Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0713-4 Climate change has led to earlier spring leaf-out in northern temperate and boreal regions. This advanced leaf-out causes warming in the Northern Hemisphere due to the combined effects of water vapour, cloud and snow-albedo feedbacks on the surface energy budget.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 17 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0699-y Anthropogenic aerosols mask some greenhouse warming via radiation scattering and cloud interactions. Research suggests the economic impact of this aerosol-induced cooling was small globally, although it benefitted developing countries in warm climates and harmed high-latitude developed countries.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 24 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0720-5 The bushfires burning in Australia have led to widespread local and global calls for increased efforts to mitigate climate change.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 24 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0715-2 Researchers are more accustomed to writing about climate change than adapting their work to it. But as climate change impacts on the research sector become more evident, rapid adaptation is needed.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 24 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0705-4 Ocean fronts and other hydrographic features are important for climate and ecology. This Review discussed fronts in the Southern Ocean, their detection and response to climate change, alongside the implications for studying the biology of the region.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 24 February 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0718-z Much of Australia has been in severe drought since at least 2017. Here we link Australian droughts to the absence of Pacific and Indian Ocean mode states that act as key drivers of drought-breaking rains. Predicting the impact of climate change on drought requires accurate modelling of these modes of variability.