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Featuring: projections of ENSO; climate services evaluation; rising drought risks; and wetland CH4 emissions.

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  • Residual flood damage (RFD), the remaining damage from floods after adaptation measures have been implemented, is estimated across the globe under various adaptation scenarios and climate projections. RFD remains high in some Asian and African regions, suggesting a limit to flood adaptation there.

    • Masahiro Tanoue
    • Ryo Taguchi
    • Yukiko Hirabayashi
    Article
  • The coastal northeastern United States is a warming hotspot, and observations identify a slower Atlantic overturning circulation and a positive North Atlantic Oscillation phase as drivers. Analysis suggests that low horizontal resolution probably hampers models’ ability to capture the spatial pattern of enhanced warming.

    • Ambarish V. Karmalkar
    • Radley M. Horton
    Article
  • The North Pacific Meridional Mode (NPMM) can trigger El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) events. Climate simulations suggest that with warming ocean temperatures, the NPMM’s impact on future ENSO strengthens, contributing to increased frequency of future extreme ENSO events and their predictability.

    • Fan Jia
    • Wenju Cai
    • Emanuele Di Lorenzo
    Article
  • Ocean heat content is increasing, yet projections have not been constrained by observations. Using Argo data and CMIP6 models shows high climate sensitivity models overestimate increases; constrained projections estimate sea-level rise, from 0 to 2,000 m thermal expansion, of 17–26 cm by 2081–2100.

    • Kewei Lyu
    • Xuebin Zhang
    • John A. Church
    Article
  • Improved management of water has been shown to have important benefits in both climate adaptation and mitigation. Water must be explicitly considered in climate policy, on par with its energy and land siblings.

    • Fernando Miralles-Wilhelm
    Comment
  • Water management in the western United States is rooted in an adversarial system that is highly sensitive to climate change. Reforms are needed to ensure water management is efficient, resilient and equitable moving forward.

    • Dylan R. Hedden-Nicely
    Comment
  • Old-fashioned qualitative research methods are still powerful in answering the most emergent climate questions we are faced with.

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