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Papers from New research stream


Carbon balance effects of U.S. biofuel production and use (DeCicco et al. 2016)

Will international emissions trading help achieve the objectives of the Paris Agreement? (Fujimori et al. 2016)

The prospective of coal power in China: Will it reach a plateau in the coming decade? (Yuan et al. 2016)

Independent evaluation of point source fossil fuel CO2 emissions to better than 10% (Turnbull et al. 2016)

Expert assessment concludes negative emissions scenarios may not deliver (Vaughan & Cough, 2016)

Golden Eagle fatalities and the continental-scale consequences of local wind-energy generation (Katzner et al. 2016)

Decoupling economic growth from CO2 emissions: A decomposition analysis of China’s household energy consumption (Ma et al. 2016)

Public perceptions and acceptance of induced earthquakes related to energy development (McComas et al. 2016)

The design of renewable support schemes and CO2 emissions in China (Wu et al. 2016)

Public conceptions of justice in climate engineering: Evidence from secondary analysis of public deliberation (McLaren et al. 2016)

Multi-year energy balance and carbon dioxide fluxes over a residential neighbourhood in a tropical city (Roth et al. 2016)

Solar energy storage in German households: profitability, load changes and flexibility (Kaschub et al. 2016)

How wind became a four-letter word: Lessons for community engagement from a wind energy conflict in King Island, Australia (Colvin et al. 2016)

Paying the full price of steel – Perspectives on the cost of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from the steel industry (Rootzén & Johnsson, 2016)

The environmental impact of activities after life: life cycle assessment of funerals (Keijzer, 2016)

Impacts devalue the potential of large-scale terrestrial CO2 removal through biomass plantations (Boysen et al. 2016)

Measurements of methane emissions from a beef cattle feedlot using the eddy covariance technique (Prajapati & Santos, 2016)

Do national-level policies to promote low-carbon technology deployment pay off for the investor countries? (Iyer et al. 2016)

Russia’s black carbon emissions: focus on diesel sources (Kholod et al. 2016)

Place-based inter-generational communication on local climate improves adolescents’ perceptions and willingness to mitigate climate change (Hu & Chen, 2016)

A quantile regression analysis of China’s provincial CO2 emissions: Where does the difference lie? (Xu & Lin, 2016)

Concerned consumption. Global warming changing household domestication of energy (Aune et al. 2016)

Is ecological personality always consistent with low-carbon behavioral intention of urban residents? (Wei et al. 2016)

Assessing the merits of bioenergy by estimating marginal climate-change impacts (Kirschbaum, 2016)

Nuclear accident reminders and support for nuclear energy: Paradoxical effect (Selimbegović et al. 2016)

Progress, challenges and perspectives in flexible perovskite solar cells (Di Giacomo et al. 2016)

Mitigation of methane emissions in cities: how new measurements and partnerships can contribute to emissions reduction strategies (Hopkins et al. 2016)

Narratives in climate change discourse (Fløttum & Gjerstad, 2016)

Has energy conservation been an effective policy for Thailand? An input–output structural decomposition analysis from 1995 to 2010 (Supasa et al. 2016)

Is nuclear economical in comparison to renewables? (Suna & Resch, 2016)

The sower’s way: quantifying the narrowing net-energy pathways to a global energy transition (Sgouridis et al. 2016)

Testing the efficacy of voluntary urban greenhouse gas emissions inventories (Khan & Sovacool, 2016)

Nitrogen footprints: Regional realities and options to reduce nitrogen loss to the environment (Shibata et al. 2016)

Estimating fugitive methane emissions from oil sands mining using extractive core samples (Johnson et al. 2016)

Carbon intensity of electricity in ASEAN: Drivers, performance and outlook (Ang & Goh, 2016)

Global economic consequences of deploying bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) (Muratori et al. 2016)

Cost Implications of Uncertainty in CO2 Storage Resource Estimates: A Review (Anderson, 2016)

Technological growth of fuel efficiency in european automobile market 1975–2015 (Hu & Chen, 2016)

Climate change and individual duties (Fragnière, 2016)

Renewable and nuclear electricity: Comparison of environmental impacts (McCombie & Jefferson, 2016)

Consideration of Land Use Change-Induced Surface Albedo Effects in Life-Cycle Analysis of Biofuels (Cai et al. 2016)

Quantifying expert consensus against the existence of a secret, large-scale atmospheric spraying program (Shearer et al. 2016)

The Conditional Nature of the Local Warming Effect (Druckman & Shafranek, 2016)

The importance of climate change and nitrogen use efficiency for future nitrous oxide emissions from agriculture (Kanter et al. 2016)

Methane emissions measurements of natural gas components using a utility terrain vehicle and portable methane quantification system (Johnson & Heltzel, 2016)

Impacts of current and projected oil palm plantation expansion on air quality over Southeast Asia (Silva et al. 2016)

Climate change education and knowledge among Nigerian university graduates (Ayanlade & Jegede, 2016)

Potential emission savings from refrigeration and air conditioning systems by using low GWP refrigerants (Beshr et al. 2016)

The world’s biggest gamble (Rockström et al. 2016)

