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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #22 2022

Posted on 2 June 2022 by Doug Bostrom, Marc Kodack

We’re intelligent. Now let’s be sensible, collectively.

“If persons are on the coronary heart of local weather motion, then understanding and tackling local weather change can’t be achieved by engineers or pure scientists alone. All disciplines have to work collectively–not least a spread of social sciences together with political science, sociology, geography and psychology—to search out options in ways in which obtain wider societal objectives.” 

This week we have now a conjunction of articles arguing instances for extra consciously, deliberately “joined up” considering and motion to fight local weather change. Collectively they provide parts for a believable method ahead to take care of our most imminent main menace— local weather change— and as properly to construct abilities arguably very important for sustainable upkeep of civilization as most of us roughly think about it, strategies and habits roughly necessary for a time horizon longer than a couple of extra a long time. Systematic cooperation and direct operational confrontation of human foibles and limitations is a constant theme in all three articles.

In her opinion piece Civilization-Saving Science for the Twenty-First Century— delivered from the geosciences perspective— Dr. Marcia McKnutt speaks of “convergence,” a proper time period describing a number of scientific disciplines aligned to a big widespread goal. McKnutt suggests how convergence can extra successfully be operationalized by together with what’s arguably a key lacking ingredient: social sciences, not least our vastly improved understanding of how individuals suppose and make choices. 

Of their “huge image” paper on effecting modifications resulting in sustainability, Systems thinking as a paradigm shift for sustainability transformation, Voulvoulis et al. level out a curious hole resulting in operational myopia and lack of circumspection:

Competence in methods considering is implicitly assumed among the many inhabitants of engineers, coverage makers and managers and actually, most technical individuals will self-identify as methods thinkers. However methods considering competencies usually are not as prevalent as these assertions would possibly lead one to imagine”

Once we do not suppose systematically, we go away unclosed budgets, create unintended outcomes and are basically thwarted in our efforts to create a really sustainable setting during which civilization can thrive. “Goal fixation” is a cliche as a result of it is a true human quirk. It is a social phenomenon. How can we take care of this? 

Our lead quote is from Devine-Wright et al. and Placing people at the heart of climate action. The authors’ recommendations are straight related to each of our different featured works. Our civilization is a human system. Programs considering in help of our civilization will roughly fail to the extent it fails to include our greatest understanding of human nature and human cognition.

“The entire above” should embrace operationalizing helpful, confirmed predictive capacities of social sciences. Right here on this group of articles we see broad consensus on vital advances in our capacities and abilities for working with our personal human materials— one thing to have a good time. 

Different notables:

Climate warming amplified the 2020 record-breaking heatwave in the Antarctic Peninsula. No have to paraphrase: “…right here we quantify the function of latest local weather change within the magnitude of this 6-day regional heatwave. Outcomes present that 2020-like heatwaves over the Antarctic Peninsula are actually at the least ~0.4 °C hotter than previously interval, which represents a ~25% enhance in magnitude. Given the noticed atmospheric circulation situations, the chance of experiencing 6-day regional imply anomalies above ~2 °C has elevated ten occasions since 1950–1984. The aggravated severity of the occasion will be largely ascribed to long-term summer time warming of the Antarctic Peninsula reasonably than latest atmospheric circulation developments.”

National-scale impacts on wind energy production under curtailment scenarios to reduce bat fatalities. In “Decarbonization.” Bats are at specific danger from wind generators when wind speeds are low. Instinct suggests “low wind velocity, so what’s the issue?” However, bats are on the wing and most energetic during times of low wind. Sadly, cautious modeling means that accountable operation to respect bats will impose important output reductions.  It is not a deal breaker however has financial results for operators.  Some promise lies in using sensors to detect bats and alter turbine operation as wanted, versus easier however dumber “guidelines primarily based” operation. 

Populism as an act of storytelling: analyzing the climate change narratives of Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg as populist truth-tellers. Two preternaturally expert communicators: one is a infamous fabulist, the opposite a reality teller. Every ignited ardour in big numbers of individuals. Using our greatest understanding of the psychology of populism, the authors argue there are similarities in strategies between the 2 figures at the same time as their motivations are solely completely different.

