Nature Climate Change – Advance Online Publication

  • Towards operational predictions of the near-term climate
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    Towards operational predictions of the near-term climateTowards operational predictions of the near-term climate, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0359-7Near-term climate predictions bridge the gap between seasonal forecasts and long-term projections. This Perspective outlines the challenges and opportunities for near-term climate prediction, highlighting the need for co-ordinated efforts to benefit society. Read more »
  • The evidence for motivated reasoning in climate change preference formation
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    The evidence for motivated reasoning in climate change preference formationThe evidence for motivated reasoning in climate change preference formation, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0360-1In this Review, a Bayesian framework is used to explain climate change belief updating, and the evidence required to support claims of directional motivated reasoning versus… Read more »
  • Organic matter from Arctic sea-ice loss alters bacterial community structure and function
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    Organic matter from Arctic sea-ice loss alters bacterial community structure and functionOrganic matter from Arctic sea-ice loss alters bacterial community structure and function, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0391-7Arctic sea-ice melt causes a release of dissolved organic material (DOM) into the surface waters. The increased dominance of first-year ice and… Read more »
  • Krill (<i>Euphausia superba</i>) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warming
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    Krill (Euphausia superba) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warmingKrill (<i>Euphausia superba</i>) distribution contracts southward during rapid regional warming, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0370-zAs the southwest Atlantic sector of the Southern Ocean has warmed, the distribution of a key species, Antarctic krill, has contracted southwards. This has occurred in… Read more »
  • Moving to the South Pole
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    Moving to the South PoleMoving to the South Pole, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-019-0396-xIn the Southern Ocean, climate-driven contraction of Antarctic krill from open ocean toward the frozen continent is a perilous journey. Research now shows that a poleward shift in distribution is accompanied by diminished spatial less habitat,… Read more »
  • Global patterns and dynamics of climate–groundwater interactions
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    Global patterns and dynamics of climate–groundwater interactionsGlobal patterns and dynamics of climate–groundwater interactions, Published online: 21 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0386-4Groundwater model results and hydrologic data sets reveal that half of global groundwater fluxes may equilibrate with climate-driven recharge variations on human timescales, indicating that hydraulic memory may buffer climatic change impacts. Read more »
  • Evidence-based strategies to combat scientific misinformation
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    Evidence-based strategies to combat scientific misinformationEvidence-based strategies to combat scientific misinformation, Published online: 14 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0368-6This Perspective synthesizes research on the origins and impacts of scientific misinformation campaigns, pointing to public inoculation, legal, political and financial strategies for countering climate change misinformation and limiting its dissemination. Read more »
  • Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America
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    Constraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South AmericaConstraining glacier elevation and mass changes in South America, Published online: 14 January 2019; doi:10.1038/s41558-018-0375-7Synthetic aperture radar interferometry reveals that 19 Gt of ice is lost per year from glaciers in South America — mostly from Patagonia — contributing 0.04 mm annually to global… Read more »