Showing posts from April, 2018

Soil Health (Climate Reality Project):

Right Under Your Feet: Soil Health & the Climate Crisis

Borneo ~ A Deforestation Hotspot (ERL):

Forest loss and Borneo's climate

Abrupt Forest Transitions (Nature):

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

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

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

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

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

Indian Tropical Tree Study (AoB Plants):

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

Changes in US River Flows Following Wildfires (Nature):

Burned forests impact water supplies

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

Delta Land Loss (Science):

Anatomy of Mississippi Delta growth and its implications for coastal restoration

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

Conservation of Freshwater & Saltwater Wetlands (Wetlands Journal):

Wetlands In a Changing Climate: Science, Policy and Management

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

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

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