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Forest Policy: Media influence on debate

Climatic Change http://doi.org/bzpd (2017) Reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+) is an important instrument for mitigating climate change, particularly in forest-rich countries like...

Community action and climate change

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Forecasting societies' adaptive capacities through a demographic metabolism model

Regarding how precisely education contributes to vulnerability reduction, we build the argument upon a well-established causal link between education and health39, 40, 41, 42....

Assessing temperature pattern projections made in 1989

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Palaeoclimate: Aerosols shift lake ecosystem

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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 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...

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...

Aerosol-weakened summer monsoons decrease lake fertilization on the Chinese Loess Plateau

The Chinese Loess Plateau (CLP) is the cradle of Chinese civilization, and environmental changes in this region have influenced the historical trajectory of ancient...

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