Statements about climate researchers’ carbon footprints affect their credibility and the impact of their advice (Attari et al. 2016)

Should environmentalists be concerned about materialism? An analysis of attitudes, behaviours and greenhouse gas emissions (Andersson & Nässén, 2016)

Austria’s wind energy potential – A participatory modeling approach to assess socio-political and market acceptance (Höltinger et al. 2016)

Time-varying analysis of CO2 emissions, energy consumption, and economic growth nexus: Statistical experience in next 11 countries (Shahbaz et al. 2016)

China’s wind electricity and cost of carbon mitigation are more expensive than anticipated (Lam et al. 2016)

New Tools for Comparing Beliefs about the Timing of Recurrent Events with Climate Time Series Datasets (Stiller-Reeve et al. 2016)

Most Americans Want to Learn More about Climate Change (Perkins et al. 2016)

Atmosfear: Communicating the Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Weather (Janković & Schultz, 2016)

Rapid scale-up of negative emissions technologies: social barriers and social implications (Buck, 2016)

Revisiting the climate impacts of cool roofs around the globe using an Earth system model (Zhang et al. 2016)

Low carbon cities: is ambitious action affordable? (Sudmant et al. 2016)

Energy efficiency outlook in China’s urban buildings sector through 2030 (McNeil et al. 2016)

Wind, hydro or mixed renewable energy source: Preference for electricity products when the share of renewable energy increases (Yang et al. 2016)

Reducing beef consumption might not reduce emissions: response to Phalan et al. (2016) (Barioni et al. 2016)

Universal access to electricity in Burkina Faso: scaling-up renewable energy technologies (Moner-Girona et al. 2016)

A New Model for the Lifetime of Fossil Fuel Resources (Michaelides, 2016)

A method to estimate climate-critical construction materials applied to seaport protection (Becker et al. 2016)

Multi-model assessment of global hydropower and cooling water discharge potential under climate change (van Vliet et al. 2016)

Technoeconomic assessment of beetle kill biomass co-firing in existing coal fired power plants in the Western United States (Beagle & Belmont, 2016)

Statistical analysis of compliance violations for natural gas wells in Pennsylvania (Abualfaraj et al. 2016)

A new way of carbon accounting emphasises the crucial role of sustainable timber use for successful carbon mitigation strategies (Härtl et al. 2016)

Climate consequences of low-carbon fuels: The United States Renewable Fuel Standard (Hill et al. 2016)

A spatially explicit assessment of the wind energy potential in response to an increased distance between wind turbines and settlements in Germany (Masurowski et al. 2016)

The scientific veneer of IPCC visuals (McMahon et al. 2016)

Climate impacts of geoengineering in a delayed mitigation scenario (Tilmes et al. 2016)

Co-benefits of global and regional greenhouse gas mitigation for US air quality in 2050 (Zhang et al. 2016)

Increasing recycling through displaying feedback and social comparative feedback (Mickaël & Sébastien, 2016)

How geographic distance and political ideology interact to influence public perception of unconventional oil/natural gas development (Clarke et al. 2016)

Assessing greenhouse gas emissions of milk production: which parameters are essential? (Wolf et al. 2016)

Do effects of theoretical training and rewards for energy-efficient behavior persist over time and interact? A natural field experiment on eco-driving in a company fleet (Schall et al. 2016)

Evaluation of usage and fuel savings of solar ovens in Nicaragua (Bauer, 2016)

Transport demand, harmful emissions, environment and health co-benefits in China (He & Qiu, 2016)

Key challenges to expanding renewable energy (Stram, 2016)

Economics of nuclear and renewables (Khatib & Difiglio, 2016)

Nuclear power: Status report and future prospects (Budnitz, 2016)

Afforestation to mitigate climate change: impacts on food prices under consideration of albedo effects (Kreidenweis et al. 2016)

Supplementing Domestic Mitigation and Adaptation with Emissions Reduction Abroad to Face Climate Change (Ayong Le Kama & Pommeret, 2016)

Re-framing the climate change debate in the livestock sector: mitigation and adaptation options (Rivera-Ferre et al. 2016)

Readily implementable techniques can cut annual CO2 emissions from the production of concrete by over 20% (Miller, Horvath & Monteiro, 2016)

Risk, Liability, and Economic Issues with Long-Term CO2 Storage—A Review (Anderson, 2016)

Global low-carbon transition and China’s response strategies (He, 2016)

Realizing potential savings of energy and emissions from efficient household appliances in India (Parikh & Parikh, 2016)

Coal power overcapacity and investment bubble in China during 2015–2020 (Yuan et al. 2016)

What are the limits to oil palm expansion?

Risks affecting the biofuels industry: A US and Canadian company perspective

Productivity ranges of sustainable biomass potentials from non-agricultural land

Investigating biofuels through network analysis

Understanding the nuclear controversy: An application of cultural theory

Life cycle inventories of electricity supply through the lens of data quality: exploring challenges and opportunities

Increasing beef production won’t reduce emissions

Health and climate benefits of offshore wind facilities in the Mid-Atlantic United States

Carbon budgets and energy transition pathways

An assessment of alternative carbon mitigation policies for achieving the emissions reduction of the Clean Power Plan: Case study for the state of Indiana

A retrospective analysis of benefits and impacts of U.S. renewable portfolio standards

An overview of the Earth system science of solar geoengineering

Can climate policy enhance sustainability?

