestment movement in reducing carbon emissions.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


UK ‘strikingly unprepared’ for impacts of climate crisis

  2023-03-28 in The Guardian

Government’s official advisers point to ‘lost decade’ in efforts to protect lives and livelihoods

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?

  2023-03-22 (or before) in Annual Reviews

Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve. However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the cent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Climate resilience: Is the UK ready for the impacts of global warming? - Carbon Brief

  2023-03-13 by in Carbon Brief

Every area of UK society will feel the effects of climate change and, as global emissions continue to rise, preparing for life in a warmer world is crucial.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Rationing and Climate Change Mitigation*

  2023-03-08 (or before) in Taylor & Francis Online: Peer-reviewed Journals

In this paper, we argue that rationing has been neglected as a policy option for mitigating climate change. There is a broad scientific consensus that avoiding the most severe impacts of climate ch...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


An open letter regarding research on reflecting sunlight to reduce the risks of climate change - climate intervention research letter

  2023-03-01 (or before) in An open letter regarding research on reflecting sunlight to reduce the risks of climate change - climate intervention research letter

Given the severity of climate change, scientists and scientific bodies have recommended research on potential approaches to increasing the reflection of sunlight (or release of long wave radiation) from the atmosphere, referred to as “solar radiation modification” (SRM), to slow climate warming and reduce climate impacts. In particular, this research is important for understanding their […]

  Tagged under: Solar Energy | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Beyond fed up: six hard trends that lead to food system breakdown

  2023-03-01 by in Insight, the University of Cumbria's institutional repository

This paper is a preprint of a chapter in the forthcoming book Breaking Together (Bendell, 2023). It analyses six hard trends that are already happening, and lead to food system breakdown. First, the biophysical limits of food production are being reached. Second, current food production systems are actively destroying the very resource base upon which they rely. Third, the majority of food production and all its storage and distribution is critically dependent upon fossil fuels, not only making the food supply vulnerable to price and supply instability, but also presenting an impossible choice between food security and reducing ...

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Food Production and Consumption | Agriculture | Collapse


Greta Thunberg and IOM DG António Vitorino Call for Urgent Action to Address Climate Migration 

  2023-01-29 (or before) in iom.int

Geneva / Stockholm – The Director General of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), António Vitorino, and Climate Justice Activist, Greta Thunberg, are calling for immediate action and increased solidarity to tackle the impacts of climate change on human mobility. 

  Tagged under: Greta Thunberg | Activism | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Justice


Ocean acidification: an action plan for a neglected problem - Ocean Acidification

  2023-01-05 by in Ocean Acidification - a news stream provided by the Ocean Acidification International Coordination Center (OA-ICC)

Time is running out to avoid the worst impacts of ocean acidification on marine life, livelihoods and economies. A climate-change impact on the ocean, alongside warming seas and deoxygenation, ocean acidification is belatedly finding its way onto the global climate and ocean agendas, even as the gravity of its impact on ocean health and on […]

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Health | Climate Change Impacts


Climate and weather extremes in 2022 show need for more action

  2022-12-23 in World Meteorological Organization

Weather, water and climate-related disasters, including extreme flooding, heat and drought affected millions of people and cost billions this year, as the tell-tale signs and impacts of human-induced climate change intensified.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Drought | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Emissions Gap Report 2022

  2022-10-28 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

As growing climate change impacts are experienced across the globe, the message that greenhouse gas emissions must fall is unambiguous. Yet the Emissions Gap Report (EGR) 2022: The Closing Window – Climate crisis calls for rapid transformation of societies finds that the international community is falling far short of the Paris goals, with no credible pathway to 1.5°C in place. Only an urgent system-wide transformation can avoid climate disaster.  

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Wind Power


Young people's burden: requirement of negative CO2 emissions

  2022-10-22 (or before) in ESD

Abstract. Global temperature is a fundamental climate metric highly correlated with sea level, which implies that keeping shorelines near their present location requires keeping global temperature within or close to its preindustrial Holocene range. However, global temperature excluding short-term variability now exceeds +1 °C relative to the 1880–1920 mean and annual 2016 global temperature was almost +1.3 °C. We show that global temperature has risen well out of the Holocene range and Earth is now as warm as it was during the prior (Eemian) interglacial period, when sea level reached 6&ndash...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-09-09 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

The term “tipping point” commonly refers to a critical threshold at which a tiny perturbation can qualitatively alter the state or development of a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Tipping Points


