Showing posts from April, 2018

Royal Society Special Risk Issue:

LSE, et al. Summary ~ Global Climate Law & Policy:

Global trends in climate change legislation and litigation: 2018 snapshot

Paris "Rulebook" ~ C2ES Factsheet:

General Issues In Elaborating the Paris Rulebook

Soil Health (Climate Reality Project):

Right Under Your Feet: Soil Health & the Climate Crisis

Review of Global Mitigation (Nature):

Borneo ~ A Deforestation Hotspot (ERL):

Forest loss and Borneo's climate

Debut UN Report:

UN Climate Change Annual Report 2017 (52 pg)

Abrupt Forest Transitions (Nature):

Disequilibrium of Fire-Prone Forests Sets the Stage for a Rapid Decline in Conifer Dominance During the 21st Century

Serreze Arctic Book (Princeton):

Dutch Report ~ The State of Water:

The Geography of Future Water Challenges

Book ~ Indigenous Activists (Peter Lang):

Coal Power Plant Lawsuits (American J. of Public Health):

The Role of Health in Climate Litigation

Wave Height of European Coastlines (GRL):

Human Health & Climate ~ 4 Principles (American J. of Public Health):

Climate Change, Public Health & Policy: a California Case Study

Examining Coral Reef Bleaching Around the World (Nature):

High frequency temperature variability reduces the risk of coral bleaching

Atoll Island Tipping Points (Science):

Most atolls will be uninhabitable by the mid-21st century because of sea-level rise exacerbating wave-driven flooding

Realigned Coastline Soils ~ 2 studies from Denmark (PLOS & Biogeosciences):

Benthic macrofauna bioturbation and early colonization in newly flooded coastal habitats

Carbon degradation in agricultural soils flooded with seawater aftermanaged coastal realignment

Threatened Food Chains ~ UK Bird Study (Nature):

Tritrophic phenological match-mismatch in space and time

Global Bird Report (UK Nonprofit):

State of the World's Birds: Taking the Pulse of the Planet

Antarctica Positive Feedback: Increased Glacial Meltwater (Science):

Freshening by glacial meltwater enhances melting of ice shelves and reduces formation of Antarctic Bottom Water

Jeremy Grantham LSE Lecture ~ What Investors Need to Know about Technology & Climate Change: The Race of Our Lives (68 min)

State of the Great Barrier Reef (Nature):

Global warming transforms coral reef assemblages

MIT Study ~ Global Water Scarcity & Our Biomass Needs (Ag & Resource Economics):

The impact of water scarcity on food, bioenergy and deforestation

Sensitivity of Tibetan Plateau / Alpine Grasslands (PNAS):

Shifting plant species composition in response to climate change stabilizes grassland primary production

IRENA Report ~ Renewable Energy:

Global Energy Transformation: A Roadmap to 2050

Habitat Change in Greenland (Royal Society):

Differential arthropod responses to warming are altering the structure of Arctic communities

Tree Restoration Report (WRI & Nature Conservancy):

The Business of Planting Trees: A Growing Investment Opportunity

Report ~ Global Air Pollution:

State of Global Air / 2018: A Special Report on Global Exposure to Air Pollution & its Disease Burden

Indian Tropical Tree Study (AoB Plants):

Leaf thermotolerance in dry tropical forest tree species: relationships with leaf traits and effects of drought

Tracking Carbon Via Tree Rings (Nature):

Intramolecular 13C analysis of tree rings provides multiple plant ecophysiology signals covering decades

Changes in US River Flows Following Wildfires (Nature):

Burned forests impact water supplies

Vertical Forests (Climate Home News):

‘We have brought swallows into Milan’, says father of the vertical forest

African Farmers (Science of the Total Environment):

Rainfall variability and drought characteristics in two agro-climatic zones: An assessment of climate change challenges in Africa

Urbanization is Increasing Pollution Over Amazon Forest (Science):

Isoprene photo-oxidation products quantify the effect of pollution on hydroxyl radicals over Amazonia

