Skeptical Science New Research for Week #10, 2020

Emerging features of climate change

The known range of knock-on effects commensurate with a warming climate continues to expand. In the Arctic, the transport of ice may result in secondary features including redistributed contaminants finding their way to other countries. DeRepentigny and others plot two possible outcomes as the 21st century progresses, in Increased Transnational Sea Ice Transport Between Neighboring Arctic States in the 21st Century, an open access paper. 

41 articles

Physical science of global warming & effects

Observational constraints on the effective climate sensitivity from the historical period (open access)

Observations, observational methods & analysis of global warming & effects

Quantifying the probability distribution function of the transient climate response to cumulative CO 2 emissions (open access)

Multidecadal modulations of key metrics of global climate change

Variations in extreme temperature and precipitation for a Caribbean island: Barbados (1969–2017)

New indices for assessing changes in seasons and in timing characteristics of air temperature (open access)

Modeling & simulation of global warming & global warming effects

Increased Transnational Sea Ice Transport Between Neighboring Arctic States in the 21st Century (open access)

The change in the ENSO teleconnection under a low global warming scenario and the uncertainty due to internal variability

The middle-to-late Eocene greenhouse climate, modelled using the CESM 1.0.5 (open access)

Quantifying climate feedbacks in the middle atmosphere using WACCM (open access)

Oceanic forcing of the global warming slowdown in multi‐model simulations

Increased population exposure to precipitation extremes under future warmer climates (open access)

Climate model advancement

CMIP5 model selection for ISMIP6 ice sheet model forcing: Greenland and Antarctica (open access)

Understanding the links between climate feedbacks, variability and change using a two-layer energy balance model

Fidelity of Global Climate Models in Representing the Horizontal Water Vapor Transport

Evaluation of sea salt aerosols in climate systems: global climate modeling and observation-based analyses (open access)

Biology & global warming

Are reptiles toast? A worldwide evaluation of Lepidosauria vulnerability to climate change

Potential shifts in the aboveground biomass and physiognomy of a seasonally dry tropical forest in a changing climate (open access)

GHG sources & sinks, flux

Global effect of urban sprawl, industrialization, trade and economic development on carbon dioxide emissions (open access)

Climate change communications & cognition

Partisan asymmetry in temporal stability of climate change beliefs

Humans dealing with our global warming

Predicting climate change mitigation and adaptation behaviors in agricultural production: A comparison of the theory of planned behavior and the Value-Belief-Norm Theory

Attitudes towards carbon taxes across Europe: The role of perceived uncertainty and self-interest

Impact of climate change on the cost-optimal mix of decentralised heat pump and gas boiler technologies in Europe

Synergy and co-benefits of reducing CO2 and air pollutant emissions by promoting electric vehicles—A case of Shanghai

Managing the water–electricity demand nexus in a warming climate

Linking Agricultural GHG emissions to Global Trade Network (open access)

Making Society Climate Resilient: International Progress under the Global Framework for Climate Services (open access)

Climate change impacts on extreme energy consumption of office buildings in different climate zones of China

Managing the water–electricity demand nexus in a warming climate

Envisioning carbon-free land use futures for Sweden: a scenario study on conflicts and synergies between environmental policy goals (open access)

The added value of real options analysis for climate change adaptation

Surprisingly malleable public preferences for climate adaptation in forests (open access)

Learning from the 2018 heatwave in the context of climate change: are high-temperature extremes important for adaptation in Scotland? (open access)


Brief communication: On calculating the sea-level contribution in marine ice-sheet models (open access)

Informed opinion & nudges

Flux in scepticism raises hopes

Scenarios science needed in UNFCCC periodic review

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