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Contributor(s): Marina Mariano Juste
As silicon photovoltaic (PV) technology reaches its efficiency limits, extracting further energy from the sun is as challenging as an obstacle course: for all of its advances, fossil fuel is still a cheaper option. Three criteria are generally recognized for the technology to compete with fossil...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Drought powerfully impacts ecological and agricultural systems, and in many areas is expected to increase in severity as a result of climate change.  According to the U.S. Drought Monitor (http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/), parts of California and Texas currently suffer from “exceptional drought.”...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Salmon are an iconic Pacific Ocean species upon which millions of people’s livelihoods depend. Their epic migrations link marine, freshwater, and terrestrial ecosystems, transporting nutrients from the oceans to hundreds of miles upstream. Salmon enhance the productivity of rivers and terrestrial...
Contributor(s): Srinath Krishnan
Understanding future health risks posed by infectious diseases due to anthropogenic climate change remains an important but poorly constrained challenge. It is clear that temperature and precipitation are primary drivers that determine the spatial distribution of host and vector distributions for a...
Contributor(s): Marta Jarzyna
The effects of climate change on biodiversity can be quantified by assessing vulnerability of species to changing climatic conditions. Such assessments usually include three elements: assessment of sensitivity, adaptive capacity, and potential exposure of individual species to climate change (...
Contributor(s): Srinath Krishnan
Extensive research has gone into understanding the response of global temperatures to increased CO2 emissions. However, not enough quantitative studies have investigated the time it takes for this response to manifest itself. Uncertainties in these estimates are due to uncertainties in the...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Extreme events like droughts, floods, and heat waves are projected to increase in intensity as climate change continues. A recent study by Romps and colleagues has added yet another extreme event to this list: lightning strikes. The authors propose that the rate of lightning production is...

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