The Shifting Arid-Humid Divide In N. America (Earth Interactions):

Whither the 100th Meridian? The Once and Future Physical and Human Geography of America’s Arid–Humid Divide. Part II: The Meridian Moves East

Nature Editorial ~ Possible AMOC Tipping Point:

Ocean circulation is changing, and we need to know why

Delta Land Loss (Science):

Anatomy of Mississippi Delta growth and its implications for coastal restoration

WRI Research on Global Water/Power:

Water Stress Threatens Nearly Half the World’s Thermal Power Plant Capacity

Rapid Alpine Warming in Denali Nat'l Park (JGR):

A 400‐year ice core melt layer record of summertime warming in the Alaska Range

Declining Swallows of Maritime Canada (Ecosphere):

Breeding phenology and performance for four swallows over 57 years: relationships with temperature and precipitation

Impacts in Europe (Earth's Future):

Climate Impacts in Europe Under +1.5°C Global Warming

Global Marine Heatwaves (Nature):

Longer and more frequent marine heatwaves over the past century

Comprehensive Antarctic Snow Study led by British Antarctic Survey (Climate of the Past Journal):

(Download): Regional Antarctic snow accumulation over the past 1000 years

Sample ~ US Southern City Plan of Action (Austin, TX):

Climate Resilience Action Plan

Conservation of Freshwater & Saltwater Wetlands (Wetlands Journal):

Wetlands In a Changing Climate: Science, Policy and Management

Visualizing Global Temps (NASA):

Global Temperature Anomalies from 1880 to 2017

Western US Desert Vegetation (Ecology):

The response of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) to interannual climate variation changes across its range

UK Study ~ Self‐Adjusting Mitigation (Earth's Future):

Adjusting Mitigation Pathways to Stabilize Climate at 1.5°C and 2.0°C Rise in Global Temperatures to Year 2300

VW & "Dieselgate" (ERL):

Climate effects of non-compliant Volkswagen diesel cars

"Greening” of the Arctic (Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research):

Pollen limitation and reproduction of three plant species across a temperature gradient in western Greenland

Improving Coral Restoration (Frontiers in Ecology & the Environment):

Harnessing ecological processes to facilitate coral restoration

Int'l Report on Renewables:

Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2018

Drought & Swiss Grasslands (Global Change Biology):

High land‐use intensity exacerbates shifts in grassland vegetation composition after severe experimental drought

Study ~ US Carbon Tax (Climate Change Economics):

Distributional Implications of a National CO2 Tax in the U.S. Across Income Classes & Regions: a Multi-Model Overview

MIT Press Release: Carbon taxes could make significant dent in climate change, study finds

LSE analyzes UK Policy:

10 Years of the UK Climate Change Act

US Climate Litigation ~ Update by InsideClimate News:

Fossil Fuels on Trial: Where the Major Climate Change Lawsuits Stand Today

UCLA Report ~ Snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains:

Climate Change in the Sierra Nevada: California's Water Future

Report ~ Nonprofit Oil Change Int'l Criticizes IEA:

Off Track: How the International Energy Agency Guides Energy Decisions Towards Fossil Fuel Dependence & Climate Change

Albedo & Greenland Ice Sheet (Nature):

Dark zone of the Greenland Ice Sheet controlled by distributed biologically-active impurities

Tropical Cyclones & Coral Reefs (Limnology & Oceanography Letters):

Response of a fringing reef coastline to the direct impact of a tropical cyclone

Norwegian Wood & Bioenergy (Nature):

Cooling aerosols and changes in albedo counteract warming from CO2 and black carbon from forest bioenergy in Norway

Royal Society Special Issue based on U of Oxford Climate Conference:

The Paris Agreement: understanding the physical and social challenges for a warming world of 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels

Canadian Study ~ Anomalous Arctic Sea Ice (GRL):

Increasing Mobility of High Arctic Sea Ice Increases Marine Hazards Off the East Coast of Newfoundland