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The 100 most crucial climate change news links from January 2023

News links for February


Climate effects


Australia fights a highly destructive termite aided by climate change - The Washington Post

China warns of more floods and heatwaves in 2023

Climate change: We’ve entered the era of unnatural disasters. Here’s what we must do

Dozens of billion-dollar weather disasters hit Earth in 2022 » Yale Climate Connections

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective - American Meteorological Society

New climate reality: Less warming, but worse impacts on the planet - The Washington Post

Relentless rain, record heat: study finds climate crisis worsened extreme weather | Climate crisis | The Guardian


Wild Weather Swings Are Robbing California of Its Trees - The New York Times

More than 2,400 lives will be lost to bushfires in Australia over a decade, experts predict | Health | The Guardian


Cold weather

Why Can a Warming Climate Increase Snowfall? - The New York Times

How Climate Change Is Shaping California’s Winter Storms - The New York Times

California snowpack deepest in four decades | The Hill

Compare This Snow Season to Every Winter for More Than 50 Years - The New York Times


Future global streamflow declines are probably more severe than previously estimated | Nature Water

Future socio-ecosystem productivity threatened by compound drought–heatwave events | Nature Sustainability


How Water Finally Became a Climate Change Priority - Scientific American



Alaska’s Arctic Waterways Are Turning a Foreboding Orange | WIRED

Climate change is leaving African elephants desperate for water

Death in the marshes: environmental calamity hits Iraq’s unique wetlands | Iraq | The Guardian

Ecologically unequal exchanges driven by EU consumption | Nature Sustainability

Exclusive: Huge chunk of plants, animals in U.S. at risk of extinction | Reuters

Satellite Images Reveal Beavers Are Transforming The Arctic "Like Wildfire" : ScienceAlert

Shrinking body size and climate warming: Many freshwater salmonids do not follow the rule - Solokas - Global Change Biology - Wiley Online Library


‘Extreme event’: warm January weather breaks records across Europe | Extreme weather | The Guardian

Thousands of records shattered in historic winter warm spell in Europe - The Washington Post

Los Angeles is becoming too hot to bear. Can it design its way cooler? | Los Angeles | The Guardian

Record warm winter in parts of Europe forces closure of ski slopes | Europe | The Guardian

Australia could swing from three years of La Niña to hot and dry El Niño in 2023 | Australia weather | The Guardian


European weather: Winter heat records smashed all over continent - BBC News

Climate change: UK's 2022 was hottest year on record, says forecaster | Reuters

How a wildly warm winter is rippling through Europe and the U.S. - The Washington Post

NASA Says 2022 Fifth Warmest Year on Record, Warming Trend Continues – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet


Snowless slopes spoil holiday skiing in Switzerland | Reuters

UK’s record hot 2022 made 160 times more likely by climate crisis | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Melting ice

Glacial lake outburst floods threaten millions globally | Nature Communications

Glacial lake outbursts put 15 million people at risk to catastrophic flooding, researchers find - CNN

Half of Earth's glaciers will vanish this century, study finds - The Washington Post

Half of world’s glaciers to ‘disappear’ with 1.5C of global warming - Carbon Brief

More frequent atmospheric rivers slow the seasonal recovery of Arctic sea ice | Nature Climate Change

Scientists Report a Dramatic Drop in the Extent of Antarctic Sea Ice - Inside Climate News

Rain, floods and cyclonic winds

California's Atmospheric River Blitz is a Mild Reminder of an Inevitable Climatic Calamity

Here's how climate change may be fueling tornadoes - The Washington Post

Here's how climate change may be fueling tornadoes - The Washington Post

New Zealand roiled by flash floods, landslides for third day | Reuters

'Once in a century' flood cuts off communities in northwestern Australia | Reuters

Philippines: Christmas Floods Kill 51 and Strand Thousands - The New York Times

Support for Pakistan has ebbed away – yet its deadly floodwaters have not | Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif | The Guardian


The other 'big one': How a megaflood could swamp California's Central Valley » Yale Climate Connections


