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Contents of this page

 

Adaptation

Business and Industry

Climate effects

Drought

Ecology

Coral reefs

Heat

Heat - South Asia

Ice

Mountain ice

Oceans

Acidification

Rain, floods and hail

Secondary climate effects

Tornadoes

Wet-dry extremes

Emissions

Aerosols

Coal

Land based emissions

Deforestation and habitat

Methane

Oil

Mitigation

Carbon removal technologies

Cleaner energy

Degrowth

Negative emissions activities

Agricultural drawdown

Forest and habitat drawdown

Nuclear

People

Belief systems 

Carbon footprints

Cultural loss and damage

Food and crops

Health and safety

Mental health

Indigenous peoples

Media

Politics

National progress on emissions

Australia

Brazil

Europe including UK

Less developed countries

Small island states

United States

Science

Summations

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Adaptation

India is trying to adapt to extreme heat - The Washington Post

To Equitably Confront Climate Change, Cities Need to Include Public Health Agencies in Planning Adaptations - Inside Climate News

 

 

Business and Industry

Climate change is hurting insurers, report says | Reuters      

Climate: Airline giant KLM to face legal action over greenwashing

Companies confront a new climate challenge: home offices | Reuters

Corporations Pledge to Buy ‘Green’ at Davos Gathering - The New York Times

‘Go after the money’: Goldman environmental prize winner honoured for urging banks to divest from coal | Fossil fuel divestment | The Guardian

Record number of polluters set CO2 emissions targets - BBC News

Germany, India sign $10.5B green development deal | The Hill

Climate effects

Clusters of Weather Extremes Will Increase Risks to Corn Crops, Society – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

Hundreds of Iraqis hospitalised as thick sandstorm blankets country | Iraq | The Guardian

Drought

Drought assessment has been outpaced by climate change: empirical arguments for a paradigm shift | Nature Communications

Droughts increase 29 percent in a generation, only getting worse: UN | The Hill

Middle-east’s 10 weeks of sandstorms a new sign of climate change

Recent European Drought Was the Most Intense in At Least 250 Years - Yale E360

Slow progress on Great Green Wall prompts soul-searching at UN desertification summit

 

Ecology

Climate change disrupting ‘the language of life’ across all types of ecosystems | The Independent

Higher tree diversity is linked to higher tree mortality | PNAS

 

Coral Reefs

Most Great Barrier Reef coral studied this year was bleached | AP News

NASA's ECOSTRESS Detects ‘Heat Islands' in Extreme Indian Heat Wave – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

 

Heat

Every heatwave enhanced by climate change: experts

Guest post: What have been the most extreme heatwaves in history? - Carbon Brief

Spain, France and Portugal among countries experiencing record-setting heat - The Washington Post

 

Heat – South Asia

‘It seems this heat will take our lives’: Pakistan city fearful after hitting 51C | Climate crisis | The Guardian

A climate scientist on India and Pakistan's horror heatwave, and the surprising consequences of better air quality

Climate change made India and Pakistan’s 2022 early heatwave ‘30 times more likely’ - Carbon Brief

 

Ice

Mountain Ice

As record-setting heat blasts Pakistan, a glacial lake floods village - The Washington Post

 

Oceans

Avoiding ocean mass extinction from climate warming

Major New Zealand salmon producer shuts farms as warming waters cause mass die-offs | New Zealand | The Guardian

The Current Rate of Ocean Warming Could Bring the Greatest Extinction of Sealife in 250 Million Years - Inside Climate News

 

Acidification

World’s oceans at most acidic level in 26,000 years, climate report warns | Reuters

 

Rain, floods and hail

Did Warming Play a Role in Deadly South African Floods? Yes, a Study Says. - The New York Times

Israeli study: Climate change already causing storm levels only expected in 2080 | The Times of Israel

Millions Displaced and Dozens Dead in Flooding in India and Bangladesh - The New York Times

People in Brazil's Amazon rainforest again reel from floods | AP News

Planetary waves, cut-off lows and blocking highs: what's behind record floods across the Southern Hemisphere?

The intensification of winter mid-latitude storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere | Nature Climate Change

West coast India’s rainfall is becoming more convective | npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

 

Secondary climate effects

A Climate-Driven Decline of Tiny Dryland Lichens Could Have Big Global Impacts - Inside Climate News

 

Tornadoes

At least 11 dead in wake of Michigan tornado, Canada derecho » Yale Climate Connections

 

Wet-dry extremes

Wetter and drier regions as large-scale tree restoration shifts water fluxes | Nature Geoscience

 

Emissions

McKinsey expects fossil fuels to peak by 2030 – Energy Monitor

Missing the emissions for the trees: Biomass burning booms in East Asia

Revealed: the ‘carbon bombs’ set to trigger catastrophic climate breakdown | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

 

Aerosols

New Research Shows Aerosol Emissions May Have Masked Global Warming’s Supercharging of Tropical Storms - Inside Climate News

