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Recent Advances in Climate Change Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advances in Climate Change Research.

Exploration of the environmental and socioeconomic implications of HCFC-22 phase-out for Botswana

Available online 7 January 2021
Bongayi Kudoma | Memory Tekere

Climate change and ozone depletion are topics challenging the world over and are both attributed mainly to human activities, particularly emissions of ozone depleting substances. One such substance...

Unravelling the linkages of cryosphere and mountain livelihood systems: A case study of Langtang, Nepal

Available online 4 January 2021
Sabarnee Tuladhar | Binaya Pasakhala | Amina Maharjan | Arabinda Mishra

Globally, mountains are often characterized as fragile and hazardous terrains, with vast areas covered by the cryosphere. The livelihoods of communities in the Hindu Kush Himalayan region are closely...

Reflections on coastal inundation, climate change impact, and adaptation in built environment: Progresses and constraints

Available online 17 December 2020
Xiaoming WANG | X.U. Li-Lai | C.U.I. Sheng-Hui | W.A.N.G. Chi-Hsiang

Coastal inundation causes considerable impacts on communities and economies. Sea level rise due to climate change increases the occurrence of coastal flood events, creating more challenges to coastal...

Protective behaviors regarding coastal flooding risk in a context of climate change

Available online 15 December 2020
Colin LEMÉE | Oscar Navarro | Diego Restrepo-Ochoa | Denis Mercier | Ghozlane Fleury-Bahi

The physical vulnerability of coastal areas due to rising sea level and the flooding risk consequent, does not guarantee the implementation of protective behaviors by these risk zones’ inhabitants....

A shallow ice core from East Greenland showing a reduction in black carbon during 1990–2016

Available online 11 December 2020
Zhi-Heng Du | Cun-De Xiao | Ting-Feng Dou | Chuan-Jin Li | Ming-Hu Ding | Sangeeta Sharma | Xiang-Yu Ma | Shi-Meng WANG | Wang-Bin Zhang

This study reports on the measurements of ion and refractory black carbon (rBC) concentrations in a shallow (10.96 m) ice core sample which was drilled from the field site of the East Greenland Ice...

Climate change for coastal areas: Risks, adaptation and acceptability

Available online 10 December 2020
Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga | Axel Creach

Glacier geoengineering to address sea-level rise: A geotechnical approach

Available online 5 December 2020
Andrew Lockley | Michael Wolovick | Bowie Keefer | Rupert Gladstone | Li-Yun Zhao | John C. Moore

It is remarkable that the high-end sea level rise threat over the next few hundred years comes almost entirely from only a handful of ice streams and large glaciers. These occupy a few percent of ice...

Assessment of the macro-economic impacts of low-carbon road transportation policies in Chongqing, China

Available online 5 December 2020
Tan Xian-Chun | Zeng Yuan | Gu Bai-He | Tang Jie | Wang Dong | Guo Jian-Xin

Reductions in the transportation sector’s carbon dioxide emissions are increasingly of global concern. As one of the first low-carbon pilot and carbon trading pilot cities, and as one of the largest...

Future changes of cluster high temperature events over China from RegCM4 ensemble under RCP4.5 scenario

Available online 2 December 2020
Bo-Tao Zhou | Yang Cheng | Zhen-Yu Han | Ying Xu | Xiao-Long Wang

Using the daily maximum temperature of the RegCM4 dynamical downscaling from four global climate models under the historical and RCP4.5 simulations, this study firstly identified the cluster high temperature...

Long-term variations of major atmospheric compositions observed at the background stations in three key areas of China

Available online 1 December 2020
Yong Zhang | Jun-Li Jin | Peng Yan | Jie Tang | Shuang-Xi Fang | Wei-Li Lin | Meng-Yun Lou | Miao Liang | Qing Zhou | Jun-Shan Jing | Ya-Nan Li | Xiao-Fang Jia | Shan-Shan LYU

Atmospheric compositions and acid rain are closely related to atmospheric environment, weather, and climate change. In this study, the concentration levels and long-term trends of CO2, CH4, O3, PM2.5,...

