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New research, March 18-24, 2019

Posted on 29 March 2019 by Ari Jokimäki

A selection of new climate related research articles is shown below. This post has separate sections for: Climate Change, Climate Change Impacts, Climate Change Mitigation, and Other Papers.

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

The growth of climate change misinformation in US philanthropy: evidence from natural language processing (open access)

Just don't call it climate change: climate-skeptic farmer adoption of climate-mitigative practices (open access)

Climate Policy

Power, coalitions and institutional change in South African climate policy

How effective is the European Union energy label? Evidence from a real-stakes experiment (open access)

Energy production

Effect of oil spills on infant mortality in Nigeria

Effects on power system operations of potential changes in wind and solar generation potential under climate change (open access)

What explains India's embrace of solar? State-led energy transition in a developmental polity

Creating a “family tree” on fertilizer inventory use in life cycle assessment of oil palm: visualization of earlier studies and its implications

Household energy transition in Sahelian cities: An analysis of the failure of 30 years of energy policies in Bamako, Mali

Futurizing politics and the sustainability of real-world experiments: what role for innovation and exnovation in the German energy transition?

Bioenergy development and the implications for the social wellbeing of Indigenous peoples in Canada

Simulating impacts of real-world wind farms on land surface temperature using the WRF model: physical mechanisms

Examining the trends of 35?years growth of key wind turbine components

Change to hydropower development in Bhutan and Nepal

Colombian energy planning - Neither for energy, nor for Colombia

Of mills and mines: an intercategorical critique of the hidden harms of natural resource boom and bust cycles in U.S. history

Emission savings

A Swedish comment on ‘review: the availability of life-cycle studies in Sweden’ (open access)

Avoiding CO2 capture effort and cost for negative CO2 emissions using industrial waste in chemical-looping combustion/gasification of biomass (open access)

Climate changes yet business as usual: a parable of sustainable rural cities in Chiapas, Mexico

Climate change mitigation options among farmers in South Asia (open access)

Exploring the role of normative, financial and environmental information in promoting uptake of energy efficient technologies

Energy efficiency of residential buildings in the European Union – An exploratory analysis of cross-country consumption patterns

Mapping of cultivated organic soils for targeting greenhouse gas mitigation (open access)

The 4p1000 initiative: Opportunities, limitations and challenges for implementing soil organic carbon sequestration as a sustainable development strategy

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

South Asian perspective on temperature and rainfall extremes: A review

Variability of extreme precipitation over Texas and its relation with climatic cycles

Extreme events

Forecasting high-impact weather in landfalling tropical cyclones using a Warn-on-Forecast system (open access)

Forcings and feedbacks

Characterising the seasonal and geographical variability in tropospheric ozone, stratospheric influence and recent changes (open access)


Patterns of spatio-temporal paraglacial response in the Antarctic Peninsula region and associated ecological implications

Resolving the influence of temperature forcing through heat conduction on rock glacier dynamics: a numerical modelling approach (open access)

Potential Influence of a Developing La Niña on the Sea-Ice Reduction in the Barents–Kara Seas

Potential faster Arctic sea ice retreat triggered by snowflakes' greenhouse effect (open access)

Contributions of the cryosphere to mountain communities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya: a review (open access)


Spatiotemporal variations of extreme sea levels around the South China Sea: assessing the influence of tropical cyclones, monsoons and major climate modes

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Monsoon Responses to Climate Changes—Connecting Past, Present and Future

Carbon and nitrogen cycles

Modelling the impacts of intensifying forest management on carbon budget across a long latitudinal gradient in Europe (open access)

Seasonal variations in the response of soil CO2 efflux to precipitation pulse under mild drought in a temperate oak (Quercus variabilis) forest

Climate change impacts


How much does climate change add to the challenge of feeding the planet this century? (open access)

Assessment of extreme heat and hospitalizations to inform early warning systems

Climate change and public health: a study of vector-borne diseases in Odisha, India

Climate versus demographic controls on water availability across India at 1.5?°C, 2.0?°C and 3.0?°C global warming levels

Economic Impacts of Climate Change on Vegetative Agriculture Markets in Israel 

Climate Change Interactions with Agriculture, Forestry Sequestration, and Food Security (open access)

Climate change favors rice production at higher elevations in Colombia

Arabica coffee fruits phenology assessed through degree days, precipitation, and solar radiation exposure on a daily basis


Plant and sediment properties in seagrass meadows from two Mediterranean CO2 vents: Implications for carbon storage capacity of acidified oceans

Contrasting effects of acidification and warming on dimethylsulfide concentrations during a temperate estuarine fall bloom mesocosm experiment (open access)

Removal of intertidal grazers by human harvesting leads to alteration of species interactions, community structure and resilience to climate change

Frost controls spring phenology of juvenile Smith fir along elevational gradients on the southeastern Tibetan Plateau

Dispersal distances and migration rates at the arctic treeline in Siberia – a genetic and simulation-based study (open access)

Other papers


A new method for reconstructing past-climate trends using tree-ring data and kernel smoothing

Was the Arctic Ocean ice free during the latest Cretaceous? The role of CO2 and gateway configurations 


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  1. Regarding "The growth of climate change misinformation in US philanthropy: evidence from natural language processing (open access)"

    This certainly demonstrates the power of lobby groups and campaign financing over politicians. I was a little bit interested in some of the research referred to in the article, so I tracked it down, so here are some links to open access articles:

    Trust, tribalism and tweets: has political polarization made science a “wedge issue”?

    The spreading of misinformation online

    The spread of true and false news online

    The science of fake news

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