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Evaluation and prediction of engineering construction suitability in the China-Mongolia-Russia Economic Corridor

It is proposed to build a high-speed railway through the China‒Mongolia‒Russia Economic Corridor (CMREC) which runs from Beijing to Moscow via Mongolia. However, the frozen ground in this corridor has...

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Performance of the combination of decarbonisation policy instruments and implications for carbon neutrality in China

Decarbonisation is a complex systemic issue that involves multiple market failures. Thus, the integrated application of multiple policy instruments is required. This study used the fuzzy-set qualitative...

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Navigability of the Northern Sea Route for Arc7 ice-class vessels during winter and spring sea-ice conditions

Sea ice hinders the navigability of the Arctic, especially in winter and spring. However, three Arc7 ice-class Liquefied Natural Gas carrying vessels safely transited the Northern Sea Route (NSR) without...

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Economic and employment effects of China's power transition based on input‒output and scenario simulation

With high carbon emission, the low-carbon transition of power sector will be critical for China to achieve the carbon peaking and carbon neutrality goals. The power transition will have an impact on...

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Changes in thermal comfortable condition in the Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau from 1979 to 2020

Qinghai‒Tibet Plateau (QTP) is one of the most sensitive regions to climate change in the world. As a result, people in the QTP are more likely to be sensitively affected by climate change than those...

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Current state and past changes in frozen ground at the Third Pole: A research synthesis

The thermal state of frozen ground and its changes are important for understanding environmental change and supporting related applications to the Earth’s Third Pole, which is a hotspot area for science...

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The extreme Northeast China Cold Vortex activities in the late spring of 2021 and possible causes involved

Record-breaking numbers of Northeast China cold vortex (NCCV) occurred during the late spring (April–May) of 2021, which provided favorable background for more severe convection weather (such as hailstorm...

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Weakened maize phenological response to climate warming in China over 1981‒2018 due to cultivar shifts

Assessing climate change impacts on crop phenology is essential for developing adaptation options. To better understand crop response and adaptation to climate change, there is an urgent need to investigate...

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Evaluating provincial-level employment challenge during the coal transition in China

As China works to move away from coal in its energy system as a critical strategy to achieve carbon neutrality before 2060, there are several challenges which will affect the coal transition. One challenge...

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Numerical simulation of the effects of global warming on vegetation in Asia

The response of vegetation to global warming is closely related to human living environment, and uncertainty in understanding the response remains. This study aims to investigate the effects of CO2,...

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Scenario analysis of hydrofluorocarbons emission reduction in China's mobile air-conditioning sector

With the Kigali Amendment (KA) coming into effect in China, the control of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) emissions has become more imperative. The mobile air-conditioning (MAC) sector is one of the important...

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High-elevation landforms are experiencing more remarkable wetting trends in arid Central Asia

Since the 1980s, a warming and wetting trend in arid Central Asia (ACA) has been widely reported. However, no consistent knowledge has been presented about whether warming and wetting trends are evenly...

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Detection and projection of climatic comfort changes in China's mainland in a warming world

Climatic comfort, which refers to the comfort of the human body's thermal sensations, is important for the human habitat. Although considerable efforts have been provided to examine changes in climatic...

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Changes in hydrological regime in High Arctic non-glaciated catchment in 1979–2020 using a multimodel approach

Assessing hydrological consequences of climate change at the catchment scale is recently among key problems in hydrology. This study focuses on the estimation of changes in the hydrological regime in...

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Data-driven integrated assessment of global wild-caught seafood exported to Hong Kong by 2030 in different representative concentration and shared socioeconomic pathways

Wild-caught seafood is an important commodity traded globally. As climate change and socioeconomic development is affecting global marine capture fisheries, the impact on regional supply remains unexplored,...

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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...

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Viscous creep of ice-rich permafrost debris in a recently uncovered proglacial area in the Tianshan Mountains, China

Since the Little Ice Age and as a consequence of climate warming, many recently deglaciated forefields have become and will continue to evolve into large ice-debris complexes exposed to periglacial...

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Climatic warming in Shanghai during 1873–2019 based on homogenised temperature records

Xujiahui (XJH) station in downtown Shanghai holds the longest continuous daily temperature series in China, which is unique for assessing modern climate change and impacts but must be homogenised. The...

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Exploring the effect of Arctic perennial sea ice on modulation of local air temperature

Sea ice cover plays an important role in modulating local temperature through heat and moisture fluxes. The influence of thin ice, lead and polynya has been well investigated, however, the effect of...

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Potential and roadmap of CO2 emission reduction in urban buildings: Case study of Shenzhen

Buildings play an increasingly important role to determine the trend of CO2 emissions in cities. Whether CO2 emissions from buildings can be effectively mitigated has great significance for cities to...

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Climate pledges versus commitment: Are policy actions of Middle-East and North African countries consistent with their emissions targets?

Carbon emission is inevitable, and changes with energy consumption and economic development, presents policy options toward sustainable development path. Currently, there is little assurance from policymakers...

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Fast action on short-lived climate pollutants and nature-based solutions to help countries meet carbon neutrality goals

Scientific studies show that fast actions to reduce near-term warming are essential to slowing self-reinforcing climate feedbacks and avoiding irreversible tipping points. Yet cutting CO2 emissions...

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Contributions of internal climate variability in driving global and ocean temperature variations using multi-layer perceptron neural network

Roles of internal climate variabilities regulating global and ocean temperature changes is a hot but complex issue of scientific concern, influencing the comprehensive policy-making in response to global...

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Microplastics have light-absorbing ability to enhance cryospheric melting

Microplastics are posing the potential threats to the Earth's environment. Besides, airborne microplastics were calculated to cause positive net radiative forcing recently. Due to the light-absorbing...

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Scrutinise the variations of glaciers and their climatic attributions in the Sanjiangyuan National Park during 1969–2018

Since 2020, the first national park of China, the Sanjiangyuan National Park (Park) has been put into operation in China. This Park is one of the most vulnerable regions to the rapid climate change...

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