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Skeptical Science New Research for Week #33, 2019

Posted on 20 August 2019 by SkS-Team

39 articles, 5 open access. 

Keep calm but don't carry on

Skeptical Science was founded for the purpose of debunking misunderstandings and intentional misinformation about anthropogenic climate change. In this interest, this week we've included an article from the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences that is not a research paper but rather a critique of Wolfgang Behringer’s A Cultural History of Climate. Behringer's extended exercise in motivated reasoning illustrates the durability of denial; keeping calm is always good but at this late date in our schedule of planet-warping activities Behringer's advice is delivered with all the wrong reasons. 


Physical Science

Extreme Conditions in the Bering Sea (2017–2018): Record?Breaking Low Sea?Ice Extent

Emergence of anthropogenic signals in the ocean carbon cycle

Summer weather becomes more persistent in a 2 °C world

Robustness and uncertainties in global multivariate wind-wave climate projections

Reconciling Observation and Model Trends in North Atlantic Surface CO2

Radiative control of the interannual variability of Arctic sea ice

Winter sea ice export from the Beaufort Sea as a preconditioning mechanism for enhanced summer melt: A case study of 2016

The Ocean CO2 Sink in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago: A Present Day Budget and Past Trends Due to Climate Change

The response of the ozone layer to quadrupled CO2 concentrations: implications for climate

Rising Temperatures Increase Importance of Oceanic Evaporation as a Source for Continental Precipitation

Ocean swells along the global coastlines and their climate projections for the 21st century

Modelling ice sheet evolution and atmospheric CO2 during the Late Pliocene (open access)

Future projections of cyclone activity in the Arctic for the 21st century from regional climate models (Arctic-CORDEX)

Projected changes in extreme precipitation at sub-daily and daily time scales

The local dependency of precipitation on historical changes in temperature

The extreme year—analysis of thermal conditions in Poland in 2018 (open access)

Impact of sea ice decline in the Arctic Ocean on the number of extreme low temperature days over China

Analysis of extreme precipitation and its variability under climate change in a river basin

Detection of fossil fuel emission trends in the presence of natural carbon cycle variability (open access)

A probabilistic assessment of geomechanical reservoir integrity during CO2 sequestration in flood basalt formations


Humans think about and deal with our climate change impacts

The visual framing of climate change impacts and adaptation in the IPCC assessment reports

Think globally, act locally: adoption of climate action plans in California

How contemporary bioclimatic and human controls change global fire regimes

Tackling climate change with blockchain

Evolution of international carbon markets: lessons for the Paris Agreement

Climate change and the far right

Are liberal states greener? Political ideology and CO 2 emissions in American states, 1980–2012

“Keep calm? A critique of Wolfgang Behringer’s “A Cultural History of Climate”

Turning the corner on US power sector CO 2 emissions—a 1990–2015 state level analysis (open access)

Interacting implications of climate change, population dynamics, and urban heat mitigation for future exposure to heat extremes (open access)

Investigation of GHG emission sources and reducing GHG emissions in a municipal wastewater treatment plant

Recent developments in carbon capture utilisation and storage

Carbon dioxide utilization: The way to the circular economy


Biology and global warming

Potential impacts of climate change on vegetation dynamics and ecosystem function in a mountain watershed on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau

We need more realistic climate change experiments for understanding ecosystems of the future

Yield response of field?grown soybean exposed to heat waves under current and elevated [CO2]

Widespread drought?induced tree mortality at dry range edges indicates that climate stress exceeds species' compensating mechanisms


Please let us know if you're aware of an article you think may be of interest for Skeptical Science research news, or if we've missed something that may be important. Send your input to Skeptical Science via our contact form.

The previous edition of Skeptical Science new research may be found here. 

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  1. “Keep calm”? A critique of Wolfgang Behringer’s “A CulturalHistory of Climate” Rüdiger Haude"

    The research paper was paywalled, but I read Behringers bio on wikipedia and stumbled upon a link to a free version here.

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