New research, June 11-17, 2018

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

Climate change mitigation

Climate change communication

Climate Hypocrisies: A Comparative Study of News Discourse

What makes them believe in the low-carbon energy transition? Exploring corporate perceptions of the credibility of climate policy mixes (open access)

Analyzing the factors that influence U.S. public support for exporting natural gas

Turkish public preferences for energy

Nature Articulations in Norwegian Advertising Discourse: A Depoliticized Discourse of Climate Change

Weather, Climate, and Narrative: A Relational Model for Democratizing Risk Communication

Cold winters warming? Perceptions of climate change in the North Country

Emission savings

Electric vehicles: solution or new problem?

Leveraging material efficiency as an energy and climate instrument for heavy industries in the EU

Mangrove conservation for climate change mitigation in Indonesia

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions while maintaining yield in the croplands of Huang-Huai-Hai Plain, China

AFM special issue – Greenhouse gas and ammonia emissions from livestock production

Ammonia and greenhouse gas emissions at beef cattle feedlots in Alberta Canada

Tradeoffs in the quest for climate smart agricultural intensification in Mato Grosso, Brazil (open access)

Mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions from animal production

The impact of socioeconomic and behavioural factors for purchasing energy efficient household appliances: A case study for Denmark

The availability of life-cycle assessment, water footprinting, and carbon footprinting studies in Brazil

Does energy efficiency matter to real estate-consumers? Survey evidence on willingness to pay from a cost-optimal analysis in the context of a developing country

Energy production

Large methane emissions from natural gas vehicles in Chinese cities

The Water?Energy Nexus of Hydraulic Fracturing: A Global Hydrologic Analysis for Shale Oil and Gas Extraction (open access)

Drivers of growth in commercial-scale solar PV capacity

The Fukushima Accident and Public Perceptions About Nuclear Power Around the Globe – A Challenge & Response Model

Application of German energy transition in Taiwan: A critical review of unique electricity liberalisation as a core strategy to achieve renewable energy growth

Carbon pathways in the global gas market: An attributional lifecycle assessment of the climate impacts of liquefied natural gas exports from the United States to Asia

Climate Policy

Conflicting energy policy priorities in EU energy governance (open access)

Overcoming public resistance to carbon taxes (open access)

Socioeconomic factors and future challenges of the goal of limiting the increase in global average temperature to 1.5 °C

Reducing global GHG emissions by replicating successful sector examples: the ‘good practice policies’ scenario


Cost-Risk Trade-Off of Mitigation and Solar Geoengineering: Considering Regional Disparities Under Probabilistic Climate Sensitivity

The Effects of Carbon Dioxide Removal on the Carbon Cycle (open access)

Climate change

Temperature, precipitation, wind

Land Surface Air Temperature Data Are Considerably Different Among BEST?LAND, CRU?TEM4v, NASA?GISS, and NOAA?NCEI

Temperature and precipitation extremes under current, 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming above pre-industrial levels over Botswana, and implications for climate change vulnerability (open access)

Winds: intensity and power density simulated by RegCM4 over South America in present and future climate

Extreme events

Tornado Warnings at Night: Who Gets the Message?

Drought Monitoring of Southwestern China Using Insufficient GRACE Data for the Long-term Mean Reference Frame under Global Change

East Asian dust storm in May 2017: observations, modelling, and its influence on the Asia-Pacific region (open access)

Hurricane Strikes and Migration: Evidence from Storms in Central America and the Caribbean

Forcings and feedbacks

Latitudinal variability of the dynamic linkage between temperature and atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations

"In the latitude belts surrounding the equator (0°− 24° N and 0°− 24° S), the link seems very similar. On the opposite, the patterns of the temperature CO2 link in the Arctic is very distant from those concerning the equatorial regions and other latitude bands in the South Hemisphere. This big distance is consistent with the so-called Arctic amplification phenomenon. Further, it is important to underline that this observational data-based analysis provides an independent statistical confirmation of the results from global circulation modelling."

Generation of common coefficients to estimate global solar radiation over different locations of India 

On the Cause of Recent Variations in Lower Stratospheric Ozone (open access)

Source Apportionments of Aerosols and Their Direct Radiative Forcing and Long?Term Trends Over Continental United States (open access)

Ozone response to emission reductions in the southeastern United States (open access)


A new tracking algorithm for sea ice age distribution estimation (open access)

Thin Arctic sea ice in L-band observations and an ocean reanalysis (open access)

How does the ice sheet surface mass balance relate to snowfall? Insights from a ground-based precipitation radar in East Antarctica (open access)

Antarctic sub-shelf melt rates via PICO (open access)

Bathymetric controls on calving processes at Pine Island Glacier (open access)

Reemergence of Antarctic sea ice predictability and its link to deep ocean mixing in global climate models 

Atmospheric and oceanic circulation

Cycles in oceanic teleconnections and global temperature change

"During the period 1940–1950, the LL[leading–lagging] relations for the long cycles were circular (nomenclature x leads y: x → y): GTA[global temperature anomaly] → NAO → SOI → PDO → GTA. However, after 1960, the LL relations become more complex and there are indications that GTA leads to both NAO and PDO."

Large scale climate oscillation impacts on temperature, precipitation and land surface phenology in Central Asia (open access)

A barotropic mechanism for the response of jet stream variability to Arctic Amplification and sea ice loss

Carbon cycle

Where is the residual terrestrial carbon sink?

Persistent carbon sink at a boreal drained bog forest (open access)

Drought, Heat, and the Carbon Cycle: a Review (open access)

Quantification of carbon dioxide and methane emissions in urban areas: source apportionment based on atmospheric observations

Can we separate industrial CH4 emission sources from atmospheric observations? - A test case for carbon isotopes, PMF and enhanced APCA

Climate change impacts


Health risks of warming of 1.5 °C, 2 °C, and higher, above pre-industrial temperatures (open access)

Limiting global-mean temperature increase to 1.5–2 °C could reduce the incidence and spatial spread of dengue fever in Latin America

A universal model for predicting human migration under climate change: examining future sea level rise in Bangladesh (open access)

Limits to growth redux: A system dynamics model for assessing energy and climate change constraints to global growth

Changes in rainfed and irrigated crop yield response to climate in the western US (open access)

Adaptability of global olive cultivars to water availability under future Mediterranean climate

Estimating spring frost and its impact on yield across winter wheat in China

Resistance to relocation in flood-vulnerable coastal areas: a proposed composite index

Is agricultural adaptation to global change in lower-income countries on track to meet the future food production challenge?


Increased growth of Qinghai spruce in northwestern China during the recent warming hiatus

Impacts of recent climate extremes on spring phenology in arid-mountain ecosystems in China

Ocean acidification and nutrient limitation synergistically reduce growth and photosynthetic performances of a green tide alga Ulva linza (open access)

Asymmetric responses of primary productivity to altered precipitation simulated by ecosystem models across three long-term grassland sites (open access)

Invoking adaptation to decipher the genetic legacy of past climate change

The potential of 230Th for detection of ocean acidification impacts on pelagic carbonate production (open access)

The effects of food stoichiometry and temperature on copepods are mediated by ontogeny (open access)

Other impacts

Disentangling the impact of nutrient load and climate changes on Baltic Sea hypoxia and eutrophication since 1850

Other papers


Svalbard glaciers re?advanced during the Pleistocene–Holocene transition

Climate sensitivity and meridional overturning circulation in the late Eocene using GFDL CM2.1 (open access)

Statistical reconstruction of global vegetation for the last glacial maximum

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on Friday, 22 June, 2018

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