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New research, November 5-11, 2018

Posted on 16 November 2018 by Ari Jokimäki

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below.

Climate change mitigation

Zero CO2 emissions for an ultra-large city by 2050: case study for Beijing

Climate change communication

Developing a model of climate change behavior among adolescents

Petro-hegemony and the matrix of resistance: What can Standing Rock’s Water Protectors teach us about organizing for climate justice in the United States?

Information leverage: The adoption of clean cooking fuel in Bhutan

Storylines: an alternative approach to representing uncertainty in physical aspects of climate change (open access)

Climate Policy

When less is more: limits to international transfers under article 6 of the Paris Agreement (open access)

Combining Carbon Taxation and Offset Payments: A New Approach to Climate Policy in Low-Income Countries

Cap-and-trade versus carbon taxes: which market mechanism gets the most attention?

Empirical assessment of sustainable energy markets in the EU-28

Active Learning and Optimal Climate Policy

Evaluating the quality of municipal climate change plans in Canada

Energy production

Deforestation risks posed by oil palm expansion in the Peruvian Amazon (open access)

Carbon emissions accounting for China’s coal mining sector: invisible sources of climate change

Undesirable and desirable energy congestion measurements for regional coal-fired power generation industry in China

Implementation of EU energy policy priorities in the Baltic Sea Region countries: Sustainability assessment based on neutrosophic MULTIMOORA method

Summer co-variability of surface climate for renewable energy across the contiguous United States: role of the North Atlantic subtropical high

Assessing climate change impacts on California hydropower generation and ancillary services provision

Emission savings

Energy efficient technology adoption in low-income households in the European Union – What is the evidence?

Finance and the Earth system – Exploring the links between financial actors and non-linear changes in the climate system

Measuring what works: quantifying greenhouse gas emission reductions of behavioural interventions to reduce driving, meat consumption, and household energy use (open access)

The greenhouse gas cost of agricultural intensification with groundwater irrigation in a Midwest U.S. row cropping system (open access)

Deforestation and secondary growth in Costa Rica along the path of development


Global streamflow and flood response to stratospheric aerosol geoengineering (open access)

Solar Geoengineering Research in India (open access)

Climate change

Predictability of European winter 2016/2017 (open access)

Shifts in timing of local growing season in China during 1961–2012

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Analysis of Climate Trends and Leading Modes of Climate Variability for MENA Region

The Uneven Nature of Daily Precipitation and Its Change

Extreme temperature and precipitation changes associated with four degree of global warming above pre?industrial levels

Heterogeneity of scaling of the observed global temperature data

Extreme events

Poleward migration of the destructive effects of tropical cyclones during the 20th century

On the instabilities of tropical cyclones generated by cloud resolving models (open access)

Global estimates of damaging hail hazard (open access)

A Statistical Analysis of Hail Events and Their Environmental Conditions in China during 2008-2015

Drought occurrence in the sub-humid eco-climatic zone of Nigeria

Uncertainty Analysis of Simulations of the Turn?of?the?Century Drought in the Western United States

Forcings and feedbacks

Probabilistic reasoning about measurements of equilibrium climate sensitivity: combining disparate lines of evidence (open access)

The role of the nonlinearity of the Stefan-Boltzmann law on the structure of radiatively forced temperature change

The Arctic Cloud Puzzle: Using ACLOUD/PASCAL Multi-Platform Observations to Unravel the Role of Clouds and Aerosol Particles in Arctic Amplification (open access)

Balanced Cloud Radiative Effects Across a Range of Dynamical Conditions Over the Tropical West Pacific

Exploring the temporal trends and seasonal behaviour of tropospheric trace gases over Pakistan by exploiting satellite observations

Decadal shifts in wind patterns reduced continental outflow and suppressed ozone trend in the 2010s in the lower troposphere over Japan

Aerosol vertical distribution and sources estimation at a site of the Yangtze River Delta region of China


Meteorological Drivers and Large-Scale Climate Forcing of West Antarctic Surface Melt

The aftermath of Petermann Glacier calving events (2008?2012): Ice island size distributions and meltwater dispersal

Interannual sea ice thickness variability in the Bay of Bothnia (open access)

Understanding End?of?century Snowpack Changes Over California's Sierra Nevada


Future wave conditions of Europe, in response to high?end climate change scenarios

