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Contents

1   Adaptation

 

2   Business and Industry

     2.1   Finance

 

3   Climate effects

     3.1   Cyclones/ Hurricanes/ Typhoons                               

     3.2   Cold weather

     3.3   Drought

     3.4   Ecology

          3.4.1   Reefs

     3.5   Economic effects

     3.6   Fires

     3.7   Heat

     3.8   Ice

          3.8.1   Arctic

          3.8.2   Glaciers

     3.9   Rain, floods and hail

     3.10 Sea rise

     3.11 Secondary climate effects

     3.12 Wet-dry extremes

 

4   Emissions

     4.1   Coal

     4.2   Methane

 

5   Mitigation

     5.1   Nuclear

     5.2   Negative emissions

          5.2.1   Vegetation

 

6   People

     6.2   Activism

     6.2   Climate migrants

     6.3   Food

     6.4   Indigenous peoples

     6.5   Law

     6.6   Media

     6.7   Health

 

7   Politics

     7.1   Climate Justice

     7.2   National commitments

     7.3   Small Island States

     7.4   United States

 

8   Science

     8.1   Summations

     8.2   Tipping points

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

1   Adaptation

In Taiwan tea country, a scramble to adapt to extreme weather | Reuters

‘Natural infrastructure’ could save billions a year in climate crisis response | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Sustainable grains for baking bread — and fighting climate change - Washington Post

2   Business and Industry

Can the World’s Most Polluting Heavy Industries Decarbonize? - Inside Climate News

Fossil fuel industry gets subsidies of $11m a minute, IMF finds | Fossil fuels | The Guardian

Google, YouTube to prohibit ads and monetization on climate denial content - Axios

Net Zero Tracker: Companies 'leading' governments on drive to strengthen climate targets | BusinessGreen News

The dirty dozen: meet America’s top climate villains | Georgia Wright, Liat Olenick and Amy Westervelt | The Guardian

2.1   Finance

A new bank specializes in climate-friendly financing » Yale Climate Connections

'Breakthrough': IMF develops fund to help debt-laden nations address climate risks

3   Climate effects

‘Apocalypse soon’: reluctant Middle East forced to open eyes to climate crisis | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Climate change has already hit southern Africa. Here's how we know

Climate change in Iraq poisons Fertile Crescent farmland, empties villages - Washington Post

Decreasing subseasonal temperature variability in the northern extratropics attributed to human influence | Nature Geoscience

Increasing heat and rainfall extremes now far outside the historical climate | npj Climate and Atmospheric Science

3.1   Cyclones/ Hurricanes/ Typhoons                               

Deadly, historic Tropical Cyclone Shaheen departs Oman - The Washington Post

3.2   Cold weather

The South Pole just had its most severe cold season on record - The Washington Post

3.3   Drought

Scientists sound the alarm over drought in East Africa: what must happen next

World Meteorological Organization says world ill-prepared for “looming water crisis” due to climate change - The Washington Post

 

3.4   Ecology

Giant sequoias and fire have coexisted for centuries. Climate crisis is upping the stakes | Climate crisis in the American west | The Guardian

 

3.4.1   Reefs

Climate change is killing the world’s coral reefs, study finds - The Washington Post

3.5   Economic effects

U.S. Warns Climate Poses ‘Emerging Threat’ to Financial System - The New York Times

3.6   Fires

Nighttime air in the western U.S. has turned drier, drying out fire fuels - The Washington Post

3.7   Heat

September 2021: Earth’s 5th-warmest September on record » Yale Climate Connections

State of the climate: Summer 2021 sets new high for average land temperature - Carbon Brief

3.8   Ice

3.8.1   Arctic

Huge hole discovered in Arctic's 'last ice' | Live Science

 

3.8.2   Glaciers

Conservationists in Chile aim to freeze water in man-made glaciers | Reuters

3.9   Rain, floods and hail

China floods: Nearly 2 million displaced in Shanxi province - BBC News

Climate change: More than two feet of rain fell in Italy in half a day, something not seen in Europe before - CNN

Extreme weather: What causes flash flooding? - BBC News

Late monsoon floods kill more than 150 in India and Nepal | Reuters

Postcard from the Himalayas: Hard rain is already falling | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

3.10 Sea rise

Raising the Estimate of Sea Level Rise | Harvard Magazine

The price of living near the shore is already high. It’s about to go through the roof. - The Washington Post

 

3.11 Secondary climate effects

Climate change: Human activity makes forests emit carbon - BBC News

Extreme weather is causing longer power outages. States and utilities can’t agree on solutions - The Washington Post

Increasing large wildfires over the western United States linked to diminishing sea ice in the Arctic | Nature Communications

3.12 Wet-dry extremes

World Meteorological Organization Sharpens Warnings About Both Too Much and Too Little Water - Inside Climate News

4   Emissions

Oil and Gas Prices May Stay High as Investors Chase Clean Energy - The New York Times

Streaming’s dirty secret: how viewing Netflix top 10 creates vast quantity of CO2 | TV streaming | The Guardian

The age of fossil-fuel abundance is dead | The Economist

We need to stop buying stuff – and I know just the people to persuade us | Adrian Chiles | The Guardian

 

4.1   Coal

Coal Stocks Rise, Even as the Planet Warms - The New York Times

 

4.2   Methane

Tiny leaks, big impacts: New research points to urban indoor methane leaks » Yale Climate Connections