The Future of Energy Storage in our authorities/NGO experiences part totally illuminates principal strategies for storing vitality from VRE (variable renewable vitality) sources. Variability of renewable vitality is a favourite hobbyhorse of options deniers. In actuality, the ideas of storage for VREs are properly understood and pose no insoluable engineering challenges. Certainly pumped hydro is a totally cooked choice, already extensively deployed however lately held again by the market-distorting (and short-term) results of “low-cost and straightforward” pure fuel era methods. A 3 yr effort by a staff of MIT luminaries and properly price studying. 

The entire above open entry and free to learn, as are 84 others on this week’s assortment.

163 articles in 67 journals by 875 contributing authors

Bodily science of local weather change, results

The Role of Clouds in Shaping Tropical Pacific Response Pattern to Extratropical Thermal Forcing
Hsiao et al.
Open Entry 10.1002/essoar.10510469.1

Observations of local weather change, results

Recent variability of sub-seasonal monsoon precipitation and its potential drivers in Myanmar using in-situ observation during 1981–2020
Sein et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Warmer and drier conditions have increased the potential for large and severe fire seasons across south-eastern Australia
Collins et al. International Ecology and Biogeography
Open Entry 10.1111/geb.13514

The intensification of winter mid-latitude storm tracks in the Southern Hemisphere
Chemke et al. Nature Local weather Change

Evaluating Twenty-Year Trends in Earth’s Energy Flows from Observations and Reanalyses
Loeb et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Atmospheres

The pan-Arctic continental slope as an intensifying conveyer belt for nutrients in the central Arctic Ocean (1985-2015)
Oziel et al. International Biogeochemical Cycles

Trend assessment of global, UVB, UVA irradiation, and dry bulb temperature at the lowest terrestrial site on earth: Dead Sea, Israel
Kudish & Evseev Evseev Theoretical and Utilized Climatology
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s00704-022-04095-4

Northward Expansion of Desert Climate in Central Asia in Recent Decades
Hu & Han Geophysical Analysis Letters
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2022gl098895

Consistent trends in dry spell length in recent observations and future projections
Wainwright et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Comprehensive analysis of thermal stress over northwest India: Climatology, trends and extremes
Shukla et al. City Local weather

Climate Leads to Reversed Latitudinal Changes in Chinese Flood Peak Timing
Yang et al. Earth’s Future

Influence of water vapor influx on interdecadal change in summer precipitation over the source area of the Yellow River Basin
Huang et al. Atmospheric Analysis
Open Entry 10.1016/j.atmosres.2022.106270

Climate warming amplified the 2020 record-breaking heatwave in the Antarctic Peninsula
González-Herrero et al. Communications Earth & Surroundings
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s43247-022-00450-5

Changes in observed rainfall and temperature extremes in the Upper Blue Nile Basin of Ethiopia
Ali Mohammed et al. Climate and Local weather Extremes
Open Entry 10.1016/j.wace.2022.100468

Fronts and Cyclones Associated with Changes in the Total and Extreme Precipitation over China
Wu et al. Journal of Local weather

Contribution of Ural and Kamchatka Blockings to the Amplified Warm Arctic–Cold Eurasia Pattern under Arctic Sea Ice Loss and Eurasian Cooling
Kim et al. Journal of Local weather

Instrumentation & observational strategies of local weather change, contributors, results

Optically thin clouds in the trades
Mieslinger et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/acp-2021-453

Modeling, simulation & projection of local weather change, results

Increased population exposure to Amphan-scale cyclones under future climates
Mitchell et al. Local weather Resilience and Sustainability
Open Entry pdf 10.1002/cli2.36

CMIP5 and CMIP6 representation of peak and end of rainy season over upper Blue Nile basin
Fetene et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Future Changes in Extreme Precipitation in Central Asia with 1.5–4 °C Global Warming Based on CMIP6 Simulations
Zhang & Wang Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Impact of internal variability on recent opposite trends in wintertime temperature over the Barents–Kara Seas and central Eurasia
Wang & Chen Chen Local weather Dynamics
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s00382-021-06077-0

Minimum Warming in the South Indian Ocean Thermocline in a Warming Climate Linked to Freshening Processes
Hong et al. Journal of Bodily Oceanography

How Do Regional Distributions of Daily Precipitation Change under Warming?
Chadwick et al. Journal of Local weather

