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Posted on 21 April 2022 by Doug Bostrom, Marc Kodack

Water packing warmth: it isn’t solely the oceans

It is usually remarked that we do not instantly discover or really feel most international warming as a result of most extra vitality being retained by the planet is ending up “saved” in Earth’s oceans. Given its excessive specific heat capacity, liquid water is an efficient sponge for an amazing quantity of warmth vitality. In a WIREs Local weather Change perspective piece, Tom Matthews and a group of authors together with Roger Pielke Sr. remind us that water vapor can be a extremely efficient technique of vitality storage, transport and liberation; ounce for ounce, water vapor can retailer rather more vitality than can liquid water, as we are able to see with steam locomotives. Because the article demonstrates in numbers, it is a lot of ammunition for chaos and disruption being loaded into our ambiance. As properly, Matthews et al. describe how international warming “sizzling spots” can go unidentified because of our debatable overemphasis on sensible heat, the measurement seen on standard thermometers. The authors go to supply that this latent heat saved in water vapor in Earth’s ambiance is given brief shrift in communications about local weather change to most people, and policymakers. Latent heat must be visible in climate communications explains why this communications hole must be remedied. 

Different notables:

Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries. “What might probably go unsuitable?” We might properly find yourself taking part in this ace within the gap, however let’s know our odds. This is one other draw back threat.

How Do Right-Wing Populist Parties Influence Climate and Renewable Energy Policies? Evidence from OECD Countries. In a phrase? “Badly,” if clawing our method out of the “burn every part” caveman mode is our goal. This text particulars how. 

Sources of opposition to renewable energy projects in the United States. It isn’t solely outmoded legacy vitality suppliers who oppose updating our vitality provides. Others do as properly, for causes which are extra complicated and fewer egocentric and cannot be ignored or bulldozed. This paper identifies and explores such points intimately. 

136 articles in 44 journals by 601 contributing authors

Observations of local weather change, results

2021: A Year of Unprecedented Climate Extremes in Eastern Asia, North America, and Europe
Zhou et al. Advances in Atmospheric Sciences
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s00376-022-2063-9

New seasonal pattern of pollution emerges from changing North American wildfires
Buchholz et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29623-8

Sea ice–air interactions amplify multidecadal variability in the North Atlantic and Arctic region
Deng & Dai Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29810-7

Increasing Multiyear Sea Ice Loss in the Beaufort Sea: A New Export Pathway for the Diminishing Multiyear Ice Cover of the Arctic Ocean
Babb et al.

The 2021 Pacific Northwest heat wave and associated blocking: meteorology and the role of an upstream cyclone as a diabatic source of wave activity
Neal et al.
Open Entry 10.1002/essoar.10510031.1

Stratospheric moistening after 2000
Konopka et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Identifying temporal trend patterns of temperature means and extremes over the Central Highlands, Vietnam
Phuong et al. Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

The 2020 California fire season: A year like no other, a return to the past or a harbinger of the future?
Drlica et al. World Ecology and Biogeography
Open Entry 10.111/geb.13498

Increasing stratification as observed by satellite sea surface salinity measurements
Olmedo et al. Scientific Stories
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-10265-1

Decadal observations of internal wave energy, shear, and mixing in the western Arctic Ocean
Superb & Cole Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Oceans

Instrumentation & observational strategies of local weather change, contributors, results

Integrated analysis of carbon dioxide and oxygen concentrations as a quality control of ocean float data
Wu et al. Communications Earth & Atmosphere
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s43247-022-00421-w

Alpha power exponentiated Teissier distribution with application to climate datasets
Poonia & Azad Theoretical and Utilized Climatology

Decadal changes in Arctic Ocean Chlorophyll a: Bridging ocean color observations from the 1980s to present time
Oziel et al. Distant Sensing of Atmosphere
Open Entry 10.1016/j.rse.2022.113020

Insights from 20 years of temperature parallel measurements in Mauritius around the turn of the 20th century
Awe et al. Local weather of the Previous
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/cp-18-793-2022

Global seasonal forecasts of marine heatwaves
Spillman et al. Frontiers in Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.3389/fclim.2021.801217

Modeling, simulation & projection of local weather change, results

(provisional hyperlink) Assessment of 21st century changing sea surface temperature, rainfall, and sea surface height patterns in the tropical Pacific Islands using CMIP6 greenhouse warming projections