BP scales back climate targets as profits hit record - BBC News

Cost-effective mitigation of nitrogen pollution from global croplands | Nature

Exclusive: China Energy places order to import Australian coal | Reuters

How Plastic Pollution Causes Climate Change

Net zero possible in 2040s, says outgoing UK climate business expert | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Stranded assets and early closures in global coal mining under 1.5∘C - IOPscience


Exclusive: World Bank seeks more funds to address climate change, other crises -document | Reuters

Canada oil sands producers to begin evaluating proposed carbon storage site | Reuters

‘Recession Resilient’ Climate Start-Ups Shine in Tech Downturn - The New York Times

World’s biggest investment fund warns directors to tackle climate crisis or face sack | Sovereign wealth funds | The Guardian

Cleaner energy

Fusion vs Fission: A Climate Mitigation Dilemma

Germany has built LNG terminals in months. Wind turbines still take years. - The Washington Post

Germany, Norway want to tie the knot with new hydrogen pipeline –

Is a Dam in Rural Portugal a Key to Our Alternative Energy Future? - The New York Times

Putting solar panels in grazing fields is good for sheep | New Scientist

Renewable spurt pushes power towards emissions 'tipping point' | Reuters

The Missing Minerals: To Shift to Clean Energy, America Must Rethink Supply Chains


The hidden underwater forests that could help tackle the climate crisis | Oceans | The Guardian

Amazon’s least-deforested areas are due to ‘vital role’ of Indigenous peoples - Carbon Brief

Brown gold: the great American manure rush begins | Farming | The Guardian

Quantifying global carbon dioxide removal deployment - IOPscience


Texas agriculture agency says climate change threatens state’s food supply | The Texas Tribune

A Boston-area organizer is helping communities get ready for more extreme heat waves » Yale Climate Connections

‘A partner you can rely on’: Falling in love while the climate changes » Yale Climate Connections

Better insurance could effectively mitigate the increase in economic growth losses from U.S. hurricanes under global warming | Science Advances

Climate change is transforming Australia’s cultural life – so why isn’t it mentioned in the new national cultural policy?

Epidemic of kidney disease in Nepali workers presages climate change future of the world - The Washington Post

Extinction Rebellion says 'we quit' – why radical eco-activism has a short shelf life

Florida Neighborhoods Are Gentrifying in the Wake of Hurricanes, Study Finds - Yale E360

Forest Equity: What Indigenous People Want from Carbon Credits - Yale E360

Global pollinator losses causing 500,000 early deaths a year – study | Insects | The Guardian

How Climate Change Affects Book Preservation - The New York Times

How evangelicals moved from supporting environmental stewardship to climate skepticism

How faith can inspire environmental action

Society isn’t changing fast enough to stop climate change: study | The Hill

The amazing system plants use to shape their roots and why it could help protect crops from climate change


'Boys will be boys': why consumers don't punish big polluters for greenwashing lies

8 artists who are grappling with climate change and imagining a better world » Yale Climate Connections

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

Politics and International Cooperation

Energy giant ExxonMobil sues EU to block energy windfall tax - BBC News

Exclusive: World Bank seeks more funds to address climate change, other crises -document | Reuters

Four West African nations get $311 million from World Bank for renewables | Reuters

John Kerry Says Oil Chief Leading COP28 Is 'Terrific.' It's Terrifying | Opinion

Australian review finds no problem with carbon offset programme | Reuters

France’s Hottest Year Was Also 2nd Driest, Putting Climate Pressure on Government

Science research

Mathematical Alarms Could Help Predict and Avoid Climate Tipping Points - Inside Climate News

On some aspects of the response to stochastic and deterministic forcings - IOPscience

Can microplastics pose a threat to ocean carbon sequestration? - ScienceDirect

Extreme climate change and contemporary analogs for cities in mainland China in a 2.0 °C warmer climate - ScienceDirect

Regional and tele-connected impacts of the Tibetan Plateau surface darkening | Nature Communications

Why scientists are using the word scary over the climate crisis | Climate crisis | The Guardian

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