Projected changes in rainfall over Uganda based on CMIP6 models
Ngoma et al. Theoretical and Utilized Climatology
Open Entry 10.1007/s00704-022-04106-4

Development of local weather & local weather results modeling, simulation & projection

Cloud Microphysics in Global Cloud Resolving Models
Seiki et al.
Open Entry 10.1002/essoar.10509052.1

Deficient Precipitation Sensitivity to Sahel Land Surface Forcings Among CMIP5 Models
Wang et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology
Open Entry pdf 10.1002/joc.7737

Improvements and persistent biases in the southeast tropical Atlantic in CMIP models
Farneti et al. npj Local weather and Atmospheric Science
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41612-022-00264-4

Enhancing the stability of a global model by using an adaptively implicit vertical moist transport scheme
Li & Zhang Meteorology and Atmospheric Physics

Early- to late-winter 20th century North Atlantic multidecadal atmospheric variability in observations, CMIP5 and CMIP6
Bracegirdle Geophysical Analysis Letters
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2022gl098212

Low-level marine tropical clouds in six CMIP6 models are too few, too bright but also too compact and too homogeneous
Konsta et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters

Sensitivity of Cloud-Radiative Effects to Cloud Fraction Parametrizations in Tropical, Mid-Latitude and Arctic Kilometre-Scale Simulations
Van Weverberg & Morcrette Quarterly Journal of the Royal Meteorological Society

Evaluation of CMIP6 models in the representation of observed extreme temperature indices trends in South America
Collazo et al. Climatic Change
Open Entry 10.1007/s10584-022-03376-1

Projection of maximum temperatures to 2050 in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, France
Ifkirne et al. Theoretical and Utilized Climatology

Cryosphere & local weather change

Stabilizing effect of mélange buttressing on the marine ice-cliff instability of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet
Schlemm et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/tc-2021-238

Long-term soil temperature dynamics of the Kunlun Pass permafrost region on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau
Hu et al. Theoretical and Utilized Climatology

A role for the ocean in the winter sea ice distribution north of Svalbard
Herbaut et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Oceans

The stability of present-day Antarctic grounding lines – Part B: Possible commitment of regional collapse under current climate
Reese et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/tc-2022-105-supplement

Compensating errors in inversions for subglacial bed roughness: same steady state, different dynamic response
Berends et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/tc-2022-103

Glacier–permafrost relations in a high-mountain environment: 5 decades of kinematic monitoring at the Gruben site, Swiss Alps
Gärtner-Roer et al. The Cryosphere
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/tc-16-2083-2022

A quantile-based approach to improve homogenization of snow depth time series
Resch et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Sea degree & local weather change Paleoclimate

Simulation of Arctic sea ice within the DeepMIP Eocene ensemble: Thresholds, seasonality and factors controlling sea ice development
Niezgodzki et al. International and Planetary Change

Sensitive Dependence of Global Climate to Continental Geometry
Baum et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2022gl098843

Biomarker Approaches for Reconstructing Terrestrial Environmental Change
Inglis et al. Annual Evaluation of Earth and Planetary Sciences

Biology & local weather change, associated geochemistry

Identifying climate refugia for high-elevation Alpine birds under current climate warming predictions
Brambilla et al. International Change Biology
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/gcb.16187

Strong Habitat Compression by Extreme Shoaling Events of Hypoxic Waters in the Eastern Pacific
Köhn et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Oceans

Climate-driven substitution of foundation species causes breakdown of a facilitation cascade with potential implications for higher trophic levels
Smale et al. Journal of Ecology

The Last Trees Standing: Climate modulates tree survival factors during a prolonged bark beetle outbreak in Europe
Korolyova et al. Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
Open Entry 10.1016/j.agrformet.2022.109025

Biogeochemical dynamics of a glaciated high-latitude wetland
Buser?Younger et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Biogeosciences

Weather and butterfly responses: a framework for understanding population dynamics in terms of species’ life-cycles and extreme climatic events
Ubach et al. Oecologia

Bioclimatic context of species’ populations determines community stability
Evans et al. International Ecology and Biogeography
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/geb.13527

Responses to simultaneous anthropogenic and biological stressors were mixed in an experimental saltmarsh ecosystem
Blake & Olin Marine Environmental Analysis

A critical evaluation of benthic phase shift studies on coral reefs
Crisp et al. Marine Environmental Analysis