Cost-benefit comparison of carbon capture, utilization, and storage retrofitted to different thermal power plants in China based on real options approach

Available online 1 December 2020
Jing-Li Fan | Shuo Shen | Mao Xu | Yang Yang | Lin Yang | Xian Zhang

A trinomial tree model based on a real options approach was developed to evaluate the investment decisions on carbon capture, utilization, and storage (CCUS) retrofitted to the three main types of thermal...

The UNFCCC, the EU, and the UNSC: A research agenda proposal for the climate security question

Available online 21 November 2020
Christo Odeyemi

This study proposes climate security: a research agenda proposal with certain research significance. It acknowledges the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the European...

Dynamics of freezing/thawing indices and frozen ground from 1900 to 2017 in the upper Brahmaputra River Basin, Tibetan Plateau

Available online 20 November 2020
Lei LIU | Dong-Liang LUO | Lei WANG | Ya-Dong HUANG | Fang-Fang CHEN

Dynamics of the frozen ground are key to understand the changes of eco-environment in cold regions, especially for areas with limited field observations. In this study, we analyzed the spatial and temporal...

Mitigating climate change through diet choice: Costs and CO2 emissions of different cookery book-based dietary options in Germany

Available online 19 November 2020
Karin Kolbe

The human-food sector is one of the most challenging areas when it comes to greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. In this study, recipes from similar cookery books were analysed to identify the extent to...

Assessments on surface water resources and their vulnerability and adaptability in China

Available online 18 November 2020
Jia Qin | Yong-Jian Ding | Qiu-Dong Zhao | Shao-Ping Wang | Ya-Ping Chang

A clear understanding of the changes of water resources under the background of environmental changes is of great significance for scientific management and utilization of water resources in China....

Thermal effect of thermokarst lake on the permafrost under embankment

Available online 14 November 2020
Er-Xing Peng | Yu Sheng | Xiao-Ying Hu | Ji-Chun Wu | Wei Cao

In permafrost regions of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, road disaster caused by permafrost degradation cannot be ignored. As a common thermal disaster in permafrost regions, thermokarst lake has serious...

The role of culture for coastal disaster risk reduction measures: Empirical evidence from northern and southern Europe

Available online 6 November 2020
Grit Martinez | Susana Costas | Óscar Ferreira

Recent and historic high-impact events have demonstrated significant flood risks to many coastal areas in Europe and across the globe. Understanding the behavior of humans in relation to risk management...

Assessment of the effectiveness of wood pole repair using FRP considering the impact of climate change on decay and hurricane risk

Available online 4 November 2020
Eric Merschman | Abdullahi M. Salman | Emilio Bastidas-Arteaga | Yue Li

Electric power distribution systems are vulnerable to disruption due to severe weather events, especially hurricanes. Such vulnerability is expected to increase over time due to the impact of climate...

Testing and modeling of frozen clay–concrete interface behavior based on large-scale shear tests

Available online 17 October 2020
Peng-Fei HE | Yan-Hu MU | Wei MA | Yong-Ting HUANG | Jian-Hua DONG

The shear behavior of the frozen soil−structure interface is important for accurately predicting the interface responses of structures adopted in the cold regions. The purpose of this study is to experimentally...

Climate change and population health research in China: Knowledge gaps and further directions

September 2020
Peng Bi | Xiao-Ming Shi | Qi-Yong Liu

Climate change and its impact on population health have been well explored in China in recent years, especially health risk assessments such as studying its impact on the transmission and development...

Impacts of global warming on southern California's winegrape climate suitability

September 2020
Corrie Monteverde | Fernando De Sales

Southern California has seen a resurgence of winegrowing regions in the past few decades, however the future of winegrape climatic suitability in the area has not been exhaustively explored. This study...

Evaluation of CMIP6 for historical temperature and precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau and its comparison with CMIP5

September 2020
Yu-Yao Zhu | Saini Yang

A model-by-model analysis for historical simulations was necessary for identifying reasonably performing models in the updated Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) over the Tibetan Plateau....

Regional changes in extreme heat events in China under stabilized 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming

September 2020
Gu-Wei ZHANG | Gang ZENG | Vedaste Iyakaremye | Qing-Long YOU

Extreme heat events (EHEs) have a significant impact on the social economy and human health. China is a country with a large population and diverse terrain, and it is necessary to project future extreme...

