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Most Downloaded Advances in Climate Change Research Articles

The most downloaded articles from ScienceDirect in the last 90 days.

1. U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Reasons, impacts, and China's response

December 2017
Hai-Bin Zhang | Han-Cheng Dai | Hua-Xia Lai | Wen-Tao Wang

Applying qualitative and quantitative methods, this article explains the driving forces behind U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement, assesses the impacts of this...

2. The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and its impact on global climate change governance

December 2017
Yong-Xiang Zhang | Qing-Chen Chao | Qiu-Hong Zheng | Lei Huang

The global community has prepared for the withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement since Donald Trump was elected as the president of the U.S. However, Trump's formal declaration of withdrawal...

3. Contributions of natural systems and human activity to greenhouse gas emissions

December 2018
Xi-Liu YUE | Qing-Xian GAO

In this study, we conducted a literature review of relevant research and then statistically analyzed global greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from natural systems, including forest fires, oceans, wetlands,...

4. Integrated impacts of climate change on glacier tourism

June 2019
Shi-Jin WANG | Lan-Yue ZHOU

Glacier tourism is an important type of nature-based tourism with great global potential. However, glacial landscapes and environments are seriously affected by global warming. This study used a scoping...

5. International carbon markets under the Paris Agreement: Basic form and development prospects

March 2019
Shuai Gao | Meng-Yu Li | Mao-Sheng Duan | Can Wang

Article 6 of the Paris Agreement introduces two international carbon markets that receive extensive attention and are expected to play an important role in the post-2020 climate regime. Three key elements...

6. Analysis of environmental impacts of drone delivery on an online shopping system

September 2018
Jarotwan Koiwanit

In rural areas, drones are designed to replace road deliveries so as to overcome infrastructure challenges; though drones notably consume less fuel and consequently have a smaller impact on the environment,...

7. Potential impacts of climate change on dengue fever distribution using RCP scenarios in China

March 2019
Jing-Chun FAN | Qi-Yong LIU

This study projected dengue distribution risk map using representative concentration pathways (RCP2.6, RCP4.5, RCP6.0, RCP8.5) in China in 2020s, 2030s, 2050s and 2100s. Based on the biological characteristics...

8. Poverty reduction within the framework of SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda

March 2015
Qian-Qian Liu | Man Yu | Xiao-Lin Wang

The eradication of poverty is one of the largest global challenges facing the world. This article examines poverty reduction goals within the framework of Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Sustainable...

9. Enhancing coastal areas governance for sustainable tourism in the context of urbanization and climate change in eastern Thailand

March 2019
Vilas Nitivattananon | Sirinapha Srinonil

Coastal areas in the eastern sub-region of Thailand, a popular destination in Southeast Asia, are facing rapid tourism-related urbanization and associated consequences of environment and climate change...

10. China's nuclear power under the global 1.5 °C target: Preliminary feasibility study and prospects

June 2018
Xin-Jian Xiao | Ke-Jun Jiang

This study explores the measures to achieve the global 1.5 °C temperature rise target (1.5 °C target) by analyzing the feasibility and obstacles of nuclear power in China. The 1.5 °C target imposes...

11. Reflection and operationalization of the common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities principle in the transparency framework under the international climate change regime

December 2018
Tian WANG | Xiang GAO

“Common but differentiated responsibilities and respective capabilities” (CBDRRC) is the most significant guiding principle in the international climate change regime, created by the United Nations...

12. Debates on the Causes of Global Warming

25 March 2012
Huang Jian-Bin | Wang Shao-Wu | Luo Yong | Zhao Zong-Ci | Wen Xin-Yu

The controversy between the IPCC and Non-governmental IPCC (NIPCC) on the attribution of global warming are reviewed. IPCC holds that today’s global warming is mainly due to anthropogenic activities...

13. Earth observation big data for climate change research

June 2015
Hua-Dong Guo | Li Zhang | Lan-Wei Zhu

Earth observation technology has provided highly useful information in global climate change research over the past few decades and greatly promoted its development, especially through providing biological,...

14. Recognition and analysis of potential risks in China's carbon emission trading markets

March 2019
Mao-Zhi DENG | Wen-Xiu ZHANG

China formally launched the carbon trading pilots in seven provinces and cities in 2013. Based on the operating situations of international carbon emission trading markets and that in China, this study...