Evolutionary trade-offs between heat and cold tolerance limit responses to fluctuating climates
Schou et al. Science Advances

Early impacts of climate change on a coastal marine microbial mat ecosystem
Lingappa et al. Science Advances

Biocrusts increase the resistance to warming-induced increases in topsoil P pools
García?Velázquez et al. Journal of Ecology

Regional opportunities for tundra conservation in the next 1000 years
Kruse & Herzschuh Herzschuh Herzschuh eLife
Open Entry 10.7554/elife.75163

Thermal ecology and baseline energetic requirements of a large-bodied ectotherm suggest resilience to climate change
Crowell et al. Ecology and Evolution
Open Entry 10.1002/ece3.7649

Refining carbon credits to contribute to large carnivore conservation: The jaguar as a case study
Hyde et al. Conservation Letters

Climate influence on plant–pollinator interactions in the keystone species Vaccinium myrtillus
Olsen et al. Ecology and Evolution
Open Entry 10.1002/ece3.8910

Investigation of changes in vegetation cover associated with changes in its hydro-climatic drivers in recent decades over North Sub-Saharan Africa
Ogou & Igbawua Theoretical and Utilized Climatology

Predicting habitat suitability and range shifts under projected climate change for two octocorals in the north-east Atlantic
Jenkins & Stevens PeerJ
Open Entry 10.7717/peerj.13509

The enigmatic tropical alpine flora on the African sky islands is young, disturbed, and unsaturated
Kandziora et al. Proceedings of the Nationwide Academy of Sciences
Open Entry 10.1073/pnas.2112737119

Shrinking habitats and native species loss under climate change: A multifactorial risk assessment of China’s inland wetlands
Zhong et al. Earth’s Future

Nitric oxide production rather than oxidative stress and cell death is associated with the onset of coral bleaching in Pocillopora acuta
Jury et al. PeerJ
Open Entry 10.7717/peerj.13321

GHG sources & sinks, flux, associated geochemistry

“Carbon Bombs” – Mapping key fossil fuel projects
Kühne et al. Vitality Coverage
Open Entry 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112950

Where Has All the Carbon Gone?
Wofsy Science
Open Entry 10.1126/science.1061077

Future reversal of warming-enhanced vegetation productivity in the Northern Hemisphere
Zhang et al. Nature Local weather Change

Anoxia decreases the magnitude of the carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus sink in freshwaters
Carey et al.
Open Entry 10.1002/essoar.10508415.1

Quantifying and Reducing Uncertainty in Global Carbon Cycle Predictions: Lessons and Perspectives From 15 Years of Data Assimilation Studies with the ORCHIDEE Terrestrial Biosphere Model
MacBean et al. International Biogeochemical Cycles

Carbon Fluxes in the Coastal Ocean: Synthesis, Boundary Processes, and Future Trends
Dai et al. Annual Evaluation of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Open Entry pdf 10.1146/annurev-earth-032320-090746

Monitoring urban carbon emissions from energy consumption over China with DMSP/OLS nighttime light observations
Wang et al. Theoretical and Utilized Climatology
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s00704-022-04084-7

Unified understanding of intrinsic and extrinsic controls of dissolved organic carbon reactivity in aquatic ecosystems
Berggren et al. Ecology

Turbidity currents can dictate organic carbon fluxes across river-fed fjords: An example from Bute Inlet (BC, Canada)
Hage et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Biogeosciences
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2022jg006824

Impoundment increases methane emissions in Phragmites-invaded coastal wetlands
Sanders?DeMott et al. International Change Biology

Small suspension-feeding amphipods play a pivotal role in carbon dynamics around offshore man-made structures
Mavraki et al. Marine Environmental Analysis

Large Methane Emission Fluxes Observed from Tropical Wetlands in Zambia
Shaw et al. International Biogeochemical Cycles
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2021gb007261

Biogeochemical distinctiveness of peatland ponds, thermokarst waterbodies and lakes
Arsenault et al. Geophysical Analysis Letters
Open Entry pdf 10.1029/2021gl097492

Source Identification and Estimation of Organic Carbon in the Intertidal Wetlands of the Eastern Coast of China
Ding et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Biogeosciences