Contribution of the G20 economies to the global impact of the Paris agreement climate proposals

REDD+ politics in the media: a case from Nepal

Solutions for ecosystem-level protection of ocean systems under climate change

The impact of different cooling strategies on urban air temperatures: the cases of Campinas, Brazil and Mendoza, Argentina

Dynamics of the land use, land use change, and forestry sink in the European Union: the impacts of energy and climate targets for 2030

Unravelling the United Kingdom’s climate policy consensus: The power of ideas, discourse and institutions

Could artificial ocean alkalinization protect tropical coral ecosystems from ocean acidification?

Impacts of sea spray geoengineering on ocean biogeochemistry

A comparative life cycle assessment of commercially available household silver-enabled polyester textiles

Most promising flexible generators for the wind dominated market

What would it take to achieve the Paris temperature targets?

Conflicts of economic interests by limiting global warming to +3 °C

Reforestation in a high-CO2 world—Higher mitigation potential than expected, lower adaptation potential than hoped for

Fossil fuels, employment, and support for climate policies

China’s low-carbon transition for addressing climate change

Safety and effective developing nuclear power to realize green and low-carbon development

Coping with climate change and China’s wind energy sustainable development

Energy, land-use and greenhouse gas emissions trajectories under a green growth paradigm

An analysis of Chinese provincial carbon dioxide emission efficiencies based on energy consumption structure

The Hinkley Point decision: An analysis of the policy process

Implicit CO2 prices of fossil fuel use in Switzerland

Could more civil society involvement increase public support for climate policy-making? Evidence from a survey experiment in China

Pacific Islanders’ understanding of climate change: Where do they source information and to what extent do they trust it?

Understanding perceptions of changing hurricane strength along the US Gulf coast

Older papers


Excavation-drier method of energy-peat extraction reduces long-term climatic impact (Silvan et al. 2012)


Climate change, energy and social preferences on policies: exploratory evidence for Spain (Hanemann et al. 2011)
Eco-energy and urbanisation: messages from birds about wind turbine proliferation (Fox 2011)


Can oceanic foams limit global warming? (Evans et al. 2010)


Development and greenhouse gas emissions deviate from the ‘modernization’ theory and ‘convergence’ hypothesis (Romero Lankao et al. 2009)
User community preferences for climate change mitigation and adaptation measures around Hainich National Park, Germany (Rajmis et al. 2009)
Potential synergy between adaptation and mitigation strategies: production of vegetable oils and biodiesel in northeastern Brazil (La Rovere et al. 2009)
Applying Bayesian modelling to assess climate change effects on biofuel production (Peter et al. 2009)



Historical emissions, by country, of N2O from animal manure management and of CH4 from enteric fermentation in domestic livestock (Muylaert de Araujo et al. 2007)
Greenhouse impact due to different peat fuel utilisation chains in Finland — a life-cycle approach (Kirkinen et al. 2007)
Peat-based emissions in Finland’s national greenhouse gas inventory (Lapveteläinen et al. 2007)


Life cycle assessment of Finnish cultivated rainbow trout (Grönroos et al. 2006)



Public perceptions of unusually warm weather in the UK: impacts, responses and adaptations (Palutikof et al. 2004)
Equity, responsibility and climate change (Muylaert et al. 2004)


Global warming versus ozone depletion: failure and success in North America (Ungar, 2003)
Climate Research: an article unleashed worldwide storms (Kinne, 2003)


Some patterns of interaction between science and policy: Germany and climate change (Bray & Krück, 2002)
Climate change in the Western Himalayas of India: a study of local perception and response (Vedwan & Rhoades, 2002)
Picturing climate change (Brönnimann, 2002)



Stakeholder involvement in climate assessment: bridging the gap between scientific research and the public (O’Connor et al. 2000)
Attitudes toward climate change: major emitters in southwestern Kansas (Harrington, 2000)


Industrial greenhouse gas emissions: Does CO2 from combustion of biomass residue for energy really matter? (Lineback et al. 1999)


Public perceptions of global warming: United States and internation perspectives (Bord et al. 1998)


Global Warming Potentials: ambiguity or precision as an aid to policy? (Shackley & Wynne, 1997)
The people’s attitudes towards global environmental phenomena: a case study (González & da Silveira, 1997)



The social construct of climate and climate change (Stehr & von Storch, 1995)


Economic efficiency of CO2 reduction programs (Tahvonen et al. 1994)


Economic impacts of individual climate change mitigation options in the U.S. forest sector (Winnett et al. 1993)
Biotic carbon offset programs: sponsors of or impediment to economic development? (Trexler & Meganck, 1993)
Global climate change education: technology transfer to schools (Henderson & Holman, 1993)




Selecting ‘interesting’ scenarios with which to analyze policy response to potential climate change (Yohe, 1990)

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