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Climate change collaboration shows path to innovative methane emissions policy

The research collaboration proposes a new approach to climate change policy that would address the effects of these different emissions. This would be particularly relevant to one of New Zealand’s biggest industries: agriculture.

Stories to prepare us for weather extremes

How could academics improve their physical understanding of climate change to help us better imagine what weather the future might hold? By way of narratives and storytelling, some researchers suggest.

Time and Sustainability: What are we missing and what do we need to do?

How do we time our actions in a way that minimize the risks and maximize the opportunities associated with climate change and environmental issues? What role can the Sustainable Development Goals play in this?

Sensible heat has significantly affected the global hydrological cycle over the historical period

Multiple lines of evidence indicate widespread changes to the global water cycle since 1950. Here we show, using a range of climate modelling results, that changes in sensible heat are the dominant contributor to the present global-mean precipitation change since preindustrial time.

Global collective effort

We have a big challenge ahead of us if we are to hold global warming to under 2°C. This is largely because we have already used up most of our collective 'carbon budget'.

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Global Carbon Budget 2017

Corinne Le Quéré, Robbie Andrew, Pierre Friedlingstein, Stephen Sitch, Julia Pongratz, Andrew C. Manning, Jan Ivar Korsbakken, Glen Peters, Josep G. Canadell, Robert B. Jackson, Thomas A. Boden, Pieter P. Tans, Oliver D. Andrews, Vivek K. Arora, Dorothée C.E. Bakker, Leticia Barbero, Meike Becker, Richard A. Betts, Laurent Bopp, Frédéric Chevallier, Louise P. Chini, Philippe Ciais, Catherine E. Cosca, Jessica Cross, Kim Currie, Thomas Gasser, Ian Harris, Judith Hauck, Vanessa Haverd, Richard A. Houghton, Christopher W. Hunt, George Hurtt, Tatiana Ilyina, Atul K. Jain, Etsushi Kato, Markus Kautz, Ralph F. Keeling, Kees Klein Goldewijk, Arne Körtzinger, Peter Landschützer, Nathalie Lefèvre, Andrew Lenton, Sebastian Lienert, Ivan Lima, Danica Lombardozzi, Nicolas Metzl, Frank Millero, Pedro M.S. Monteiro, David R. Munro, Julia E.M.S. Nabel, Shin-Ichiro Nakaoka, Yukihiro Nojiri, Xose Antonio Padin, Anna Peregon, Benjamin Pfeil, Denis Pierrot, Benjamin Poulter, Gregor Rehder, Janet Reimer, Christian Rödenbeck, Jörg Schwinger, Roland Séférian, Ingunn Skjelvan, Benjamin D. Stocker, Hanqin Tian, Bronte Tilbrook, Francesco N. Tubiello, Ingrid T. Vander Laan-Luijkx, Guido R. van der Werf, Steven van Heuven, Nicolas Viovy, Nicolas Vuichard, Anthony P. Walker, Andrew J. Watson, Andrew J. Wiltshire, Sönke Zaehle, Dan Zhu

Silos as barriers to public sector climate adaptation and preparedness: insights from road closures in Norway

Merethe Dotterud Leiren, Jens Kristian Steen Jacobsen

Local governments as drivers for societal transformation: towards the 1.5 °C ambition

Helene Amundsen, Grete K. Hovelsrud, Carlo Aall, Marianne Karlsson, Hege Westskog

The creation of an ecovillage: Negotiating boundaries and identities in a Norwegian sustainable valley

Hege Westskog, Tanja Winther, Marianne Aasen

Manmade changes in Cirrus clouds from 1984 to 2007: A preliminary study

Kostas Eleftheratos, Gunnar Myhre, Patrick Minnis, Ioannis Kapsomenakis, Christos Zerefos