High-profile paper on “catastrophic” climate impacts echoes our "What Lies Beneath" analysis on fat-tail, existential risks and IPCC reticence, published four years ago

  2022-08-10 by in resilience

There is a need to outline current knowledge about the likelihood of extreme climate change, and to develop a research agenda.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global food security under climate change | Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences

  2022-08-07 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

This article reviews the potential impacts of climate change on food security. It is found that of the four main elements of food security, i.e., a...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The Earth Has Humans, So Why Don’t Our Climate Models? | https://climatemodeling.science.energy.gov/

  2022-08-05 (or before) in climatemodeling.science.energy.gov

While climate models have rapidly advanced in sophistication over recent decades, they lack dynamic representation of human behavior and social systems despite strong feedbacks between social processes and climate. The impacts of climate change alter perceptions of risk and emissions behavior that, in turn, influence the rate and magnitude of climate change. Addressing this deficiency in climate models requires a substantial interdisciplinary effort to couple models of climate and human behavior. The linking of social models with climate models would, for example, allow harmful changes in climate to lead to more aggressive impro...

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Seagrass on the brink: Decline of threatened seagrass Posidonia australis continues following protection

  2022-07-19 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Seagrasses are in decline globally due to sustained pressure from coastal development, water quality declines and the ongoing threat from climate change. The result of this decline has been a change in coastal productivity, a reduction in critical fisheries habitat and increased erosion. Attempts to slow this decline have included legislative protection of habitat and direct restoration efforts. Monitoring the success of these approaches requires tracking changes in the abundance of seagrasses, but such monitoring is frequently conducted at either too coarse a spatial scale, or too infrequently to adequately detect changes withi...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Fish | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change…Equatorial Atlantic Ocean plankton productivity and Caribbean pollution….a think piece for debate

  2022-07-18 (or before) in SSRN - Social Science Research Network

We’ve been encouraged to think that climate change is just caused by the excess anthropogenic emission of carbon dioxide and methane, and that the impacts can b

  Tagged under: Oceans | Climate Change | Methane | Caribbean | Climate Change Impacts


Climate-Proofing Management Research | Academy of Management Perspectives

  2022-06-04 (or before) in journals.aom.org

Climate change presents a variety of doomsday scenarios for human society, including more extreme and frequent storms, droughts, heatwaves and fires, the heating and acidification of oceans, rising sea levels, biodiversity decline, food shortages, as well as exacerbating geopolitical tensions and conflicts. While many corporations and communities are already anticipating and planning for various climate impacts, we argue that much management research is in denial of the profound consequences of a worsening climate crisis. This is evident in the relative neglect of climate change in our research and teaching and we argue reflects...

  Tagged under: Oceans | Extreme Weather | Heatwaves | Drought | Climate Change | Ocean Acidification | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


IPBES/IPCC: Tackling the biodiversity and climate crises together, and their combined social impacts

  2022-05-27 (or before) in EurekAlert! Science News Releases

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) launch a peer-reviewed report based on a 4-day virtual workshop on addressing the biodiversity and climate crises together involving 50 jointly-selected international experts.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: IPCC scientists say it's 'now or never' to limit warming - BBC News

  2022-05-07 (or before) in The BBC

Staving off the worst impacts of climate change is possible, say scientists, but immediate action is needed.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Media reaction: South Asia’s 2022 heatwave and the role of climate change - Carbon Brief

  2022-05-04 by in Carbon Brief

A heatwave has swept across South Asia for weeks – leaving millions of people struggling with severe impacts.

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


UN Report Says Humanity Has Altered 70 Percent of the Earth’s Land, Putting the Planet on a ‘Crisis Footing’ - Inside Climate News

  2022-04-27 by in Inside Climate News

Damage to the Earth’s lands, largely caused by the expansion of agriculture, has put the planet on “crisis footing,” say the authors of a sweeping new report that urgently calls for the restoration of billions of acres of terrain to forestall the worst impacts of climate change. The report, published Wednesday, is the second major […]

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Food, farming and forestry must be transformed to curb global warming, U.N. says

  2022-04-05 in Reuters

Protecting forests, changing diets, and altering farming methods could contribute around a quarter of the greenhouse gas cuts needed to avert the worst impacts of climate change, according to the United Nations' climate panel.