Graminoids vary in functional traits, carbon dioxide and methane fluxes in a restored peatland: implications for modeling carbon storage
Goud et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.1101/2021.05.27.445980

The carbon cost of the 2019–20 Australian fires varies with fire severity and forest type
Nolan et al. International Ecology and Biogeography

Towards reconstructing the Arctic atmospheric methane history over the 20th century: measurement and modelling results for the North Greenland Ice Core Project firn
Umezawa et al. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/acp-22-6899-2022

Sources of nitrous oxide and the fate of mineral nitrogen in subarctic permafrost peat soils
Gil et al. Biogeosciences
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/bg-19-2683-2022

Relationships between greenhouse gas production and landscape position during short-term permafrost thaw under anaerobic conditions in the Lena Delta
Laurent et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.5194/bg-2022-122-supplement

Emission factors from enteric fermentation of different categories of cattle in the Mexican tropics: a comparison between 2006 and 2019 IPCC
Rivera-Huerta et al. Climatic Change

CO2 seize, sequestration science & engineering

An optimization-based CCUS source-sink matching model for dynamic planning of CCUS clusters
Wu et al. Greenhouse Gases: Science and Know-how

The role of surface chemistry on CO2 adsorption in biomass-derived porous carbons by experimental results and molecular dynamics simulations
Khosrowshahi et al. Scientific Reviews
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-12596-5

Tandem utilization of CO2 photoreduction products for the carbonylation of aryl iodides
Xia et al. Nature Communications
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41467-022-30676-y

Rational Design of Metal–Organic Framework-Based Materials for Photocatalytic CO2 Reduction
Zhan et al. Superior Vitality and Sustainability Analysis

Critical rate analysis for CO2 injection in depleted gas field, Sarawak Basin, offshore East Malaysia
Mat Razali et al. Carbon Administration
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/17583004.2022.2074312


Land-based climate solutions for the United States
Open Entry 10.4324/9781315830896-45

Do views of offshore wind energy detract? A hedonic price analysis of the Block Island wind farm in Rhode Island
Dong & Lang Vitality Coverage

Advancing battery design based on environmental impacts using an aqueous Al-ion cell as a case study
Melzack Scientific Reviews
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41598-022-13078-4

Stranded fossil-fuel assets translate to major losses for investors in advanced economies
Semieniuk et al. Nature Local weather Change
Open Entry pdf 10.1038/s41558-022-01356-y

National-scale impacts on wind energy production under curtailment scenarios to reduce bat fatalities
Maclaurin et al. Wind Vitality
Open Entry pdf 10.1002/we.2741

To drill or not to drill: determinants of geothermal energy project siting in Japan
Encyclopedic Dictionary of Polymers
Open Entry 10.1007/978-0-387-30160-0_3966

If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it: how the public’s economic confidence in the fossil fuel industry reduces support for a clean energy transition
Schimpf et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1978199

Recent Advances in Aqueous Batteries with Nonmetal Cations as Charge Carriers
Yu et al. Superior Vitality and Sustainability Analysis
Open Entry pdf 10.1002/aesr.202100207

Responsibilities for just transition to low-carbon societies: a role-based framework
Kortetmäki & Huttunen Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2064690

The deviation between the willingness and behavior of farmers to adopt electricity-saving tricycles and its influencing factors in Dazu District of China
Qiu et al. Vitality Coverage

Geoengineering local weather

Solar geoengineering research on the U.S. policy agenda: when might its time come?
Felgenhauer et al. Environmental Politics

The Dangers of Mainstreaming Solar Geoengineering: A critique of the National Academies Report
Stephens et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1989214

Further Reflections on the National Academies Report on Solar Geoengineering: A Response to Stephens et al.
Lin & Hourdequin Environmental Politics

Black carbon

The Climate and Ozone Impacts of Black Carbon Emissions from Global Rocket Launches
Maloney et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Atmospheres


Evolving Sahel Rainfall Response to Anthropogenic Aerosols Driven by Shifting Regional Oceanic and Emission Influences
Hirasawa et al. Journal of Local weather

Local weather change communications & cognition

The temporal cleavage: the case of populist retrotopia vs. climate emergency
Hanusch & Meisch Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2044691

How Do Climate Change Skeptics Engage with Opposing Views Online? Evidence from a Major Climate Change Skeptic Forum on Reddit
Oswald & Brilliant Environmental Communication

