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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. 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,...

5. 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...

6. 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...

7. 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...

8. 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...

9. 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...

10. 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...

11. 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,...

12. 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...

13. 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...

14. 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...

15. 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...

16. 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...

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. Impacts, risks, and governance of climate engineering

September–December 2015
Zhe Liu | Ying Chen

Climate engineering is a potential alternative method to curb global warming, and this discipline has garnered considerable attention from the international scientific community including the Chinese...

19. 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...

20. Method for Calculating CO2 Emissions from the Power Sector at the Provincial Level in China

Ma Cui-Mei | Ge Quan-Sheng

Based on the detailed origins of each province’s electricity consumption, a new method for calculating CO2 emissions from the power sector at the provincial level in China is proposed. With this so-called...

21. Impacts of climate change on agricultural water resources and adaptation on the North China Plain

June 2017
Xing-Guo Mo | Shi Hu | Zhong-Hui Lin | Su-Xia Liu | Jun Xia

Climate change is having a considerable impact on the availability of water resources for agricultural production on the North China Plain (NCP), where the shortage of water is currently disturbing...

22. Climate change and anthropogenic impacts on marine ecosystems and countermeasures in China

June 2015
Nian-Zhi Jiao | Da-Ke Chen | Yong-Ming Luo | Xiao-Ping Huang | Rui Zhang | Hai-Bo Zhang | Zhi-Jian Jiang | Fei Zhang

The ecosystems of China seas and coasts are undergoing rapid changes under the strong influences of both global climate change and anthropogenic activities. To understand the scope of these changes...

23. Vulnerability assessment: A comparison of three different city sizes in the coastal area of Central Java, Indonesia

December 2017
Wiwandari Handayani | Iwan Rudiarto | Jawoto Sih Setyono | Uchendu Eugene Chigbu | Annisa Mu'awanah Sukmawati

Considering the importance of connecting urbanization phenomena and vulnerability assessments, this paper aims to explore vulnerability assessment in three different city sizes in the northern coast...

24. Geoengineering: Basic science and ongoing research efforts in China

September–December 2015
Long Cao | Chao-Chao Gao | Li-Yun Zhao

Geoengineering (also called climate engineering), which refers to large-scale intervention in the Earth's climate system to counteract greenhouse gas-induced warming, has been one of the most rapidly...

25. 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...

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