Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water

A new study shows Americans are drilling deeper than ever for fresh water.

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Airborne lidar system poised to improve accuracy of climate change models

Researchers have developed a laser-based system that can be used for airborne measurement of important atmospheric gases with unprecedented accuracy and resolution. The ability...

More sensitive climates are more variable climates

A decade without any global warming is more likely to happen if the climate is more sensitive to carbon dioxide emissions, new research has...

Phthalate MEHP and cardiac arrhythmias

A new study examines the potential role plastic exposure, akin to exposure in a medical setting, has on heart rhythm disruptions.

Tropical cyclones and heatwaves

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0537-2Heatwaves increase in frequency and intensity with global warming. Research now shows that the sequence of...

Decadal global temperature variability increases strongly with climate sensitivity

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0527-4Projections of temperature often focus on maximum warming levels, with variability less often considered. Investigating decadal...

An emerging tropical cyclone–deadly heat compound hazard

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0525-6Exposure to dangerous heat following a major tropical cyclone is possible along coastlines globally. In a...

Is adaptation success a flawed concept?

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0539-0The Paris Agreement established a global goal on adaptation and invites parties to review the effectiveness...

Why setting a climate deadline is dangerous

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 22 July 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0543-4The publication of the IPCC Special Report on global warming of 1.5 oC paved the way...

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