Showing posts from May, 2018

Scotland Case Study ~ Reconfiguring Transport (Energy & Efficiency):

Lifestyle, Efficiency and Limits: Modelling Transport Energy and Emissions Using a Socio-Technical Approach

Short Sustainability Videos from Event in Wales:


Book on Lyme Disease:

Lyme: The First Epidemic of Climate Change

The Socioeconomics of the Paris Targets (GRL):

The Inequality of Climate Change From 1.5°C to 2°C of Global Warming

Transmission of Dengue Fever (PNAS):

Limiting Global-Mean Temperature Increase to 1.5-2°C Could Reduce the Incidence and Spacial Spread of Dengue Fever in Latin America

UK Study ~ Breaking Waves & Ocean CO2 Uptake (Nature):

Asymmetric Transfer of CO2 Across a Broken Sea Surface

Aerosol‐Cloud Interactions & Climate Projections (GRL):

Volcano and Ship Tracks Indicate Excessive Aerosol-Induced Cloud Water Increases in a Climate Model

UK Study ~ Oceanic Positive Feedback Loop ~ Carbon Sink Flux (Nature):

Reduced Air-Sea CO2 Exchange in the Atlantic Ocean Due to Biological Surfactants

Animal Moulting & Color Adaptation (Nature):

Climate Change is Affecting Mortality of Weasels Due to Camouflage Mismatch

US/UK Study ~ Growing Deluges From Our "Rivers in the Sky" (GRL):

Global Analysis of Climate Change Projection Effects on Atmospheric Rivers

Nisbet on Trends of US Climate Philanthropy (WIREs Climate Change):

Strategic Philanthropy in the post-Cap-and-Trade Years: Reviewing US Climate & Energy Foundation Funding

Shrinking Ice in Europe's 2nd Largest River Basin (Nature):

Vanishing River Ice Cover in the Lower Part of the Danube Basin - Signs of a Changing Climate

Shifting Global Agronomics (Nature):

Northward Shift of the Agricultural Climate Zone under 21st-Century Global Climate Change

Declining Nutritional Values of Rice (Science):

Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Levels This Century Will Alter the Protein, Micronutrients and Vitamin Content of Rice Grains With Potential Health Consequences for the Poorest Rice-Dependent Countries

Chinese Study ~ Why We Must Mitigate (Advances in Atmospheric Sciences):

Climate Change of 4◦C Global Warming Above Pre-Industrial Levels 

Meeting UN Targets ~ The Economic Benefits (Nature):

Large Potential Reduction in Economic Damages Under UN Mitigation Targets

NASA Photo Gallery ~ Global Change Covering Periods From Centuries to Days (Climate Change, Urbanization, Fires, etc.):

Images of Change

Sea Level & Storm Surge Report (US Nat'l Park Service):

Sea Level Rise and Storm Surge Projections for the National Park Service (90 pg)

European Wind Energy Assessment by UK Researchers (ERL):

Changes in European Wind Energy Generation Potential Within a 1.5°C Degree Warmer World

NOAA's Early Warning System for Global Coral Reefs (Frontiers):

Predicting Heat Stress to Inform Reef Management: NOAA Coral Reef Watch's 4-Month Coral Bleaching Outlook

Our Memories of Prior Climate Trends (Climatic Change):

Perceptions of Seasonal Weather are Linked to Beliefs About Global Climate Change: Evidence from Norway

Adaptation by Vulnerable Pacific Island Communities (Climate Risk Management):

Climate-Related Community Knowledge Networks as a Tool to Increase Learning in the Context of Environmental Change

Royal Society Theme Issue ~ Adaptation Policy:

Advances in risk assessment for climate change adaptation policy

Extreme Flooding in South Africa (GSA Bulletin):

Morphodynamics of bedrock-influenced dryland rivers during extreme floods: Insights from the Kruger National Park, South Africa

Changes in Ocean Temps Disturbing Marine Species (PLOS):

Projecting shifts in thermal habitat for 686 species on the North American continental shelf

The Ecological Niche of Quebec's Protected Areas (Nature):

Northern protected areas will become important refuges for biodiversity tracking suitable climates

IRENA Policymaking Report ~ Renewable Energy:

Renewable Energy Policies in a Time of Transition

IEA Report on Global AC Growth:

The Future of Cooling: Opportunities for Energy-Efficient Air Conditioning

Global Drought Study (J. of Current Climate Change Reports):

Climate Change and Drought: From Past to Future

World Freshwater Assessment (Nature):

Emerging trends in global freshwater availability

Policy Expert Commentary (Nature):

Politically informed advice for climate action

Ocean Heat Transfer (Nature):

The relation between natural variations in ocean heat uptake and global mean surface temperature anomalies in CMIP5

Green Economy Report (Int'l Labour Org):

World Employment Social Outlook 2018: Greening with Jobs

Rising Aquatic GHG Emissions (Limnology & Oceanography Letters):

Greenhouse gas emissions from lakes and impoundments: Upscaling in the face of global change

Finnish Study ~ Global Forest Expansion (PLOS):

Forest resources of nations in relation to human well-being

Relocation of Energy-Intensive Industries (Nature):

The rise of South–South trade and its effect on global CO2 emissions

Mediterranean Rainfall Intensity (J. of Hydrometeorology):

Intensification of Convective Rain Cells at Warmer Temperatures Observed from High-Resolution Weather Radar Data

Climate Refugees & Human Trafficking (U of Miami Law Review):

Climate Change and Human Trafficking After the Paris Agreement

California Gov Report ~ Measuring Climate:

Indicators of Climate Change in California

Caribbean Coral Reefs & Fisheries Management (Science):

Attenuating effects of ecosystem management on coral reefs

Open Access Book ~ Int'l Climate Governance (Cambridge U. Press):

Governing Climate Change: Polycentricity in Action?