Effects of social networks on interventions to change conservation behavior
Lange et al. Conservation Biology
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/cobi.13833

Manufacturing ignorance: think tanks, climate change and the animal-based diet
Almiron et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1933842

Postapocalyptic narratives in climate activism: their place and impact in five European cities
de Moor Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1959123

From populism to climate scepticism: the role of institutional trust and attitudes towards science
Huber et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1978200

Populism as an act of storytelling: analyzing the climate change narratives of Donald Trump and Greta Thunberg as populist truth-tellers
Nordensvard & Ketola Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1996818

Retrogradism in context. Varieties of right-wing populist climate politics
Selk & Kemmerzell Environmental Politics

Climate change and right-wing populism in the United States
Fiorino Environmental Politics

From influencing to engagement: a framing model for climate communication in polarised settings
Badullovich Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2052648

The centre-periphery divide and attitudes towards climate change measures among Western Europeans
Arndt et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2075155

How can carbon labels and climate-friendly default options on restaurant menus contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions associated with dining?
Betz et al. PLOS Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000028

Agronomy, animal husbundry, meals manufacturing & local weather change

Climate change and chill accumulation: implications for tree fruit production in cold-winter regions
Noorazar et al.
Open Entry pdf 10.1101/2020.08.26.268979

Climate change and fishing are pulling the functional diversity of the world’s largest marine fisheries to opposite extremes
Zhao et al. International Ecology and Biogeography

How reliable are current crop models for simulating growth and seed yield of canola across global sites and under future climate change?
Wang et al. Climatic Change

Warming/cooling effect of cropland expansion during the 1900s ~ 2010s in the Heilongjiang Province, Northeast of China
Jiang et al. Worldwide Journal of Biometeorology

Hydrology, hydrometeorology & local weather change

Recent variability of sub-seasonal monsoon precipitation and its potential drivers in Myanmar using in-situ observation during 1981–2020
Sein et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Complex network theoretic assessment of precipitation-driven meteorological drought in India: Past and future
Jha et al. Worldwide Journal of Climatology

Contribution of the precipitation-recycling process to the wetting trend in Xinjiang, China
Zhang et al. Journal of Geophysical Analysis: Atmospheres

Climate Leads to Reversed Latitudinal Changes in Chinese Flood Peak Timing
Yang et al. Earth’s Future

The impact of a bias-correction approach (delta change) applied directly to hydrological model output when modelling the severity of ice jam flooding under future climate scenarios
Das et al. Climatic Change

Future droughts in northern Italy: high-resolution projections using EURO-CORDEX and MED-CORDEX ensembles
Open Entry 10.21203/

Local weather change economics

Definitions and accounting of climate finance: between divergence and constructive ambiguity
Shishlov & Censkowsky Local weather Coverage

The formation of feed-in tariffs and the emergence of wind power in Finnish routine corporatism: favoring the economics of large-scale energy production
Husu & Salo Environmental Politics

Local weather change and the round financial system

Closed-loop supply chain pricing strategy for electric vehicle batteries recycling in China
Zhao et al. Surroundings, Growth and Sustainability

Local weather change mitigation public coverage analysis

The meaning of leadership in polycentric climate action
Benulic et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1970087

Imaginary lock-ins in climate change politics: the challenge to envision a fossil-free future
Marquardt & Nasiritousi Environmental Politics

Flexibility & structure: Community engagement on climate action & large infrastructure delivery
Loftis Encyclopedia of Medical Neuropsychology
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/978-3-319-56782-2_2123-2

Towards more effective visualisations in climate services: good practices and recommendations
Terrado et al. Climatic Change
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s10584-022-03365-4

Accelerating the low-carbon transition will require policy to enhance local learning
Neij & Nemet Vitality Coverage
Open Entry 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.113043

Climate services for the Greater Horn of Africa: interviews exploring practitioner perspectives from Kenya and beyond
Rigby et al. Local weather and Growth
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/17565529.2022.2074350

The limits of global property rights: Quasi-Experimental evidence from the Energy Charter Treaty
Ganga & Kalyanpur Vitality Coverage

From symbolism to substance: what the renewal of the Danish climate change act tells us about the driving forces behind policy change
Nash & Steurer Environmental Politics

