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New climate papers, part 3 – mitigation and adaptation

Posted by Ari Jokimäki on September 25, 2013

In March I published a batch of early 2013 papers on climate related issues. It’s time to give another update. Since March, there has been lot of new papers, so I’ll divide them to 5 posts. There are 734 papers altogether, so these posts should keep you busy for a while:

Part 1. Reality of climate change (temperature, other climate parameters, climate extremes, future projections).
Part 2. Impacts of climate change (cryosphere, oceans, mankind, ecosystems, other issues).
Part 3. Mitigation and adaptation (greenhouse gases, mankind reaction, energy, technologies and products, adaptation, general mitigation).
Part 4. Past climate changes.
Part 5. Other papers (feedbacks and forcings, general climate science, other issues).

Part 3 contains papers that deal with climate change related mitigation and adaptation. There are 142 papers in part 3. Subsections are greenhouse gases (62 papers), mankind reaction (18 papers), energy (16 papers), technologies and products (9 papers), adaptation (23 papers), and general mitigation (14 papers).

See About New research from last week series for some information of my new research stream (the post discusses weekly posts which I don’t do anymore, but the parts about what papers get included are valid also currently).


A multi-tower measurement network estimate of California’s methane emissions

High ozone concentrations on hot days: The role of electric power demand and NOx emissions

Land-use change and nitrogen feedbacks constrain the trajectory of the land carbon sink

Carbon footprints of cities and other human settlements in the UK (open access)

El Nino, 2006 Indonesian Peat Fires, and distribution of atmospheric methane (open access)

Global CO2 fluxes estimated from GOSAT retrievals of total column CO2 (open access)

Isotopic constraints on the pre-industrial oceanic nitrogen budget (open access)

Carbon dioxide emission to Earth’s surface by deep-sea volcanism

Methane concentrations over Monsoon Asia: Signals of methane emission from rice cultivation

Climate change and ocean acidification reduce export of organic C to deep ocean (open access)

Potential for forest carbon plantings to offset greenhouse emissions in Australia

Global modeling of soil nitrous oxide emissions from natural processes

Non-microbial methane emissions from soils

Evidence for strong seasonality in carbon storage and carbon use efficiency of Amazonian forest

Carbon stocks of trees killed by bark beetles and wildfire in western United States (open access)

Carbon footprint of a Cavendish banana supply chain

Real-time monitoring system of urban emissions of CO2 from Davos, Switzerland

Tundra ecosystems observed to be CO2 sources due to differential amplification of carbon cycle

Climate change, ecosystem services, and costs of action and inaction

Are recent Arctic ozone losses caused by increasing greenhouse gases? (probably not)

A 60 yr record of atmospheric carbon monoxide reconstructed from Greenland firn air (open access)

CH4 emissions from a western US natural gas field estimated as 6.2-11.7% of gas production

Soil organic carbon dust emission: an omitted global source of atmospheric CO2

Revisiting factors controlling methane emissions from high-Arctic tundra (open access)

CO, NOx and 13CO2 as tracers for fossil fuel CO2 (open access)

If anthropogenic CO2 emissions cease, will atmospheric CO2 concentration continue to increase?

Offshore permafrost decay and massive seabed methane escape at the South Kara Sea shelf

Methane from permafrost degradation doesn’t cause much additional warming (open access)

Changes in European greenhouse gas and air pollutant emissions 1960–2010

The role of HFCs in mitigating 21st century climate change (open access)

Sea–air CO2 fluxes in the Southern Ocean for the period 1990–2009 (open access)

How much CO2 emissions do we reduce by saving electricity? A focus on methods

Emissions of ozone depleting HCFC-22 are still rising due to increased use in developing countries

SF6 usage and emission trends in the TFT-LCD industry

The acceleration of oceanic denitrification during deglacial warming

Short-term variations of atmospheric CO2 and dominant causes in summer and winter

Why unprecedented ozone loss in the Arctic in 2011? Is it related to climate change? (open access)

Searching for causes of renewed growth of atmospheric methane since 2007

Role of external factors in evolution of ozone layer and stratospheric circulation (open access)

How much CO was emitted by the 2010 fires around Moscow? (open access)

Boreal carbon loss due to poleward shift in low-carbon ecosystems

Satellite observations of ozone in the upper mesosphere

Annual carbon balance of a peatland 10 yr following restoration (open access)

CO2 and N2O fluxes are expected to increase from urban grasslands with climate change

Evolution of Antarctic ozone in September–December predicted for the 21st century (open access)

Global sink for N2O in soils is less than 2% of current sources of N2O in the atmosphere

Analysis of 39-year atmospheric CO2 record from Baring Head, New Zealand (open access)

Diurnal tracking of anthropogenic CO2 emissions (open access)

Soil invertebrate fauna affect N2O emissions from soil

Stratospheric loss and atmospheric lifetimes of CFC-11 and CFC-12 (open access)

The influence of plants on atmospheric methane in an agriculture-dominated landscape

Nitrous oxide emissions from European agriculture (open access)

Detection of methane depletion associated with Stratospheric intrusion

Shorter snow season -> longer growth season -> stronger grassland carbon sink (open access)

Elevated CO2 increases belowground C sequestration by making plants grow longer and thicker roots

Abiotic methane on Earth

Global ocean storage of anthropogenic carbon (open access)

Models show higher CO2 emissions from land use when nitrogen cycle is included

The response of atmospheric nitrous oxide to climate variations during the last glacial period

Global ocean carbon uptake: magnitude, variability and trends (open access)

Impact of an abrupt cooling event on interglacial methane emissions in northern peatlands (open access)

Why are some marginal seas sources of atmospheric CO2?