Harvard Study ~ Flood Risk & Housing Prices (ERL):

Climate gentrification: from theory to empiricism in Miami-Dade County, Florida

Trenberth et al. ~ Supercharged Hurricanes (Earth's Future):

Hurricane Harvey links to Ocean Heat Content and Climate Change Adaptation

Rapid Intensification of Hurricanes (GRL):

Increasing Magnitude of Hurricane Rapid Intensification in the Central and Eastern Tropical Atlantic

San Francisco Bay & Sea Level Rise (Earth's Future):

The Influence of Sea Level Rise on the Regional Interdependence of Coastal Infrastructure

U of Oxford Report ~ "Green Gas:"

Decarbonisation of heat and the role of ‘green gas’ in the United Kingdom

Report ~ Clean US Transportation:

Electric Buses: Clean Transportation for Healthier Neighborhoods and Cleaner Air (48 pg)

Climate Envelope of Arctic Seaduck (Biological Conservation):

Forecasting the outcome of multiple effects of climate change on northern common eiders

Mangrove Forests & Mitigation (ERL):

A global map of mangrove forest soil carbon at 30 m spatial resolution

Study ~ Bioenergy Power Plants (ERL):

Not carbon neutral: Assessing the net emissions impact of residues burned for bioenergy

Report ~ Conflicts of Interest in European Climate Policy-Making:

Report on revolving doors in the fossil fuel industry reveals widespread potential for conflicts of interest to undermine climate policy (Full 144 pg report, Revolving Doors & the Fossil Fuel Industry, available at this link)

US Forest Service Study ~ NW US Fisheries & Warming Rivers (Transactions of the American Fisheries Society):

Global Warming of Salmon and Trout Rivers in the Northwestern U.S.: Road to Ruin or Path Through Purgatory?

The Extremely Warm Arctic of 2016 (J. of Weather & Climate Extremes):

NOAA: Declining Bering Sea Ice

Summary: Bering Strait: An Overview of Winter 2018 Sea Ice Conditions

WaPo: 'Fallen Off a Cliff': Scientists Have Never Observed So Little Ice in the Bering Sea in Spring

Migrating Sierra Nevada Tree Species & Changes to Watersheds (PNAS):

Integrating effects of species composition and soil properties to predict shifts in montane forest carbon–water relations

Intensification of California's Hydrological Cycle (Nature):

Increasing Precipitation Volatility in 21st-Century California

US Black Bear Hibernation Study (J. of Applied Ecology):

Human Development & Climate Affect Hibernation in a Large Carnivore with Implications for Human-Carnivore Conflicts

Marine Species ~ Reversals in Dominance (Ecology):

The Duality of Ocean Acidification as a Resource & a Stressor

Deforestation & Local Temps (Nature):

Historical Deforestation Locally Increased the Intensity of Hot Days in Northern Mid-Latitudes

Methane & Freshwater Lakes (Nature):

Climate-driven shifts in sediment chemistry enhance methane production in northern lakes

Arabian Gulf ~ Vulnerable Marine Life (PLOS):

Climate change impacts on marine biodiversity, fisheries and society in the Arabian Gulf

Lancet Article ~ UK's Climate Change Act:

The Lancet Countdown on health benefits from the UK Climate Change Act: a modelling study for Great Britain

US Gov Report ~ Rise in Vectorborne Diseases (CDC):

2 Studies ~ Risks to Vulnerable Human Populations:

ERL: Global Predictability of Temperature Extremes

Science: Climate models predict increasing temperature variability in poor countries

And ... WaPo reports: A City in Pakistan May Have Just Endured the Hottest April Temperature Ever Observed on Earth

NYC Resiliency Guidelines:

Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines

Global Freshwater-Related Hazards (ERL):

Risks for the global freshwater system at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming

European Mitigation & Adaptation Plans (J. of Cleaner Production):

How are cities planning to respond to climate change? Assessment of local climate plans from 885 cities in the EU-28

1st in recorded history: CO2 > 410 ppm (Scripps Institution of Oceanography):

Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere Hits Record High Monthly Average

Chris Mooney (WaPo): Earth’s atmosphere just crossed another troubling climate change threshold

Briefing ~ Global Climate Finance Commitments (Oxfam):

Climate Finance Shadow Report 2018: Assessing Progress Towards the $100bn Commitment

The Great Pika of the US Great Basin (Arctic, Antarctic, & Alpine Research):

Distribution, climatic relationships, and status of American pikas in the Great Basin, USA

Launched ~ Climate Photo Library:


Briefing ~ UK Energy Policy (Oxford Research Group):