  Tagged under: Farming | Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


IPCC Risk Analysis Shows Safe Limits Have Already Been Passed - The Energy Mix

  2022-03-02 in The Energy Mix - The climate news you need

Humankind is not just heading for a more dangerous future: for some people, the safe limits have already been passed, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows in its climate impacts, adaptation, and vulnerability report this week.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


In-depth Q&A: The IPCC's sixth assessment on how climate change impacts the world - Carbon Brief

  2022-02-28 by in Carbon Brief

The sixth report from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) says the threat that climate change poses to human well-being and the health of the planet is “unequivocal”.

  Tagged under: IPCC | Health | Climate Change Impacts


IPCC issues ‘bleakest warning yet’ on impacts of climate breakdown

  2022-02-28 in The Guardian

Report says human actions are causing dangerous disruption, and window to secure a liveable future is closing

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change 2022: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability

  2022-02-28 (or before) in Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global expansion and redistribution of Aedes-borne virus transmission risk with climate change

  2022-02-28 (or before) in PLOS - Open Science

Author summary The established scientific consensus indicates that climate change will severely exacerbate the risk and burden of Aedes-transmitted viruses, including dengue, chikungunya, Zika, and other significant threats to global health security. Here, we show more subtle impacts of climate change on transmission, caused primarily by differences between the more heat-tolerant Aedes aegypti and the more heat-limited Ae. albopictus. Within the next century, nearly a billion people could face their first exposure to viral transmission from either mosquito in the worst-case scenario, mainly in Europe and high-elevation tropical ...

  Tagged under: Africa | Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Mitigation | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change brings disturbing new reality

  2022-02-27 in The Daily Star л Leading English Daily among Bangladesh Newspapers

Global warming is having multidimensional impacts on countries and communities—and not just in terms of erratic climate events.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


How Climate Change Will Affect Plants

  2022-01-27 in State of the Planet

While elevated levels of CO2 can help plants grow, the impacts of climate change mean it’s not all good news for the plant world.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate impacts on global agriculture emerge earlier in new generation of climate and crop models - Nature Food

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Nature

Climate change affects agricultural productivity. New systematic global agricultural yield projections of the major crops were conducted using ensembles of the latest generation of crop and climate models. Substantial shifts in global crop productivity due to climate change will occur within the next 20 years—several decades sooner than previous projections—highlighting the need for targeted food system adaptation and risk management in the coming decades.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Tropical deforestation accelerates local warming and loss of safe outdoor working hours

  2021-12-18 (or before) in Cell Press

Tropical deforestation is associated with local warming, but the extent to which this warming impacts populations across the tropics remains understudied. We examine deforestation-associated increases in heat exposure across the tropics. We find that recent tropical deforestation was associated with an increase in heat exposure for 4.9 million people, including 2.8 million outdoor workers. Furthermore, future global warming will exacerbate these impacts. These results highlight the importance of the local cooling services that tropical forests provide for populations vulnerable to climate change.

  Tagged under: Deforestation | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Trees


Soil Properties

  2021-12-14 (or before) by in AdaptNSW

Climate change modelling and predictions for the NSW and ACT

  Tagged under: Predictions | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

  2021-11-04 (or before) by in The Atlantic

What happens when we do something—but not enough—to stop climate change?

  Tagged under: Renewable Energy | Joe Biden | IPCC | Climate Change | Electricity | Russia | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Electricity Grid | Activism


Emissions Gap Report 2021

  2021-10-26 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

With climate change intensifying and scientists warning that humanity is running out of time to limit global warming to 1.5°C over pre-industrial levels, 2021 has been a fraught year for the planet. The Emissions Gap Report 2021: The Heat Is On is the 12th edition in an annual series that provides an overview of the difference between where greenhouse emissions are predicted to be in 2030 and where they should be to avert the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Three Decades of Climate Mitigation: Why Haven't We Bent the Global Emissions Curve?

  2021-10-23 (or before) in Annual Reviews

Despite three decades of political efforts and a wealth of research on the causes and catastrophic impacts of climate change, global carbon dioxide emissions have continued to rise and are 60% higher today than they were in 1990. Exploring this rise through nine thematic lenses—covering issues of climate governance, the fossil fuel industry, geopolitics, economics, mitigation modeling, energy systems, inequity, lifestyles, and social imaginaries—draws out multifaceted reasons for our collective failure to bend the global emissions curve. However, a common thread that emerges across the reviewed literature is the cent...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


ResearchGate - Temporarily Unavailable

  2021-10-15 (or before) in ResearchGate

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


85 percent of the world population lives in areas affected by climate change, new study shows - The Washington Post

  2021-10-11 in The Washington Post

Researchers used machine learning to analyze more than 100,000 studies of weather events and found that four-fifths of the world’s land area has suffered impacts linked to global warming.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate finance: rich countries aren't meeting aid targets – could legal action force them?