Considering subnational support of climate change policy in the United States and the implications of symbolic policy acts
Hopper & Swift Environmental Politics

Whose policy is it anyway? Public support for clean energy policy depends on the message and the messenger
Diamond & Zhou Environmental Politics

Concerned and willing to pay? Comparing policymaker and citizen attitudes towards climate change
Rapeli & Koskimaa Environmental Politics

Local energy transition in Russia: a multi-actor perspective?on the case of Yakutia
Gritsenko Environmental Politics

Resilience of the EU ETS to contextual disturbance: the case of EU enlargement and its impact on ETS policymaking dynamics
Wang & Paavola Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2043072

Same, same but different? How democratically elected right-wing populists shape climate change policymaking
Marquardt et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2053423

Avoiding a new era in biopiracy: Including indigenous and local knowledge in nature-based solutions to climate change
Cottrell Environmental Science & Coverage

Regional opportunities for tundra conservation in the next 1000 years
Kruse & Herzschuh Herzschuh Herzschuh eLife
Open Entry 10.7554/elife.75163

Land-based climate solutions for the United States
Open Entry 10.4324/9781315830896-45

Local weather change adaptation & adaptation public coverage analysis

Health trade-offs in pursuit of livelihood security: exploring the intersection of climate, migration and health from the perspective of Mekong Delta migrants in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ngo et al. Local weather and Growth

Municipal government adaptive capacity programs for vulnerable populations during the U.S. energy transition
Helmke-Lengthy et al. Vitality Coverage

Assessing the impact of the securitization narrative on climate change adaptation in Nigeria
Oramah et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1970456

Level of preparedness of the residential building industry in Australia to climate change adaptation: a case of residential building companies in Brisbane, Queensland
Jayasinghe & Le Compete Forsyth Stewart Mitigation and Adaptation Methods for International Change
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s11027-022-10004-x

Local weather change impacts on human well being

Including mental health as part of climate change impacts and adaptation assessment: A critical advance in IPCC AR6
Harper et al. PLOS Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000033

Comprehensive analysis of thermal stress over northwest India: Climatology, trends and extremes
Shukla et al. City Local weather

Climate change influences on the geographic distributional potential of the spotted fever vectors Amblyomma maculatum and Dermacentor andersoni
Alkishe & Peterson PeerJ
Open Entry 10.7717/peerj.13279

Local weather change & geopolitics

On the relationship of armed conflicts with climate change
Berhe PLOS Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000038

Reconciling climate change leadership with resource nationalism and regional vulnerabilities: a case-study of Kazakhstan
Poberezhskaya & Danilova Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1920768

Local weather change impacts on human tradition 

Is the vegetation archetype of the Garden of Eden located in the Irano-Turanian region and safe against climate change?
Nowak et al. Regional Environmental Change


Globally ubiquitous negative effects of nitrogen dioxide on crop growth
Lobell et al. Science Advances
Open Entry 10.1126/sciadv.abm9909

Knowledgeable opinion, nudges & main initiatives

“Carbon Bombs” – Mapping key fossil fuel projects
Kühne et al. Vitality Coverage
Open Entry 10.1016/j.enpol.2022.112950

Placing people at the heart of climate action
Devine-Wright et al. PLOS Local weather
Open Entry pdf 10.1371/journal.pclm.0000035

Systems thinking as a paradigm shift for sustainability transformation
Voulvoulis et al. International Environmental Change
Open Entry 10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2022.102544

Societal impacts of historical droughts in a warming world
Maughan et al. Regional Environmental Change
Open Entry pdf 10.1007/s10113-022-01935-x

Capacity for climate change needs knowledge and politics with a difference
Narain Local weather Coverage
Open Entry 10.1080/14693062.2022.2072801

UK Climate Risk Assessment and Management
Dessai et al. Local weather Danger Administration
Open Entry 10.1016/j.crm.2022.100440

Livestock, methane, and climate change: The politics of global assessments
Scoones WIREs Local weather Change

The Dangers of Mainstreaming Solar Geoengineering: A critique of the National Academies Report
Stephens et al. Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2021.1989214

An inconvenient misconception: Climate change is not the principal driver of biodiversity loss
Caro et al. Conservation Letters
Open Entry pdf 10.1111/conl.12868