(provisional hyperlink) Influence of Anthropogenic Warming on the Atlantic Multidecadal Variability and Its Impact on Global Climate in the Twenty-First Century in the MPI-GE Simulations

Global Increases in Compound Flood-Hot Extreme Hazards Under Climate Warming
Gu et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Change in Climate Sensitivity and Its Dependence on the Lapse-Rate Feedback in 4 × CO2 Climate Model Experiments
Journal of Local weather

Impact of SST on Present and Future Extreme Precipitation in Hokkaido Investigated Considering Weather Patterns
Hatsuzuka & Sato Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Atmospheres

When will humanity notice its influence on atmospheric rivers?
Tseng et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Atmospheres

Tropical and Subtropical Pacific Sources of the Asymmetric El Niño-La Niña Decay and their Future Changes
Chen et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Influence of Convective Heating Over the Maritime Continent on the West Antarctic Climate
Chen et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Dynamical downscaling projections of late twenty-first-century U.S. landfalling hurricane activity
Knutson et al. Climatic Change

Development of local weather & local weather results modeling, simulation & projection

Superior Daily and Sub-Daily Precipitation Statistics for Intense and Long-Lived Storms in Global Storm-Resolving Models
Ma et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

To Accurately and Lightly Downscale the Temperature Field by Deep Learning
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Expertise

Southern Ocean cloud and shortwave radiation biases in a nudged climate model simulation: does the model ever get it right?
Fiddes et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/acp-2022-259

Conservation of Dry Air, Water, and Energy in CAM and Its Potential Impact on Tropical Rainfall
Pritchard et al. Journal of Local weather

On deep learning-based bias correction and downscaling of multiple climate models simulations
Wang & Tian Local weather Dynamics

Reducing uncertainty in simulated increases in heavy rainfall occurrence
Nature Local weather Change

Constraining the increased frequency of global precipitation extremes under warming
Thackeray et al. Nature Local weather Change

Cryosphere & local weather change

A 20-year study of melt processes over Larsen C Ice Shelf using a high-resolution regional atmospheric model: Part 1, Model configuration and validation
Gilbert et al., JGR Atmospheres

A 20-year study of melt processes over Larsen C Ice Shelf using a high-resolution regional atmospheric model: Part 2, Drivers of surface melting
Gilbert et al., JGR Atmospheres

Increasing Multiyear Sea Ice Loss in the Beaufort Sea: A New Export Pathway for the Diminishing Multiyear Ice Cover of the Arctic Ocean
Babb et al.

Antarctic sea-ice expansion and Southern Ocean cooling linked to tropical variability
Chung et al. Nature Local weather Change

Global Snowmelt Onset Reflects Climate Variability: Insights from Spaceborne Radiometer Observations
Journal of Local weather

Spatial Patterns, Mechanisms, and Predictability of Barents Sea Ice Change
Efstathiou et al. Journal of Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.1175/jcli-d-21-0044.1

Intense atmospheric rivers can weaken ice shelf stability at the Antarctic Peninsula
Wille et al. Communications Earth & Atmosphere
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s43247-022-00422-9

Sea degree & local weather change

(provisional hyperlink) The contribution of Humboldt Glacier, North Greenland, to sea-level rise through 2100 constrained by recent observations of speedup and retreat


(provisional hyperlink) Human forager response to abrupt climate change at 8.2 ka on the Atlantic coast of Europe

Biology & local weather change, associated geochemistry

Acidification impacts and acclimation potential of foraminifera
François et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/bg-2022-91

(provisional hyperlink) Impacts of future climate change and atmospheric CO2 concentration on ecosystem water retention service

Regional sensitivity patterns of Arctic Ocean acidification revealed with machine learning
Krasting et al. Communications Earth & Atmosphere
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s43247-022-00419-4

Climate-driven range expansion through anthropogenic landscapes: Landscape connectivity matters
Maes & Van Dyck World Change Biology

Managing for the unexpected: building resilient forest landscapes to cope with global change
Mina et al. World Change Biology

Short-term exposure to heatwave-like temperatures affects learning and memory in bumblebees
Maxence et al. World Change Biology

The coral reef-dwelling Peneroplis spp. shows calcification recovery to ocean acidification conditions
Charrieau et al. Scientific Stories
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-10375-w

Coping with heatwaves: How a key species of seaweed responds to heat stress along its latitudinal gradient
Nauer et al. Marine Environmental Analysis

