Biosphere–atmosphere interactions: Deforestation size influences rainfall

The average size of cleared areas in the Amazon (pictured) has increased over many regions since the 1980s. Deforestation modifies regional moisture cycling as...

Regional dry-season climate changes due to three decades of Amazonian deforestation

Region and period of investigation. The study is performed over the deforested regions of the Brazilian state of Rondônia, which lie between 65° W, 60°...

Long-term warming amplifies shifts in the carbon cycle of experimental ponds

Respiration and methanogenesis respond more strongly to temperature change than photosynthesis6, 7, 8, 9. Consequently, warming has been shown to increase CO2 and CH4...

Species’ traits influenced their response to recent climate change

Using ISI Web of Knowledge we conducted a systematic literature search of all relevant articles—published between 1990 and 2015—that reported an observed change in...

COP21 climate negotiators’ responses to climate model forecasts

We conducted a framed field experiment23 at the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP21, held in Paris. We recruited 217 participants, representing more...

Communication: Influencing policymakers

Climate change policy needs to be based on rational thinking and scientific data. However, this can be a challenge because most policymakers are not...

Latest news

Popular Articles

Climate deniers, you're climate deniers – deal with it.

Myron Ebell bristles at the notion that he is often called a “climate denier.” “It’s meant to be offensive,” he said at an early February...

Daily chart: Why China’s air pollution is on the rise again

OVER the past month, successive waves of thick smog have blanketed northern and central China. With visibility severely reduced, authorities have cancelled flights, shut...

Analysis: The dark legacy of China’s drive for global resources.

For the past 35 years, I’ve worked as an ecologist in the Amazon, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific region on an array of environmental issues,...

Russian President Vladimir Putin says climate change not man-made

Moscow: Russian leader Vladimir Putin on Thursday said climate change was not caused by human activity, as the White House announced that President Donald...

Meet the man willing to spend millions to convince Elon Musk to dump Trump.

Climate change Doug Derwin is investing up to $2m to persuade Tesla’s CEO to speak out against US climate change policies and resign from groups...