Fourth National Climate Assessment, Volume Two

Cover Just Released: Fourth National Climate Assessment Vol II: Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States. Hashtag: #NCA4 Key Links https://nca2018.globalchange.gov https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Ch01_Overview.pdf https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_Report-in-Brief.pdf https://twitter.com/usgcrp Questionsgood Is the report or portions of the report available in other languages? Are there relevant videos and Q&A sessions with the authors? Is there an audio version of …

Australia Climate 2018

Australia flag The rolling conversation about climate change in Australia Headlines ‘We’ll be voting soon’: Students take on PM over climate change https://www.smh.com.au/education/school-students-on-mass-strike-to-protest-climate-change-inaction-20181129-p50j4c.html https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/nov/26/im-striking-from-school-for-climate-change-too-save-the-world-australians-students-should-too https://www.bbc.com/news/amp/world-australia-46380418 Australia named as one of the world’s worst performers Queensland bushfires: Thousands told to flee ‘catastrophic’ threat Embedded Tweets What the kids learn at school.My @smh @theage cartoon. pic.twitter.com/elgKCcijUX — …

Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC

Report cover Recommended Reading: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 ºC The report considers the global effort needed to achieve the Paris Agreement’s ambitious goal of limiting warming to 1.5℃. Hashtag: #SR15 Key Links http://www.ipcc.ch/ http://www.ipcc.ch/report/sr15/ Interview requests Time stamps: 28:30 Q&A 29:30 What’s new? 30:30 …

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)

Logo Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – http://www.ipcc.ch – is the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change. It was established by the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) in 1988 to provide policymakers with regular scientific assessments concerning climate change, its implications and potential …

Integrated Assessment Models

Buzzwords Integrated assessment modelling (IAM) is a type of scientific modelling often used by the environmental sciences and environmental policy analysis. The modelling is integrated because environmental problems do not respect the borders between academic disciplines. Integrated assessment models therefore integrate knowledge from two or more domains into a single framework. Integrated modelling is referred …

Paris Agreement

Buzzwords Key Links http://www.cop21.gouv.fr – http://www.cop21.gouv.fr/tweetwall http://newsroom.unfccc.int http://newsroom.unfccc.int/cop21parisinformationhub French English Information Hub Carbon Footprint Spanish Livestreaming Video http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21 http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/plenary-1 http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/plenary-2 http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-1 http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-2 http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/channels/press-room-3 On Demand Video http://unfccc6.meta-fusion.com/cop21/events Essay Given the transformation needed, #COP21 is a wakeup call to improve our understanding through more engaged communication. Mainstream press and TV coverage will neither improve in quantity …

Heat Wave

Buzzwords Heat Wave = occurs when the daily maximum temperature of more than five consecutive days exceeds the average maximum temperature by 5 °C (9 °F), the normal period being 1961–1990. Headlines https://qz.com/1349882/drought-wildfires-and-flood-images-from-the-uk-japan-and-the-arctic Wikipedia Heat wave Planeta.com Extreme Heat Heat Dome Record Breaking Temperature Changing Climate

Banking on Climate Change

New report: Banking on Climate Change. Rainforest Action Network’s ninth annual fossil fuel finance report card shows how big banks continue to fund the climate crisis Key Links https://www.ran.org/bankingonclimatechange2018 Banking on Climate Change (PDF) Press Release: SAN FRANCISCO, March 28, 2018 — A report released today by Rainforest Action Network, BankTrack, Indigenous Environmental Network, Oil …

Extreme Events

Buzzwords Extreme Events = Lying in the outermost (“most unusual”) 10 percent of a place’s history Also see: Extreme Heat Events = Sustained periods of abnormally and uncomfortably hot, and often humid, weather. NOAA https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/climate-information/extreme-events https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/news/advancing-study-extreme-events Observing Mother Nature CEC http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/monitoring-health-impacts-extreme-heat-events http://www.cec.org/our-work/projects/helping-north-america-communities-adapt-climate-change-pilot-syndromic-surveillance-system-extreme-heat-events https://www.cdc.gov/climateandhealth/pubs/ClimateChangeandExtremeHeatEvents.pdf Headlines https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/extreme-events-virtually-impossible-without-warming Planeta.com Health Changing Climate Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and …

Warming Stripes

Buzzwords Warming Stripes = Visualization of climate change Hashtag: #WarmingStripes Climate Lab: Climate change is a complex global issue, requiring simple communication about its effects at the local scale. This set of visualisations highlight how we have witnessed temperatures change across the globe over the past century or more. The colour of each stripe represents …