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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #21, 2020

Posted on 27 May 2020 by Doug Bostrom

67 Articles

Observations & observational methods of global warming & effects

Dramatic decline of Arctic sea ice linked to global warming

A rising trend of double tropopauses over South Asia in a warming environment: implications for moistening of the lower stratosphere

Determining the anthropogenic greenhouse gas contribution to the observed intensification of extreme precipitation

Climate change attribution and the economic costs of extreme weather events: a study on damages from extreme rainfall and drought (open access)

Long-Term Global Ground Heat Flux and Continental Heat Storage from Geothermal Data (open access)

2020 Larsen C Ice Shelf surface melt is a 40-year record high (open access)

Substantial increases in the water and sediment fluxes in the headwater region of the Tibetan Plateau in response to global warming

Climate change attribution and the economic costs of extreme weather events: a study on damages from extreme rainfall and drought (open access)

Changes in temperature and precipitation in the instrumental period (1951?2018) and projections up to 2100 in Podgorica (Montenegro)

Amazonian Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds under Global Change

Escalating global exposure to compound heat-humidity extremes with warming

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

CMIP6 Models Predict Significant 21st Century Decline of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation

Warming shrivels future snowstorms

Assessing California wintertime precipitation responses to various climate drivers

Projection of heat wave in China under global warming targets of 1.5 °C and 2 °C by the ISIMIP models

Climate change impact assessment on mild and extreme drought events using copulas over Ankara, Turkey (open access)

Future water availability from the western Karakoram under representative concentration pathways as simulated by CORDEX South Asia

Multi?model ensemble of CMIP6 projections for future extreme climate stress on wheat in the North China Plain

Climate model advancement

Remaining error sources in bias-corrected climate model outputs

Secondary ice production in summer clouds over the Antarctic coast: an underappreciated process in atmospheric models (open access)

Sensitivity of historical climate simulations to uncertain aerosol forcing

Best Practice Strategies for Process Studies Designed to Improve Climate Modeling (open access)

North Pacific upper-ocean cold temperature biases in CMIP6 simulations and the role of regional vertical mixing

The role of internal variability in climate change projections of North American surface air temperature and temperature extremes in CanESM2 large ensemble simulations (open access)

Conceptual deconstruction of the simulated precipitation response to climate change

The global energy balance as represented in CMIP6 climate models (open access)

Biology & global warming

Migratory behavior and winter geography drive differential range shifts of eastern birds in response to recent climate change (open access)

Past and future decline of tropical pelagic biodiversity (open access)

Regional variability in the response of alpine treelines to climate change

Climate velocity reveals increasing exposure of deep-ocean biodiversity to future warming

The changes in suitable habitats for 114 endemic bird species in China during climate warming will depend on the probability

Recent CO2 rise has modified the sensitivity of tropical tree growth to rainfall and temperature

Global changes may be promoting a rise in select cyanobacteria in nutrient?poor northern lakes

Climate change induces multiple risks to boreal forests and forestry in Finland: a literature review

Bamboo, climate change and forest use: A critical combination for southwestern Amazonian forests? (open access)

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Changes in the Arctic Ocean carbon cycle with diminishing ice cover

Remote sensing reveals Antarctic green snow algae as important terrestrial carbon sink (open access)

Warming increases soil respiration in a carbon-rich soil without changing microbial respiratory potential (open access)

Variable phytoplankton size distributions reduce the sensitivity of global export flux to climate change (open access)

Warming effects on methane fluxes differ between two alpine grasslands with contrasting soil water status

Temporal records of organic carbon stocks and burial rates in Mexican blue carbon coastal ecosystems throughout the Anthropocene

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

CO2 mitigation science & engineering

Unique hole-accepting carbon-dots promoting selective carbon dioxide reduction nearly 100% to methanol by pure water (open access)

Quantifying the potential scale of mitigation deterrence from greenhouse gas removal techniques (open access)

Contested framings of greenhouse gas removal and its feasibility: Social and political dimensions

Climate change communications & cognition

Confident, likely, or both? The implementation of the uncertainty language framework in IPCC special reports

Public risk perception of climate change in Egypt: a mixed methods study of predictors and implications

Climate trends and variability at adaptation scale: Patterns and perceptions in an agricultural region of the Ethiopian Highlands

Sensing climate change and energy issues: Sentiment and emotion analysis with social media in the U.K. and Spain

Humans dealing with our global warming

Future transboundary water stress and its drivers under climate change: a global study (open access)

Effects of climate and land-use changes on fish catches across lakes at a global scale (open access)

Caring for the future can turn tragedy into comedy for long-term collective action under risk of collapse (open access)

Projected changes to wind loads coinciding with rainfall for building design in Canada based on an ensemble of Canadian regional climate model simulations (open access)

Climate change and small pelagic fish price volatility (open access)

The economic interaction between climate change mitigation, climate migration and poverty

Climate-related financial disclosures in the public sector

Flood Footprint Assessment: A Multiregional Case of 2009 Central European Floods

Unpacking the levels of household and individual climate change adaptation: empirical evidence from Leeds, United Kingdom

Future projection of the effects of climate change on saffron yield and spatial-temporal distribution of cultivation by incorporating the effect of extreme climate indices

Climate change adaptation in SIDS: A systematic review of the literature pre and post the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report

Climate-driven migration: prioritizing cultural resources threatened by secondary impacts of climate change

Paving the way to coastal adaptation pathways: An interdisciplinary approach based on territorial archetypes

How to achieve incentive regulation under renewable portfolio standards and carbon tax policy? A China's power market perspective

Determinants of internal carbon pricing

Initial incidence of carbon taxes and environmental liability. A vehicle ownership approach

Assessing public acceptance of the life cycle of CO2-based fuels: Does information make the difference?

What explains carbon-pricing variation between countries?


Extending the global mass change data record: GRACE Follow?On instrument and science data performance

Subglacial permafrost dynamics and erosion inside subglacial channels driven by surface events in Svalbard (open access)

Mapping the Antarctic Grounding Zone from ICESat-2 Laser Altimetry (open access)

Sea surface salinity as a proxy for Arctic Ocean freshwater changes

Arctic Sea Ice Volume Export through Fram Strait from 1992 to 2014

Principal Component Analysis for Extremes and Application to US Precipitation

Recent declines in global water vapor from MODIS products: Artifact or real trend?

Informed opinion & nudges

The unintended consequences of antiflaring policies—and measures for mitigation (open access)

Commentary: Directions for Research on Climate and Conflict (open access)

Future of the human climate niche (open access)



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  1. Thanks, Doug, for this truly impressive coverage of new climate research!

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