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  The 100 most crucial climate change news links from June 2022  

News links for July

 

Adaptation

 

Strengthen climate adaptation research globally

 

We cannot adapt our way out of climate crisis, warns leading scientist | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

 

 

 

Business and Industry

 

Climate crisis is ‘battering our economy’ and driving inflation, new book says | Inflation | The Guardian

 

Net Zero Tracker: Listed companies on track to burn through 1.5C carbon budget inside 57 months | BusinessGreen News

 

Initiative launched to rank corporate climate claims using carbon offsets | Reuters

 

 

 

Climate effects

 

 

Cyclones / Hurricanes / Typhoons                           

 

Strongest Pacific hurricane ever to make landfall in May hits southern Mexico | Mexico | The Guardian

 

Tropical Cyclones Are Dropping in Number, Study Says

 

 

 

Drought and desertification

 

Almost all of Portugal in severe drought after hot, dry May | AP News

 

‘Apocalyptic skies’: the dust storms devastating Gulf states and Syria | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

Climate change is turning more of Central Asia into desert

 

Dire Italian drought worsening, breaking records - water authority | Reuters

 

U.S. A Giant Tinderbox as Megadrought and Wildfires Combine

 

 

 

Ecology

 

African wild dogs give birth 22 days later than they did 30 years ago due to climate change | New Scientist

 

Antarctic midge: Continent’s only native insect being driven to extinction by global warming | The Independent

 

Climate change reshuffles northern species within their niches | Nature Climate Change

 

New Zealand: Sea sponge populations 'dying by the millions' due to climate change - CNN

 

Reduction of microbial diversity in grassland soil is driven by long-term climate warming | Nature Microbiology

 

Seen from space, the snow-capped Alps are going green

 

Some Greenland polar bears adapt to hunt without sea ice - BBC News

 

Climate crisis: even temporarily overshooting 2°C would cause permanent damage to Earth's species

 

 

 

 

Fires

 

Alaska’s June wildfires break records, fueled by hot, dry weather - The Washington Post

 

 

 

Heat

 

Greenhouse gas pollution trapping almost 50 percent more heat than 30 years ago | The Hill

 

Climate change leading to earlier and earlier heatwaves, scientists say

 

Heat Waves Around the World Push People and Nations ‘To the Edge’ - The New York Times

 

Japan swelters in worst heatwave since 1875 - BBC News

 

New data reveals extraordinary global heating in the Arctic | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

Sixfold Increase in Historical Northern Hemisphere Concurrent Large Heatwaves Driven by Warming and Changing Atmospheric Circulations in: Journal of Climate Volume 35 Issue 3 (2022) 

 

'Marker of climate change': Europe swelters in record-breaking June heatwave

 

 

 

Heat – North America

 

Early U.S. Heat Wave Breaks Records, Keeps More Than 100 Million Indoors - EcoWatch

 

Sweltering streets: Hundreds of homeless die in extreme heat | AP News

 

Thousands of cattle dead due to heatwave in Kansas | US news | The Guardian

 

 

 

Heat – Antarctic

 

Climate warming amplified the 2020 record-breaking heatwave in the Antarctic Peninsula | Communications Earth & Environment

 

 

 

Wet-bulb (humid heat) extremes

 

The emergence of prolonged deadly humid heatwaves - Wang - - International Journal of Climatology - Wiley Online Library

 

 

 

Ice

 

Ice world: Antarctica's riskiest glacier is under assault from below and losing its grip

 

Record low Antarctic sea ice cover in February 2022 - Turner - - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

 

 

 

Rain, floods and hail

 

Death toll in Brazilian floods rises to 57, thousands displaced | Reuters

 

Bangladesh military scrambles to reach millions marooned after deadly flooding | Reuters

 

Flood exposure and poverty in 188 countries | Nature Communications

 

‘Like a scene from Titanic’: floods in Assam submerge entire villages | India | The Guardian

 

South China provinces raise alerts over historic flooding | Reuters

 

 

 

Sea rise

 

Nigeria's homes are vanishing into the sea from climate change | Reuters

 

Sea level rise in England ‘will put 200,000 homes at risk by 2050’ | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

 

 

Secondary climate effects

 

Extreme heat causes train derailment outside San Francisco | The Independent

 

Extreme weather is making mining waste a major problem | Grist

 

 

 

Waves

 

Climate-fuelled wave patterns pose an erosion risk for developing countries

 

 

 

 

 

Emissions

 

Climate change: Ukraine war prompts fossil fuel 'gold rush' - report - BBC News

 

Fossil fuel firms ‘have humanity by the throat’, says UN head in blistering attack | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

'Massive surge' in renewables and energy efficiency driving up global market spending: IEA | Recharge

 

Why micromobility is here to stay | McKinsey

 

The World Needs to Cut Energy Demand, Not Just Increase Supply

 

 

 

Land based emissions

 

Climate warming from managed grasslands cancels the cooling effect of carbon sinks in sparsely grazed and natural grasslands | Nature Communications

 

In defence of farming - Resilience

 

Sustainable farming: Campaigners propose alliance to reduce climate impact | New Scientist

 

Using far less chemical fertiliser still produces high crop yields, study finds | Farming | The Guardian

 

 

 

Methane

 

Siberia’s tundra could fall to climate change, scientists warn - The Washington Post

 

 

Mitigation

 

A review of pumped hydro energy storage - IOPscience

 

 

Carbon capture technologies

 

There’s a carbon-capture gold rush. Some warn better solutions exist. - The Washington Post

 

 

 

Cleaner energy

 

