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The 100 most crucial climate change news links

from March 2023

News links for April


Climate effects


Antarctic ocean currents heading for collapse - report - BBC News


Increasing extreme melt in northeast Greenland linked to foehn winds and atmospheric rivers | Nature Communications


Increasing hypoxia on global coral reefs under ocean warming | Nature Climate Change


Lake levels are rising across the world and climate change is to blame | New Scientist


Unusually heavy snowfall on US west coast is ‘once-in-a-generation’ event | Extreme weather | The Guardian


Drought and fire


Argentina's 'unprecedented' drought pummels farmers and economy | Reuters


Horn of Africa drought is set to become the region’s worst on record | New Scientist


Somalia drought: 43,000 died in 2022 and this year’s toll will be higher, study finds | The Independent


Smoke from Australian bushfires depleted ozone layer by up to 5% in 2020, study finds | Ozone layer | The Guardian


Why the world needs a fire department - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists





Animals and People Are Clashing More Frequently Thanks to Climate Change, New Study Says - Inside Climate News


Climate change is pushing tigers and leopards into snow leopard’s mountainous territory in Nepal


Climate-driven zooplankton shifts cause large-scale declines in food quality for fish | Nature Climate Change


Continent-wide declines in shallow reef life over a decade of ocean warming | Nature


Nature in danger as mountain forest loss quickens - BBC News


Not just flowering time: a resurrection approach shows floral attraction traits are changing over time | Evolution Letters | Oxford Academic


Heat and melting ice


Argentina's record-breaking heatwave has 'no similarities in history' | CNN


Europe experienced second-warmest winter on record | Reuters


Abyssal ocean overturning slowdown and warming driven by Antarctic meltwater | Nature


Arctic ice has seen an 'irreversible’ thinning since 2007, study says - The Washington Post


‘Everyone should be concerned’: Antarctic sea ice reaches lowest levels ever recorded | Antarctica | The Guardian


Melting Antarctic ice predicted to cause rapid slowdown of deep ocean current by 2050 | Antarctica | The Guardian


Regime shift in Arctic Ocean sea ice thickness | Nature


Sea level rise from West Antarctic mass loss significantly modified by large snowfall anomalies | Nature Communications


Rain, floods and cyclonic winds


California storm: Atmospheric river hits with record rainfall, floods


Cyclone Freddy was the most energetic storm on record. Is it a harbinger of things to come?


Factbox: Cyclone Freddy among Africa's deadliest storms | Reuters


Flash floods: why are more of them devastating the world’s driest regions?


Floods kills at least 10 in southeast Turkey, Anadolu says | Reuters


Freddy: The deadly cyclone that lasted more than a month - BBC News


Heavy rainfall from New Zealand’s Cyclone Gabrielle ‘more common on warmer planet’ - Carbon Brief



Biden approves controversial Willow oil drilling project in Alaska | Alaska | The Guardian


Climate ambitions for European aviation: Where can sustainable aviation fuels bring us? - ScienceDirect


Revealed: 1,000 super-emitting methane leaks risk triggering climate tipping points | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian


US electricity from renewables surpasses coal for first time | The Hill





Cleaner energy


China’s electric vehicle and climate ambitions jeopardized by surging critical material prices | Nature Communications


Geothermal is gaining momentum as a climate-friendly energy source


Global renewables capacity grew by 10% last year-IRENA | Reuters





Big oil firms touted algae as climate solution. Now all have pulled funding | Biofuels | The Guardian


Biggest carbon credit certifier to replace its rainforest offsets scheme | Carbon offsetting | The Guardian


Carbon credit rule-makers must engage Indigenous People


Climate change: New idea for sucking up CO2 from air shows promise - BBC News


Deforestation is reducing rainfall all over the tropics | New Scientist


Forget geoengineering. We need to stop burning fossil fuels. Right now | Rebecca Solnit | The Guardian


Here’s to reviving the ancient practice of silvopasture | Aeon Essays

Regrowth of degraded tropical forests offsets ‘a quarter’ of deforestation emissions - Carbon Brief


Restoring just nine groups of animals could help combat global warming | New Scientist

Tropical deforestation causes large reductions in observed precipitation | Nature


US firm to bid to turn DRC oil permits in Virunga park into conservation projects | Democratic Republic of the Congo | The Guardian




A favourite reef, a beloved atoll: Marshall Islands parents name children after vanishing landmarks | Marshall Islands | The Guardian


