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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #16, 2020

Posted on 22 April 2020 by Doug Bostrom

58 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Impacts of ice-shelf melting on water mass transformation in the Southern Ocean from E3SM simulations

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

A seven-fold rise in the probability of exceeding the observed hottest summer in India in a 2 °C warmer world

Unprecedented atmospheric conditions (1948–2019) drive the 2019 exceptional melting season over the Greenland ice sheet (open access)

Decadal wintertime temperature changes in East Asia during 1958?2001 and the contributions of internal variability and external forcing

A Century of Southern California Coastal Ocean Temperature Measurements

Exceptional 20th century ocean circulation in the Northeast Atlantic

Stronger Global Warming on Non?rainy Days in Observations from China

Heat-related mortality at the beginning of the twenty-first century in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Analysis and trends of rainfall amounts and extreme events in the Western Mediterranean region

Response of shallow soil temperature to climate change on the Qinghai–Tibetan Plateau

Decoupling of impact factors reveals the response of German winter wheat yields to climatic changes

Modeling, simulation and projection of global warming & global warming effects

Sea-level rise exponentially increases coastal flood frequency (open access)

Large and irreversible future decline of the Greenland ice-sheet (open access)

Ocean-forced evolution of the Amundsen Sea catchment, West Antarctica, by 2100 (open access)

Projecting circum-Arctic excess ground ice melt with a sub-grid representation in the Community Land Model (open access)

Revisiting Recent United States Heatwaves in a Warmer and More Humid Climate

Lack of Change in the Projected Frequency and Persistence of Atmospheric Circulation Types Over Central Europe

Twenty?first Century Drought Projections in the CMIP6 Forcing Scenarios (open access)

Future drought in the drylands of Asia under the 1.5°C and 2.0°C warming scenarios (open access)

Role of AMOC in transient climate response to greenhouse gas forcing in two coupled models

Climate model advancement

The Coupled Model Intercomparison Project: History, uses, and structural effects on climate research

Initial land use/cover distribution substantially affects global carbon and local temperature projections in the integrated Earth System Model

GISS Model E2.2: A Climate Model Optimized for the Middle Atmosphere. Model Structure, Climatology, Variability and Climate Sensitivity

Antarctic Sea Ice Area in CMIP6

Arctic Sea Ice in CMIP6

A New Look at the Variance of Summertime Temperatures Over Land

Partitioning uncertainty components of mean climate and climate change in a large ensemble of European regional climate model projections (open access)

Biology & global warming

Arctic freshwater fish productivity and colonization increase with climate warming

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

Estimating the potential for coral adaptation to global warming across the Indo?West Pacific

Climate change causes critical transitions and irreversible alterations of mountain forests

Human land uses reduce climate connectivity across North America

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

Impacts of elevated pCO2 on Mediterranean mussel (Mytilus galloprovincialis): Metal bioaccumulation, physiological and cellular parameters

Quality–quantity trade?offs drive functional trait evolution in a model microalgal ‘climate change winner’

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Milk will drive methane emissions in India

Thermokarst amplifies fluvial inorganic carbon cycling and export across watershed scales on the Peel Plateau, Canada (open access)

Drivers and modelling of blue carbon stock variability in sediments of southeastern Australia (open access)

Soil greenhouse gas emissions under different land-use types in savanna ecosystems of Kenya (open access)

Critical land change information enhances the understanding of carbon balance in the United States

Large climate mitigation potential from adding trees to agricultural lands

Soils' dirty little secret: Depth?based comparisons can be inadequate for quantifying changes in soil organic carbon and other mineral soil properties

Methane emissions from underground gas storage in California

Focus on the role of forests and soils in meeting climate change mitigation goals: summary

Management opportunities for soil carbon sequestration following agricultural land abandonment

A strategy for modelling heavy-tailed greenhouse gases (GHG) using the generalised extreme value distribution: Are we overestimating GHG flux using the sample mean?

CO2 mitigation engineering

Electrochemically scrambled nanocrystals are catalytically active for CO2-to-multicarbons (open access)

Impacts of enhanced weathering on biomass production for negative emission technologies and soil hydrology (open access)

Estimating Impacts and Trade?offs in Solar Geoengineering Scenarios With a Moist Energy Balance Model

Numerical study of reservoir permeability effects on gravity changes associated with CO2 geological storage: implications for gravimetric monitoring feasibility

Synthesis of fumed silica supported Ni catalyst for carbon dioxide conversion to methane

Modeling CO2 plume migration using an invasion?percolation approach that includes dissolution

Climate change communications & cognition

Using experimental manipulation of questionnaire design and a Kenyan panel to test for the reliability of reported perceptions of climate change and adaptation

Comparing climate change perceptions and meteorological data in rural West Africa to improve the understanding of household decisions to migrate

Humans dealing with our global warming

Nonstate governance of solar geoengineering research (open access)

Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

The evolution of ideas in global climate policy

Development of future heatwaves for different hazard thresholds

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

Incorporating climate change adaptation into marine protected area planning

Curbing the car: the mitigation potential of a higher carbon price in the New Zealand transport sector (open access)

Carbon footprint of India’s groundwater irrigation (open access)


Air quality co-benefits of ratcheting up the NDCs (open access)

Evaluation of OCO?2 XCO2 Variability at Local and Synoptic Scales using Lidar and In Situ Observations from the ACT?America Campaigns

“Warm Arctic?Cold Siberia” as an internal mode instigated by North Atlantic warming

Improved methods for estimating equilibrium climate sensitivity from transient warming simulations

Informed opinion & nudges

The co-evolution of technological promises, modelling, policies and climate change targets

Economics from zero-sum to win-win

Implications of losing snowpack

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