Effects of phenological mismatch under warming are modified by community context
Pardikes et al. World Change Biology

Planning for resilience: Incorporating scenario and model uncertainty and trade-offs when prioritizing management of climate refugia
Chollett et al. World Change Biology

Time changes everything: a multispecies analyses of temporal patterns in evaporative water loss
Žagar et al. Oecologia

Plant hydraulics, stomatal control, and the response of a tropical forest to water stress over multiple temporal scales
Detto & Pacala World Change Biology

Agriculture and climate change are reshaping insect biodiversity worldwide

Elevated extinction risk of cacti under climate change
Pillet et al. Nature Vegetation

GHG sources & sinks, flux, associated geochemistry

(provisional hyperlink) Identifying the biological control of the interannual and long-term variations in South Atlantic air-sea CO2 flux

(provisional hyperlink) Grazing enhances carbon cycling but reduces methane emission during peak growing season in the Siberian Pleistocene Park tundra site

Organic matter characteristics of a rapidly eroding permafrost cliff in NE Siberia (Lena Delta, Laptev Sea region)
Haugk et al. Biogeosciences
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/bg-19-2079-2022

Field-based tree mortality constraint reduces estimates of model-projected forest carbon sinks
Yu et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29619-4

Methane emissions from US low production oil and natural gas well sites
Omara et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29709-3

Extreme rainstorms drive exceptional organic carbon export from forested humid-tropical rivers in Puerto Rico
Clark et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29618-5

(provisional hyperlink) Impact of present and future aircraft NOx and aerosol emissions on atmospheric composition and associated direct radiative forcing of climate

Identifying main uncertainties in estimating past and present radiative forcing of peatlands
Mathijssen et al. World Change Biology
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/gcb.16189

Reconciling the total carbon budget for boreal forest wildfire emissions using airborne observations
Hayden et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/acp-2022-245

Decipher soil organic carbon dynamics and driving forces across China using machine learning
Li et al. World Change Biology

CO2 seize, sequestration science & engineering

Tree growth sensitivity to climate varies across a seasonal precipitation gradient
Yocom et al. Oecologia


Sources of opposition to renewable energy projects in the United States
Susskind et al. Vitality Coverage
Open Entry 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112922

Nigeria’s energy review: Focusing on solar energy potential and penetration
Chanchangi et al. Atmosphere, Improvement and Sustainability
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s10668-022-02308-4

Reversible Power-to-Gas systems for energy conversion and storage
Glenk & Reichelstein Reichelstein Zong Nature Communications
Open Entry 10.1038/s41467-022-29520-0

Electrifying passenger road transport in India requires near-term electricity grid decarbonisation
Abdul-Manan et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-29620-x

R&D performance and relevant factors of renewable energy projects: separating innovation and economic perspectives
Malisch et al. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Open Entry 10.1002/(sici)1099-0682(199811);2-k

Hotspots in the grid: Avian sensitivity and vulnerability to collision risk from energy infrastructure interactions in Europe and North Africa
Gauld et al. Journal of Utilized Ecology

Factors influencing wind turbine avoidance behaviour of a migrating soaring bird
Santos et al. Scientific Stories
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-10295-9

Geoengineering local weather

Concerns of climate intervention: understanding geoengineering security concerns in the Arctic and beyond
Versen et al. Climatic Change

Solar geoengineering could redistribute malaria risk in developing countries
Carlson et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.1101/2020.10.21.20217257


(provisional hyperlink) Impact of present and future aircraft NOx and aerosol emissions on atmospheric composition and associated direct radiative forcing of climate

Formation, radiative forcing, and climatic effects of severe regional haze
Lin et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/acp-2021-799

Local weather change communications & cognition

Advocating inaction: a historical analysis of the Global Climate Coalition
Brulle Environmental Politics

Thunberg’s Way in the Climate Debate: Making Sense of Climate Action and Actors, Constructing Environmental Citizenship
Fonseca & Castro Environmental Communication

Construing Climate Change: Psychological Distance, Individual Difference, and Construal Level of Climate Change
Chu Environmental Communication

Media coverage of CPEC in Pakistan: the case of the missing frame
Qusien & Robbins Local weather and Improvement

How Do Right-Wing Populist Parties Influence Climate and Renewable Energy Policies? Evidence from OECD Countries
Lockwood & Lockwood World Environmental Politics

