Nature Climate Change



El Niño Drives Rapid Natural CO2 Uptick

Fastest annual increase of carbon dioxide on record helped by an El Niño driven natural CO2 boost, according to Met Office scientist. The rising concentration of atmospheric carbon dioxide…



Wild Fires: More People, Fewer Fires

We have thought that climate change increases the number of wild fires. But a study shows that in large parts of the world, however, the total area…


Agent-Based Modelling Key To Energy Demand

Climate change mitigation strategies require a rigorous understanding of the factors that drive energy demand and agent-based modelling is a powerful tool that helps to…




Study Criticises US Adaptation Plans

US climate adaptation plans are long on ideas but short on details and priorities, say researchers who have evaluated 44 local climate-adaptation plans, examining how their…


Humans Add To Risk Of Natural Fires

Demographic changes increase the risk of natural fires. Researchers studied the correlation between an increasingly warmer climate and various types of natural fires. They have also studied…


Groundwater Impact On Sea Level Revised

How much does groundwater contribute to sea level rise? Land water, including groundwater extraction, contributes far less to sea level rise than previously thought and has…


Pacific Affects Arctic Sea Ice Loss

Influence of sea ice loss on Arctic warming is shaped by temperatures in the Pacific Ocean. The crucial role that sea ice loss plays in rapid…


Aerosols Affect Pacific Trade Winds

Pacific trade winds have recently intensified to a degree that is unprecedented in the the past century and this change can not be explained by…


Tool Quantifies Model Uncertainties

New tool puts a consistent value on experts’ uncertainty on climate change models. Researchers have combined two techniques long used in fields where uncertainty is…


NASA Study: CO2 Greens Earth

Earth’s vegetated lands have shown significant greening over the last 35 years largely due to rising levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide (CO2).  Increased concentrations of…


Models Underestimate Island Impacts

Thousands of islands are too small to be accounted for in the global climate models used by scientists to measure the impacts of climate change. New…