 

 

5   Mitigation

Bangladesh Really Is a Climate Success Story - The Atlantic

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signs bill to ban gasoline-powered lawn equipment - The Washington Post

Countries are wasting money on energy sources they already know are history – EURACTIV.com

Geoengineering: We should not play dice with the planet | TheHill

Greenpeace calls for end to carbon offsets | Reuters

Pittsburgh’s climate-friendly plan for condemned homes » Yale Climate Connections

 

5.1   Nuclear

Why nuclear plants are shutting down - Vox

 

5.2   Negative emissions

The world-first experiment capturing CO2 from air and turning it to stone | The Independent

 

5.2.1   Vegetation

Canadian startup Flash Forest uses drones to replant forests - The Washington Post

Net zero is not enough – we need to build a nature-positive future | Frans Timmermans , Achim Steiner and Sandrine Dixson-Declève | The Guardian

The 'messy' alternative to tree-planting - BBC Future

 

 

6   People

Baby doomers: why are couples putting the planet ahead of parenthood? | The Spectator

How natural disasters benefit rich people but make the poor poorer – an illustrated story | Natural disasters | The Guardian

‘Nobody cares I have nowhere to live’: wildland firefighters struggle with homelessness | Wildfires | The Guardian

Vapor Storms Are Threatening People and Property - Scientific American

 

6.1   Activism

Gen Z on how to save the world: young climate activists speak out | Environment | The Guardian

Ideology: Storms lie ahead in clash of climate champions | Chatham House – International Affairs Think Tank

Jane Goodall on fires, floods, frugality and the good fight: ‘People have to change from within’ | Jane Goodall | The Guardian

UK's Prince William says great minds should focus on saving Earth not space travel | Reuters

Women do more to tackle climate change than men: Survey – POLITICO

 

6.2   Climate migrants

Black families passed their homes from one generation to the next. Now they may be lost | Climate crisis | The Guardian

In the face of unprecedented challenges, humanity is on the move

 

6.3   Food

Increasing risks of crop failure and water scarcity in global breadbaskets by 2030 - IOPscience

The Energy Mix Crop Failures Nearly 5 Times More Likely by 2030 - The Energy Mix

 

6.4   Indigenous peoples

Forced Relocation Left Native Americans More Exposed to Climate Threats, Data Show - The New York Times

Guest post: An Indigenous peoples’ approach to climate justice - Carbon Brief

How the Swinomish tribe has pioneered the fight against climate change - The Washington Post

In Samoa we are born into land, climate change threatens to take it away from us | Pacific islands | The Guardian

 

6.5   Law

Fearful of losing their homelands, islands are taking Australia to court over climate | Torres Strait Islands | The Guardian

U.N. panel says it can't rule on climate case brought by Thunberg | Reuters

U.S. House Democrats to subpoena Big Oil in climate deception probe | Reuters

Young Australians lodge human rights complaints with UN over alleged government inaction on climate | Australian politics | The Guardian

 

6.6   Media

‘We’re all climate journalists now’: how the weather took over everything | Climate crisis | The Guardian

 

6.7   Mental health

‘Eco-anxiety’: fear of environmental doom weighs on young people | Anxiety | The Guardian

 

 

7    Politics

Historical climate emissions reveal responsibility of big polluting nations | Greenhouse gas emissions | The Guardian

Opinion | Why the U.S. refusal to tax carbon creates a windfall for Saudi Arabia and Russia - The Washington Post

 

7.1   Climate Justice

Poorer countries spend five times more on debt than climate crisis – report | Climate crisis | The Guardian

UK, US, China: how the world’s carbon ‘centre of gravity’ moved over 200 years | Environment | The Guardian

Why we must address the colonial dimension of climate migration

 

7.2   National commitments

China issues plan for path to peak emissions and carbon neutral goal | South China Morning Post

Saudi Arabia commits to net zero emissions by 2060 - BBC News

 

7.3   Small Island States

'One of the greatest injustices': Pacific islands on the frontline of the climate crisis – video | World news | The Guardian

 

7.4   United States

White House, intelligence agencies, Pentagon issue reports warning that climate change threatens global security - The Washington Post

 

8   Science

Analysis: The lack of diversity in climate-science research - Carbon Brief

‘Case closed’: 99.9% of scientists agree climate emergency caused by humans | Climate crisis | The Guardian

Climate change research and the search for solutions: rethinking interdisciplinarity | SpringerLink

Congo Basin rainforest — invest US$150 million in science

Humans have impacted the Earth's atmosphere for hundreds of years longer than previously thought | Daily Mail Online

Trio of scientists win Nobel prize for physics for climate work | Nobel prizes | The Guardian

 

8.1   Summations

Guest post: What 100,000 studies tell us about climate impacts around the world - Carbon Brief

If the Bath's Overheated, You Turn the Cold Spigot Up and the Hot Spigot OFF. - by Bill McKibben - The Crucial Years

It’s easy to feel pessimistic about the climate. But we’ve got two big things on our side | Bill McKibben | The Guardian

The climate disaster is here – this is what the future looks like | Environment | The Guardian

Think big on climate: the transformation of society in months has been done before | George Monbiot | The Guardian

Why the energy transition is not enough

 

8.2   Tipping points

COP26: Why climate change tipping points that could lead to runaway global warming keep me awake at night – Professor Tim Lenton | The Scotsman