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    China has entered a new normal phase of economic development with a changing role in global trade. Here the authors show that emissions embodied in China’s exports declined from 2007 to 2012, while developing countries become the major destinations of China’s export emissions.

    • Zhifu Mi
    • , Jing Meng
    • , Dabo Guan
    • , Yuli Shan
    • , Malin Song
    • , Yi-Ming Wei
    • , Zhu Liu
    •  & Klaus Hubacek
  • Research |

    Analyses of house-size distributions in the Old and New World showed that wealth disparities increased with the domestication of plants and animals and with increased sociopolitical scale.

    • Timothy A. Kohler
    • , Michael E. Smith
    • , Amy Bogaard
    • , Gary M. Feinman
    • , Christian E. Peterson
    • , Alleen Betzenhauser
    • , Matthew Pailes
    • , Elizabeth C. Stone
    • , Anna Marie Prentiss
    • , Timothy J. Dennehy
    • , Laura J. Ellyson
    • , Linda M. Nicholas
    • , Ronald K. Faulseit
    • , Amy Styring
    • , Jade Whitlam
    • , Mattia Fochesato
    • , Thomas A. Foor
    •  & Samuel Bowles
    Nature 551, 619–622
  • Research |

    Analyses of house-size distributions in the Old and New World showed that wealth disparities increased with the domestication of plants and animals and with increased sociopolitical scale.

    • Timothy A. Kohler
    • , Michael E. Smith
    • , Amy Bogaard
    • , Gary M. Feinman
    • , Christian E. Peterson
    • , Alleen Betzenhauser
    • , Matthew Pailes
    • , Elizabeth C. Stone
    • , Anna Marie Prentiss
    • , Timothy J. Dennehy
    • , Laura J. Ellyson
    • , Linda M. Nicholas
    • , Ronald K. Faulseit
    • , Amy Styring
    • , Jade Whitlam
    • , Mattia Fochesato
    • , Thomas A. Foor
    •  & Samuel Bowles
    Nature 551
  • Reviews |

    A policy sequence for low-carbon policy that is politically effective continues to face challenges of environmental and cost effectiveness. This Perspective outlines ways to address these issues within political constraints.

    • Jonas Meckling
    • , Thomas Sterner
    •  & Gernot Wagner
    Nature Energy 2, 918–922
  • Reviews |

    This Review assesses climate change damage functions, which relate climate variables to economic losses, and how integrated information from impacts, adaptation and vulnerability research could be used to improve estimates of economic risk.

    • Delavane Diaz
    •  & Frances Moore

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