Agronomy, animal husbundry, meals manufacturing & local weather change

The impact of climate change on coffee production of small farmers and their adaptation strategies: a review
Jawo et al. Local weather and Improvement

Responses of CO2 emissions and soil microbial community structures to organic amendment in two contrasting soils in Zambia
Hamamoto et al. Scientific Stories
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-10368-9

Combining stakeholder perception and ecological approaches for assessing vulnerability of floodplain wetlands in changing climate: a regional study
Sarkar et al. Worldwide Journal of Biometeorology

Variations in water-balance components and carbon stocks in poplar plantations with differing water inputs over a whole rotation: implications for sustainable forest management under climate change
Liu et al. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

Hydrology & local weather change

(provisional hyperlink) Decadal Background for Active Extreme Drought Episodes in the Decade of 2010–19 over Southeastern Mainland Asia

(provisional hyperlink) Impacts of future climate change and atmospheric CO2 concentration on ecosystem water retention service

(provisional hyperlink) Intra-annual variation of high and low-flow extremes associated with land use and climate change in the Upper Tekeze of the Nile river basin

An agent-based model for evaluating reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program: A benchmarked model applied to Jamaica Bay, NYC
Ruig et al. Threat Evaluation
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/risa.13905

Projected climate change and its impacts on glaciers and water resources in the headwaters of the Tarim River, NW China/Kyrgyzstan
Wortmann et al. Climatic Change
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s10584-022-03343-w

Temporal downscaling of daily precipitation to 10 min data for assessment of climate change impact on floods in small-size watersheds applied to Jinju, South Korea
Lee et al. Local weather Dynamics

Effect of CO2 concentration on drought assessment in China
Jiang et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Characterizing U.S. Drought over the Past Twenty Years using the U.S. Drought Monitor
Leeper et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Twentieth century precipitation trends in the upper Mzingwane sub-catchment of the northern Limpopo basin, Zimbabwe
Maviza et al. Theoretical and Utilized Climatology
Open Entry 10.1007/s00704-022-04040-5

Local weather change economics

A multi-model assessment of climate change damage in China and the World
Wang & Teng Advances in Local weather Change Analysis
Open Entry 10.1016/j.accre.2022.04.005

Climate change and regional inequality: The effect of high teperatures on fiscal stress
Yang & Tang City Local weather

Local weather change mitigation public coverage analysis

(provisional hyperlink) How injustice can lead to energy policy failure: A case study from Guatemala

Understanding pledge and review: learning from analogies to the Paris Agreement review mechanisms
Raiser et al. Local weather Coverage

(provisional hyperlink) Did Germany reach its 2020 climate targets thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic?

Rational planning strategies of urban structure, metro, and car use for reducing transport carbon dioxide emissions in developing cities
Yang et al. Atmosphere, Improvement and Sustainability
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s10668-022-02344-0

Jobs for a just transition: Evidence on coal job preferences from India
Blankenship et al. Vitality Coverage

Public attitude and policy selection of future energy sustainability in China: Evidence of the survey of the college students
Fang et al. Vitality Coverage
Open Entry 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112961

The market for electric vehicles in China: modelling the abolition of policy incentives
Wang et al. Local weather Coverage

Realization of Paris Agreement pledges may limit warming just below 2 °C
Meinshausen et al. Nature

Local weather change adaptation & adaptation public coverage analysis

Spatial overview of climate change impacts in Bangladesh: a systematic review
Ahmed & Khan Local weather and Improvement

An agent-based model for evaluating reforms of the National Flood Insurance Program: A benchmarked model applied to Jamaica Bay, NYC
Ruig et al. Threat Evaluation
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/risa.13905

Barriers and ways forward to climate risk management against indirect effects of natural disasters: A case study on flood risk in Austria
Reiter et al. Local weather Threat Administration
Open Entry 10.1016/j.crm.2022.100431

Who defines community in community-based adaptation: different perceptions of community between government and citizens in Ethiopia
Chung Local weather and Improvement

(provisional hyperlink) Riverscapes as natural infrastructure: Meeting challenges of climate adaptation and ecosystem restoration

Local weather change impacts on human well being

(provisional hyperlink) Changes in heat stress considering temperature, humidity, and wind over East Asia under RCP8.5 and SSP5-8.5 scenarios

Earth system’s gatekeeping of “One Health” approach to manage climate-sensitive infectious diseases
Dovie et al. GeoHealth