‘A living pantry’: how an urban food forest in Arizona became a model for climate action | Arizona | The Guardian


Climate Activism as a Possible Solution to Parents` Climate Grief - Mountain Mamas


Climate change and conflict | Nature Reviews Earth & Environment


How Buddhism can inform climate activism: a conversation with Kritee Kanko » Yale Climate Connections


More than lip service: In the struggle to curb climate change, we must listen to women – POLITICO


Opinion | How to meet the climate crisis? Redefine ‘abundance.’ - The Washington Post


Phosphorus Saved Our Way of Life—and Now Threatens to End It | The New Yorker


Risk of isolation increases the expected burden from sea-level rise | Nature Climate Change


When Climate Change Melts Your Relationship - The New York Times


Drought caused 43,000 ‘excess deaths’ in Somalia last year, half of them young children | Global development | The Guardian


'The day I couldn’t find grains; I fled to Kenya', the ordeal of Somalis fleeing hunger | Africanews


Hollywood’s Climate Adviser - The New York Times




Aramco: Saudi state-owned oil giant sees record profit of $161bn - BBC News


EU agrees world's first bond issuance rules to combat greenwashing | Reuters


Food brands struggling to weather the 'polycrisis' unleashed by war and climate change | Reuters


In a first, coal company agrees to use social cost of carbon - E&E News


Naomi Oreskes on the fossil fuel industry's "fight for its life" | Semafor


Opinion | A Rush to Mine the Deep Sea Is Underway. It Must Be Stopped. - The New York Times


Quality standards to hold carbon offsetting industry to account | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian


Stop insuring carbon projects 'immediately', activists tell bosses | Reuters


‘Terrified for my future’: climate crisis takes heavy toll on young people’s mental health | Climate crisis | The Guardian


Yellen warns climate change is causing major financial losses in U.S.


International Cooperation

Are debt-for-climate swaps finally taking off?


As Pacific islanders, we bear the brunt of the climate crisis. The time to end fossil fuel dependence is now | Ralph Regenvanu and Seve Paeniu | The Guardian


DRC's dilemma: Generate oil wealth or combat climate change? – DW – 03/15/2023


Explainer: Have European countries violated human rights through climate inaction? | Reuters


In the name of the planet, Wales curtails roadbuilding | The Economist


International courts and climate change - The Hindu


International law doesn’t protect people fleeing environmental disaster – here’s how it could


It's time to bring in climate change when talking about terrorism


Japan’s 'green transformation' would derail the energy transition in Asia


'Loss and damage' climate fund should be in place this year -Egyptian negotiator | Reuters


New cars sold in EU must be zero-emission from 2035 - BBC News


New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide | Oil | The Guardian


Ocean treaty: Historic agreement reached after decade of talks - BBC News


Q&A: How the EU wants to race to net-zero with ‘Green Deal Industrial Plan’ - Carbon Brief


Q&A: IPCC wraps up its most in-depth assessment of climate change - Carbon Brief


United Nations adopts landmark resolution on climate justice | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Vulnerable nations join alliance to prepare loss and damage plans

Who has contributed most to global warming?

World's highest court can set out countries' climate obligations after Vanuatu secures historic UN vote | CNN


Science research


Analysis: How the diversity of IPCC authors has changed over three decades - Carbon Brief


Arctic climate modeling too conservative, says new research


Do back-to-back disasters show first climate tipping point is upon us? | New Scientist


Enhanced Asian warming increases Arctic amplification - IOPscience


Global cropland exposure to extreme compound drought heatwave events under future climate change - ScienceDirect


Global Surface Ocean Acidification Indicators From 1750 to 2100 - Jiang - 2023 - Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems - Wiley Online Library


Guest post: What 13,500 citations reveal about the IPCC’s climate science report - Carbon Brief


Humanity at the climate crossroads: highway to hell or a livable future? | Climate crisis | The Guardian


IPCC's conservative nature masks true scale of action needed to avert catastrophic climate change

Opinion | IPCC report is latest reminder climate change is about to get worse - The Washington Post


Projected West Antarctic Ocean Warming Caused by an Expansion of the Ross Gyre - Gómez‐Valdivia - 2023 - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

UN climate report: Scientists release 'survival guide' to avert climate disaster - BBC News


World can still avoid worst of climate collapse with genuine change, IPCC says | Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) | The Guardian

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