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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #17, 2020

Posted on 29 April 2020 by Doug Bostrom

71 Articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Constraining Global Changes in Temperature and Precipitation From Observable Changes in Surface Radiative Heating

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

Multidecadal Arctic sea ice thickness and volume derived from ice age (open access)

Spatiotemporal Evolution of Heat Wave Severity and Coverage Across the United States

Glacier variations in the Himalaya from 1990 to 2015 based on remote sensing (open access)

Enhanced, climate?driven sedimentation on salt marshes

Contextualizing marine heatwaves in the Southern California Bight under anthropogenic climate change

Variability of diurnal temperature range over Pacific Island countries, a case study of Fiji

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

Surging of global surface temperature due to decadal legacy of ocean heat uptake

Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack

Internal variability dominates over externally forced ocean circulation changes seen through CFCs

Will climate change impact polar NOx produced by energetic particle precipitation?

Aurora Basin, the weak underbelly of East Antarctica

Eurasia Cooling Linked to the Vertical Distribution of Arctic Warming

Climate-induced trends in global riverine water discharge and suspended sediment dynamics in the 21st century

The impacts of a warming climate on winter mid-latitude cyclones in the NARCCAP model suite

Examining the impact of multiple climate forcings on simulated Southern Hemisphere climate variability

Realised added value in dynamical downscaling of Australian climate change

The impact of global warming and the El Niño-Southern Oscillation on seasonal precipitation extremes in Australia (open access)

Estimation of future extreme precipitation changes in Xinjiang based on RegCM4.4 simulations

A pan-South-America assessment of avoided exposure to dangerous extreme precipitation by limiting to 1.5 °C warming

Increased risk of malaria transmission with warming temperature in the Ethiopian Highlands

Climate model advancement

Assessment of sea ice extent in CMIP6 with comparison to observations and CMIP5

Methodology of the constraint condition in dynamical downscaling for regional climate evaluation: A review

Robust multi?year climate impacts of volcanic eruptions in decadal prediction systems

Partitioning the Uncertainty of Ensemble Projections of Global Glacier Mass Change (open access)

Evaluation of Leading Modes of Climate Variability in the CMIP Archives

Advances in convection-permitting climate modeling (open access)

Improving US extreme precipitation simulation: sensitivity to physics parameterizations

Testing bias adjustment methods for regional climate change applications under observational uncertainty and resolution mismatch (open access)

Biology & global warming

Phenological responses of temperate and boreal trees to warming depend on ambient spring temperatures, leaf habit, and geographic range (open access)

Tree growth response to recent warming of two endemic species in Northeast Asia

Arctic freshwater fish productivity and colonization increase with climate warming

Diminishing CO2-driven gains in water-use efficiency of global forests

Climate shifts for krill predators

Will coral reefs in the North Atlantic Ocean bleach during the next season? A probabilistic answer

Tree growth response to recent warming of two endemic species in Northeast Asia

Coral Reef Resilience to Thermal Stress in the Eastern Tropical Pacific

Effects of seasonal and decadal warming on soil enzymatic activity in a P?deficient Mediterranean shrubland

Impacts of climate change on geographical distributions of invasive ascidians

Compensating for climate change–induced cue?environment mismatches: evidence for contemporary evolution of a photoperiodic reaction norm in Colias butterflies

GHGs, GHG sources & sinks, flux

Seasonal methane dynamics in three different Siberian water bodies (open access)

On the role of trend and variability of hydroxyl radical (OH) in the global methane budget (open access)

Linking global terrestrial CO2 fluxes and environmental drivers using OCO-2 and a geostatistical inverse model (open access)

Peatland area and carbon over the past 21 000 years – a global process based model investigation (open access)

River inflow dominates methane emissions in an Arctic coastal system

Predictability Horizons in the Global Carbon Cycle Inferred 1 from a Perfect?Model Framework

Contribution of unvegetated tidal flats to coastal carbon flux

Carbon footprint prediction of vehicle usage in Turkey

GHG mitigation from sewage effluents: C sequestration after reuse in different urban cropping systems (open access)

CO2 mitigation, geoengineering

“Natural” Climate Solutions Could Speed Up Mitigation, With Risks. Additional Options Are Needed. (open access)

Weakening of the extratropical storm tracks in solar geoengineering scenarios

To what extent can cirrus cloud seeding counteract global warming?

Uncertainty and sensitivity analysis of relative permeability curves for the numerical simulation of CO2 core flooding

Climate change communications & cognition

Does climate change framing matter? Evidence from an experiment of crop advisors in the Midwestern United States

How experiences of climate extremes motivate adaptation among water managers

A (mis)alignment of farmer experience and perceptions of climate change in the U.S. inland Pacific Northwest

A Simple Strategy to Communicate About Climate Attribution (open access)

Climate change perception: Driving forces and their interactions

Teaching climate change in the Anthropocene: An integrative approach

Climate-driven vulnerability and risk perception: implications for climate change adaptation in rural Mexico

Humans dealing with our global warming

Past and future hydrogeological risk assessment under climate change conditions over urban settlements and infrastructure systems: the case of a sub-regional area of Piedmont, Italy

Climate change impacts on human health at an actionable scale: a state-level assessment of Indiana, USA

Climate change and adaptation to social-ecological change: the case of indigenous people and culture-based fisheries in Sri Lanka

Agricultural risks from changing snowmelt

The evolution of ideas in global climate policy

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

Fossil fuel combustion is driving indoor CO2 toward levels harmful to human cognition (open access)

Climate change impacts on human health at an actionable scale: a state-level assessment of Indiana, USA

Early vigour in wheat: could it lead to more severe terminal drought stress under elevated atmospheric [CO2] and semi?arid conditions?

Clouded skies: How digital technologies could reshape “Loss and Damage” from climate change

Climate Change and Recreation: Evidence from North American Cycling

Indigenous mental health in a changing climate: a systematic scoping review of the global literature

Estimating Power Sector Leakage Risks and Provincial Impacts of Canadian Carbon Pricing

How US withdrawal might influence cooperation under the Paris climate agreement

What makes climate change adaptation effective? A systematic review of the literature

Unpacking the policy mix of adaptation to climate change in Brazil’s semiarid region: enabling instruments and coordination mechanisms (open access)


Getz Ice Shelf melt enhanced by freshwater discharge from beneath the West Antarctic Ice Sheet (open access)

Revisiting global satellite observations of stratospheric cirrus clouds (open access)

Reconstructing the Evolution of Ice Sheets, Sea Level and Atmospheric CO2 During the Past 3.6 Million Years (open access)

The global climate value of offshore wind energy

Global warming impacts of nitrogen use in agriculture: an assessment for India since 1960 (open access)

Informed opinion & nudges

Implications of losing snowpack


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  1. The BBC interviews Antonio Guteres, the head of the UN about Covid 19.  At the end he says we need to learn from the virus experience and use what we learn to respond to the challenge of climate change.

    I thought it was important that climate change action was so strongly supported.

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