[Klimalinks 17.7.2019] Geleakter IPCC-Bericht sieht Hunger durch „Klimaschocks“; Indiens Wasser-Krise; Kaliforniens Waldbrände sind 500% größer dank Klimawandel

• Ein geleakter Bericht des IPCC sieht eine Destabilisierung der Nahrungsmittelmärkte und eine Preissteigerung für Getreide bis zu 29% bis 2050: Cereal Prices May Rise 29% By 2050 Because of Climate Change: Leaked UN Report und World Hunger Is On the Rise and ‘Climate Shocks’ Are Partly to Blame, UN Says: A staggering 2 billion people around the world don’t have enough nutritious food to eat, and climate shocks like drought, heat waves, and extreme rainfall have played a large role in their plight, according to a new United Nations (UN) report.

Days of Extreme Heat Will Become Weeks as Climate Warms, U.S. Study Warns: Even regions of the U.S. where extreme heat and humidity have been rare should expect significant increases in the number of hot days by mid-century.

California’s Wildfires Are 500 Percent Larger Due to Climate Change

Southerners Are Scared of the Climate Crisis, and Their Politicians Are Ignoring Them: it’s the elected officials in these regions that are driving inaction, not the beliefs of their constituents or overwhelming climate denialism. Overall, 70% of Americans believe in climate change, and most Americans also think their elected representatives should be doing more to address the crisis—even Republican voters. Seeing the data side by side shows how Republican officials aren’t acting in their constituents’ best interests.

Heating up: Hotter Earth drives dollars to sustainable funds: [Investors are] envisioning profits made by companies targeting opportunities wrought by the changing climate. Perhaps more importantly, investors are also seeing big, potential losses to be avoided.
Consider the recent bankruptcy filing of PG&E, the California utility owner facing mountains of potential liabilities due to wildfires that devastated northern California. Some funds that take environmental, social and corporate-governance factors into account when making their investments long ago decided to avoid PG&E, which meant their investors didn’t take losses from the bankruptcy.

‘Breaking’ the heat index: US heat waves to skyrocket as globe warms, study suggests: As the globe warms in the years ahead, days with extreme heat are forecast to skyrocket across hundreds of U.S. cities, a new study suggests, perhaps even breaking the “heat index.”
“Our analysis shows a hotter future that’s hard to imagine today,” study co-author Kristina Dahl, a climate scientist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, said in a statement. “Nearly everywhere, people will experience more days of dangerous heat in the next few decades.”

• „After a 2.7 percent increase in U.S. energy-related carbon dioxide emissions in 2018, the U.S. Energy Department expects carbon dioxide emissions to fall 2.2 percent this year“. I believe it when I see it.

India’s Terrifying Water Crisis: To survive the climate emergency, India needs the collective power of small-scale, nature-based efforts.

• Several European grid operators have proposed to build at least ten artificial “energy islands” as wind power hubs in the North Sea to make use of large-scale offshore wind energy in meeting the continent’s climate targets.

Christians Care About Climate Change If It’s About Saving ‘God’s Creation’

Trump drilling leases could create more climate pollution than EU does in a year:

Donald Trump’s leases of public lands and waters for oil and gas drilling could lead to the production of more climate-warming pollution than the entire European Union contributes in a year, according to a new report.

The Wilderness Society estimates heat-trapping emissions from extracting and burning those fossil fuels could range between 854m and 4.7bn metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent, depending on how much development companies pursue.

The 28 nations in the European Union produced about 4bn metric tons of CO2 equivalent in 2014, the last year reported.

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