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Including work highlighting paths towards climate-neutral aviation, the potential for hydropower in Africa, decarbonization for residential sectors, and the seasonal sensitivity of warming peatlands

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  • The Tibetan Plateau is an important source region of freshwater for large parts of Asia’s population. Here the authors quantify past and future terrestrial water-storage changes and find a large net loss in this region, with the Amu Darya and Indus basins as the most vulnerable hotspots.

    • Xueying Li
    • Di Long
    • Guangqian Wang
  • A systematic review shows that >58% of infectious diseases confronted by humanity, via 1,006 unique pathways, have at some point been affected by climatic hazards sensitive to GHGs. These results highlight the mounting challenge for adaption and the urgent need to reduce GHG emissions.

    • Camilo Mora
    • Tristan McKenzie
    • Erik C. Franklin
  • The author investigates reproductive tradeoffs and contemporary selection of ocean acidification for a common coastal fish. Larvae are highly sensitive to acidification, with lower mortality for larger larvae, but effects are partially offset by tradeoffs between offspring size and number.

    • Darren W. Johnson
  • Phytoplankton vertical migration has a role in nutrient pumping and primary productivity in the oceans. Here the authors quantify the total amount of oceanic net primary productivity facilitated by this bio-pumping, under present and future warming conditions.

    • Kai Wirtz
    • S. Lan Smith
    • Jan Taucher
    Article Open Access
  • Ocean changes could affect the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to sea level rise. Oceanographic observations off East Antarctica show substantial warming of mid-depth Circumpolar Deep Water, linked to poleward wind shifts, with implications for glacial melt and ice sheet stability.

    • Laura Herraiz-Borreguero
    • Alberto C. Naveira Garabato
  • Residential sector decarbonization is an essential part of mitigation, especially in the United States where per capita energy use is high by global standards. This article shows the emission reduction potential from individual and combined strategies applied to existing and new homes and to electricity supply.

    • Peter Berrill
    • Eric J. H. Wilson
    • Edgar G. Hertwich

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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of Nature Climate Change, we invited experts to highlight exciting developments of the past decade, and talk to our past and present editors about some of the remarkable papers published in the journal.


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