  2021-10-07 (or before) by in The Conversation

Rich countries have promised to compensate poor ones for the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Finance


Global urban population exposure to extreme heat

  2021-10-04 (or before) in PNAS - Proceedings of the National Academy of Science

Increased extreme heat exposure from both climate change and the urban heat island effect threatens rapidly growing urban settlements worldwide. Yet, because we do not know where urban population growth and extreme heat intersect, we have limited capacity to reduce the impacts of urban extreme heat exposure. Here, we leverage fine-resolution temperature and population data to measure urban extreme heat exposure for 13,115 cities from 1983 to 2016. Globally, urban exposure increased nearly 200%, affecting 1.7 billion people. Total urban warming elevated exposure rates 52% above population growth alone. However, spatially heteroge...

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | California | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change risk assessment 2021

  2021-09-14 in Chatham House

The risks are compounding, and without immediate action the impacts will be devastating.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate effects on US infrastructure: the economics of adaptation for rail, roads, and coastal development - Climatic Change

  2021-08-20 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Changes in temperature, precipitation, sea level, and coastal storms will likely increase the vulnerability of infrastructure across the USA. Using models that analyze vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation, this paper estimates impacts to railroad, roads, and coastal properties under three infrastructure management response scenarios: No Adaptation; Reactive Adaptation, and Proactive Adaptation. Comparing damages under each of these potential responses provides strong support for facilitating effective adaptation in these three sectors. Under a high greenhouse gas emissions scenario and without adaptation, overall costs are pro...

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Economics | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts | Trains


Breaching tipping points would increase economic costs of climate change impacts - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-08-16 (or before) in London School of Economics

Exceeding tipping points in the climate system could lead to a measurable increase in the economic impacts of climate change,...

  Tagged under: Tipping Points | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Outreach

  2021-08-07 (or before) by in Climate Outreach

Climate Outreach are leading experts in climate change communications, aiming to ensure impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across society.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


The mortality cost of carbon - Nature Communications

  2021-07-29 (or before) in Nature

Climate change is expected to have impacts on human mortality, e.g. through increases in heat waves. Here, the author proposes a new metric to account for excess deaths from additional CO2 emissions, which allows to assess the mortality impacts of marginal emissions and leads to a substantial increase in the social costs of carbon.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Heat, Floods, Fires: Jet Stream Is Key Link in Climate Disasters

  2021-07-25 (or before) in Bloomberg

Deadly weather as far apart as China, Germany and the U.S. reveal the devastating impact of a swinging jet stream.

  Tagged under: China | Germany | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Wildfires, floods and extreme heat: It is time to heed warnings from climate scientists

  2021-07-22 by in The Hill

The science is clear. The impacts and costs are clear. Climate action must therefore remain at the center of current infrastructure spending proposals.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Wildfires | Drought | Climate Change | Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts


Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises

  2021-07-12 (or before) in The National Academies Press

Download a PDF of "Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change" by the National Research Council for free.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Impacts of climate change - Climate change - Eduqas - GCSE Geography Revision - Eduqas - BBC Bitesize

  2021-06-21 (or before) in The BBC

Learn about and revise climate change and its effects on the UK and the rest of the world with GCSE Bitesize Geography (Eduqas)

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts (SDG 13): transforming agriculture and food systems

  2021-04-18 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Actions on climate change (SDG 13), including in the food system, are crucial. SDG 13 needs to align with the Paris Agreement, given that UNFCCC negot…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sustainable Development Goals | Climate Change Impacts


How Do Countries' New Emissions-reduction Plans Stack Up?

  2021-03-14 (or before) in World Resources Institute

A new UN report finds that countries’ emissions-reduction commitments under the Paris Agreement are falling far short of what’s needed to prevent the most dangerous impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Sea level rise up to four times global average for coastal communities - Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

  2021-03-08 in Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research

Coastal populations are experiencing relative sea-level rise up to four times faster than the global average – according to new research from the University

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Sea Level | Climate Change Impacts


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-03-06 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


'If This Task Was Urgent Before, It’s Crucial Now.' U.N. Says World Has 10 Months to Get Serious on Climate Goals

  2021-02-26 in TIME Magazine

The UN climate change body, in a new report, says that current emissions targets are not enough to avoid severe climate impacts

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


From anger to action: Differential impacts of eco-anxiety, eco-depression, and eco-anger on climate action and wellbeing

