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The Shortlist from January 2021 news


‘The sea is rising, the climate is changing’: the lessons learned from Mozambique’s deadly cyclone | Cyclone Idai | The Guardian

12 new books explore fresh approaches to act on climate change » Yale Climate Connections

2020 was hottest year on record by narrow margin, Nasa says | Climate change | The Guardian

5 Reasons Climate Champs Fail on Forests | Dogwood Alliance

A fossil fuel demand peak is fast approaching, but will it come soon enough?

A wing and a prayer: how birds are coping with the climate crisis | Birds | The Guardian

Activating ‘tipping points’ in society could push world towards greater climate action, researchers say | The Independent

Analysis: Which countries met the UN’s 2020 deadline to raise ‘climate ambition’? | Carbon Brief

Analysis: Will China build hundreds of new coal plants in the 2020s?

Anthropogenic intensification of short-duration rainfall extremes | Nature Reviews Earth & Environment

As the Arctic melts, scientists say a regime shift is taking place - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Baby sharks emerge from egg cases earlier and weaker in oceans warmed by climate crisis | Sharks | The Guardian

Be water: Japan's big, lonely bet on hydrogen - Nikkei Asia

Biden returns US to Paris climate accord hours after becoming president | Climate change | The Guardian

Broken record: The planet is getting hotter. And hotter. And hotter. - Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Carbon Market Outlook: Bank of England Sees Prices Tripling With Push on Climate - Bloomberg

Carbon-chomping soil bacteria may pose hidden climate risk | School of Engineering and Applied Science

Climate change could have a ‘profound’ negative impact on child malnourishment | Carbon Brief

Climate change will shift planet’s rain belt, threatening food security for billions, scientists say | The Independent

Climate change: Hong Kong’s government raises US$2.5 billion as it prices Asia’s first ever 30-year sovereign green bond | South China Morning Post

Climate change: what would 4°C of global warming feel like?

Climate chaos batters global insurance industry | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Climate crisis: 2020 was joint hottest year ever recorded | Environment | The Guardian

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather | Environment | The Guardian

Climate crisis: record ocean heat in 2020 supercharged extreme weather | Environment | The Guardian

Climate crisis: Warming oceans linked to mass starfish die-offs around the world | The Independent

Climate crisis: world is at its hottest for at least 12,000 years – study | Environment | The Guardian

Climate Deniers Shift Tactics to 'Inactivism' - Scientific American

Climate sensitivity increases under higher CO2 levels due to feedback temperature dependence - Bloch‐Johnson - - Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online Library

Climate-Fueled Disasters Killed 475,000 People over 20 Years - Scientific American

Climate-smart farming for western Nepal villages eases migration pressure | Reuters

Coinciding crises: how COVID-19 and climate change are putting pressure on health systems worldwide – and how we can prepare for the future | UNDP Climate Change Adaptation

Countries adapting too slowly to climate breakdown, UN warns | Climate change | The Guardian

Cyclones reduce India’s wind power generation | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Direct Air Capture: Definition, Cost, & Considerations | World Resources Institute

Disasters 2020: Fires, floods, hurricanes, typhoons, and locusts set records - Vox

Early next step: Add risk management to National Climate Assessment » Yale Climate Connections

Economic growth based on forest conversion has ‘no future’ | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Editorial: Climate change remains the greatest crisis of our crisis-filled era - Los Angeles Times

Extreme U.S. weather in 2020: Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes - The Washington Post

Fighting for the climate: France's new eco-warriors - Reporters

Forests to Burn | Sierra Club

France and UK lead push for climate finance to restore nature

Global ice loss accelerating at record rate, study finds | Environment | The Guardian

Global Ice Loss on Pace to Drive Worst-Case Sea Level Rise - Inside Climate News

GM becomes first major U.S. automaker to pledge all electric cars and SUVs by 2035 - The Washington Post

Great Lakes ice cover hit a record low in mid-January - The Washington Post

Greater committed warming after accounting for the pattern effect | Nature Climate Change

Green Climate Fund invests $23.1 million towards building the climate resilience of Mongolian herder communities | UNDP Climate Change Adaptation

Green economy plans fuel new metals and energy 'supercycle' | Business | The Guardian

Guest post: How to ‘fairly’ share emissions from goods traded around the world | Carbon Brief

Heatwaves may mean Sydney is too hot for people to live in 'within decades' - ABC News

How climate change is reducing numbers of humpback whale calves in the north-west Atlantic

How do renewable energy sources hold up in a warming world?

