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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #15, 2020

Posted on 15 April 2020 by Doug Bostrom

56 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Brief Communication: Heterogenous thinning and subglacial lake activity on Thwaites Glacier, West Antarctica (open access)

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

The economic costs of Hurricane Harvey attributable to climate change (open access)

Multi?decadal changes in wet season precipitation totals over the eastern Amazon

Global wave height trends and variability from new multi?mission satellite altimeter products, reanalyses and wave buoys

Observational constraint on greenhouse gas and aerosol contributions to global ocean heat content changes

Remote forcing of Tasman Sea marine heatwaves

Divergence of potential evapotranspiration trends over Pakistan during 1967–2016

A broader perspective on the causes and consequences of eastern Australia’s 2019?20 season of mega?fires: A response to Adams et al

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

Paleoclimatic context of projected future warming in southern South America

Global and regional evolution of sea surface temperature under climate change

Timescales and mechanisms for the Tropical Pacific response to global warming: a tug of war between the Ocean Thermostat and weaker Walker

Greenland Ice Sheet Contribution to 21st Century Sea Level Rise as Simulated by the Coupled CESM2.1?CISM2.1

Anthropogenic climate change versus internal climate variability: Impacts on Alpine snow cover (open access)

Magnitudes and Spatial Patterns of Interdecadal Temperature Variability in CMIP6

Uncertainties in Future U.S. Extreme Precipitation from Downscaled Climate Projections

Insights from CMIP6 for Australia's future climate (open access)

Climate change projections of temperature and precipitation in Chile based on statistical downscaling (open access)

Downscaling projections of climate change in Sao Tome and Principe Islands, Africa

Assessment of climate change over Iran: CMIP5 results and their presentation in terms of Köppen–Geiger climate zones

North Indian Ocean tropical cyclone activity in CMIP5 experiments: Future projections using a model?independent detection and tracking scheme

The effect of human land use change in the Hadley Centre attribution system (open access)

Climate model advancement

A test of the ability of current bulk optical models to represent the radiative properties of cirrus cloud across the mid-and far-infrared (open access)

Multi-physics ensemble snow modelling in the western Himalaya (open access)

Antarctic Glacial Melt as a Driver of Recent Southern Ocean Climate Trends

Progress in simulating the Quasi?biennial Oscillation in CMIP models

Austral Summer Precipitation Biases Over Tropical South America In Five CMIP5 Earth System Models

Evaluation of the Ability of Regional Climate Models and a Statistical Model to Represent the Spatial Characteristics of Extreme Precipitation

Biology & global warming

Too hot to handle: Unprecedented seagrass death driven by marine heatwave in a World Heritage Area

Effects of hypoxia on the behavior and physiology of kelp forest fishes

Is subarctic forest advance able to keep pace with climate change?

Climate change-driven elevational changes among boreal nocturnal moths (open access)

How will snow alter exposure of organisms to cold stress under climate warming?

Community?level responses to climate change in forests of the eastern United States

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Forest harvesting and the carbon debt in boreal east-central Canada

Drivers of diffusive CH4 emissions from shallow subarctic lakes on daily to multi-year timescales (open access)

Two aspects of decadal ENSO variability modulating the long?term global carbon cycle

Contribution of unvegetated tidal flats to coastal carbon flux

Enhanced regional terrestrial carbon uptake over Korea revealed by atmospheric CO2 measurements from 1999 to 2017

Ensemble projections elucidate effects of uncertainty in terrestrial nitrogen limitation on future carbon uptake

Prioritizing mangrove conservation across Mexico to facilitate 2020 NDC ambition

The potential of vegetation indices: estimating methane emissions in paddy fields under nighttime warming and water saving conditions

Climate change communications & cognition

The public remain uninformed and wary of climate engineering

Climate change in the Chinese mind: An overview of public perceptions at macro and micro levels

Decision makers’ barriers to climate and extreme weather adaptation: a study of North Atlantic high- and medium-use seaports

When worry about climate change leads to climate action: How values, worry and personal responsibility relate to various climate actions

You know nothing, John Doe – Judgmental overconfidence in lay climate knowledge

“Global warming” versus “climate change”: A replication on the association between political self-identification, question wording, and environmental beliefs

Humans dealing with our global warming

Climate change, ecosystem services and migration in the Marshall Islands: are they related? (open access)

A framework for implementing socially just climate adaptation

Keeping infrastructure reliable under climate uncertainty

Barriers to gauging built environment climate vulnerability

Impact of climate change on sustainable livestock production and existence of wildlife and marine species in the South Pacific island countries: a review

Stranded asset implications of the Paris Agreement in Latin America and the Caribbean

Development of low-carbon economy as the base of sustainable improvement of energy security

Interpreting the UNFCCC’s provisions on ‘mitigation’ and ‘adaptation’ in light of the Paris Agreement’s provision on ‘loss and damage’ (open access)

Assessment of the sustainability of Mexico green investments in the road to Paris

Decarbonisation through coal phase-out in Germany and Europe — Impact on Emissions, electricity prices and power production

Identifying local governance capacity needs for implementing climate change adaptation in Mauritius (open access)

Republicans and Democrats differ in why they support renewable energy


Temporal Evolution of the Bromine Alpha Factor and Equivalent Effective Stratospheric Chlorine in Future Climate Scenarios (open access)

How useful is snow accumulation in reconstructing surface air temperature in Antarctica? A study combining ice core records and climate models (open access)

Direct observation of winter meltwater drainage from the Greenland Ice Sheet

Global CO2 Emissions and Global Temperatures: Are they Related

Assessment of the Kalman filter-based future shoreline prediction method

Informed opinion & nudges

Opinion: Why carbon pricing is not sufficient to mitigate climate change—and how “sustainability transition policy” can help (open access)

Leveraging legacy archaeological collections as proxies for climate and environmental research (open access)

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