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.
Coronavirus has changed everything. Make sense of it all with the Waugh Zone, our evening politics briefing. Sign up now. The major COP26 climate change summit due to be held in Glasgow has been postponed due to coronavirus. The UN climate change conference is the latest major event to fall victim to the pandemic, after the Tokyo Olympics, Euro 2020 and Wimbledon. The decision to postpone came after Downing Street held talks on Wednesday night with the UN framework convention on climate change (UNFCCC), and first emerged via a tweet from Finland's climate change minister Krista Mikkonen. ...
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 31 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0737-9 Climate change and other human activities are decreasing ocean oxygen content. This Perspective considers the limited data on effects to coral reefs, including oxygen thresholds for lethal and sub-lethal effects in coral reef taxa, and proposes key research questions to address this critical issue.
Nature Climate Change, Published online: 31 March 2020; doi:10.1038/s41558-020-0738-8 In order to limit warming and the most severe consequences of climate change, net global carbon emissions must reach zero by 2050. Many ecosystems contain carbon that would be irrecoverable on this timescale if lost and must be protected to meet climate goals.
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.