Showing posts from July, 2018

US Wildfire Management (PNAS):

Human presence diminishes the importance of climate in driving fire activity across the US

"Land Sparing" & Ag Management (Current Biology):

Carbon storage and land-use strategies in agricultural landscapes across three continents

Conserving Global Marine Wilderness (Current Biology):

The Location & Protection Status of Earth’s Diminishing Marine Wilderness

Ocean Acidification ~ 2 New Studies:

Future Ocean Acidification Likely Unprecedented (Earth & Planetary Science Letters): Constraining the evolution of Neogene ocean carbonate chemistry using the boron isotope pH proxy

Case Study ~ Marine Communities ofJapan (Nature): Ocean acidification drives community shifts towards simplified non-calcified habitats in a subtropical−temperate transition zone

Impacts of US Border Wall on Biodiversity (Bioscience):

Nature Divided, Scientists United: US–Mexico Border Wall Threatens Biodiversity and Binational Conservation

Deglaciation Dynamics (Nature):

Southern Hemisphere westerlies as a driver of the early deglacial atmospheric CO2 rise

Recovery of Lakes ~ Maine Case Study (Water Resources Research):

Acidification and Climate Linkages to Increased Dissolved Organic Carbon in High Elevation Lakes

Connecting & Conserving Landscapes in N. America (Global Change Biology):

Climatic, Topographic, & Anthropogenic Factors Determine Connectivity Between Current & Future Climate Analogs in North America

Complexity of the Mangrove Forest Ecosystem ~ Australian Case Study (Science):

Methane Emissions Partially Offset "Blue Carbon" Burial in Mangroves

The 2018 Summer Heat Wave:

Attribution of the 2018 Heat in Northern Europe

Responses by Urban Species to Warming (Royal Society):

Getting ahead of the curve: cities as surrogates for global change

Amazonian Drought (Water Resources Research):

The Threat of Multiyear Drought in Western Amazonia

UK Study ~ Role of Meat on Health & Climate (Science):

Meat consumption, health, and the environment

Impacts From Warming Arctic on Geese (Current Biology):

Arctic Geese Tune Migration to a Warming Climate but Still Suffer from a Phenological Mismatch

The Big Business of US Climate Lobbying (Climatic Change):

The climate lobby: a sectoral analysis of lobbying spending on climate change in the USA, 2000 to 2016

Lake Tahoe Basin is Becoming Warmer & Dryer (Annual UC Davis Report):

Tahoe: State of the Lake Report 2018 (download from this webpage)

Rapid Mass Loss ~ East Antarctica Glaciers (GRL):

Mass Loss of Totten and Moscow University Glaciers, East Antarctica, Using Regionally Optimized GRACE Mascons

Rising Canopy Temps in Tropical Forests (Ecosphere):

Tropical forest temperature thresholds for gross primary productivity

Global Decline of Birds & Mammals (Global Change Biology):

Rapid warming is associated with population decline among terrestrial birds and mammals globally

Weakening of AMOC & Ocean Heat Uptake (Nature):

Global Surface Warming Enhanced by Weak Atlantic Overturning Circulation

Microbial Feedback of Thawing Permafrost (Nature):

Host-linked soil viral ecology along a permafrost thaw gradient

Loss of Ice Mass in Canadian Arctic (J. of Glaciology):

Area change of glaciers across Northern Ellesmere Island, Nunavut, between ~1999 and ~2015

Carbon Charge on Imports (Nature Commentary):

Beat protectionism and emissions at a stroke

Int'l Report ~ Global Forests & Water in Warming World (IUFRO):

Forest and Water on a Changing Planet: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Governance Opportunities. A Global Assessment Report (Download from this site)

Risk to Internet from Rising Seas (Assoc. of Computing Machinery):

Lights Out: Climate Change Risk to Internet Infrastructure

Nat'l Geographic: The Internet Is Drowning: Rising seas imperil the delicate web of cables and power stations that control the internet

The Future of N. American Forests as a Carbon Sink (Nature):

Limits to growth of forest biomass carbon sink under climate change

Marshlands of Great Britain are at Risk (Nature):

Predicting marsh vulnerability to sea-level rise using Holocene relative sea-level data

Predicting Extinction of Species ~ Salamander Case Study (Science):

Plasticity Reveals Hidden Resistance to Extinction Under Climate Change in the Global Hotspot Salamander Diversity

New England Case Study ~ Climate Understanding (Weather, Climate, & Society):

Cold winters warming? Perceptions of climate change in the North Country

Canadian Commentary ~ Spreading Denialism (Wildlife Society Bulletin):

From Climate to Caribou: How Manufactured Uncertainty Is Affecting Wildlife Management

Urban Forest as Carbon Sink ~ London Case Study (J. of Carbon Balance & Management):

Estimating urban above ground biomass with multi-scale LiDAR

California Grasslands = Resilient Carbon Sinks (ERL):

Grasslands may be more reliable carbon sinks than forests in California

Watch Calving of 4-Mile Iceberg from Greenland Glacier:

Scientists capture breaking of glacier in Greenland

Declining Coral Reefs (PNAS):

Gravity of human impacts mediates coral reef conservation gains

PLOS Medicine Special Issue ~ Climate & Global Health:

Climate Change and Health

New Edited Volume on Climate & Cities (Cambridge U Press):

Climate Change and Cities: Second Assessment Report of the Urban Climate Change Research Network

EIA Reports ~ China Emitting Banned Ozone Depleting CFC:

BLOWING IT: Illegal Production and Use of Banned CFC-11 in China’s Foam Blowing Industry

Tracking Vegetation Changes Via Archival Footage (Methods in Ecology & Evolution):

Using archived television video footage to quantify phenology responses to climate change

Rainforest Conversion in Sumatra (Nature):

Carbon costs and benefits of Indonesian rainforest conversion to plantations

German Case Study ~ Climate Knowledge (J. of Science Communication):

What do people know about climate change ― and how confident are they? On measurements and analyses of science related knowledge

Global & Regional Sea Level Rise Projections (ERL):

Flood damage costs under the sea level rise with warming of 1.5 °C and 2 °C

Catastrophic Ecosystem Shifts Across Australia (Nature):

Biological responses to the press and pulse of climate trends and extreme events

Finnish & German Study ~ Baltic Sea Dead Zones (Biogeosciences):

A 1500-year multiproxy record of coastal hypoxia from the northern Baltic Sea indicates unprecedented deoxygenation over the 20th century

UN Report ~ Vulnerable Nations / Climate & Economic Resilience:

Climate Change & the Cost of Capital in Developing Countries

LSE Report ~ Sustainability in Semi-Arid Lands:

Supporting private adaptation to climate change in semi-arid lands in developing countries

German Study ~ Night-Shining Clouds as Climate Indicator (GRL):

On the Anthropogenic Impact on Long‐Term Evolution of Noctilucent Clouds

Global Forest Watch ~ Report on Tropical Deforestation:

2017 Was the Second-Worst Year on Record for Tropical Tree Cover Loss

Pantropical Precipitation Study by US Researchers (Nature):

Forest Response to Rising CO2 Drives Zonally Asymmetric Rainfall Change Over Tropical Land