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

Contents of this page

 

Adaptation

 

Business and Industry

Carbon pricing

Finance

 

Climate effects

Cyclones / Hurricanes / Typhoons          

Drought

Ecology

          Amazon rainforest

          Coral reefs

Fires

Heat

          Extreme humidity

Ice

Climate secondary effects

Oceans

          Deoxygenation

Rain, floods and hail

Sea rise

Wet-dry extremes

 

Emissions

Land based emissions

          Agriculture

          Deforestation and habitat

Coal

Methane

 

Mitigation

Cleaner energy

Nuclear

Negative emissions activities

          Oceans

          Blue carbon

          Agricultural drawdown

          Forest and habitat drawdown

Carbon capture technologies

 

People

Activism

Belief systems about climate

Climate migrants

Cultural loss and damage

Food

          Famine

Health and safety

Indigenous peoples

Media

Women and girls

 

Politics

Climate Justice

Cop 26 Conference         

National progress on emissions

          Europe including UK

          Less developed countries

          Russia

          Small Island States

          United States

 

Science summations

News links for December

 

Adaptation

 

Countries have failed to adapt for unavoidable climate damage, UN says | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

Relentless Drought, Fatal Flooding: Kenyans Find Climate Solutions Under Threat of Extreme Weather - The Energy Mix

 

 

Business and Industry

 

Half world’s fossil fuel assets could become worthless by 2036 in net zero transition | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

 

 

Carbon pricing

 

A Global Carbon Price Is a Mirage - WSJ

We can't let markets decide the future of removing carbon from the atmosphere

 

Finance

 

‘$22-Trillion Time Bomb’ Ahead Unless Banks Drop High-Carbon Investments, Moody’s Warns - The Energy Mix

 

 

 

Climate effects

 

Cyclones / Hurricanes / Typhoons  

                  

Earth’s hurricane activity has been record quiet since late September - The Washington Post

 

Drought

Cloud seeding gains steam as West faces worsening droughts - The Washington Post

 

Ecology

Albatross ‘divorce’: Large sea birds known for monogamy may be pushed to split up because of climate change, study finds - The Washington Post

 

Forests: Tree deaths are increasing across Europe due to climate change | New Scientist

 

Amazon rainforest

Morphological consequences of climate change for resident birds in intact Amazonian rainforest

 

Coral reefs

‘Confronting’: Great Barrier Reef faces frequent extreme coral bleaching at 2C heating, research finds | Great Barrier Reef | The Guardian

 

Fires

CSIRO study proves climate change driving Australia’s 800% boom in bushfires

Climate change is now main driver of wildfire weather - Los Angeles Times

Wildfires are erasing Western forests. Climate change is making it permanent. | Grist

 

Heat

Continuous rise of the tropopause in the Northern Hemisphere over 1980–2020

Europe is warming faster than the rest of the world and scientists are puzzled | Space

Fall foliage was disrupted by climate change. It might be the new normal.

Extreme Humidity

On the Controlling Factors for Globally Extreme Humid Heat - Raymond - - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

 

Ice

Greenland lost the most ice from iceberg calving and ocean melt on record this year - The Washington Post

 

New climate models reveal faster and larger increases in Arctic precipitation than previously projected | Nature Communications

 

Climate secondary effects

High-flying wildfire smoke may threaten ozone layer | Science | AAAS

 

Oceans

Deoxygenation

Marine Oxygen Levels are the Next Great Casualty of Climate Change - Scientific American

 

 

Rain, floods and hail

Record rainfall prompts evacuations along the Pacific north-west | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Hundreds stung by scorpions as freak storms lash southern Egypt province

West African monsoon precipitation impacted by the South Eastern Atlantic biomass burning aerosol outflow | npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

 

Sea rise

Photos show Senegal neighborhood disappearing as sea levels rise - The Washington Post

Sea levels rising twice as fast as 1990s | News | The Times

 

Wet-dry extremes

 

Contrasting response of hydrological cycle over land and ocean to a changing CO2 pathway | npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

 

Guest post: How hourly rainfall extremes are changing in a warming climate - Carbon Brief

 

Emissions

Climate change: Flying is 'twice as damaging to the climate' as previously thought

Germany’s coalition deal kills combustion engine, saves the sportscar – POLITICO

Global CO2 emissions have been flat for a decade, new data reveals - Carbon Brief

Ithaca, New York votes to decarbonize every building in climate change fight - The Washington Post

 

Land based emissions

Agriculture

ESSDD - Pre- and post-production processes along supply chains increasingly dominate GHG emissions from agri-food systems globally and in most countries

 

Deforestation and habitat

Brazil's Amazon deforestation surges to 15-year high, undercutting government pledge | Reuters

Climate Benefits of Iconic Protected Forests Are Under Threat | World Resources Institute

 

 

Coal

China's key industries could hit peak coal use by 2024 - govt researcher | Reuters

Coal shares lose ground after Glasgow climate deal | Reuters

More than 40 countries agree to phase out coal-fired power | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

Methane

Guest post: The Global Methane Pledge needs to go further to help limit warming to 1.5C - Carbon Brief

 

 

Mitigation

Toronto’s deep lake water cooling (DLWC) is the world’s largest. Here’s how it works. - Washington Post

 

Cleaner energy

World leaders announce plan to make green tech cheaper than alternatives | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

Nuclear

Scientists pour cold water on Bill Gates′ nuclear plans | Business | Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 08.11.2021

 

Negative emissions activities

 

Oceans

The ocean is essential to tackling climate change. So why has it been neglected in global climate talks?

