Showing posts from October, 2017

California Cool Roofs (Nature):

Water conservation benefits of urban heat mitigation

A More Arid US Southwest Region (PLOS):

Little Ice Age climatic erraticism as an analogue for future enhanced hydroclimatic variability across the American Southwest

Book on Coastlines (Gary Griggs):

Coasts in Crisis: A Global Challenge

Sea Level Rise Projections (ERL):

Linking sea level rise and socioeconomic indicators under the Shared Socioeconomic Pathways

Climate & Mammals with Bamboo Diets (Current Biology):

Feeding Ecology and Morphology Make a Bamboo Specialist Vulnerable to Climate Change

World Report on Greenhouse Gas Levels:

WMO 2017 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

Study ~ Population & Climate Policy (PNAS):

Impact of population growth and population ethics on climate change mitigation policy

Study ~ Political Views & Climate Anomalies (ERL):

Bayesian Versus Politically Motivated Reasoning in Human Perception of Climate Anomalies

Climate Central Report on US Cities:

These U.S. Cities Are Most Vulnerable to Major Coastal Flooding and Sea Level Rise

Book by Jeff Goodell:

The Water Will Come: Rising Seas, Sinking Cities & the Remaking of the Civilized World

Euro-Drought Study (Nature):

Observed drought indices show increasing divergence across Europe

US Carbon Tax Survey (ERL):

Public Willingness to Pay for a US Carbon Tax & Preferences for Spending the Revenue

Book ~ Canadian Glaciers (Rocky Mountain Books):

Our Vanishing Glaciers: The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West

NYC Sea-Level Rise Study (PNAS):

Impact of climate change on New York City’s coastal flood hazard: Increasing flood heights from the preindustrial to 2300 CE

US Government Accountability Office Report:

Climate Change: Information on Potential Economic Effects Could Help Guide Federal Efforts to Reduce Fiscal Exposure

Marine Food Chain Study (Science):

Temporal variation in pelagic food chain length in response to environmental change

Marine Life Study (Science):

Abundance and local-scale processes contribute to multi-phyla gradients in global marine diversity

Sea-Level Rise Research (Nature):

Coralgal reef morphology records punctuated sea-level rise during the last deglaciation

UN's FAO Report:

The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2017

Insect Population Study (PLOS):

More than 75 percent decline over 27 years in total flying insect biomass in protected areas

Mitigation Study (PNAS):

Natural Climate Solutions

Rainstorm Study (ERL):

Deciphering the expression of climate change within the Lower Colorado River basin by stochastic simulation of convective rainfall

Climate & Human Health Study (GeoHealth):

Climate variability, vulnerability and natural disasters: A case study of Zika Virus in Manabi, Ecuador following the 2016 Earthquake

Macrofauna Study (Nature):

Methane fluxes from coastal sediments are enhanced by macrofauna

Cloud Feedback Study (Journal of Advances in Modeling Earth Systems - JAMES):

Analyzing the dependence of global cloud feedback on the spatial pattern of sea surface temperature change with a Green's function approach

Columbia University White Paper:

The Near-term Impacts of Climate Change on Investors

LA Times Editorial Board:

The climate-change fire alarm from Northern California

Watch PBS Frontline:

War on the EPA (55 min)

Study ~ Impacts on Kenya (American Journal of Climate Change):

Climate Change Vulnerability and Impacts Analysis in Kenya

Climate Feedback Story on Misinformation:

False claim that global warming is natural propagates in a climate misinformation echo-chamber

From Midwest Economic Policy Institute (US):

Climate Change & its Impact on Infrastructure Systems in the Midwest

Mongabay on Conservation Study:

Conserving habitat not enough to help species cope with climate change

New Zealand Report on Climate & Migration:

Gone with the Wind: International Migration

Carbon Brief Analysis:

How Well Have Climate Models Projected Global Warming?

Acidification Study (Nature Communications):

Redox reactions and weak buffering capacity lead to acidification in the Chesapeake Bay

Media Study (Climatic Change):

Representation of Indigenous peoples in climate change reporting

Oreskes & Cook on Climate Denial (Environmental Communication):

Response by Oreskes to “Beyond Counting Climate Consensus”

Response by Cook

Trenberth, et al. Opinion in EOS:

Taking the Pulse of the Planet

Two Soil Studies:

Annual Review of Ecology, Evolution and Systematics: The Ecology of Soil Carbon

Global Change Biology: Networking our science to characterize the state, vulnerabilities, and management opportunities of soil organic matter

Australian Energy Report (Climate Council):

Powering a 21st Century Economy: Secure, Clean, Affordable Electricity

Study ~ Ecology & Climate Models (Frontiers in Marine Science):

A Synergistic Approach for Evaluating Climate Model Output for Ecological Applications

Chris Mooney on Greenland (WaPo):

Scientists mapping Greenland have produced some surprising — and worrying — results

South America Study (Nature):

Unprecedented drought over tropical South America in 2016: significantly under-predicted by tropical SST

Atlas Mountains Research (Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution):

Environmental Drivers of Holocene Forest Development in the Middle Atlas, Morocco