Future sea level rise along the coast of China and adjacent region under 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming

September 2020
Ying Qu | Yonggang Liu | Svetlana Jevrejeva | Luke P. Jackson

Although future sea level rise along the China coast has been projected by various studies for different representative concentration pathways (RCPs), the projections for different warming thresholds,...

Projected drought conditions in Northwest China with CMIP6 models under combined SSPs and RCPs for 2015–2099

September 2020
Su-Yuan Li | Li-Juan Miao | Zhi-Hong Jiang | Guo-Jie Wang | Kaushal Raj Gnyawali | Jing Zhang | Hui Zhang | Ke Fang | Yu He | Chun Li

Northwest China is one of the most arid regions in the world and has experienced intriguing climate warming and humidification. Nonetheless, future climate conditions in Northwest China still remain...

Distinct response of Northern Hemisphere land monsoon precipitation to transient and stablized warming scenarios

September 2020
Jian Cao | Hai-Kun Zhao

To better understand the climate response under stabilized, overshoot, and transient global warming, four types of ensemble experiments on 1.5 °C/2 °C global warming scenarios (i.e., stabilized 1.5 °C,...

New perspectives on ‘warming–wetting’ trend in Xinjiang, China

September 2020
Qian Wang | Pan-Mao Zhai | Da-He Qin

Recently, a hot topic about warmer and wetter climate change in the arid region of Northwest China, especially in Xinjiang, has attracted much attention by general public and scientific community. This...

Mid-summer surface air temperature and its internal variability over China at 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming

September 2020
Shu-Yue YIN | Tao WANG | Wei HUA | Jia-Peng MIAO | Yong-Qi GAO | Yuan-Hai FU | Daniela MATEI | Evangelos TYRLIS | Dong CHEN

Recently, extremely hot summers occurred frequently across China, and the mean mid-summer surface air temperature (SAT) continuously broke the records of the past decades, causing huge social and economic...

Risks of temperature extremes over China under 1.5 °C and 2 °C global warming

September 2020
Chen Shi | Zhi-Hong Jiang | Lian-Hua Zhu | Xuebin Zhang | Yi-Yi Yao | Laurent Li

The Paris Agreement aims to keep global warming to well below 2 °C above pre-industrial levels and to pursue efforts to limit it to 1.5 °C, recognizing this will reduce the risks of natural disasters...

Global climate damage in 2 °C and 1.5 °C scenarios based on BCC_SESM model in IAM framework

September 2020
Zi-Jian Zhao | Xiao-Tong Chen | Chang-Yi Liu | Fang Yang | Xin Tan | Yang Zhao | Han Huang | Chao Wei | Xue-Li Shi | Wen Zhai | Fei Guo | Bas J. van Ruijven

The quantitative functions for climate damages provide theoretical ground for the cost-benefit analysis in climate change economics, and they are also critical for linking climate module with economic...

Projection of weather potential for winter haze episodes in Beijing by 1.5 °C and 2.0 °C global warming

September 2020
Liang Qiu | Xu Yue | Wei Hua | Ya-Dong Lei

Haze episodes become very frequent in Beijing over the past decade, and such trend is related to favorable weather conditions. Here, we project the changes of weather conditions conducive to winter...

Response of the East Asian climate system to 1.5/2 °C global warming

September 2020
Zhi-Hong JIANG | Cen-Xiao SUN | Li-Juan MIAO

Impacts of climate-induced permafrost degradation on vegetation: A review

Available online 30 July 2020
Xiao-Ying Jin | Hui-Jun Jin | Go Iwahana | Sergey S. Marchenko | Dong-Liang Luo | Xiao-Ying Li | Si-Hai Liang

Under a warming climate, degrading permafrost profoundly and extensively affects arctic and alpine ecology. However, most existing relevant studies are more focused on the hydrothermal impacts of vegetation...

Corporate innovation and environmental investment: The moderating role of institutional environment

June 2020
Jin-Fang Tian | Chao Pan | Rui Xue | Xiao-Tong Yang | Chen Wang | Xu-Zhao Ji | Yu-Li Shan

Corporate environmental investment helps improve corporate environmental performance, which, therefore, is an effective micro-level solution to mitigate environmental concerns generated by corporate...