In the Marshall Islands, climate change is already influencing decisions to move » Yale Climate Connections

Indigenous agroforestry revives profitable palm trees and the Atlantic Forest

Jamie Alexander: No matter where we work, every job is a climate job now | TED Talk

John Kerry commits US to climate crisis fight but warns world is way off pace | John Kerry | The Guardian

Land ecosystems rapidly approaching ‘temperature tipping point’, study says | The Independent

Landscape restoration initiatives in India benefit rural communities, report says - CIFOR Forests News

Major droughts ahead of famine and Black Death in 14th century have parallels with climate crisis today, researchers say | The Independent

Many Scientists Now Say Global Warming Could Stop Relatively Quickly After Emissions Go to Zero - Inside Climate News

Most Europeans plan to curb flying and eat less meat for climate, EU poll says –

Nature-based solutions needed to enhance climate resilience in Southeast Asia (commentary)

Net-zero emissions by 2050: leadership or climate colonialism? | The Canberra Times | Canberra, ACT

New Zealand school climate strikers call for 'can-do Kiwi attitude' to combat crisis | New Zealand | The Guardian

Not just polar bears: Lizards and snakes will feel global warming's effects » Yale Climate Connections

Oil majors deepen push into offshore wind - Axios

Opinion | I’ve Said Goodbye to ‘Normal.’ You Should, Too. - The New York Times

'Our futures are at stake': sport's climate crisis weakness and how to change it | Sport | The Guardian

Patches of Amazon untouched by humans still feel impact of climate change

Peat bogs: restoring them could slow climate change – and revive a forgotten world

Peat fires continue to burn at air temperature of -50C in northeastern Yakutia

People were more scared of climate change than catching Covid in 2020 | News | Eco-Business | Asia Pacific

Poor and island states highlight toll of climate disasters in submissions to UN

Putin is finally waking up to Russia’s climate change problem | The Spectator

Quarter of known bee species have not been recorded since 1990 | Bees | The Guardian

Reviewing the horrid global 2020 wildfire season » Yale Climate Connections

Rising temperatures and increasing demand challenge wheat supply in Sudan | Nature Food

Science Moms, formed by female scientists, seeks to educate other mothers about climate change - The Washington Post

Scientists search for ways to lock more carbon in the soil » Yale Climate Connections

Shifting baselines syndrome makes it harder to comprehend the pace of climate change and the coronavirus - Axios

Southern Ocean is warming quickly, threatening ice in Antarctica - The Washington Post

Study finds link between hotter weather and lower student test scores » Yale Climate Connections

Study of Growth Rings in Tundra Shrubs Reveals Spread of Arctic `Browning’ - Yale E360

Study: Warming already baked in will blow past climate goals - ABC News

The Climate Crisis Is Worse Than You Can Imagine. Here’s What Happens If You Try. — ProPublica

The impacts of REDD+ on the social-ecological resilience of community forests - IOPscience

The state of the climate in 2021 - BBC Future

The surprising link between wine corks and climate change » Yale Climate Connections

There’s a simple way to green the economy – and it involves cash prizes for all | Carbon tax | The Guardian

To Counter Climate Change, We Need to Stop Burning Things | The New Yorker

Top scientists warn of 'ghastly future of mass extinction' and climate disruption | Environment | The Guardian

Tree line on Mt. Fuji reaches new heights; global warming cited : The Asahi Shimbun

Trey Hill and other farmers are hoping Joe Biden will pay them to lock carbon in their soil - Washington Post

Tuvalu Coastal Adaptation Project empowering women and girls | UNDP Climate Change Adaptation

U.S. and Canada underestimating climate risk from abandoned oil and gas wells: study | Reuters

U.S. Disaster Costs Doubled in 2020, Reflecting Costs of Climate Change - The New York Times

Unchecked Global Warming Could Collapse Whole Ecosystems, Maybe Within 10 Years - Inside Climate News

Warming Seas Are Accelerating Greenland's Glacier Retreat – NASA Sea Level Change Portal

Weather disasters cost $150bn in 2020, revealing impact of climate change – report | Bushfires | The Guardian

Why 2021 could be turning point for tackling climate change - BBC News

Why projects to adapt to climate change backfire | University of Oxford

Wildfires having devastating effect on air quality in western US, study finds | Wildfires | The Guardian

Worried about Earth's future? Well, the outlook is worse than even scientists can grasp

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