 

Blue carbon

Blue carbon: the hidden CO2 sink that pioneers say could save the planet | Carbon offsetting | The Guardian

 

Agricultural drawdown

The carbon opportunity cost of animal-sourced food production on land | Nature Sustainability

The potential of agricultural land management to contribute to lower global surface temperatures

 

Forest and habitat drawdown

Forests can't handle all the net-zero emissions plans – companies and countries expect nature to offset too much carbon

Carbon capture technologies

Why net zero carbon capture contraptions are absurd - Resilience

 

 

People

It’s a fairytale that world governments will fix our climate crisis. It’s up to us | Bill McKibben | The Guardian

It’s time to shift from the ‘war on terror’ to a war on climate change | Heidi Peltier | The Guardian

Landowners who own a third of England make 'climate-friendly' carbon pledge

Make extreme wealth extinct: it’s the only way to avoid climate breakdown | George Monbiot | The Guardian

 

Women and girls

 

COP26 panel discusses how girls are disproportionately affected by climate change - The Washington Post

COP26: Why Addressing Climate Change Requires New Metrics And Women

‘They’re killing our children’: mothers from around the world demand action on fossil fuels | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

Activism

Artists must confront the climate crisis – we must write as if these are the last days | Ben Okri | The Guardian

 

Climate protesters disrupt the world’s largest coal port - The Washington Post

In the Fight Against Climate Change, Young Voices Speak Out - The New York Times

At COP26, 100,000 march for climate justice - The Washington Post

Climate migrants

Climate change fuels global border crisis | Evening Standard

'My dad's village no longer exists', campaigners call for COP26 action on refugees | Reuters

 

Food

Famine

Can genetically engineered seeds prevent a climate-driven food crisis? » Yale Climate Connections

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

 

Health and safety

1bn people will suffer extreme heat at just 2C heating, say scientists | Climate crisis | The Guardian

COP26 scientist: Humanitarian aid must prepare for climate emergency

Extreme weather takes toll on frontline cleaners in rural Hong Kong with more than half having suffered heatstroke, survey finds | South China Morning Post

 

Indigenous peoples

Indigenous peoples had a clear vision for Cop26, but it has not been delivered | Victoria Tauli-Corpuz | The Guardian

 

RECLAIMING OUR INDIGENEITY: A Cure for Climate Trauma? - Emerge

 

Media

The forgotten oil ads that told us climate change was nothing | Environment | The Guardian

 

Cultural loss and damage

Global heating is destroying rock art tens of thousands of years old, experts warn | Indigenous art | The Guardian

 

Canada’s Tar Sands: Destruction So Vast and Deep It Challenges the Existence of Land and People - Inside Climate News

 

Belief systems about climate

 

Imaginary lock-ins in climate change politics: the challenge to envision a fossil-free future: Environmental Politics: Vol 0, No 0

 

Europe Fears That Rising Cost of Climate Action Is Stirring Anger - The New York Times

Meet the ‘inactivists’, tangling up the climate crisis in culture wars | Climate crisis | The Guardian

New poll finds climate impacts have failed to shift views on global warming - The Washington Post

 

 

Politics

 

Climate Justice

COP26: For climate justice to be achieved, the UK needs to pay for the damage the British Empire caused

 

Economic cost of climate crisis in developing world to far exceed aid pledged by richer nations, says UN report | The Independent

 

India criticised over coal at Cop26 – but real villain was climate injustice | Cop26 | The Guardian

At COP26 in Glasgow, pressure on rich nations to pay for damages - The Washington Post

 

Cop 26 Conference

Climate optimism is an illusion, UN chief tells Cop26 | Cop26 | The Guardian

Cop26 has to be about keeping fossil fuels in the ground. All else is distraction | George Monbiot | The Guardian

 

COP26 negotiators reach climate agreement in Glasgow, but acknowledge it won’t avert dangerous warming - The Washington Post

 

Cop26: Hundreds of scholars brand Glasgow summit a ‘failure’, and call for ‘real green revolution’ | The Independent

 

The Cop26 message? We are trusting big business, not states, to fix the climate crisis | Adam Tooze | The Guardian

 

The Glasgow summit left a huge hole in the world’s plans to curb climate change | The Economist

 

National progress on emissions

 

Full article: Countries with sustained greenhouse gas emissions reductions: an analysis of trends and progress by sector

 

Climate pledges built on flawed emissions data, Post investigation finds - Washington Post

 

Europe including UK

Boris Johnson, host of COP26, went from climate skeptic to warrior - The Washington Post

Less developed countries

India pledges new climate crisis goal: Net zero by 2070 | Latest News India - Hindustan Times

 

Russia

Russia adopts long-term climate strategy, rejects U.S. criticism | Reuters

 

Small Island States

Cop26: Pacific delegates condemn ‘monumental failure’ that leaves islands in peril | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

United States

House passes roughly $2 trillion spending package to expand social benefits and fight climate change - The Washington Post

U.S. House panel subpoenas Big Oil in climate deception probe | Reuters

 

 

 

Science summations

 

After the failure of Cop26, there’s only one last hope for our survival | George Monbiot | The Guardian

 

Avoiding temperature ‘overshoot’ reduces multiple climate change risks, say scientists - Carbon Brief

 

Cop26: world on track for disastrous heating of more than 2.4C, says key report | Cop26 | The Guardian

 

Explainer: What's the difference between 1.5°C and 2°C of global warming? | Reuters

Extreme weather is moving faster than global efforts to combat climate change - Axios

IPCC Scientist Survey Shows Most Expect Climate Catastrophe Soon

Beware: Gaia may destroy humans before we destroy the Earth | James Lovelock | The Guardian