Showing posts from March, 2018

German Mitigation Analysis (ERL):

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Delayed mitigation narrows the passage between large-scale CDR and high costs

Ecological Changes in Warming Arctic (Nature):

The world’s largest High Arctic lake responds rapidly to climate warming

Report ~ US Wildlife Conservation (Nat'l Wildlife Fed.):

Reversing America's Wildlife Crisis

Tidal Floods & Vulnerable Roads (Transport. Research Record):

Recent and Future Outlooks for Nuisance Flooding Impacts on Roadways on the US East Coast

Climate Oscillations & Crop Productivity (Nature):

Two-thirds of global cropland area impacted by climate oscillations

Soil Moisture & GHG Emissions (Nature):

Nitrogen-rich organic soils under warm well-drained conditions are global nitrous oxide emission hotspots

Report ~ Financing Fossil Fuels (Rainforest Action Network):

Banking on Climate Change: Fossil Fuel Finance Report Card 2018

Modeling ENSO (Atmos. Science Letters):

Uncertainties in simulated El Niño–Southern Oscillation arising from internal climate variability

Permafrost Carbon Feedback (PNAS):

Dependence of the evolution of carbon dynamics in the northern permafrost region on the trajectory of climate change

Threatened Fish Communities (Fish and Fisheries):

Climate change alters fish community size‐structure, requiring adaptive policy targets

Booklet by Climate Communication Experts:

The Consensus Handbook: Why the Scientific Consensus on Climate Change is Important

European Forestry Report:

Climate-Smart Forestry: mitigation impacts in three European regions

Canadian Study ~ Boreal Forest Wildfires (Ecosphere):

Wildfire‐mediated vegetation change in boreal forests of Alberta, Canada

UN-backed Land Degradation Report (Media Release):

Worsening Worldwide Land Degradation Now ‘Critical’, Undermining Well-Being of 3.2 Billion People

DeSmog(Blog) UK ~ Climate Denial & Cambridge Analytica:

Web of Power: Cambridge Analytica and the Climate Science Denial Network Lobbying for Brexit and Trump

Global & Regional Sea Level Rise (Nature):

Internal climate variability and projected future regional steric and dynamic sea level rise

Updated Int'l Nonprofit Coal Report:

Boom & Bust 2018: Tracking the Global Coal Plant Pipeline

Palm Trees & Shifting Climate Zones (Nature):

The relation between global palm distribution and climate

Updated European Academies Report:

Extreme weather events in Europe: Preparing for climate change adaptation

US Great Plains Food Production (Nature):

Climate-Driven Crop Yield and Yield Variability and Climate Change Impacts on the U.S. Great Plains Agricultural Production

US Bird Communities (PLOS):

Projected avifaunal responses to climate change across the U.S. National Park System

Magazine ~ Research in Arctic & Antarctic (Alfred Wegener Inst.):

Tracking Change: Climate Research in Polar Regions (88pg)

FAO Report ~ Food Insecurity:

Global Report on Food Crises

IEA March 2018 Report:

Global Energy & CO2 Status Report

UN-backed Biodiversity Reports:

IPBES Assessment Reports

Guardian: Destruction of nature as dangerous as climate change, scientists warn

Great Pacific Garbage Patch (Nature):

Evidence that the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is rapidly accumulating plastic

Chris Mooney (WaPo): Plastic within the Great Pacific Garbage Patch is ‘increasing exponentially,’ scientists find

Climate GeoWeb Tool ~ U of Cincinnati (AMS):

Climate Similarity Search: GeoWeb Tool for Exploring Climate Variability

UC Story

The US Diet & Greenhouse Gas Emissions (ERL):

Greenhouse gas emissions and energy use associated with production of individual self-selected US diets

Temperature - Disease Dynamics (PLOS):

Empirical evidence that metabolic theory describes the temperature dependency of within-host parasite dynamics

Food Security (ERL):

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture without compromising food security

World Bank Report ~ Climate Migration:

Groundswell: Preparing for Internal Climate Migration

(4:13 Min)

African Rainfall (Nature):

Changes in Ugandan Climate Rainfall at the Village and Forest Level

European Windstorms (ERL):

Increased wind risk from sting-jet windstorms with climate change

Lund U Master Thesis ~ British Coastline & Sea-Level Rise:

Inundation scenarios in a changing climate: assessing potential impacts of sea-level rise on the coast of South-East England

Fungi & Soil Carbon (J of Ecology):

Association of ectomycorrhizal trees with high carbon‐to‐nitrogen ratio soils across temperate forests is driven by smaller nitrogen not larger carbon stocks

Updated Fracking Report:

Compendium of Scientific, Medical, and Media Findings Demonstrating Risks and Harms of Fracking (5th Ed.)