Subregional differences in Australian climate risk perceptions

Pro-environmental behavior and public understanding of climate change

Opinions and Knowledge About Climate Change Science in High School Students

Media attention for climate change around the world

Rethinking US climate advocacy (open access)

Climate modification and climate change debates among Soviet physical geographers, 1940s–1960s

US students are less likely to believe anthropogenic climate change is happening than Chinese students

Weathercaster-delivered climate change education can have positive effects on viewing audiences

The politics of climate change in China

Perceived scientific agreement and support for government action on climate change in the USA

Public climate change skepticism has not become a mainstream phenomenon in Germany

Climate science, Russian politics, and the framing of climate change

Majority of American evangelicals support a range of climate and energy policies

If climate action becomes urgent: the importance of response times for various climate strategies

Mobilizing citizens for a low and clean energy future

Despite peaking fossil fuels, concern over climate change is still warranted

Does climate change violate human rights?

Cross-cultural insights into climate change skepticism


Biofuel’s carbon balance: doubts, certainties and implications (open access)

Integrating place-specific livelihood & equity outcomes into global assessments of bioenergy deployment (OA)

Consumptive water use for oil shale could impact water availability in lower Colorado River Basin

Changing set-aside grassland to annual and perennial cellulosic biofuel cropland induces large C emissions

The military and energy: Moving the United States beyond oil

The impact of North Atlantic Oscillation on renewable energy resources in south–western Europe

Quantifying biodiversity impacts of climate change and bioenergy

Tackling climate change with bioenergy for limiting biodiversity loss could have opposite effect (OA)

The importance of nuclear energy for the expansion of Brazil’s electricity grid

Why the oil companies lost solar

There is considerable potential for energy savings in buildings

German nuclear phase-out will be replaced mainly by coal- and lignite-based electricity generation

Differences in perception: How the experts look at energy efficiency

Climate consequences of natural gas as a bridge fuel

Effect of climate change, its mitigation and population distribution on building energy use in U.S. and China

Climate considerations in safety assessments for nuclear waste repositories (open access)


Molten Air – A new, highest energy class of rechargeable batteries

Assessing CO2 emission reduction potential of passenger vehicle replacement programs

Comparison of environmental impacts of imported and domestic foods in UK

Heavy oil production by carbon dioxide injection

Climate impact of transportation

Contrail ice particles in aircraft wakes and their climatic importance

The climate impact of aviation aerosols

Shipping contributes to ocean acidification

Shipping emission reductions cause warming effect for decades before effect switches to cooling (open access)


Coastal climate hazards and urban planning: how planning responses can lead to maladaptation

The role of small scale sand dams in securing water supply under climate change in Ethiopia

The art of adaptation: Living with climate change in the rural American Southwest

Adapting science to a warming world

A coral reef refuge in the Red Sea

Role of social norms in climate adaptation: Mediating risk perception and flood insurance purchase

How robust are global conservation priorities to climate change?

How are we adapting to climate change? A global assessment

Climate change adaptation support tools in Australia

Changing sowing date and cultivar selection reverses decreasing maize yield due to warming in NE China

An overview of US state drought plans: crisis or risk management?

Making decisions to conserve species under climate change (open access)

Farmers in SW France think that their arable cropping systems are already adapted to climate change

Monitoring temporal development of natural hazard risks as basis indicator for climate change adaptation

Exploring barriers to climate change adaptation in the Swiss tourism sector (open access)

Re-thinking colonialism to prepare for the impacts of rapid environmental change

A spatially explicit scenario-driven model of adaptive capacity to global change in Europe

Adaptation of maize to climate change impacts in Iran

Adaptation to the infectious disease impacts of climate change

Counteracting urban climate change: adaptation measures and their effect on thermal comfort (open access)

Assessment of climate change adaptation costs for the U.S. road network

Coastal retreat and improved water quality mitigate losses of seagrass from sea level rise

The emergence of climate change adaptation as a policy field


Economic mitigation challenges: how further delay closes door for climate targets (open access)

The adaptation and mitigation potential of traditional agriculture in a changing climate

Agricultural risk management policies under climate uncertainty

Climate change mitigation potential in the United States Great Plains wetlands (open access)

The cost of mitigation strategies for agricultural adaptation to global change

Trade-offs between mitigation costs and temperature change (open access)

Some whats, whys and worries of geoengineering

Climate mitigation policy implications for global irrigation water demand

When you stop geoengineering by solar radiation management, rapid warming follows

Governing geoengineering research: why, when and how?

Could aerosol emissions be used for regional heat wave mitigation? (open access)

A bibliometric analysis of climate engineering research

Why geoengineering is not ‘global public good’, and why it’s ethically misleading to frame it as one

Carbon sequestration via wood harvest and storage: An assessment of its harvest potential


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