Earth and environmental sciences

Earth and environmental sciences cover all aspects of Earth and planetary sciences, and broadly encompasses solid Earth processes, surface and atmospheric dynamics, Earth system history, climate and climate change, marine and freshwater systems, and ecology. It also considers the interactions between humans and these systems.

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  • Comments and Opinion |

    Expectations for the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosure’s framework to drive climate action in the private sector are high, and there is growing interest in its relevance for guiding public sector climate action. However, consideration of the framework’s limitations is critical prior to public sector application.

    • Ian Edwards
    • , Kiri Yapp
    • , Sam Mackay
    •  & Brendan Mackey
  • News and Views |

    The influence of the changing climate on individual snowstorms has been uncertain, in part due to the use of coarse model simulations. Now, research employing more detailed simulations finds fewer and smaller snowstorms as a result of warming, with a reduction in the amount and extent of extreme snowfall.

    • Martin A. Baxter
  • Research Highlights |

    The core might contain Earth’s biggest reservoir as a result of hydrogen moving into the early planet’s centre.

    Nature 581, 359
  • News and Views |

    Climate migration involves complex interactions of environmental, social, political and economic factors. New research suggests that although wealthy global citizens try to prevent climate migration, they are willing to shoulder a greater share of the climate mitigation burden when extreme climate events hit poor countries.

    • Reuben Kline