Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0501-1 Achieving the Paris Agreement goals may require complementary institutions such as climate clubs. Enhanced technological diffusion and the provision of low-cost climate finance are shown to support the creation of climate coalitions.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0515-8 Climate-smart food systems are needed to feed growing populations while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and conserving natural resources. However, to be successful, climate-smart agriculture interventions must be equitable and inclusive to overcome trade-offs with other Sustainable Development Goals.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0508-7 Non-human primates deliver ecological processes to tropical ecosystems. In this study, a trait-based approach is used to assess the vulnerability of 607 primate taxa to cyclones and droughts, extreme climatic events that are expected to increase or intensify in the coming decades.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 June 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0498-5 Climate change is causing temperature records to be broken around the world with increased frequency. Under a business-as-usual scenario new records will be set every year for 58% of the world, whilst under heavy mitigation (RCP2.6) this would occur for 14% of the world.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 28 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0499-4 New voices in the climate movement appear keenly aware that they face well-funded, long-entrenched interests inhibiting sensible climate change policy. Getting a grip on when and how lobbying impacts policy is key to translating calls for 'climate action' into feasible policies.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 27 May 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0488-7 A review of the phenomenon of low-lying 'ghost forests', and the physical and ecological mechanisms that control their occurrence in the context of sea level rise, with a focus on the Atlantic Coast of North America.