New research, November 26 – December 2, 2018

New research, November 26 – December 2, 2018

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

Emission scenario analysis for China under the global 1.5 °C target

Climate change communication

Attribution matters: Revisiting the link between extreme weather experience and climate change mitigation responses

Characterising climate change discourse on social media during extreme weather events

Public acceptance of renewable energies and energy autonomy: A comparative study in the French, German and Swiss Upper Rhine region

Climate Policy

Petroleum industry tax incentives and energy policy implications: A comparison between Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea

Making incentive policies more effective: An agent-based model for energy-efficiency retrofit in China

The significance of political culture, economic context and instrument type for climate policy support: a cross-national study (open access)

Are the G20 economies making enough progress to meet their NDC targets?

Urbanization in the time of climate change: Examining the response of Indian cities

Carbon neutral policy in action: the case of Bhutan

Multi-level governance and power in climate change policy networks (open access)

Energy production

Barriers to Large-scale Solar Power in Tanzania (open access)

Energy-environment-economy nexus in Pakistan: Lessons from a PAK-TIMES model

Assessment of waste incineration power with considerations of subsidies and emissions in China

Reducing wind power curtailment in China: comparing the roles of coal power flexibility and improved dispatch

Micrometeorological impacts of offshore wind farms as seen in observations and simulations (open access)

Expanding versus greening? Long-term energy and emission transitions in Mozambique (open access)

Carbon and hydrogen isotopes of methane, ethane, and propane: A review of genetic identification of natural gas

Detecting high-emitting methane sources in oil/gas fields using satellite observations (open access)

The value of network investment coordination to reduce environmental externalities when integrating renewables: Case on the Chilean transmission network

Do natural resources impede renewable energy production in the EU? A mixed-methods analysis

Public perceptions and acceptance of nuclear energy in China: The role of public knowledge, perceived benefit, perceived risk and public engagement

Deployment of renewable energy: Economic effects on the Croatian economy

Emission savings

Testing for Convergence in Carbon Dioxide Emissions Using a Bayesian Robust Structural Model

Energy and CO2 exchange in an undisturbed spruce forest and clear-cut in the Southern Taiga

Increasing carbon footprint of grain crop production in the US Western Corn Belt (open access)

Challenges to implementing greenhouse gas mitigation measures in livestock agriculture: A conceptual framework for policymakers

Managing for soil carbon sequestration: Let’s get realistic (open access)

Global cost estimates of forest climate mitigation with albedo: a new integrative policy approach (open access)

Estimation of carbon emissions from groundwater pumping in central Punjab

Interactions between social learning and technological learning in electric vehicle futures (open access)

Explaining climate policies’ popularity—An empirical study in four European countries

Punching above their weight: Large release of greenhouse gases from small agricultural dams (open access)

The impact of CO2 mitigation policies on light vehicle fleet in Brazil


The potential environmental response to increasing ocean alkalinity for negative emissions (open access)

Stratospheric aerosol injection tactics and costs in the first 15 years of deployment (open access)

Best scale for detecting the effects of stratospheric sulphate aerosol geoengineering on surface temperature (open access)

Managing for soil carbon sequestration: Let’s get realistic (open access)

Can kurtosis be an early warning signal for abrupt climate change?

Quantifying the irreducible uncertainty in near‐term climate projections (open access)

Temperature, precipitation, wind

New records of monthly temperature extremes as a signal of climate change in Italy

Hourly rainfall climatology of Louisiana

Intraseasonal responses of the East Asia summer rainfall to anthropogenic aerosol climate forcing

Synoptic and Mesoscale Forcing of Southern California Extreme Precipitation

Extreme events

Significantly increased extreme precipitation expected in Europe and North America from extratropical cyclones (open access)

A comparison of CCSM4 high-resolution and low-resolution predictions for south Florida and southeast United States drought

Anthropogenic influence on the drivers of the Western Cape drought 2015–2017 (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

Bias nonstationarity of global climate model outputs: the role of internal climate variability and climate model sensitivity


Localized Plumes Drive Front‐Wide Ocean Melting of A Greenlandic Tidewater Glacier

Skill of seasonal Arctic sea ice extent predictions using the North American multi-model ensemble

The role of ocean heat transport in rapid sea ice declines in the Community Earth System Model Large Ensemble


Compounding effects of human activities and climatic changes on surface water availability in Iran

Hydrologic responses to projected climate change in ecologically diverse watersheds of the Gulf Coast, USA

Multi-annual response of a Pampean shallow lake from central Argentina to regional and large-scale climate forcings

Regional differences of lake evolution across China during 1960s–2015 and its natural and anthropogenic causes

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Oceanic overturning and heat transport: The role of background diffusivity

Atmospheric rivers impacting Northern California and their modulation by a variable climate (open access)

Pacific Decadal Oscillation and recent oxygen decline in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Non-uniform seasonal warming regulates vegetation greening and atmospheric CO2 amplification over northern lands (open access)

Decadal‐scale increases of anthropogenic CO2 in Antarctic Bottom Water in the Indian and western Pacific sectors of the Southern Ocean


Estimating human health damage factors related to CO2 emissions by considering updated climate-related relative risks

Excess of children’s outpatient consultations due to asthma and bronchitis and the association between meteorological variables in Canoas City, Southern Brazil

Assessment of thermally comfortable urban spaces in Amsterdam during hot summer days (open access)

Evolving adaptive capacity of seaweed harvesters in Brittany

Extreme stress threatened double rice production in Southern China during 1981–2010

Climate effects of stringent air pollution controls mitigate future maize losses in China (open access)

Is another genetic revolution needed to offset climate change impacts for US maize yields? (open access)

Lightning hazards to human societies in a changing climate (open access)

Managing water resources from the energy – water nexus perspective under a changing climate: A case study of Jiangsu province, China

Impact of Tropical Cyclone Winston on women mud crab fishers in Fiji


An interaction between climate change and infectious disease drove widespread amphibian declines (open access)

Ecological and functional consequences of coastal ocean acidification: Perspectives from the Baltic-Skagerrak System (open access)

A triple trophic boost: how carbon emissions indirectly change a marine food chain

Arctic browning: Impacts of extreme climatic events on heathland ecosystem CO2 fluxes (open access)

Miami heat: Urban heat islands influence the thermal suitability of habitats for ectotherms (open access)

Assessing earth system model predictions of C4 grass cover in North America: From the glacial era to the end of this century

Mustering the power of ecosystems for adaptation to climate change

Drought limitation on tree growth at the Northern Hemisphere’s highest tree line

Declines in northern forest tree growth following snowpack decline and soil freezing

Phenology and Productivity in a Montane Bird Assemblage: Trends and Responses to Elevation and Climate Variation

Other impacts

Global emergence of anthropogenic climate change in fire weather indices

Dynamic and thermodynamic changes conducive to the increased occurrence of extreme spring fire weather over western Canada under possible anthropogenic climate change


Bipolar carbon and hydrogen isotope constraints on the Holocene methane budget (open access)

Spatiotemporal variability in the climate growth response of high elevation bristlecone pine in the White Mountains of California

Vegetation dynamics in response to climate change from the wetlands of Western Himalaya, India: Holocene Indian summer monsoon variability

Other environmental issues 

Assessing the impact of shipping emissions on air pollution in the Canadian Arctic and northern regions: current and future modelled scenarios (open access)

Air pollution knowledge assessments (APnA) for 20 Indian cities

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