(provisional hyperlink) Intensification of Pacific trade wind and related changes in the relationship between sea surface temperature and sea level pressure

Trends and space–time patterns of near-surface temperatures on Maxwell Bay, King George Island, Antarctica
Bello et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Characteristics of rapidly intensifying tropical cyclones in the South China Sea, 1980?2016
Yang et al. Advances in Local weather Change Analysis
Open Entry 10.1016/j.accre.2022.04.004

Southern Ocean sea ice concentration budgets of five ocean-sea ice reanalyses
Nie et al. Local weather Dynamics
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s00382-022-06260-x

Knowledgeable opinion, nudges & main initiatives

Latent heat must be visible in climate communications
Matthews et al. WIREs Local weather Change

Government shareholders, wasted resources and climate ambitions: why is China still building new coal-fired power plants?
Clark et al. Local weather Coverage
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/14693062.2022.2062285

The Global South is the climate movement’s unsung leader
Frischmann et al. Nature Local weather Change

Reinventing energy efficiency for net zero
Rosenow & Eyre Vitality Analysis & Social Science

Articles/Stories from Companies and Non-Governmental Organizations Addressing Facets of Local weather Change

Drought and California’s Agriculture, Escriva-Bou et al., Public Coverage Institute of California

California’s agricultural sector—the nation’s largest—generates greater than $50 billion {dollars} in annual income and employs greater than 420,000 folks. The continued drought is decreasing water availability and growing crop water calls for taking a toll on agriculture and associated sectors. Financial impacts of the drought in 2021 have been modest statewide, however extra expensive within the Sacramento and North Coast areas. Dry circumstances will persist in 2022, growing impacts. Addressing the unfavourable impacts of pumping, accelerating water demand administration, and enhancing storage would enhance agriculture’s resilience.

Assessing Risk to the National Critical Functions as a Result of Climate Change, Miro et al., RAND Company

Nationwide Crucial Capabilities (NCFs) are authorities and private-sector capabilities so important that their disruption would debilitate safety, the economic system, public well being, or security. Researchers developed a threat administration framework to evaluate and handle the chance that local weather change poses to the NCFs and use the framework to evaluate 27 precedence NCFs. The report particulars the chance evaluation parts of the framework. The authors assessed threat based mostly on a scale that the Nationwide Threat Administration Middle makes use of that ranges from a score of 1 (no disruption or regular operations) to five (vital disruption on a nationwide scale). A score of three (average disruption) on the nationwide degree, though it nonetheless permits regular performing on a nationwide scale, must be considered extremely vital and contains the potential for main disruptions or failure of NCFs at a neighborhood or regional degree and for vital financial loss, well being and security impacts, and different penalties. Utilizing this threat score scale and projected modifications in eight local weather drivers recognized within the evaluation, flooding, sea-level rise, tropical cyclones and hurricanes, extreme storm techniques, excessive chilly, excessive warmth, wildfire, and drought, the authors examined how NCFs could possibly be affected by and in danger from local weather change in three future time durations (by 2030, by 2050, and by 2100) and two future greenhouse fuel emission situations, present and excessive.

Proposed Redesigned NAIC Local weather Threat Disclosure Survey,  Nationwide Affiliation of Insurance coverage Commissioners

The Local weather Threat Disclosure Survey is a voluntary threat administration instrument for state insurance coverage regulators to yearly request from insurers a non-confidential disclosure of the insurers’ evaluation and administration of their climate-related dangers. The aim of the Local weather Threat Disclosure Survey is to:

• Improve transparency about how insurers handle climate-related dangers and alternatives.

• Establish good practices and vulnerabilities.

• Present a baseline supervisory instrument to evaluate how climate-related dangers might have an effect on the insurance coverage trade.

• Promote insurer strategic administration and encourage shared studying for continuous enchancment.

• Allow better-informed collaboration and engagement on climate-related points amongst regulators and events.

• Align with worldwide local weather threat disclosure frameworks to cut back redundancy in reporting necessities.

The Energy of Neighborhood Utilities, Hanna et al., Democracy Collaborative and the Local weather and Neighborhood Mission

Publicly and cooperatively owned electrical utilities (neighborhood utilities) have the potential to display what an equitable, clear vitality system appears to be like like in america. They might turn out to be highly effective “anchor establishments” of their neighborhood by grounding their selections in democratic governance and neighborhood partnership, reasonably priced vitality and neighborhood wealth constructing, and entry to renewable vitality. Neighborhood utilities (i.e. public and cooperatively owned utilities) are higher fitted to a “Inexperienced New Deal”-style transition than for-profit company utilities (i.e. investor-owned utilities, IOUs). Many neighborhood utilities as they presently exist should be considerably reformed to satisfy their full potential.

