New research, July 2-29, 2018

New research, July 2-29, 2018

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Place, proximity, and perceived harm: extreme weather events and views about climate change

Teaching climate change in middle schools and high schools: investigating STEM education’s deficit model

Cool dudes in Norway: climate change denial among conservative Norwegian men

Emission savings

How important are future marine and shipping aerosol emissions in a warming Arctic summer and autumn? (open access)

Work time reduction and economic democracy as climate change mitigation strategies: or why the climate needs a renewed labor movement

The remaining potential for energy savings in UK households

Energy production

The slow expansion of renewable energy in Russia: Competitiveness and regulation issues

Promises and limitations of nuclear fission energy in combating climate change

Russia’s Nuclear Export Programme

Better late than never, but never late is better: Risk assessment of nuclear power construction projects

The changing risk perception towards nuclear power in China after the Fukushima nuclear accident in Japan

Analyzing the factors that influence U.S. public support for exporting natural gas

Climate Policy

US and international climate policy under President Trump

The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and its impact on global climate change governance (open access)

U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Reasons, impacts, and China’s response (open access)

The impacts of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on the carbon emission space and mitigation cost of China, EU, and Japan under the constraints of the global carbon emission space (open access)

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

Short term policies to keep the door open for Paris climate goals (open access)

Is India pulling its weight? India’s nationally determined contribution and future energy plans in global climate policy

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Arctic amplification metrics

Can an ensemble climate simulation be used to separate climate change signals from internal unforced variability? (open access)

Changes in surface air temperature over China under the 1.5 and 2.0 °C global warming targets (open access)

Recent subsurface North Atlantic cooling trend in context of Atlantic decadal-to-multidecadal variability (open access)

Multidecadal Changes of the Upper Indian Ocean Heat Content during 1965-2016

Detectable impacts of the past half‐degree global warming on summertime hot extremes in China

Human contribution to the increasing summer precipitation in Central Asia from 1961 to 2013

Diminishing Arctic Sea Ice Promotes Stronger Surface Winds

Extreme events

Spatiotemporal variability of tornadoes in the Czech Lands, 1801–2017

Drivers of 2016 record Arctic warmth assessed using climate simulations subjected to Factual and Counterfactual forcing (open access)

Increase in extreme precipitation events under anthropogenic warming in India (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

Self‐amplifying feedbacks accelerate greening and warming of the Arctic

Contributions of Internal Variability and External Forcing to the Recent Pacific Decadal Variations

Assessment of the Impact of Solar Spectral Irradiance on Near‐Infrared Clear‐Sky Atmospheric Absorption and Heating Rates


Ocean‐induced melt triggers glacier retreat in Northwest Greenland

Greenland Ice Mapping Project: ice flow velocity variation at sub-monthly to decadal timescales (open access)

Dynamic response of Antarctic Peninsula Ice Sheet to potential collapse of Larsen C and George VI ice shelves (open access)

Glacier change along West Antarctica’s Marie Byrd Land Sector and links to inter-decadal atmosphere–ocean variability (open access)

Attribution of Arctic sea ice decline from 1953 to 2012 to influences from natural, greenhouse-gas and anthropogenic aerosol forcing

Evolution of the global coupled climate response to Arctic sea ice loss during 1990-2090 and its contribution to climate change

Responses and changes in the permafrost and snow water equivalent in the Northern Hemisphere under a scenario of 1.5 °C warming (open access)

Global snow zone maps and trends in snow persistence 2001–2016


Rising Oceans Guaranteed: Arctic Land Ice Loss and Sea Level Rise (open access)

Sensitivity of streamflow to climate change in California

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Blocking and its Response to Climate Change (open access)

Two AMOC states in response to decreasing greenhouse gas concentrations in the coupled climate model MPI-ESM

Carbon cycle

Long-term response of oceanic carbon uptake to global warming via physical and biological pumps (open access)

Grasslands may be more reliable carbon sinks than forests in California (open access)

Climate change impacts


Projected heat stress under 1.5oC and 2oC global warming scenarios creates unprecedented discomfort for humans in West Africa (open access)

Climatic variability and dengue risk in urban environment of Delhi (India)

Unprecedented risk of spring frost damage in Switzerland and Germany in 2017

Heat in the Heartland: Crop Yield and Coverage Response to Climate Change Along the Mississippi River

Economically robust protection against 21st century sea-level rise

Limits to growth redux: A system dynamics model for assessing energy and climate change constraints to global growth


Acceleration of global vegetation greenup from combined effects of climate change and human land management

Dramatic loss of seagrass habitat under projected climate change in the Mediterranean Sea

The Arctic picoeukaryote Micromonas pusilla benefits synergistically from warming and ocean acidification (open access)

Increasing temperature sensitivity caused by climate warming, evidence from Northeastern China

Increased growth of Qinghai spruce in northwestern China during the recent warming hiatus

Development and analysis of spring plant phenology products: 36 years of 1-km grids over the conterminous US

Impacts of recent climate extremes on spring phenology in arid-mountain ecosystems in China

Unchanged risk of frost exposure for subalpine and alpine plants after snowmelt in Switzerland despite climate warming

Effects of ocean acidification on algae growth and feeding rates of juvenile sea urchins

Transgenerational deleterious effects of ocean acidification on the reproductive success of a keystone crustacean (Gammarus locusta)

Climate change alterations to ecosystem dominance: how might sponge‐dominated reefs function?

Ecophysiological plasticity of Amazonian trees to long-term drought

Does sexual dimorphism predispose dioecious riparian trees to sex ratio imbalances under climate change?

Interactions between rising CO2 and temperature drive accelerated flowering in model plants under changing conditions of the last century

Elevated atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide reduce monarch tolerance and increase parasite virulence by altering the medicinal properties of milkweeds

Oysters and eelgrass: potential partners in a high pCO2 ocean

Other papers

General climate science

Understanding weather and climate of the last 300 years from ships’ logbooks

Climate history of Russia and the Soviet Union


Large-scale, millennial-length temperature reconstructions from tree-rings

Tracing winter temperatures over the last two millennia using a north-east Atlantic coastal record (open access)

Superforest,Climate Change

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