  2021-02-14 (or before) in ScienceDirect.com

Research documents the experiences of depression and anxiety evoked by climate change, but little attention has been given to frustration and anger, o…

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Activism | Climate Anxiety and Grief | Climate Change Impacts


The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review - Grantham Research Institute on climate change and the environment

  2021-02-02 (or before) in London School of Economics

The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review (2006) assessed a wide range of evidence on the impacts of climate change and on the economic costs.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Economics | Climate Change Impacts


Emissions Gap Report 2020

  2021-01-20 (or before) in UN Environment Programme

The 2020 report finds that the world is still heading for a temperature rise in excess of 3°C this century but a low-carbon pandemic recovery could reduce the worst impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Greenhouse Gases | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Eco-reproductive concerns in the age of climate change - Climatic Change

  2020-11-27 (or before) in Springer Verlag

Media reports and public polls suggest that young people in many countries are increasingly factoring climate change into their reproductive choices, but empirical evidence about this phenomenon is lacking. This article reviews the scholarship on this subject and discusses the results of the first empirical study focused on it, a quantitative and qualitative survey of 607 US-Americans between the ages of 27 and 45. While 59.8% of respondents reported being “very” or “extremely concerned” about the carbon footprint of procreation, 96.5% of respondents were “very” or “extremely concerned&r...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Women and Children | Climate Change Mitigation


COVID-19 can be an historic turning point in tackling the global climate crisis - Climate Change Committee

  2020-06-24 in Climate Change Committee

Ministers must seize the opportunity to turn the COVID-19 crisis into a defining moment in the fight against climate change, the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) says today. In its annual report to Parliament, the Committee provides comprehensive new advice to the Government on delivering an economic recovery that accelerates the transition to a cleaner, net-zero emissions economy and strengthens the country’s resilience to the impacts of climate change.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change is getting worse but it is no worse than we predicted - Climate Change Committee

  2020-05-04 in Climate Change Committee

Worsening climate change should not be mistaken for individual events that are worse than expected. Recent extremes give a clear picture of the impacts and risks that come with a human-driven warming climate. Extreme events also emphasise the urgency of action to achieve Net Zero greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change, write Professor Piers Forster and Professor Corinne Le Quéré.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Greenhouse Gases | Predictions | Climate Change | Net Zero | Climate Change Impacts


Antarctica: what it means when the coldest place on Earth records an unprecedented heatwave

  2020-03-31 in The Guardian

Antarctica’s weather has worldwide impacts and can be a ‘canary in the mine’ for patterns of change elsewhere

  Tagged under: Heatwaves | Climate Change | Antarctic | Climate Change Impacts


BP lobbied Trump to weaken climate safeguards on oil and gas projects

  2020-01-23 in Greenpeace UK - Unearthed

Together with the American Petroleum Institute, BP asked Trump to largely exclude the climate impacts of oil projects from environmental assessments

  Tagged under: BP | Donald Trump | Climate Change | Greenpeace | Climate Change Impacts


We must adapt to climate decline

  2019-12-13 (or before) in Green World | Green Party News and Features

In the aftermath of the Conservatives’ historic majority at the 2019 general election, Rupert Read, Professor at the University of East Anglia, reflects on the implications for the struggle to respond the climate emergency adequately, calling for the focus of the Green movement to move from climate change mitigation to adaptation to the impacts of climate decline, and to move beyond electoral politics to non-violent direct action.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Climate Change Mitigation


Europe’s state of the environment 2020: change of direction urgently needed to face climate change challenges, reverse degradation and ensure future prosperity

  2019-12-04 (or before) in European Environment Agency

Europe will not achieve its 2030 goals without urgent action during the next 10 years to address the alarming rate of biodiversity loss, increasing impacts of climate change and the overconsumption of natural resources. The European Environment Agency’s (EEA) latest ‘State of the Environment’ report published today states that Europe faces environmental challenges of unprecedented scale and urgency. The report says, however, there is reason for hope, amid increased public awareness of the need to shift to a sustainable future, technological innovations, growing community initiatives and stepped up EU action lik...

  Tagged under: Consumption | Sustainability | Biodiversity Loss | Climate Change | European Union | Europe | Climate Change Impacts | Economics


Loss and damage: Who pays for the impacts of the heated Earth?