Use of satellite soil moisture to diagnose climate model representations of European soil moisture ? air temperature coupling strength

Environmental and biological controls on monthly and annual evapotranspiration in China’s Loess Plateau

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Contrasting mechanisms of summer blocking over western Eurasia

Last century warming over the Canadian Atlantic shelves linked to weak Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Climate?Driven Change in the North Atlantic and Arctic Oceans Can Greatly Reduce the Circulation of the North Sea (open access)

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Ecosystem carbon transit versus turnover times in response to climate warming and rising atmospheric CO2 concentration (open access)

Predominance of methanogens over methanotrophs in rewetted fens characterized by high methane emissions (open access)

Impacts of temperature and soil characteristics on methane production and oxidation in Arctic tundra (open access)

Resolving shelf?break exchange around the European north?west shelf

Carbon sequestration in riparian forests: A global synthesis and meta?analysis (open access)

Natural forests exhibit higher carbon sequestration and lower water consumption than planted forests in China (open access)

Global soil nitrous oxide emissions since the pre?industrial era estimated by an ensemble of Terrestrial Biosphere Models: Magnitude, attribution and uncertainty

Greenhouse gas production and transport in desert soils of the southwestern USA

Climate change impacts 


Extreme temperature and mortality: evidence from China

Climate conditions and work-related fatigue among professional drivers (open access)

Risk perception and decision-making: do farmers consider risks from climate change? (open access)

Climate change perceptions and adaptations of smallholder farmers in Eastern Kenya

Impacts of climate change on apple tree cultivation areas in Iran

Analysis of the spatiotemporal variability of droughts and the effects of drought on potato production in northern China


21st century climate change impacts on marine animal biomass and ecosystem structure across ocean basins

Compositional response of Amazon forests to climate change (open access)

Protected areas act as a buffer against detrimental effects of climate change—Evidence from large?scale, long?term abundance data (open access)

Chlorophyll?a in Antarctic landfast sea ice: a first synthesis of historical ice?core data

Predicting shifts in the functional composition of tropical forests under increased drought and CO2 from trade?offs among plant hydraulic traits

Variability of bio-climatology indicators in the Southwest China under climate warming during 1961–2015

Spatial variation in herbivory, climate and isolation predicts plant height and fruit phenotype in Plectritis congesta populations on islands

Melting Arctic sea ice: Implications for nonindigenous species (NIS) spread in the United States

Stand basal area and solar radiation amplify white spruce climate sensitivity in interior Alaska: evidence from carbon isotopes and tree rings

Local adaptation primes cold?edge populations for range expansion but not warming?induced range shifts

Past the climate optimum: Recruitment is declining at the world's highest juniper shrublines on the Tibetan Plateau

Variations in land surface phenology and their response to climate change in Yangtze River basin during 1982–2015

Climate change does not affect seafood quality of a common targeted fish

Other impacts

Hierarchical sensitivity analysis for simulating barrier island geomorphologic responses to future storms and sea-level rise

Other papers

General climate science

A roadmap to climate data rescue services (open access)


Burning-derived vanillic acid in an Arctic ice core from Tunu, northeastern Greenland (open access)

Global Cooling Contributed to the Establishment of a Modern?Like East Asian Monsoon Climate by the Early Miocene 

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  1. Tax and Divident (offset payments) can be a great stimulus in a low income economy.  Money is put in the hands of the poorest who immediately spend it just to survive.  At every transaction a portion flows to the government who, ideally, spend it on good works, putting the money back into the economy.  Money supply is far less important than velocity (the rate that money circulates) and this increase in velocity lifts a country out of its poverty.  Money is simply a mechanism to get people working and the amount of work done depends to a large extent on the speed of circulation of money.

    A man comes into a hotel bar.  He says to the propriator I would like a room.  Here is $100 to show my good faith.  Could your porter show me your rooms before I decide to stay here.  The propriator calls the porter and away they go.  The hotel propriator immediately sends the $100 to the butcher to pay off part of his outstanding bill.  The Butcher uses the $100 to pay off part of his outstanding rent.  The owner of the butchers store goes to the lady of the night who uses one of the rooms of the hotel to contuct business.  She pays of part of her bill at the hotel.  The man comes down and says he has decided not to stay and takes his $100 back.

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