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Stratosphere–troposphere synergetic effect on the extreme low-temperature event over China in late November 2022

In late November 2022, most regions in China were hit by a strong northwest-path cold wave, bringing a high-hazard extreme low-temperature event (ELTE). Several parts of Northwest China experienced...

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Identification of winter long-lasting regional extreme low-temperature events in Eurasia and their variation during 1948–2017

Compared with short-duration events, long-lasting regional extreme low-temperature events (RELTEs) often have more severe impacts on human societies due to the induced persistence and large geographic...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Debates on the Causes of Global Warming

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...

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Causes of 2022 summer marine heatwave in the East China Seas

Recent occurrences of marine heatwaves (MHWs) in coastal China seas have caused serious impacts on marine ecosystem services and socio-economics. Nevertheless, the underlying physical process, including...

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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...

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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...

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Which sectors should be covered by the EU Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism?

The European Union (EU) is developing the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) to address carbon leakage in international trade. However, the EU has paid inadequate attention to input‒output linkages,...

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Evolution of research on climate risk insurance: A bibliometric analysis from 1975 to 2022

Insurance against climate risk is essential for mitigating the adverse effects of climate change. However, theoretical consensus regarding climate risk insurance remains elusive, and the implementation...

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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,...

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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,...

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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...

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Extreme characteristics and causes of the drought event in the whole Yangtze River Basin in the midsummer of 2022

Due to their huge socio-economic impacts and complex formation causes, extreme and continuous drought events have become the focus and nodus of research in recent years. In the midsummer (July–August)...

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The 2022 record-breaking high temperature in China: Sub-seasonal stepwise enhanced characteristics, possible causes and its predictability

In the summer of 2022, an unprecedented and long-lasting high temperature swept central-eastern China, causing significant societal effects. However, the sub-seasonal characteristics, causes and predictability...

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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....

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A representative CO2 emissions pathway for China toward carbon neutrality under the Paris Agreement's 2 °C target

In 2021, China updated its nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement, which prompts a more accurate measurement of its emissions inventory and a reasonable pathway toward...

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Saltwater intrusion into groundwater systems in the Mekong Delta and links to global change

In recent decades, changes in temperature, wind, and rainfall patterns of Southeast Asia induced by climate warming in the Tibetan Plateau result in many environmental changes that have serious impacts...

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Advancing early warning and surveillance for zoonotic diseases under climate change: Interdisciplinary systematic perspectives

Zoonoses account for the majority of emerging infectious diseases and pose a serious threat to human and animal health. Under global warming and climate change, zoonoses are significantly affected by...

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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...

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