Skeptical Science New Research for Week #14, 2020

52 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Sensitivity of ice flow to uncertainty in flow law parameters in an idealized one-dimensional geometry (open access)

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

Will heat stress take its toll on milk production in China?

Uncoupled El Niño Warming

Melting of perennial sea ice in Beaufort Sea enhanced its impacts on Early-winter haze pollutions in North China after mid-1990s (open access)

Correction for systematic errors in the global data set of temperature profiles from mechanical bathythermographs

Mechanisms of enhanced ocean surface warming in the Kuroshio region for 1951–2010 (open access)

Lifeform indicators reveal large‐scale shifts in plankton across the North‐West European shelf

An endless summer: 2018 heat episodes in Europe in the context of secular temperature variability and change.

Analysis of the observed trends in daily extreme Precipitation indices in Gaza Strip during 1974–2016

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

Is deoxygenation detectable before warming in the thermocline? (open access)

Climate State Dependence of Arctic Precipitation Variability

Impact of Cloud Physics on the Greenland Ice Sheet Near‐Surface Climate: A Study With the Community Atmosphere Model

The impact of changes in tropical sea surface temperatures over 1979-2012 on Northern hemisphere high latitude climate

Projected changes in snow water equivalent over the Tibetan Plateau under global warming of 1.5°C and 2°C

Projected changes in the Southern Indian Ocean cyclone activity assessed from high-resolution experiments and CMIP5 models

Changes in temperature and rainfall extremes across East Asia in the CMIP5 ensemble

Pseudo-climate modelling study on projected changes in extreme extratropical cyclones, storm waves and surges under CMIP5 multi-model ensemble: Baltic Sea perspective

Climate model advancement

Seasonal transition dates can reveal biases in Arctic sea ice simulations (open access)

Downscaling climate projections over large and data sparse regions: methodological application in the Zambezi River Basin

Performance evaluation of regional climate model simulations at different spatial and temporal scales over the complex orography area of the Alpine region

Biology & global warming

In transition: Avian biogeographic responses to a century of climate change across desert biomes

Global assessment of relationships between climate and tree growth

Timing of phenological stages for apple and pear trees under climate change in a temperate-continental climate

Enhanced shrub growth in the Arctic increases habitat connectivity for browsing herbivores

Effects of elevated CO 2 on competition between native and invasive grasses

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Prompt rewetting of drained peatlands reduces climate warming despite methane emissions (open access)

Metrics that matter for assessing the ocean biological carbon pump (open access)

Depth-dependent soil mixing persists across climate zones (open access)

Using ship-borne observations of methane isotopic ratio in the Arctic Ocean to understand methane sources in the Arctic (open access)

14C observations of atmospheric CO2 at Anmyeondo GAW station, Korea: Implications for fossil fuel CO2 and emission ratios (open access)

Warming enhances carbon dioxide and methane fluxes from Red Sea seagrass (Halophila stipulacea) sediments (open access)

Relative impacts of global changes and regional watershed changes on the inorganic carbon balance of the Chesapeake Bay (open access)

Modelling past and future peatland carbon dynamics across the pan‐Arctic

The realities of climate change, conservation agriculture and soil carbon sequestration

Climate change communications & cognition

Surveying perceptions and practices of high-end climate change (open access)

Natural variability or climate change? Stakeholder and citizen perceptions of extreme event attribution

Decarbonising the UK residential sector: The dependence of national abatement on flexible and local views of the future

Humans dealing with our global warming

Commitment Versus Discretion in Climate and Energy Policy (open access)

The European Union Emissions Trading System reduced CO2 emissions despite low prices (open access)

Constraining fossil fuels based on 2 °C carbon budgets: the rapid adoption of a transformative concept in politics and finance

Multi-method evidence for when and how climate-related disasters contribute to armed conflict risk

Perceived farm-level climatic impacts on coastal agricultural productivity in Bangladesh

The effectiveness of setback zones for adapting to sea-level rise in Croatia

A review of agent‐based modeling of climate‐energy policy

Demonstrating GWP*: a means of reporting warming-equivalent emissions that captures the contrasting impacts of short- and long-lived climate pollutants

Global rangeland production systems and livelihoods at threat under climate change and variability

Meaning in the face of changing climate risks: connecting agency, sensemaking and narratives of change through transdisciplinary research

Technology-side carbon abatement cost curves for China’s power generation sector

A CO2 emissions assessment of the green economy in Iran

Structural optimization and carbon taxation in China’s commercial sector

Carbon emission quantification and decarbonization policy exploration for the household sector – Evidence from 51 Japanese cities

Estimating carbon dioxide emissions from electricity generation in the United States: How sectoral allocation may shift as the grid modernizes

Do drivers of CO2 emission growth alter overtime and by the stage of economic development?

The impacts of the trade liberalization of environmental goods on power system and CO2 emissions


Evaluation of Sea-Ice Thickness from four reanalyses in the Antarctic Weddell Sea (open access)

A model‐based investigation of terrestrial plant carbon uptake response to four radiation modification approaches

Can the issuance of hazardous-weather warnings inform the attribution of extreme events to climate change? (open access)

JSTOR reading policy for isolation period (open access)

Informed opinion & nudges

Splashing the cash (open access)

Editorial overview: The science of actionable knowledge

Metrics that matter for assessing the ocean biological carbon pump (open access)

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