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See recent work on Pacific Islands community-based adaptation, deep convection and melting level height, socially fair road pricing for GHG reductions, and leaf senescence under warmer autumns.

Latest Research

  • Article |

    Reduced GHG and air pollutant emissions during the COVID-19 lockdowns resulted in declines in NOx emissions of up to 30%, causing short-term cooling, while ~20% SO2 emissions decline countered this for overall minimal temperature effect.

    • Piers M. Forster
    • , Harriet I. Forster
    • , Mat J. Evans
    • , Matthew J. Gidden
    • , Chris D. Jones
    • , Christoph A. Keller
    • , Robin D. Lamboll
    • , Corinne Le Quéré
    • , Joeri Rogelj
    • , Deborah Rosen
    • , Carl-Friedrich Schleussner
    • , Thomas B. Richardson
    • , Christopher J. Smith
    •  & Steven T. Turnock
  • Article |

    Detecting a human role in a given year of extreme glacier mass loss is difficult at regional scales. Event attribution methods estimate that two extreme mass-loss years in the New Zealand Southern Alps, 2011 and 2018, were at least six and ten times more likely with anthropogenic climate warming.

    • Lauren J. Vargo
    • , Brian M. Anderson
    • , Ruzica Dadić
    • , Huw J. Horgan
    • , Andrew N. Mackintosh
    • , Andrew D. King
    •  & Andrew M. Lorrey
  • Article |

    Warming harms public health in Chinese cities directly via heat and indirectly by worsening air quality. Climate and epidemiological models estimate that reducing aerosols in a warmer climate can enhance atmospheric ventilation, reduce particulate matter exposure and offset warming-driven deaths.

    • Chaopeng Hong
    • , Qiang Zhang
    • , Yang Zhang
    • , Steven J. Davis
    • , Xin Zhang
    • , Dan Tong
    • , Dabo Guan
    • , Zhu Liu
    •  & Kebin He
  • Article |

    Climate warming over Canada drives glacier retreat and threatens water resources in regions that rely on downstream meltwater. Streamflow and climate data are combined with a municipal water source database to identify Alberta communities whose water supply would be most impacted by glacier retreat.

    • Sam Anderson
    •  & Valentina Radić
  • Matters Arising |

    • H. B. O’Neill
    • , C. R. Burn
    • , M. Allard
    • , L. U. Arenson
    • , M. I. Bunn
    • , R. F. Connon
    • , S. A. Kokelj
    • , S. V. Kokelj
    • , A.-M. LeBlanc
    • , P. D. Morse
    •  & S. L. Smith
  • Perspective |

    In recent decades, the Arctic has warmed at over twice the global rate. This Perspective places these trends into the context of abrupt Dansgaard–Oeschger warming events in the palaeoclimate record, arguing that the contemporary Arctic is undergoing comparably abrupt climate change.

    • Eystein Jansen
    • , Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen
    • , Trond Dokken
    • , Kerim H. Nisancioglu
    • , Bo M. Vinther
    • , Emilie Capron
    • , Chuncheng Guo
    • , Mari F. Jensen
    • , Peter L. Langen
    • , Rasmus A. Pedersen
    • , Shuting Yang
    • , Mats Bentsen
    • , Helle A. Kjær
    • , Henrik Sadatzki
    • , Evangeline Sessford
    •  & Martin Stendel

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    Nature Climate Change is making changes to our article formats to streamline our content and more clearly denote original research contributions.

  • News & Views |

    International trade plays an important role in ensuring the resilience of the global food system. Now research suggests a further reduction in trade barriers could alleviate the impacts of climate change on hunger risk.

    • Victor Nechifor
    •  & Emanuele Ferrari

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