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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...
Contributor(s): Kevin Lane
Urban centers have been warming at double the global rate the last half-century. High daily temperatures are associated with increased mortality. Sustained increases in temperatures projected under most climate models represent a significant public health problem that may increase weather-related...
Contributor(s): Marta Jarzyna
While attributing specific extreme weather events to anthropogenic climate change is always subject to challenge, assertions that climate change has already increased the occurrence of such phenomena is harder to deny. Indeed, extreme weather events such as the 2003 European heat wave, 2010 Russian...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Coastal areas are some of the most productive and valuable ecosystems on the planet, providing people with large amounts of food and performing other critical services like water filtration, nutrient cycling, and wave buffering. Unfortunately, one of the most alarming signs of compromised coastal...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Access to improved water, sanitation and hygiene (WSH) infrastructure has been shown to reduce the prevalence of many important environmentally transmitted diseases such as soil-transmitted helminth infections, schistosomiasis and diarrheal diseases. Globally, the world has seen a marked increase...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Rapid expansion of electrical service in developing countries is a common concern in the climate change community. The aspiration for universal access to electric power is understandable; electricity is crucial to alleviation of poverty, but the accompanying increased burning of fossil fuels to...

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