Skeptical Science New Research for Week #13, 2020

46 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Global response of evapotranspiration ratio to climate conditions and watershed characteristics in a changing environment

Greenhouse effect: the relative contributions of emission height and total absorption

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

Climate change induced a new intermittent regime of convective ventilation that threatens the Black Sea oxygenation status (open access)

Regional differences in global glacier retreat from 1980 to 2015

Long tern trends (1958-2017) in snow cover duration and depth in the Pyrenees

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

How could a difference of 0.5°C in global warming modify the mean and extreme climate conditions around Antarctica?

Climate change projections for the Australian monsoon from CMIP6 models

Surface ocean warming around Australia driven by interannual variability and long‐term trends in Southern Hemisphere westerlies

Future changes of summer monsoon characteristics and evaporative demand over Asia in CMIP6 simulations

Interannual-to-multidecadal responses of Antarctic ice shelf-ocean interaction and coastal water masses during the 20th century and the early 21st century to dynamic and thermodynamic forcing

Benchmarking Simulated Precipitation in Earth System Models (open access)

The Recent Decline and Recovery of Indian Summer Monsoon Rainfall: Relative Roles of External Forcing and Internal Variability

The influence of climate change on low‐level jet characteristics over the South‐Central Plains as simulated by CMIP5 models

Climate model advancement

Insights from Earth system model initial-condition large ensembles and future prospects

The Double‐ITCZ Bias in CMIP3, CMIP5 and CMIP6 Models Based on Annual Mean Precipitation

Biology & global warming

How warming and other stressors affect zooplankton abundance, biomass and community composition in shallow eutrophic lakes

Potential effects of climate change on a Neotropical frog genus: changes in the spatial diversity patterns of Leptodactylus (Anura, Leptodactylidae) and implications for their conservation

Reduced net methane emissions due to microbial methane oxidation in a warmer Arctic

Coral reef survival under accelerating ocean deoxygenation

Finding the Fingerprint of Anthropogenic Climate Change in Marine Phytoplankton Abundance

Relationship between heatwave‐induced forest die‐off and climatic suitability in multiple tree species

A socio‐ecological model for predicting impacts of land‐use and climate change on regional plant diversity in the Austrian Alps

Contrasting acclimation responses to elevated CO2 and warming between an evergreen and a deciduous boreal conifer

Inclusion of trophic interactions increases the vulnerability of an alpine butterfly species to climate change

Altered climate leads to positive density‐dependent feedbacks in a tropical wet forest

Alpine grassland plants grow earlier and faster but biomass remains unchanged over 35 years of climate change

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Protecting irrecoverable carbon in Earth’s ecosystems

Carbon declines along tropical forest edges correspond to heterogeneous effects on canopy structure and function (open access)

Evaluating China’s anthropogenic CO2 emissions inventories: a northern China case study using continuous surface observations from 2005 to 2009 (open access)

Constraining fossil fuel CO2 emissions from urban area using OCO‐2 observations of total column CO2

Soil biogenic volatile organic compound flux in a mixed hardwood forest: Net uptake at warmer temperatures and the importance of mycorrhizal associations

A synthesis of methane emissions from shallow vegetated coastal ecosystems

Determinants of soil organic carbon sequestration and its contribution to ecosystem carbon sinks of planted forests

Blue carbon gains from glacial retreat along Antarctic fjords: What should we expect?

Terrestrial fluxes of carbon in GCP carbon budgets

Mangrove blue carbon stocks and dynamics are controlled by hydrogeomorphic settings and land‐use change

Climate change communications & cognition

Media Representation of Extreme Event Attribution: A Case Study of the 2011-2017 California Drought

The Corrupted Scientist Archetype and Its Implications for Climate Change Communication and Public Perceptions of Science (open access)

Shifting views on “global warming” and “climate change” in the United States

Humans dealing with our global warming

Climate humanitarian visa: international migration opportunities as post-disaster humanitarian intervention (open access)

Temperature thresholds and the effect of warming on American farmland value

Fulani herders and indigenous strategies of climate change adaptation in Kpongu community, North-Western Ghana: implications for adaptation planning (open access)

Climate change and social unrest: a 6000‐year chronicle from the Eastern Mediterranean

Assessing the Operationalization of Cultural Theory through Surveys Investigating the Social Aspects of Climate Change Policymaking

Who defines “good” climate change adaptation and why it matters: a case study from Abaiang Island, Kiribati

Incorporating climate change adaptation into marine protected area planning

Not so robust: Robusta coffee production is highly sensitive to temperature

Willingness to Pay for CO2 Emission Reductions in Passenger Car Transport (open access)

Local narratives of change as an entry point for building urban climate resilience

Beyond national climate action: the impact of region, city, and business commitments on global greenhouse gas emissions (open access)


The 2019/2020 summer of Antarctic heatwaves

Stranded investments (open access)

Informed opinion & nudges

Public participation, engagement, and climate change adaptation: A review of the research literature

Mean Reversion in CO 2 Emissions: the Need for Structural Change

Your money or your life? The carbon-development paradox


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