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Contents

Effects

          Cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons

          Cold

          Drought

          Effects - economic

          Effects - general

          Fires

                    Fires - Europe

                    Fires - general 

                    Fires - North America

          Heat

                    Heat and humanity

                    Heat – Europe

                    Heat - general

                    Heat - North America  

          Ice

                    Arctic

          Ocean currents

          Rain and floods

          Tornadoes

          Wet-dry extremes

Emissions

          Corporations

          Fluorocarbons

          Gas

          Vegetation feedbacks  

     

Mitigation

          Carbon taxes, trading and offsets

          Clean energy

          Geoengineering

          Mitigation - general 

          Negative emissions

                    Farming

People

          Food

                    Famine

          People – General

Politics

          China

          Politics – General

                    Paris commitments

Science

          Ecology

          IPCC report

          Science – General   

          Summations

          Tipping points

The 100 most crucial climate change news................ links from August 2021

Effects

Cyclones/hurricanes/typhoons

How climate change helped make Hurricane Ida one of Louisiana’s worst - The Washington Post

Hurricane Ida: How Climate Change Ruins Storm Preparation - The Atlantic

Six Takeaways About Tropical Cyclones and Hurricanes From The New IPCC Report - Inside Climate News

Cold

Seeing snow for the first time at 62: Brazilians revel in icy snap | Reuters

Drought

Chile's record-breaking drought makes climate change 'very easy' to see | Reuters

Food shortages & ruined livelihoods: Malawi’s vanishing lake reveals human cost of climate change - Global Health Security

'Once in 100 years' drought seen affecting Argentine grains exports into next year | Reuters

Effects - economic

German, Chinese Insurers Face Record Disaster Claims as Extreme Weather Intensifies

Hydropower Withers in Drought, Boosting Fossil-Fuel Generation - Scientific American

Effects - general

In Afghanistan, War and Climate Change Collide - The New York Times

Record winter winds in 2020/21 drove exceptional Arctic sea ice transport | Communications Earth & Environment

Seemingly small climate changes can have big consequences

Fires

Fires - Europe

Greek wildfires a major ecological catastrophe, PM says

Opinion | The Fires in Greece Are a Terrifying Warning - The New York Times

Summer of fire: blazes burn across Mediterranean with more extreme weather forecast | Climate change | The Guardian

Fires - general 

Siberia’s wildfires are bigger than all the world’s other blazes combined - The Washington Post

The age of the megafire

Turkish fires sweeping through tourist areas are the hottest on record | Turkey | The Guardian

Fires - North America

‘Fire weather’: dangerous days now far more common in US west, study finds | Climate crisis in the American west | The Guardian

 

Heat

Heat and humanity

Dying from the heat - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Too hot to work: the dire impact of extreme heat on outdoor US jobs | Extreme weather | The Guardian

Heat – Europe

Climate crisis: 2020 by far Europe’s hottest year on record, data shows | The Independent

Sicily logs apparent highest ever temperature in Europe at 48.8C | Italy | The Guardian

Heat - general

Climate change: July world's hottest month ever recorded - US agency - BBC News

Olympic athletes and volunteers in Tokyo ‘tortured’ by hottest Games ever | Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 | The Guardian

 

Earth Is Warmer Than It's Been in 125,000 Years - Scientific American

Rain falls at the summit of Greenland Ice Sheet for first time during major melting event - The Washington Post

 

Rapidly expanding lake heatwaves under climate change - IOPscience

Once-in-50-year heat waves now happening every decade -U.N. climate report | Reuters

Heat - North America  

Baked barnacles, scorched cherries: the disastrous impact of heatwaves on plants and animals | Climate crisis in the American west | The Guardian

Ice

Arctic

Arctic thriller’s film crew struggled to find true frozen waste | Drama | The Guardian

Greenland expedition discover 'world's northernmost island' | Reuters

Ocean currents

Climate change almost completely destabilizes Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, study finds - The Washington Post

Rain and floods

Climate change: Europe's extreme rains made more likely by humans - BBC News

Flash floods sweep through northern Turkey in new natural disaster | Reuters

Tennessee floods show a pressing climate danger across America: ‘Walls of water’ - The Washington Post

Tornadoes

How climate change could shift where tornadoes strike most

Wet-dry extremes

Anthropogenic intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes | Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

Emissions

Emissions - general

Economists Are Vastly Underestimating the Economic Impact of Climate Change | Discover Magazine

 

Corporations

‘Paralysis by analysis’: financial sector focused on climate data instead of action, report says | Climate change | The Guardian

 

Climate crisis has cost Colorado billions – now it wants oil firms to pick up the bill | Environment | The Guardian

Deloitte launches programme to educate all 330,000 employees on the climate crisis

 

