World Fisheries Day

November 21 is World Fisheries Day. We feature work on fish and fisheries, which sustain lives and livelihoods and are severely threatened by climate change.

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  • The remoteness and paucity of historic observations of the Southern Ocean limit understanding of the effects of climate change on circulation. Using observations, CMIP6 and eddy-resolving models, this Article shows that acceleration of its zonal flow emerged in recent decades as a result of uneven ocean warming.

    • Jia-Rui Shi
    • Lynne D. Talley
    • Wei Liu
    Article
  • Current emissions scenarios include pathways that overshoot the temperature goals set out in the Paris Agreement and rely on future net negative emissions. Limiting overshoot would require near-term investment but would result in longer-term economic benefit.

    • Keywan Riahi
    • Christoph Bertram
    • Behnam Zakeri
    Article
  • Climate policy analyses often ignore the possibility of progressive redistribution of carbon tax revenues and assume that mitigation cost will burden the poor in the short term. Integrated Assessment Model (IAM) estimation suggests such redistribution could reduce inequality, alleviate poverty and increase well-being globally.

    • Mark Budolfson
    • Francis Dennig
    • Stéphane Zuber
    Analysis
  • Since the Paris Agreement, the impacts of 1.5 and 2 °C global warming have been emphasized, but the rate of warming also has regional effects. A new framework of model experiments is needed to increase our understanding of climate stabilization and its impacts.

    • Andrew D. King
    • J. M. Kale Sniderman
    • Tilo Ziehn
    Comment
  • Trees outside of forests are numerous and can be important carbon sinks, while also providing ecosystem services and benefits to livelihoods. New monitoring tools highlight the crucial contribution they can make to strategies for both mitigation and adaptation.

    • David L. Skole
    • Cheikh Mbow
    • Jay H. Samek
    Comment
  • Geert Jan van Oldenborgh was a tireless advocate for inclusive science and a pioneer of event attribution science.

    • Friederike E. L. Otto
    Obituary
  • The social cost of nitrous oxide does not account for stratospheric ozone depletion. Doing so could increase its value by 20%. Links between nitrous oxide and other nitrogen pollution impacts could make mitigation even more compelling.

    • David R. Kanter
    • Claudia Wagner-Riddle
    • Gernot Wagner
    Comment
  • Transdisciplinary research is increasingly seen as critical for advancing climate change adaptation. Operationalizing transdisciplinary research in the global South, however, confronts ingrained cultural and systemic barriers to participatory research.

    • Silvia Serrao-Neumann
    • Fabiano de Araújo Moreira
    • Gabriela Marques Di Giulio
    Comment
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