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An overview of climate change impacts on the society in China
Society could sustain the impact of climate change by adapting to the change and mitigating risks from adverse effects of increasing changes, so that it can continue maintaining its prospect and improving...
U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Agreement: Reasons, impacts, and China's response
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...
Contributions of natural systems and human activity to greenhouse gas emissions
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,...
The withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris Agreement and its impact on global climate change governance
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...
Impacts of climate-induced permafrost degradation on vegetation: A review
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...
Debates on the Causes of Global Warming
25 March 2012
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...
China’s carbon accounting system in the context of carbon neutrality: Current situation, challenges and suggestions
Global climate governance is currently at the stage of carbon neutrality. Improving the quality of emissions inventories at different levels has become a critical climate governance task, which not...
Will China achieve its 2060 carbon neutral commitment from the provincial perspective?
China has pledged to peak carbon emissions before 2030 and strive to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060. However, the significant variations of provincial carbon emissions make it unclear whether...
Achieving Paris Agreement temperature goals requires carbon neutrality by middle century with far-reaching transitions in the whole society
The concept of carbon neutrality is much emphasized in IPCC Spatial Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C in order to achieve the long-term temperature goals as reflected in Paris Agreement. To keep these...
Significance of achieving carbon neutrality by 2060 on China's energy transition pathway: A multi-model comparison analysis
China has proposed to achieve carbon neutrality by 2060. Although previous studies have assessed net-zero emissions pathways in China, the diversity observed in these studies in terms of model construction...
Understanding systemic risk induced by climate change
The systemic risk induced by climate change represents one of the most prominent threats facing humanity and has attracted increasing attention since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic at the end...
Progress in Research on the Impacts of Global Climate Change on Winter Ski Tourism
The impacts of global climate change on ski tourism, which depends heavily on climate conditions, have increasingly gained concern overseas. This paper systematically summarized the relevant research...
Evaluation of CMIP6 HighResMIP models in simulating precipitation over Central Asia
The High Resolution Model Intercomparison Project (HighResMIP) experiment within the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 6 (CMIP6), for the first time, has provided an opportunity to evaluate...
Is the Paris rulebook sufficient for effective implementation of Paris Agreement?
Glasgow Climate Conference concluded the negotiation on implementing rules for Paris Agreement and adopted the Glasgow Climate Pact. Based on practices under the UNFCCC and its Kyoto Protocol, Paris...
Integrated impacts of climate change on glacier tourism
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...
Analysis of environmental impacts of drone delivery on an online shopping system
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,...
Earth observation big data for climate change research
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,...
Influences of forest fires on the permafrost environment: A review
In boreal and arctic regions, forest fires exert great influences on biogeochemical processes, hydrothermal dynamics of the active layer and near-surface permafrost, and subsequent nutrient cycles....
Social bots’ role in climate change discussion on Twitter: Measuring standpoints, topics, and interaction strategies
This study aims to explore social bots' role in online climate change discussions. By analyzing 491,279 climate-change-related tweets, we found that social bots were actively engaged in climate change...
Enhancing coastal areas governance for sustainable tourism in the context of urbanization and climate change in eastern Thailand
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...
Glacier geoengineering to address sea-level rise: A geotechnical approach
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...
Evaluation of CMIP6 for historical temperature and precipitation over the Tibetan Plateau and its comparison with CMIP5
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....
Carbon footprint and carbon neutrality pathway of green tea in China
With the rising popularity of the concept of “carbon neutralization”, low-carbon products are likely to gain more advantages. Related to this, green tea— an important beverage that is widely consumed...
Definition of Business as Usual and Its Impacts on Assessment of Mitigation Efforts
25 December 2012
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...
Poverty reduction within the framework of SDGs and Post-2015 Development Agenda
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...