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The policy vision to keep below 2°C warming

A wet, hot future

There are heat waves, and then there are humid heat waves. A warmer atmosphere can hold more humidity. This is going to make tomorrow’s heat waves dangerously hot.

Can we trust emission statistics?

Many have reported that CO2 emissions from fossil fuels and industry are flat, but we have had a record increase in CO2 concentrations in the atmosphere. Yes, this is exactly what is expected!

Agricultural investments for development in Tanzania

Agricultural investments in Tanzania carry opportunities and risks for smallholders, rural communities, and the environment, a new study shows. 

Energy efficiency improvement: Is it reliable for climate mitigation?

Energy efficiency improvement will not dramatically change global energy use and related emissions. However, it might promote economic growth.

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Impact of intercontinental pollution transport on North American ozone air pollution: An HTAP phase 2 multi-model study

Min Huang, Gregory R. Carmichael, RB Pierce, D. Jo, Rokjin Park, Johannes Flemming, Louisa K. Emmons, Kevin W. Bowman, Daven K. Henze, Yanko Davila, Kengo Sudo, Jan Eiof Jonson, Marianne Tronstad Lund, Terry J. Keating, Hilke Oetjen, Vivienne H Payne

Feasibility of climate-optimized air traffic routing for trans-Atlantic flights

Volker Grewe, Sigrun Matthes, Christine Frömming, Sabine Brinkop, Patrick Jöckel, K Gierens, Thierry Champougny, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, Amund Søvde Haslerud, Emma Irvine, Keith P. Shine

Comparison of AOD, AAOD and column single scattering albedo from AERONET retrievals and in situ profiling measurements

E. Andrews, John A. Ogren, Stefan Kinne, Bjørn Hallvard Samset

Between national soft regulations and strong economic incentives: local climate and energy strategies in Sweden

Lennart Lundqvist, Sjur Kasa

Accounting for the climate–carbon feedback in emission metric

Thomas Gasser, Glen Peters, Jan S. Fuglestvedt, William J. Collins, Drew T. Shindell, Philippe Ciais