  2019-12-03 in Climate Home News

The current system for accounting for loss and damage from climate change is contentious and up for review at UN talks in Madrid

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Change: The Science and Global Impact | edX

  2019-12-03 (or before) in edX | Build new skills. Advance your career. | edX

We need to understand the science behind global warming to avoid the most damaging and irreversible climate change impacts on people and planet.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Psychologists from 40 countries pledged to use their jobs to address climate change

  2019-11-16 (or before) in Quartz | Make business better

The climate crisis has major mental-health impacts. Psychologists want to do something about it.

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Health | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Trump's rollback of climate change regulations will be felt far beyond his presidency - CNNPolitics

  2019-10-19 (or before) by in CNN

In his time in office, President Trump has rolled back dozens of environmental regulations, and critics say the impacts of his policies will be felt for generations to come.

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


No pause in the increase of hot temperature extremes - Nature Climate Change

  2019-10-17 (or before) in Nature

Observational data show a continued increase of hot extremes over land during the so-called global warming hiatus. This tendency is greater for the most extreme events and thus more relevant for impacts than changes in global mean temperature.

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: Impacts 'accelerating' as leaders gather for UN talks - BBC News

  2019-09-22 (or before) in The BBC

A snapshot of the latest science, published as politicians gather in New York, says climate change is speeding up.

  Tagged under: Science | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change communicators’ carbon footprints affect their audience’s policy support - Climatic Change

  2019-05-24 in Springer Verlag

Global warming is caused mainly by CO2 emission from burning fossil fuels and is beginning to have large negative impacts on human well-being and ecosystems (IPCC 2014; IPCC 2018). Policies that mitigate CO2 emissions will require public support. Here, we examine how support for several possible decarbonization policies varies as a function of the personal carbon footprint of a researcher who advocates the policy. We find that people are more likely to support policies if the advocate for these policies has a low carbon footprint. Replicating our prior work, we find that the communicators’ carbon footprint massively affect...

  Tagged under: Fossil Fuels | Climate Change Impacts


Climate Science Deniers Respond to IPCC 1.5C Report with Anger, Fear, and Distortion

  2018-10-11 by in DeSmog

A big UN report arrived on Monday, saying in no uncertain terms that the world has up to two decades to massively cut emissions by transforming the global economy if we want to avoid terrible climate impacts. Given the implications of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) findings — government intervention, progressive social policies, more international aid […]

  Tagged under: IPCC | Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Climate Change | Disinformation and Misinformation | Climate Change Impacts | Economics


Atlas Network, the right-wing libertarians | MR Online

  2018-09-07 in MR Online

Aram Aharonian and Álvaro Verzi Rangel, co-directors of the Observatory in Communication and Democracy (OCD) and Latin-American Centre of Strategic Analysis (CLAE), wrote a detailed analysis of the Atlas Network and its deep impacts in Latin America. We will be sharing a translated version of this article in parts, the first part is about the network itself and the later parts will address specific country cases.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Denial and Disinformation | Climate Change Impacts


Climate change: local efforts won't be enough to undo Trump's inaction, study says

  2018-08-30 in The Guardian

Onus still falls on national governments to cut emissions to stave off worst impacts of climate change, Yale researchers say

  Tagged under: Donald Trump | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Extreme global weather is 'the face of climate change' says leading scientist

  2018-07-27 in The Guardian

Exclusive: Prof Michael Mann declares the impacts of global warming are now ‘playing out in real-time’

  Tagged under: Extreme Weather | Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts


Global risk of deadly heat - Nature Climate Change

  2017-06-19 in Nature

Climatic conditions that challenge human thermoregulatory capacity currently affect around a quarter of the world’s population annually. Such conditions are projected to increase in line with CO2 emissions particularly in the humid tropics.

  Tagged under: Climate Change Impacts | Extreme Heat | Climate Change


UK poorly prepared for climate change impacts, government advisers warn

  2016-07-12 in The Guardian

A 2,000 page report by Committee on Climate Change predicts global warming will hit UK with deadly heatwaves, more flooding and water shortages

  Tagged under: Farming | Climate Change Impacts | Heatwaves


'Thousands of models': Planetary boundaries, values & power - STEPS Centre

  2015-01-16 in Steps Centre - Exploring Pathways to Sustainability

The role of current patterns of human habitation in earth systems processes is pushing beyond planetary boundaries; which is to say our impacts on climate and biosphere risk tipping our environments into states dangerous to our societies. As Katherine Richardson from Copenhagen University puts it, “Earth is familiar with large environmental changes, but modern human...

  Tagged under: Climate Change | Climate Change Impacts | Tipping Points


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