Slower snowmelt in a warmer world

We use a mix of historical data analysis and controlled regional climate model simulations to test the hypothesis of slower snowmelt in a warmer...

Marine microbiology: Plasticity under acidification

Biol. Lett. 13, 20160774 (2017) IAN CUMING/IKON IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES Ocean acidification has been shown to have different effects on different phytoplankton species. Studies on the effects...

The key role of forests in meeting climate targets requires science for credible mitigation

Figure 2 compares the historical LULUCF trend from our analysis with three other well-known global LULUCF data sets: (i) latest country reports to UNFCCC (refs 13,15,16,20); (ii) FAOSTAT...

Hydrology: Increasing river flood risk

Earth's Future http://doi.org/bzpc (2017) GARY DYSON / ALAMY STOCK PHOTO The hydrological cycle is predicted to strengthen with global warming, increasing the amount and intensity of...

Increase in acidifying water in the western Arctic Ocean

Observations and analytical methods. We collected data during two Chinese National Arctic Research Expedition (CHINARE) cruises (01 August–08 September 2008, and 20 July–30 August, 2010) in the western Arctic...

The visceral climate experience

Much as Pelto converts climate data directly into art, there are efforts to convert climate data into sound, and even music. Data sonification is...

Biogeochemistry: Land CO2 sink drivers

Nature 541, 516–520 (2017) Year to year, variations in the rate of atmospheric CO2 growth arise primarily from fluctuations in carbon uptake by ecosystems on...

Museums as catalysts for change

Given the inertia that characterizes the public response to the challenges of climate change, it is reasonable to ask whether the forms and channels...

Palaeoclimate: Aerosols shift lake ecosystem

Like clockwork, summer monsoon rains come and go, governing and impacting the lives of more than 100 million people living on the Chinese Loess...

Assessing temperature pattern projections made in 1989

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