The change of cloud top height over East Asia during 2000–2018

June 2020
Min ZHAO | Hua ZHANG | Hai-Bo WANG | Xi-Xun ZHOU | Li ZHU | Qi AN | Qi CHEN

In order to know how regional averaged cloud top height (CTH) responded to the past climatic change, the spatial and temporal variations of CTH based on MODIS data (MOD03_08_v6.0) from March 2000 to...

Cascading adaptation of rural livelihood to changing environment: Conceptual framework and experiment from the Koshi River basin

June 2020
Yi-Ping Fang | Ran Zhu | Chen-Jia Zhang | Golam Rasul | Nilhari Neupane

Rural communities in the Koshi River basin, a trans-boundary river basin in the Hindu Kush-Himalayas, have been experiencing unprecedented difficulties for adapting with the livelihood challenges arising...

The policy-driven peak and reduction of China's carbon emissions

June 2020
Ye Qi | Nicholas Stern | Jian-Kun He | Jia-Qi Lu | Tian-Le Liu | David King | Tong Wu

Pursuant to the Paris Agreement, China committed itself to peak its carbon emissions by around 2030 and to increase the non-fossil share of primary energy to 20% at the same time. The government has...

The validity of carbon emission trading policies: Evidence from a quasi-natural experiment in China

June 2020
Zhi-Qing Dong | Hui Wang | Shi-Xiang Wang | Lin-Hui Wang

This study focuses on the validity of carbon emission trading policies (CETP). CETP aims to adjusting the consumption structure of clean energy and promoting the transformation of green technology to...

The impact of regulatory and financial discrimination on China's low-carbon development: Considering firm heterogeneity

June 2020
Wei-Qi Tang | Bo Meng | Li-Bo Wu

Firms in China within the same industry but with different ownership and size have different production functions and face different emission regulations and financial conditions, thus can give very...

Projection of residential and commercial electricity consumption under SSPs in Jiangsu province, China

June 2020
Mi Zhang | Chin-Hsien Cheng | Hong-Yun Ma

Future electricity consumption may increase due to climate change, but the amplitude depends on the interaction between many uncertain mechanisms. Based on the linear model and policy model, the residential...

Downside of a carbon tax for environment: Impact of information sharing

June 2020
Jia-Jia Nie | Chun-Lai Shi | Yu Xiong | Sen-Mao Xia | Jia-Min Liang

Motivated by the observation that firms invest in carbon emissions reduction to decrease the cost of carbon tax as governments in numerous countries increasingly implement carbon tax to improve the...

Impacts of household living consumption on energy use and carbon emissions in China based on the input–output model

June 2020
Xiao-Yu Zhou | A-Lun Gu

China must urgently accelerate its decrease of energy use, optimize its energy structure, reduce CO2 emissions, and promote the early realization of an ecological civilization. Simultaneously, meeting...

Impact of glacier shape on the mass balance changes: A case study of Dongkemadi region, central Tibetan Plateau

March 2020
An-An Chen | Ning-Lian Wang | Yu-Wei Wu | Quan Zhang | Zhong-Ming Guo

The morphology of glacier is a key factor impacting the glacier mass redistributions. High-resolution digital elevation models (DEMs) provide a reliable method to explore the vertical characteristics...

Accuracy analysis in CH4MODwetland in the simulation of CH4 emissions from Chinese wetlands

March 2020
Qing ZHANG | Ting-Ting LI | Qiang ZHANG | Guo-Cheng WANG | Li-Jun YU | Bin GUO | Peng-Fei HAN

Process-based models have been widely used to simulate the CH4 budget in natural wetlands, but there are still large uncertainties in the simulation processes. Accuracy analysis of process-based models...

Comparative analysis of greenhouse gas emission inventory for Pakistan: Part I energy and industrial processes and product use

March 2020
Kaleem Anwar Mir | Chunkyoo Park | Pallav Purohit | Seungdo Kim

In order to further improve the accuracy and reliability and reduce uncertainties in the national GHG inventories for Pakistan, this study call for using 2006 IPCC Guidelines, to help to identify the...

Blind spots in climate finance for innovation

March 2020
Peter Warren

International climate finance is a sub-set of green finance and refers to investments specifically in climate change mitigation and adaptation activities, which primarily involve public finance and...

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