Accufacts’ Perspectives on the State of Federal Carbon Dioxide Transmission Pipeline Safety Regulations as it Relates to Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Sequestration within the U.S., Kuprewicz, Pipeline Security Belief

In response to the latest flurry of multibillion greenback CO2 pipeline proposals pushed by the expanded tax credit score incentives supplied by the 2021 bipartisan infrastructure invoice, the report highlights the various points a significant CO2 pipeline buildout poses. Carbon dioxide has totally different bodily properties from merchandise sometimes moved within the U.S.’s present hazardous hydrocarbon liquid or pure fuel transmission pipeline system. These variations pose distinctive security hazards to the general public. Present federal laws don’t seem to for the protected transportation of CO2 by way of pipelines. The Pipeline Hazardous Supplies and Security Administration (PHMSA) ought to replace its laws of CO2 pipelines as rapidly as attainable. PHMSA presently workouts no jurisdiction over pipelines transporting CO2 as a fuel or liquid, and solely regulates CO2 pipelines with a focus of greater than 90% carbon dioxide compressed to a supercritical state, rendering any pipeline shifting CO2 in some other state or with lower than 90% purity completely unregulated by the company. There are additionally no laws requiring the addition of an odorant to assist detect leaks and ruptures, establishing an applicable course of for figuring out a possible impression space in case of a rupture, limiting harmful impurities, or a number of different common sense regulatory wants.

Evaluation of the Department of Defense’s Efforts to Address the Climate Resilience of U.S. Military Installations in the Arctic and Sub-ArcticDivision of Protection Inspector Common

U.S. navy set up leaders on the six Arctic and sub-Arctic installations we visited didn’t conduct set up resilience assessments and planning required by DoD directive and public regulation. DoD Directive 4715.21, “Local weather Change Adaptation and Resilience” (2016), requires DoD Parts to combine local weather change issues into DoD Part coverage, steering, plans, and operations. As well as, 10 U.S.C. § 2864 (2020) requires commanders of main navy installations to establish, assess, and develop plans to deal with navy set up resilience and environmental dangers and threats to property, infrastructure, and mission. Nevertheless, most set up leaders on the six installations we visited within the Arctic and sub-Arctic area have been unfamiliar with navy set up resilience planning necessities, processes, and instruments, and didn’t adjust to necessities to establish present and projected environmental dangers, vulnerabilities, and mitigation measures or incorporate these issues into plans and operations. These circumstances occurred due to an absence of DoD and Service Part emphasis on set up local weather resilience. Particularly, navy set up leaders centered on present climate and vitality challenges slightly than analyzing their installations’ infrastructure, property, and mission publicity and vulnerability to local weather change; the DoD and Service Parts didn’t present steering for implementing navy set up resilience assessments; and set up leaders lacked sources to research and assess local weather change.

Shining Cities 2022, The Top U.S. Cities for Solar Energy, Pforzheimer and Neumann, Atmosphere America Analysis and Coverage Middle and Frontier Group

Within the eighth survey of photo voltaic vitality in America’s largest cities the authors discovered that the quantity of solar energy put in in simply 9 U.S. cities exceeds the quantity put in in your complete United States 10 years in the past. Of the 56 cities surveyed in all eight editions of this report, 15 recorded a tenfold enhance of their photo voltaic capability between 2014 and 2022. To proceed America’s progress towards renewable vitality, cities, states, and the federal authorities ought to undertake robust insurance policies to make it simple and reasonably priced for householders, companies, and utilities to “go photo voltaic.” The cities with essentially the most photo voltaic PV put in per resident are the “Photo voltaic Superstars” – cities with 100 or extra watts of photo voltaic PV capability put in per capita. Subsequent are “Photo voltaic Stars” with over 50 watts per individual. In 2014, solely eight of the cities surveyed for the report had sufficient photo voltaic PV per capita to be ranked as “Photo voltaic Stars,” however now 34 cities have earned the title. The highest cities for photo voltaic per capita are, so as, Honolulu, HI, Las Vegas, NV; San Diego, CA; Albuquerque, NM; and San Jose, CA.

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