 

Coal

India ramps up coal production amid record-setting heat and blackouts - The Washington Post

Land based emissions

Deforestation and habitat

Cross-biome synthesis of source versus sink limits to tree growth

The Brazilian Amazon has been a net carbon emitter since 2016 | The Economist

Methane

Oil Giants Sell Dirty Wells to Buyers With Looser Climate Goals, Study Finds - The New York Times

US fracking boom could tip world to edge of climate disaster | Oil | The Guardian

Oil

DR Congo approves auction of oil blocks in one of the world's largest carbon sinks

 

Mitigation

Carbon removal technologies

Catching carbon | Nature Geoscience

The birth of the carbon removal market

US presses ahead with plan to invest $3.5bn in four direct air capture hubs | BusinessGreen News

What you need to know about carbon dioxide removal » Yale Climate Connections

 

Cleaner energy

‘Alarming’ Climate Records In 2021 Prompt UN Call To Triple Renewable Energy Investment To $4 Trillion

IEA expects record renewable growth despite cost, supply problems | Reuters

Supply chain delays and steel costs are part of ‘perfect storm’ stalling renewable energy growth | Renewable energy | The Guardian

 

Degrowth

Integrating degrowth and efficiency perspectives enables an emission-neutral food system by 2100 | Nature Food

 

Negative emissions activities

Land‐based measures to mitigate climate change: Potential and feasibility by country - Roe - 2021 - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library

 

Agricultural drawdown

Rural land abandonment is too ephemeral to provide major benefits for biodiversity and climate

Forest and habitat drawdown

Climate Change Will Limit How Much Carbon Forests Take Up, New Research Shows - Yale E360

Shifts in regional water availability due to global tree restoration | Nature Geoscience

Tropical vegetation benefits less from elevated atmospheric carbon dioxide than researchers previously thought

What Happened to Forests in 2021? | Global Forest Watch Blog

Nuclear

The dangerous business of decommissioning America’s nuclear plants - The Washington Post

Warming French rivers could take more nuclear supply offline | Reuters

 

People

How the climate crisis and masculinity intersect | The Saturday Paper

Lessons from European renewable energy communities » Yale Climate Connections

Western Architecture is Making India's Heatwaves Worse | Time

Climate change is making our homes uninsurable

 

Belief systems

Why is climate 'doomism' going viral – and who's fighting it? - BBC News

 

Carbon footprints

Readers reply: what is the single most effective thing I could do to reduce my carbon footprint? | Life and style | The Guardian

 

Cultural loss and damage

‘Our ancestors are in the rocks’: Australian gas project threatens ancient carvings – and emissions blowout | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

 

Food and crops

India bans wheat exports to try and tame prices as a scorching heatwave curtailed output

Pakistan's mango production to fall by 50% due to heatwave, water shortage | Reuters

As war and climate change bite, are high food prices here to stay?

Apocalypse now? The alarming effects of the global food crisis | World news | The Guardian

The coming food catastrophe | The Economist

 

Mental health

Suicides indicate wave of ‘doomerism’ over escalating climate crisis | Climate crisis | The Guardian

The kids are not OK » Yale Climate Connections

 

Indigenous peoples

New book says Indigenous knowledge is key to fighting climate change » Yale Climate Connections

 

Media

Analysis: Fashion Industry Efforts to Verify Sustainability Make 'Greenwashing’ Easier - Inside Climate News

Mega, giga, terafire: New language to capture monster blazes

Politics

National progress on emissions

After COP26, nations struggle to make progress on climate amid the pandemic, political fights and the war in Ukraine - The Washington Post

Global Fossil Fuel Commitments Database

The west can cut its energy dependency on Russia and be greener | Jeffrey Frankel | The Guardian

Australia

After many false dawns, Australians finally voted for stronger climate action. Here's why this election was different

Brazil

Brazil president announces carbon market, thin on details | AP News

Europe including UK

Climate change: UK’s net zero target is under threat because there’s no plan to pay for it

EU lawmakers back effective ban on new fossil-fuel cars from 2035 | Reuters

Less developed countries

Indian Court Rules That Nature Has Legal Status on Par With Humans—and That Humans Are Required to Protect It - Inside Climate News

Small island states

Island states back Vanuatu's quest for climate justice at the UN

United States

Biden Administration Cancels Oil Drilling Sales in Alaska and Gulf of Mexico - The New York Times

 

 

Science

Existing fossil fuel extraction would warm the world beyond 1.5 °C - IOPscience

Guest post: How climate scientists should handle ‘hot models’ - Carbon Brief

John Doerr Gives Stanford $1.1 Billion for Climate School - The New York Times

Summations

Climate action on CO2 emissions alone won’t prevent extreme warming - study | Reuters

Climate change indicators hit record highs in 2021: UN

Physicists predict Earth will become a chaotic world, with dire consequences | Live Science

We need optimism – but Disneyfied climate predictions are just dangerous | George Monbiot | The Guardian