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The 100 most crucial climate change news links from December 2022

News links for January


Climate effects

Guest post: Why the southern hemisphere is stormier than the northern - Carbon Brief

Here are the places where global warming is slowest - and why - Washington Post

'Zombie’ viruses are thawing from melting permafrost in Russia - The Washington Post

NASA Study: Rising Sea Level Could Exceed Estimates for U.S. Coasts – Climate Change: Vital Signs of the Planet

How the climate crisis may be changing the way tornadoes behave | CNN

The bizarre and destructive 2022 hurricane season ends » Yale Climate Connections

Quantifying Flash Droughts over China from 1980 to 2017 - Fu - Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres - Wiley Online Library


Cold weather

A Christmas-week winter storm and Arctic blast for the ages, by the numbers - The Washington Post

A little Xmas cheer for trees - by Bill McKibben

Heavy snow in Japan kills at least 17 | Japan | The Guardian

Is climate change triggering extreme cold? The debate is super hot - The Washington Post

What Is the Polar Vortex? And Other Cold-Weather Climate Questions - The New York Times

Winter storms are back — and scientists say climate change is making them a lot worse |

A ‘Once in a Generation’ Storm. What’s the Role of Climate Change?

Human toll of deadly US storm grows in ‘blizzard of the century’



Contemplating places that will no longer exist - The University of Sydney

‘Firmageddon’: Oregon conifers suffer record die-off as climate crisis hits hard | Oregon | The Guardian

Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting, with broad disturbances for people, ecosystems and wildlife

Polar bears and climate change: What does the science say?

Shift in tuna populations could cost small Pacific islands $90 million a year » Yale Climate Connections


Alaska’s northernmost city posts warmest winter temperature on record - The Washington Post

Argentina’s record-breaking 2022 heatwave made ‘60 times more likely’ by climate change - Carbon Brief

ESD - Rapid attribution analysis of the extraordinary heat wave on the Pacific coast of the US and Canada in June 2021

State of the climate: 2022 is currently tied for fourth warmest year on record - Carbon Brief


54% of projects extracting clean energy minerals overlap with Indigenous lands, research reveals

Puerto Rican towns sue major oil companies, alleging suppression of climate science | The Hill

‘Eco’ wood burners produce 450 times more pollution than gas heating – report | Air pollution | The Guardian

Planes, trains and automobiles: comparing cost, speed and emissions of Sydney-Melbourne travel | Transport | The Guardian

Scientists have discovered why methane rose dramatically in the atmosphere in 2020

Scientists thought carbon emissions had peaked. They’ve never been higher. - The Washington Post

Stop burning trees to make energy, say 650 scientists before Cop15 biodiversity summit | Cop15 | The Guardian


Cleaner energy

BP doubles down on hydrogen as fuel of the future | Reuters

Despite the hype, we shouldn’t bank on nuclear fusion to save the world from climate catastrophe | Robin McKie | The Guardian

Dismantling Sellafield: the epic task of shutting down a nuclear site | Nuclear power | The Guardian

Global renewable capacity growth set to double over next five years, says IEA | Reuters

Has green hydrogen sprung a leak? | Reuters

Over Half the World's Energy Transition Minerals Are on Indigenous Lands

The U.S. fusion energy breakthrough: Everything you need to know - The Washington Post



Guest post: Intensive, lower-carbon animal farming could raise pandemic risks - Carbon Brief

Frontiers | Methods for determining the CO2 removal capacity of enhanced weathering in agronomic settings

Methane emissions from agricultural ponds are underestimated in national greenhouse gas inventories | Communications Earth & Environment

New Zealand announces changes to agricultural emissions scheme to help farmers | Reuters

Seven reasons to be cheerful about the Amazon in 2023 – and three to be terrified | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian

Siberian carbon sink reduced by forest disturbances | Nature Geoscience

Witness to paradise being lost: my year in the dying Amazon | Amazon rainforest | The Guardian

A startup says it’s begun releasing particles in the atmosphere, in an effort to tweak the climate | MIT Technology Review


Satellites detect no real climate benefit from 10 years of forest carbon offsets in California

“How are we going to live?” Families dispossessed of their land to make way for Total’s Congo offsetting project - Unearthed

The call to put ‘a price on nature’ can be appealing – but it misunderstands what’s at stake | Jeff Sparrow | The Guardian


