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COP23

The 23rd Convention of Parties under the UNFCCC is taking place in Bonn, Germany from 6-17 November. A few papers published in Nature Climate Change on climate negotiations are highlighted below

Latest Research

  • Letter |

    Limitations with climate models have previously prevented accurate diagnosis of future changes in mesoscale convective systems (MCSs). A convection-permitting model now indicates that summer MCSs will triple by 2100 in the United States, with a corresponding increase in rainfall rates and areal extent.

    • Andreas F. Prein
    • , Changhai Liu
    • , Kyoko Ikeda
    • , Stanley B. Trier
    • , Roy M. Rasmussen
    • , Greg J. Holland
    •  & Martyn P. Clark
  • Article |

    Here emission curves are developed for advanced biofuel supply chains to enhance understanding of the relationship between biofuel supply and its potential contribution to climate change mitigation while accounting for landscape heterogeneity.

    • Vassilis Daioglou
    • , Jonathan C. Doelman
    • , Elke Stehfest
    • , Christoph Müller
    • , Birka Wicke
    • , Andre Faaij
    •  & Detlef P. van Vuuren
  • Letter |

    The Arctic is under-represented in surface temperature datasets and this could affect estimates of global warming. A new dataset with greater coverage of the Arctic shows a higher warming rate of 0.112 °C per decade compared to 0.005 °C from IPCC AR5.

    • Jianbin Huang
    • , Xiangdong Zhang
    • , Qiyi Zhang
    • , Yanluan Lin
    • , Mingju Hao
    • , Yong Luo
    • , Zongci Zhao
    • , Yao Yao
    • , Xin Chen
    • , Lei Wang
    • , Suping Nie
    • , Yizhou Yin
    • , Ying Xu
    •  & Jiansong Zhang
  • Letter |

    Achieving the longer-term goals of the Paris Agreement and transformation to a low-carbon society requires an acceleration in electricity generation investment and capacity addition above that outlined in the US Nationally Determined Contribution.

    • Gokul Iyer
    • , Catherine Ledna
    • , Leon Clarke
    • , James Edmonds
    • , Haewon McJeon
    • , Page Kyle
    •  & James H Williams
  • Letter |

    Post-monsoon season severe cyclonic storms were first observed over the Arabian Sea in 2014 and 2015. Highresolution modelling reveals their increased frequency can be attributed to anthropogenic forcing, and not natural variability.

    • Hiroyuki Murakami
    • , Gabriel A. Vecchi
    •  & Seth Underwood

News & Comment

  • News and Views |

    Large, intense thunderstorms frequently cause flooding and fatalities. Now, research finds that these storms may see a threefold increase in frequency and produce significantly heavier downpours in the future, far exceeding previous estimates.

    • Zhe Feng
  • Comment |

    The Paris Agreement has increased the incentive to verify reported anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions with independent Earth system observations. Reliable verification requires a step change in our understanding of carbon cycle variability.

    • Glen P. Peters
    • , Corinne Le Quéré
    • , Robbie M. Andrew
    • , Josep G. Canadell
    • , Pierre Friedlingstein
    • , Tatiana Ilyina
    • , Robert B. Jackson
    • , Fortunat Joos
    • , Jan Ivar Korsbakken
    • , Galen A. McKinley
    • , Stephen Sitch
    •  & Pieter Tans
  • Correspondence |

    • Randall W. Parkinson
    • , Christopher Craft
    • , Ronald D. DeLaune
    • , Joseph F. Donoghue
    • , Michael Kearney
    • , John F. Meeder
    • , James Morris
    •  & R. Eugene Turner
  • Editorial |

    The 2017 wildfire season has seen unusually high fire levels in many parts of the world, with extensive and severe fires occurring in Chile, the Mediterranean, Russia, the US, Canada and even Greenland. Is this a sign of things to come?

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