G7 commits to decarbonizing electricity by 2035 but leaves wiggle room for fossil fuels - CNN

 

 

 

Negative emissions activities

Agricultural drawdown

 

Long-term evidence for ecological intensification as a pathway to sustainable agriculture | Nature Sustainability

 

Sustainable farming: Campaigners propose alliance to reduce climate impact | New Scientist

 

Forest and habitat drawdown

 

Projections of future forest degradation and CO2 emissions for the Brazilian Amazon

 

COP15: Key outcomes for nature loss and climate change from UN talks in Nairobi - Carbon Brief

 

 

Oceans

 

UN head declares ‘ocean emergency’ as global leaders gather in Lisbon | Oceans | The Guardian

 

 

 

 

People

 

Disabled people being ‘systematically ignored’ on climate crisis, says study | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

I didn’t think going car-free would be possible for me: but it has changed my life | Funmi Shonibare | The Guardian

 

 

Belief systems about climate

 

Some people are turning to survival training to prepare for climate change » Yale Climate Connections

 

 

Climate migrants

 

Senegal climate refugees want to move on. But how do you recreate the spirit of home? - Washington Post

 

 

Food and crops

 

130-Year-Old Menus Show How Climate Change Is Already Affecting What We Eat | Hakai Magazine

 

Chilli peppers, coffee, wine: how the climate crisis is causing food shortages | Environment | The Guardian

 

Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot | The Guardian

 

 

Famine

 

A Somali boy's mission to find food as climate change takes its toll | Reuters

 

In Africa, Conflict and Climate Super-Charge the Forces Behind Famine and Food Insecurity - Inside Climate News

 

World faces famine, global food crisis as Ukraine war, climate disasters intensify - The Washington Post

 

 

Health and safety

 

Dengue fever cases rocket in Singapore as experts blame climate change for high mosquito numbers

 

Evaluating the 35°C wet-bulb temperature adaptability threshold for young, healthy subjects (PSU HEAT Project) | Journal of Applied Physiology

 

Life at 50C: Qatar accused of under-reporting deaths in Gulf's killer heat - BBC News

 

 

Mental health

 

Half of young people think ‘humanity is doomed’ in climate anxiety poll | The Independent

 

Indigenous peoples

 

Shifting seasons: using Indigenous knowledge and western science to help address climate change impacts

 

 

Law

From Vanuatu law school to the Hague: the fight to recognise climate harm in international law | Vanuatu | The Guardian

 

 

Media

 

Civilization VI: Gathering Storm shows video games can make us think seriously about climate change

 

Climate change can be a laughing matter - you just need the right joke, says comedian Matt Winning

 

 

Women

 

Is nitrous oxide a climate risk? Yes, but doctors say effective pain relief in childbirth should be the priority | Health | The Guardian

 

In hottest city on Earth, mothers bear brunt of climate change | Reuters

 

Frontiers | Climate Change and Gender in Africa: A Review of Impact and Gender-Responsive Solutions | Climate

 

 

 

Politics

Climate leaders gather at Overshoot Commission for action - The Washington Post

 

G-7 leaders to set up a 'Climate Club'

 

Greenhouse gases must be legally phased out, US scientists argue | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian

 

 

 

Climate Justice

 

Climate change: Rich nations accused of 'betrayal' at Bonn talks - BBC News

 

If we are to have a future, climate justice needs a legal footing | Climate Crisis | Al Jazeera

 

Island states say fund for climate disaster victims must be created by Cop27

 

There’s a simple way to unite everyone behind climate justice – and it’s within our power | George Monbiot | The Guardian

 

 

National progress on emissions

 

For 50 years, governments have failed to act on climate change. No more excuses | Christiana Figueres, Yvo de Boer and Michael Zammit Cutajar | The Guardian

 

 

Europe including UK

 

Finland Becomes World's First Country to Make Legally Binding Carbon Negativity Pledge - EcoWatch

 

G7 buys into Scholz’s Climate Club idea – POLITICO

 

Germany sticks to 2030 coal exit target amid energy worries | AP News

 

Germany to require states to allocate land for wind farms | Reuters

 

Q&A: How ‘Fit for 55’ reforms will help EU meet its climate goals - Carbon Brief

 

 

United States

 

The US supreme court just made yet another devastating decision for humanity | Peter Kalmus | The Guardian

 

Supreme Court limits EPA’s power to combat climate change - The Washington Post

 

 

 

 

Science research

 

Climate crisis could make humans shrink in size, says fossil expert | Mammals | The Guardian

 

ESD - Lotka's wheel and the long arm of history: how does the distant past determine today's global rate of energy consumption?

 

Detection and attribution of human influence on the global diurnal temperature range decline - Liu - - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

 

 

 

Summations

 

‘Mountainous countries face acute peril from climate change’ | The Independent

Contents of this page

 

Adaptation

 

Business and Industry

Climate effects

Cyclones / Hurricanes / Typhoons                           

Drought and desertification

Ecology

Fires

Heat

Heat – North America

Heat – Antarctic

Wet-bulb (humid heat) extremes

Ice

Rain, floods and hail

Sea rise

Secondary climate effects

Waves

 

Emissions

Land based emissions

Methane

 

Mitigation

Carbon capture technologies

Cleaner energy

Negative emissions activities

Agricultural drawdown

Forest and habitat drawdown

Oceans

 

People

Belief systems about climate

Climate migrants

Food and crops

Famine

Health and safety

Mental health

Indigenous peoples

Law

Media

Women

 

Politics

Climate Justice

National progress on emissions

Europe including UK

United States

 

Science research

Summations