The why, what and how of capacity building: some explorations
Nakamanya et al. Journal of Schooling, Society and Behavioural Science
Open Entry 10.9734/jesbs/2017/36878

Civilization-Saving Science for the Twenty-First Century
McNutt Annual Evaluation of Earth and Planetary Sciences
Open Entry 10.1146/annurev-earth-033021-081125

Guide opinions

Daniel Yergin. The new map: energy, climate and the clash of nations
Perkins Journal of Environmental Research and Sciences
Open Entry 10.1007/s13412-022-00768-8

Energy fables: challenging ideas in the energy sector
Hudson Environmental Politics
Open Entry pdf 10.1080/09644016.2022.2043660

Articles/Reviews from Companies and Non-Governmental Organizations Addressing Points of Local weather Change

Why China’s Coal Mine Boom Jeopardizes Short-Term Climate Targets, International Vitality Monitor

China’s technique to shore-up coal provide in response to an acute home “vitality disaster” on the finish of 2021 unleashed an estimated 2.5 million tonnes (Mt) of latest coal mine methane emissions inside a matter of months, equal to 74 Mt of CO2, and corresponding to the emissions of 20 coal-fired energy crops working year-round. China’s hike in emissions comes at a time when policymakers have deliberate to speed up excellent coal mine investments and 169 new coal mine initiatives are already beneath growth, amounting to 559 million tonnes each year (Mtpa) of latest coal mine capability. Absent relentless adoption of mitigation practices at these new operations, the nation’s proposed mines may emit a further 6 Mt of methane annually, which might enhance international coal mine methane emissions greater than 10%. China, the world’s largest producer and shopper of coal, already emits 73% of the world’s coal mine methane.

The Future of Energy Storage, Armstrong et al., Massachusetts Institute of Know-how

The authors look at the vital function of vitality storage in future decarbonized electrical energy methods that will likely be central to the combat in opposition to local weather change. Deep decarbonization of electrical energy era along with electrification of many end-use actions is critical to restrict local weather change and its damages. Wind and photo voltaic era— which don’t have any working carbon dioxide emissions, have skilled main value reductions, and are being deployed at scale globally—are probably to offer a big share of future complete era. In contrast to conventional turbines, the output from these variable renewable vitality (VRE) assets relies on climate situations, which generally change quickly; thus, VRE turbines can’t be dispatched to comply with variations in electrical energy demand. Electrical energy storage can play a essential function in balancing electrical energy provide and demand and might present different companies wanted to maintain decarbonized electrical energy methods dependable and cost-effective. Vitality storage encompasses a spectrum of applied sciences which can be differentiated of their materials necessities and their worth in low-carbon electrical energy methods. As electrical energy grids evolve to incorporate large-scale deployment of storage applied sciences, insurance policies should be adjusted to keep away from extra and inequitable burdens on shoppers, to encourage electrification for economy-wide decarbonization, and to allow strong financial development, notably in rising market creating financial system nations. Social justice and fairness should be included in system design. The time horizon for this research is 2050, although the authors are additionally all for applied sciences that may be deployed at scale within the nearer timeframe of 2030.

The Role of Innovation in the Electric Utility Sector, Woolf et al., US Division of Vitality

The authors acknowledge the significance of utility regulatory advances to hurry socially useful innovation for investor-owned electrical corporations. Amongst them is accelerating investigations into modifications in electrical trade construction, companies, safety, pricing, and market design to align with important deployment of behind-the-meter applied sciences and different distributed vitality assets and deal with fairness points for vitality entry and clear vitality. As well as, the authors assert that “[a]chieving better deployment of superior electrical applied sciences would require states to implement regulatory reforms that enable utilities to recuperate the prices of bigger analysis and growth budgets alongside different types of regulatory approval that encourage extra adoption of latest applied sciences.

Environmental Performance Index 2022. Ranking country performance on sustainability issues, Wolf et al., Yale Middle for Environmental Regulation & Coverage

The index supplies a data-driven abstract of the state of sustainability world wide. Utilizing 40 efficiency indicators throughout 11 problem classes, the index ranks 180 nations on their progress towards bettering environmental well being, defending ecosystem vitality, and mitigating local weather change. The index gives a scorecard that highlights leaders and laggards in environmental efficiency and supplies sensible steerage for nations that aspire to maneuver towards a sustainable future.

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