Arctic Ice Loss & Atmospheric Circulation (GRL):

Multimodel Evidence for an Atmospheric Circulation Response to Arctic Sea Ice Loss in the CMIP5 Future Projections

UN World Water Development Report:

Nature-based Solutions for Water

Survey of Environmental Journalists (George Mason U):

Climate Matters in the Newsroom: Society of Environmental Journalists Member Survey

Survey ~ Motivating US Parents to Act (ERL):

Framing clean energy campaigns to promote civic engagement among parents

Study ~ Emotional Appeals (J of Communication):

Pathways of Influence in Emotional Appeals: Benefits and Tradeoffs of Using Fear or Humor to Promote Climate Change-Related Intentions and Risk Perceptions

Report ~ US Sea Level Rise (Virginia Institute of Marine Science):

Anthropocene Sea Level Change: A History of Recent Trends Observed in the U.S. East, Gulf, and West Coast Regions

Greenland Lake Drainage (Nature):

Cascading lake drainage on the Greenland Ice Sheet triggered by tensile shock and fracture

Report ~ The Climate Crisis (Climate Reality Project):

Extreme Weather & the Climate Crisis

Increasing Snow Avalanches (PNAS):

Climate warming enhances snow avalanche risk in the Western Himalayas

Biodiversity Conservation (Nature):

The implications of the United Nations Paris Agreement on climate change for globally significant biodiversity areas

International Report ~ Weather Extremes:

Trends in Weather Extremes (February 2018)

Consensus Statement by Commonwealth Nations:

Commonwealth Academies of Science Consensus Statement on Climate Change

Greenpeace Report ~ Fragile Antarctic Ocean:

Licence to Krill: The Little-Known World of Antarctic Fishing

Extreme US Winter Weather (Nature):

Warm Arctic episodes linked with increased frequency of extreme winter weather in the United States

NOAA Report ~ US West Coast Marine Ecosystem:

California Current Ecosystem Status Report

Carbon Footprint Report ~ World's Cities (C40 Cities Group):

Consumption-Based GHG Emissions of C40 Cities

Tundra Vegetation (ERL):

Uniform Shrub Growth Response to June Temperature Across the North Slope of Alaska

Report ~ Forest Fire Risk (European Commission):

Forest fire danger extremes in Europe under climate change

Tropical Forest Mortality (New Phytologist):

Drivers and mechanisms of tree mortality in moist tropical forests

NOAA Report ~ US Coastal Flooding:

Patterns & Projections of High Tide Flooding Along the US Coastline Using a Common Impact Threshold

Global Sea Level Rise (ERL):

Extreme sea level implications of 1.5 °C, 2.0 °C, and 2.5 °C temperature stabilization targets in the 21st and 22nd century

Mongabay on Arctic Wildlife:

Beyond polar bears: Arctic animals share in vulnerable climate future

Croplands of Sub-Saharan Africa (PLOS):

Impacts of climate change on cropping patterns in a tropical, sub-humid watershed

Climate & Evolutionary Adaptation (Nature):

Strong phenotypic plasticity limits potential for evolutionary responses to climate change

CPI Climate Finance Report:

Supporting the Momentum of Paris: A Systems Approach to Accelerating Climate Finance

Coastal Flooding (Science):

Global climate change and local land subsidence exacerbate inundation risk to the San Francisco Bay Area

Arctic Ice Record Lows ~ US Nat'l Snow & Ice Data Ctr:

Monthly Report for 6 March 2018

Guardian: Arctic has warmest winter on record: 'It's just crazy, crazy stuff'

Coral Reefs & Taller Waves (Science):

Coral reef structural complexity provides important coastal protection from waves under rising sea levels

Mote et al. ~ Continuing Decline of Western US Snowpack (Nature):

Dramatic declines in snowpack in the western US

Health Benefits From Mitigation (The Lancet):

Health Co-Benefits From Air Pollution & Mitigation Costs of the Paris Agreement: A Modelling Study

Book ~ Global Communication (Springer):

Handbook of Climate Change Communication

US Water Management (Climate Risk Mgmt):

Context matters: Context-related drivers of and barriers to climate information use

US Mitigation Survey (ERL):

The effect of providing climate and health information on support for alternative electricity portfolios

Adélie Penguins (Nature):

Multi-modal survey of Adélie penguin mega-colonies reveals the Danger Islands as a seabird hotspot

Early Spring (Nature):

Acceleration of phenological advance and warming with latitude over the past century

Underestimated US Flood Risk (ERL):

Estimates of present and future flood risk in the conterminous United States

Canadian Study ~ Intensifying Impacts (Nature):

Wetter summers can intensify departures from natural variability in a warming climate

Conservation Collaboration (PLOS):

Climate change adaptation benefits of potential conservation partnerships

Report ~ India's Solar Prospects:

Scaling up Rooftop Solar Power in India:The Potential of Solar Municipal Bonds

Topical Reuters story: Solar Power Push Lights Up Options for India's Rural Women

African Hydropower (Nature):

Hydropower plans in eastern and southern Africa increase risk of concurrent climate-related electricity supply disruption