Fluorocarbons

CFC Ban Saved The Planet From Becoming A ‘Scorched Earth’, Study Shows

The Montreal Protocol protects the terrestrial carbon sink | Nature

Gas

Scientists were worried about Siberia’s melting permafrost. What they found is ‘much more dangerous’

Vegetation feedbacks

Here’s what makes a new Amazon carbon study so unnerving » Yale Climate Connections

Siberia’s massive wildfires are unlocking extreme carbon pollution

Mitigation

Carbon taxes, trading and offsets

Climate change’s trillion dollar problem just got more urgent for investors | The Independent

Why carbon dividends are having a moment

Clean energy

A focus on blue hydrogen will delay the energy transition

Inside Clean Energy: A Geothermal Energy Boom May Be Coming, and Ex-Oil Workers Are Leading the Way - Inside Climate News

 

Where and how will we get the metals to feed our future technology needs? - ABC News

Geoengineering

Geoengineering marks scientific gains in U.N. report on dire climate future | Reuters

Mitigation - general 

The Guardian view on buildings: out with the new! For the planet’s sake | Editorial | The Guardian

 

 

Negative emissions

'Net zero is not enough': Why climate experts are calling for 'net negative' emissions strategies | BusinessGreen News Analysis

Farming

British farmer James Rebanks wants to transform farming - The Washington Post

People

Food

A world of hurt: Climate disasters in 2021 raise alarm over food security | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

 

Reforestation hopes threaten global food security, Oxfam warns | Carbon offsetting | The Guardian

Famine

Madagascar on the brink of climate change-induced famine - BBC News

People – General

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef | Climate change | The Guardian

A new study provides a nuanced—and ultimately hopeful—view of the climate generation gap

Burning out: the silent crisis spreading among wildland firefighters | Wildfires | The Guardian

Can electronic dance music inspire climate action? | Podcasts | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Indigenous peoples increasingly involved in climate action | UNFCCC

The trap of climate change-induced “natural” disasters and inequality - ScienceDirect

This year's summer of climate extremes hits wealthier places

Tribes launch bid to protect Amazon forest at global conservation forum | Reuters

We can’t depend on extreme weather to increase support for climate action

Politics

China

China cranks up carbon-intensive projects as climate crisis grows, research shows | Reuters

Climate change: floods and droughts will be greater dangers for China’s growth than earlier thought, UN scientists say | South China Morning Post

Politics – General

Cox: Saudi may have a super-green future after all | Reuters

Denmark, Costa Rica seek alliance to speed up the end of oil and gas | Reuters

Our leaders look climate change in the eyes, and shrug | Hamilton Nolan | The Guardian

Paris commitments

Opaque net zero pledges not enough to tackle the climate crisis, experts say – EURACTIV.com

                  

Pakistan’s Ten Billion Trees Tsunami, in photos - Washington Post

Why the Paris Climate Agreement Might be Doomed to Fail - Inside Climate News

Science

Ecology

Historical warming consistently decreased size, dispersal and speciation rate of fish | Nature Climate Change

If we lose the Amazon, our world will lose its future | openDemocracy

Is deep-sea mining a cure for the climate crisis or a curse? | Mining | The Guardian

IPCC report

Analysis: What the new IPCC report says about when world may pass 1.5C and 2C | Carbon Brief

Analysis-U.N. climate report depicts fast-warming world where 'nobody is safe' | Reuters

Climate change: IPCC report is 'code red for humanity' - BBC News

'Hours on a footnote’: Scientists felt joy, frustration in making U.N. climate report | Reuters

In-depth Q&A: The IPCC’s sixth assessment report on climate science | Carbon Brief

IPCC report shows scientists 'screaming at the top of their lungs' | Fortune

IPCC report: The climate news is about to get a lot worse - The Washington Post

UN Climate Panel Contends With Models Showing Implausibly Fast Warming - Yale E360

Science – General   

Extreme weather: IPCC report may have underplayed risk of freak El Nino and La Nina events

Opinion | Beware the moon’s wobble - The Washington Post

Q&A: How do climate models work? | Carbon Brief

Urgent need for post-growth climate mitigation scenarios | Nature Energy

War footing needed to correct economists climate change failings

Summations

Are extreme events worse than climate scientists projected? | TheHill

Climate change: 'We've created a civilisation hell bent on destroying itself – I'm terrified', writes Earth scientist

Global warming effects most felt in Russia — Academy of Sciences president - Society & Culture - TASS

Global warming is too ‘wicked’ to just muddle our way through

It’s now or never: Scientists warn time of reckoning has come for the planet | Climate change | The Guardian

Tech Can’t Fix It - The New York Times

The gift we should give to the living world? Time, and lots of it | George Monbiot | The Guardian

Tipping points

New Research Explores the Costs of Climate Tipping Points, and How They Could Compound One Another - Inside Climate News