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Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Already endemic in over 110 countries, and with almost 50 million cases annually, dengue fever continues to spread. Incidences have increased almost 30-fold in the past 50 years. Although rarely fatal, the disease costs Latin America and the Caribbean around $2.1 billion annually. Being a vector-...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
Humans fight over many things, including mates, money, ideas, religion, and natural resources. A recent study by Hsiang and colleagues asks how climate change might affect the frequency of human conflict. The authors performed a meta-analysis using data from 60 published studies that examined how...
Contributor(s): Xavier Levine
A headline-making article by Sherwood, et al. in the January issue of Nature ascribes the wide spread in climate sensitivities reported by global circulation models (GCMs) to how they account for atmospheric convective mixing, a process that controls cloud formation in the lower troposphere.  The...
Contributor(s): Jonathan Mellor
Solving the world’s climate crisis requires collective action. Ideally, all nations would invest equally in new technologies and reductions of greenhouse gas emissions. In reality, some willingly commit resources to abate climate change while others take a free ride. Research published in Nature...
Contributor(s): Adam Wilson
Satellite images allow Earth System scientists to monitor changes in vegetation, map species distributions, and even measure surface temperatures.  The amount of data available for such efforts is enormous; the U.S. government’s Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectro-radiometers (MODIS), whose polar...
Contributor(s): Thomas Crowther
Community ecology seeks to untangle structural patterns and underlying biological mechanisms across time and space. Though developed for studies above ground, community ecology provides an equally relevant framework for looking at the below ground world, a realm that’s now understood to store and...
Contributor(s): Adam Rosenblatt
People’s views on climate change, whether believers or deniers, can be strongly entrenched and fiercely defended. But how do people’s views on climate change develop in the first place? Does personal experience with potentially climate change-related events (e.g., hurricanes, tornadoes, floods,...

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