15. Economic development, energy demand, and carbon emission prospects of China's provinces during the 14th Five-Year Plan period: Application of CMRCGE model

September 2019
Ji-Feng Li | A-Lun Gu | Zhong-Yu Ma | Cheng-Long Zhang | Zhen-Qing Sun

This study focuses on a national–regional coordinated development strategy and adopts China Multi-Regional Computable General Equilibrium model to analyze the economic and social development, energy...

16. China's response to climate change issues after Paris Climate Change Conference

December 2016
Yun Gao

The Paris Climate Change Conference was successfully concluded with the Paris Agreement, which is a milestone for the world in collectively combating climate change. By participating in IPCC assessments...

17. The impacts of U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on the carbon emission space and mitigation cost of China, EU, and Japan under the constraints of the global carbon emission space

December 2017
Han-Cheng Dai | Hai-Bin Zhang | Wen-Tao Wang

Based on the Computable General Equilibrium (CGE) model and scenario analysis, the impacts of the U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement on the carbon emission space and mitigation cost in China,...

18. China's long-term low carbon transition pathway under the urbanization process

Available online 27 December 2019
Jun-Ling LIU | Ke WANG | Qin-Rui XIAHOU | Fang-Ming LIU | Ji ZOU | Ying KONG

This study develops a comprehensive analysis framework and socio-economic energy system model that interlinks demographic change and energy system in order to analyze the urbanization process and its...

19. Numerical simulation of climate response to ultraviolet irradiation forcing

September 2019
Zi-Niu Xiao | Shi Dong | Qi Zhong

Using the Whole Atmosphere Community Climate Model, sensitivity experiments are performed to identify the climate response to ultraviolet (UV) irradiation forcing. In the experiment, total solar irradiance...

20. Definition of Business as Usual and Its Impacts on Assessment of Mitigation Efforts

25 December 2012
Teng Fei | Xu Shuang-Qing

Business as Usual (BaU) scenario in developing countries has been a debated issue in climate change negotiations. This paper analyzes different definitions of BaU and points out that the major difference...

21. Assessment of CH4 and CO2 surface emissions from Polesgo's landfill (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) based on static chamber method

September 2019
Kayaba Haro | Issoufou Ouarma | Bernard Nana | Antoine Bere | Guy Christian Tubreoumya | Sié Zacharie Kam | Patricia Laville | Benjamin Loubet | Jean Koulidiati

Methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) surface emissions from Polesgo's landfill (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) were measured using the static chamber technique in 2017 and 2018. The Polesgo's landfill...

22. Climate change projections for the Middle East–North Africa domain with COSMO-CLM at different spatial resolutions

March 2018
Edoardo Bucchignani | Paola Mercogliano | Hans-Jürgen Panitz | Myriam Montesarchio

In this study, projected changes in the future climate conditions for the Middle East–North Africa domain over the 21st century have been investigated. Two simulations with the COSMO-CLM model have...

23. Attitudes of young scholars in Qingdao and Hamburg about climate change and climate policy – The role of culture for the explanation of differences

September 2019
Hans von STORCH | Xue-En CHEN | Birgit PFAU-EFFINGER | Dennis BRAY | Andreas ULLMANN

This article analyses differences in the attitudes related to climate change of young scholars in environmental science in Qingdao (China) and Hamburg (Germany). The main aim of the article is to evaluate...

24. Socio-ecological vulnerability to climate change/variability in central rift valley, Ethiopia

March 2019
Zenebe MEKONNEN | Teshale WOLDEAMANUEL | Habtemariam KASSA

Climate change/variability and environmental degradation have increased in the central rift valley of Ethiopia, which in turn making the people inhabiting in that ecosystem more vulnerable to the impacts....

25. Analysis on energy demand and CO2 emissions in China following the Energy Production and Consumption Revolution Strategy and China Dream target

March 2018
Ji-Feng Li | Zhong-Yu Ma | Ya-Xiong Zhang | Zhi-Chao Wen

A quantitative model was applied to analyze the energy demand and CO2 emissions in China following the Energy Production and Consumption Revolution Strategy (2016–2030) and long-term economic and social...

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