Mary Robinson: There is no climate justice without gender equality – The Irish Times

Lessons on Resistance From a Child of the First Climate-Change Generation | The Nation

Rising temperatures causing distress to foetuses, study reveals | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Should you not have kids because of climate change? It’s complicated. - The Washington Post

The outsize role of billionaires in charting the path on climate - The Washington Post

US college biology textbooks failing to address climate crisis, study says | Science | The Guardian

Vertical farms, indoor crops a growing trend as climate change drives advances in protected farming - ABC News

Without Indigenous leadership, attempts to stop the tide of destruction against nature will fail

How UK architecture has made homes vulnerable to extreme heat and cold - Washington Post

Climate change will become a CEO dealbreaker | Reuters

'Toxic cover-up': 6 lessons Australia can draw from the UN's scathing report on greenwashing

Climate Change is Driving Millions to the Precipice of a 'Raging Food Catastrophe' - Inside Climate News



Citing climate change, IOC postpones 2030 Winter Games host selection | The Japan Times

Heatflation, overshoot, soup throwers: Grist’s picks for words of the year

The classic ocean poetry taking on troubling new meanings

As the Climate Changes, Climate Fiction Is Changing With It - Inside Climate News

The classic ocean poetry taking on troubling new meanings | Poetry | The Guardian

International Cooperation

Frans Timmermans: 'The Paris Agreement is on the brink of death'

G7 establishes Climate Club to support green transition | Reuters

G7 nations to provide Vietnam with $15.5 bln to cut coal use | Reuters

Global science must not be treated as a diplomatic pawn

UN chief promises ‘no-nonsense’ climate summit in 2023 | United Nations News | Al Jazeera

World Bank, partners launch tracking system to clean up carbon markets | Reuters

Climate justice

Vanuatu publishes draft resolution seeking climate justice at the UN

Tiny Vanuatu Uses Its ‘Unimportance’ to Launch Big Climate Ideas - The New York Times

A newborn held aloft in Pakistan sums up the sheer injustice of the climate crisis | Fatima Bhutto | The Guardian

COP 15

Cop15: historic deal struck to halt biodiversity loss by 2030 | Cop15 | The Guardian

COP15: Key outcomes agreed at the UN biodiversity conference in Montreal - Carbon Brief

‘Extractivism’ is destroying nature: to tackle it Cop15 must go beyond simple targets | Rosemary Collard and Jessica Dempsey | The Guardian

Plan to protect 30% of Earth divides and inspires at Cop15 | Cop15 | The Guardian

National progress on emissions

Arctic Report Card 2022: The Arctic is getting rainier and seasons are shifting, with broad disturbances for people, ecosystems and wildlife

Are Democracies Up To the Climate Challenge? - Bloomberg

Bank floats $10 bln Brazilian bond plan to halt Amazon deforestation | Reuters

Lula faces stiff challenge to fulfil vow to reverse Amazon deforestation in Brazil | Brazil | The Guardian

EU agrees law to make airlines pay more to pollute | Reuters

EU strikes deal on world-first carbon border tariff | Reuters

France’s Plan To Ban Short-Haul Domestic Flights Wins Approval From European Commission

United States

US to Pay Millions to Move Tribes Threatened by Climate Change - The New York Times

The US is a rogue state leading the world towards ecological collapse | George Monbiot | The Guardian

U.S. floats new steel, aluminum tariffs based on carbon emissions | Reuters

Science research

Can we avert an Amazon tipping point? The economic and environmental costs - IOPscience

Global science must not be treated as a diplomatic pawn

‘I am an optimistic person’: the scientist who studies climate catastrophes

The burden of heatwave-related preterm births and associated human capital losses in China | Nature Communications


Climate change can be beaten - why some scientists are hopeful

Climate change will fuel humanitarian crises in 2023 -study | Reuters

Earth is not a benign mother. Prepare for its coming fury - Big Think

Global warming overshoots increase risks of climate tipping cascades in a network model | Nature Climate Change

Study reveals Climatic change doesn't necessarily bring evolution in species | Business Insider India

Environmental review of 2022: another mile on the ‘highway to climate hell’

There’s no such thing as ‘freak’ weather any more – and 2023 already looks like a disaster movie

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