Nature Climate Change – Advance Online Publication

  • Focusing on differences across scenarios could lead to bad adaptation policy adviceFocusing on differences across scenarios could lead to bad adaptation policy advice
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 15 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01030-9Evaluation of climate adaptation policies typically compares differences between scenarios with different levels of, or without, climate change. Many policies, however, address development simultaneously, and focusing only on climate change impacts may not identify the best outcome. Read more »
  • Publisher Correction: Projected shifts in the foraging habitat of crabeater seals along the Antarctic PeninsulaPublisher Correction: Projected shifts in the foraging habitat of crabeater seals along the Antarctic Peninsula
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 07 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01036-3Publisher Correction: Projected shifts in the foraging habitat of crabeater seals along the Antarctic Peninsula Read more »
  • A warning of earlier snowmeltA warning of earlier snowmelt
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 05 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01024-7Mountain snowpack in western North America is decreasing, and these trends are often reported using amount of maximum annual snowpack. An alternative metric — integrated snowmelt during the accumulation season — finds snowmelt decreases are three times more widespread, suggesting even stronger… Read more »
  • Lightning threatens permafrostLightning threatens permafrost
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 05 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01016-7Thawing Arctic permafrost, and release of its stored carbon, is a known amplifier of global warming. Now research suggests an increase in Arctic lightning could speed up the permafrost’s demise. Read more »
  • Winter melt trends portend widespread declines in snow water resourcesWinter melt trends portend widespread declines in snow water resources
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 05 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01014-9Mountain snowpack declines are often tracked using snow water equivalent trends sensitive to highly variable precipitation. Observational work proposes temperature-driven daily snowmelt during the accumulation season as an alternative metric, with increases that are three times more widespread. Read more »
  • Future increases in Arctic lightning and fire risk for permafrost carbonFuture increases in Arctic lightning and fire risk for permafrost carbon
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 05 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01011-yChanges in lightning activity are uncertain under climate change. The authors project that summer lightning in the Arctic is likely to more than double by the end of the century, with implications for lightning-strike tundra wildfires and associated carbon release from permafrost. Read more »
  • Marking a decadeMarking a decade
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 01 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01029-2This month marks 10 years since the first issue of Nature Climate Change. In this issue, we reflect on developments in research areas over those years and celebrate some memorable papers published in our pages. Read more »
  • Climate change upsets agricultureClimate change upsets agriculture
    Nature Climate Change, Published online: 01 April 2021; doi:10.1038/s41558-021-01017-6Raising agricultural productivity has been essential for global food security and conserving land. Now, research quantifies how climate change has slowed agricultural productivity growth around the world. Read more »