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Recent Advances in Climate Change Research Articles

Recently published articles from Advances in Climate Change Research.

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...

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

Available online 24 July 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...

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...

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...

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...

Occupational heat stress induced health impacts: A cross-sectional study from South Indian working population

March 2020
Vidhya Venugopal | P.K. Latha | Rekha Shanmugam | Manikandan Krishnamoorthy | Priscilla Johnson

Rising temperature and heat stress risks in the changing climate scenario might potentially affect workers globally, especially the ones with strenuous workload in tropical settings. We used a cross-sectional...

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...

Changes in the food supply capacity of alpine grassland ecosystem: A dialectic synthesis of natural and anthropogenic drivers

March 2020
Yi-Ping FANG

Grassland-based animal husbandry and livestock production is the main contributor to livelihood creation for herdsmen. By using the structural dynamics method, this study quantified the changes in the...

Variation of alpine lakes from 1986 to 2019 in the Headwater Area of the Yellow River, Tibetan Plateau using Google Earth Engine

March 2020
Dong-Liang LUO | Hui-Jun JIN | He-Qiang DU | Chao LI | Qiang MA | Shui-Qiang DUAN | Guo-Shuai LI

To understand the variations in surface water associated with changes in air temperature, precipitation, and permafrost in the Headwater Area of the Yellow River (HAYR), we studied the dynamics of alpine...

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

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...

Assessments of the Arctic amplification and the changes in the Arctic sea surface

December 2019
Jin-Lei Chen | Shi-Chang Kang | Xian-Hong Meng | Qing-Long You

Although dramatic warming is occurring in the Arctic, it is incomplete to provide an estimate to the Arctic Amplification (AA) based only on the surface air temperature (SAT) obtained at a few land...

Sensitivity of the simulated CO2 concentration to inter-annual variations of its sources and sinks over East Asia

December 2019
Yu Fu | Hong Liao | Xiang-Jun Tian | Hao Gao | Zhao-Nan Cai | Rui Han

The study on how the variations in CO2 sources and sinks can affect the CO2 concentration over East Asia would be useful to provide information for policymaker concerning carbon emission reduction....

Impact of environmental change on runoff in a transitional basin: Tao River Basin from the Tibetan Plateau to the Loess Plateau, China

December 2019
Long Sun | Yue-Yang Wang | Jian-Yun Zhang | Qin-Li Yang | Zhen-Xin Bao | Xiao-Xiang Guan | Tie-Sheng Guan | Xin Chen | Guo-Qing Wang

Quantification of the impacts of environmental changes on runoff in the transitional area from the Tibetan Plateau to the Loess Plateau is of critical importance for regional water resources management....

Impacts of degrading permafrost on streamflow in the source area of Yellow River on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau, China

December 2019
Qiang MA | Hui-Jun JIN | Victor F. BENSE | Dong-Liang LUO | Sergey S. MARCHENKO | Stuart A. HARRIS | Yong-Chao LAN

Many observations in and model simulations for northern basins have confirmed an increased streamflow from degrading permafrost, while the streamflow has declined in the source area of the Yellow River...

Regional differences in global glacier retreat from 1980 to 2015

December 2019
Yao-Jun Li | Yong-Jian Ding | Dong-Hui Shangguan | Rong-Jun Wang

Global warming triggers shrinking and thinning of glaciers worldwide, with potentially severe implications for human society. However, regional differences in glacier retreat and its relationship with...

The estimated schedule and mitigation potential for hydrofluorocarbons phase-down in China

September 2019
Yi-Xi Li | Zhao-Yang Zhang | Min-De An | Ding Gao | Li-Ying Yi | Jian-Xin Hu

As the major producer and consumer of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), China is obligated to phase-down HFCs to mitigate global warming if China ratifies the Kigali Amendment (KA) to the Montreal Protocol....

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...

Numerical experimental study on the potential climatic impacts of large-scale wind farms in China

September 2019
Jian-Bin Huang | Peng-Kang Lou | Hong-Wei Sun | Yong Luo | Zong-Ci Zhao

Wind energy has been rapidly developed in China during the past decades and the installed capacity has been the largest in the world. In the future, utilization of wind power is still expected to carry...

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...

Assessing the maturity of China's seven carbon trading pilots

September 2019
Zhe Liu | Yong-Xiang Zhang

Indicators based on the developed version of the Capability Maturity Model were set up to access the maturity degree of China's seven pilot carbon markets from 2013 to 2017. Results show that the maturity...

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...

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...

An ecosystem services zoning framework for the permafrost regions of China

June 2019
Ling-Xing Xu | De-Wei Yang | Tong-Hua Wu | Shu-Hua Yi | Yi-Ping Fang | Cun-De Xiao | Hao-Xi Lin | Jin-Chuan Huang | Claudien Habimana Simbi

The degradation of the permafrost regions, resulting from intensive anthropogenic activities and global warming, has led to the loss of ecosystem services and is threating human well-being. Nevertheless,...

A preliminary study on the theory and method of comprehensive regionalization of cryospheric services

June 2019
Hao-Xi Lin | Jin-Chuan Huang | Chuang-Lin Fang | Xiao-Xiao Qi | Yun-Qian Chen

As one of the five most important spheres affecting climate systems globally, the cryosphere not only exerts crucial impacts on natural environment, but also plays a key role in guaranteeing the goods...

Cryospheric functions and services

June 2019
Shi-Chang Kang | Xiaoming Wang

A new look at roles of the cryosphere in sustainable development

June 2019
Xiaoming Wang | Shi-Wei Liu | Jing-Lin Zhang

While the cryosphere may bring in adverse impacts on natural and built environment, it may also provide benefits resulting from cryosphere services. By looking into the effect of the cryosphere on human-being,...

Modeling the carbon dynamics of alpine grassland in the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau under scenarios of 1.5 and 2 °C global warming

June 2019
Shu-Hua Yi | Bo Xiang | Bao-Ping Meng | Xiao-Dong Wu | Yong-Jian Ding

Alpine grassland occupies two-thirds of the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). It is vital to project changes of this vulnerable ecosystem under different climate change scenarios before taking any mitigation...

Impact of climate change on allowable bearing capacity on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau

June 2019
Xiao-Ming Xu | Qing-Bai Wu

Climate change has a substantial impact on infrastructures in the permafrost on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau (QTP). In this study, the mean annual ground temperature (MAGT) and permafrost evolution were...

Valuating service loss of snow cover in Irtysh River Basin

June 2019
Yang Yang | Xue-Jiao Wu | Shi-Wei Liu | Cun-De Xiao | Xiaoming Wang

Snow cover provides essential resources and services for human well-being and socioeconomic development in arid areas. With the change in snow cover resulting from climate change that causes concerns...

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...

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...

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...

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...

CO2 emission of urban passenger transportation in China from 2000 to 2014

March 2019
Rui-Qiang YUAN | Xin TAO | Xiang-Long YANG

This study reviewed the urban passenger transportation (UPT) development of seven typical cities in China from 2000 to 2014, estimated the UPT CO2 emission, analyzed the structure, and discussed the...

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....

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...

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