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New framework helps predict effect of extreme warming events on wildlife disease 19 May 2020

New framework helps predict effect of extreme warming events on wildlife disease

The framework could help managers better assess, anticipate, and mitigate potential impacts of extreme warming events on wildlife health.

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers 13 May 2020

Climate-related extreme events can, but do not consistently, motivate change for water managers

The findings have important implications for assumptions about what might drive organizational learning and change among water managers for climate adaptation in the future.

Large ocean currents system likely to critically impact climate response to greenhouse gases on centennial timescale 29 April 2020

Large ocean currents system likely to critically impact climate response to greenhouse gases on centennial timescale

The findings have important implications for changes we are likely to see in the 21st century.

Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to emerging megadrought 29 April 2020

Large contribution from anthropogenic warming to emerging megadrought

The authors found that an otherwise moderate drought in the western United States was made into the most severe drought of the last 500 years and that our warming climate is playing a key role.

Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack 29 April 2020

Drought less predictable under declining future snowpack

Water reserved in mountain snowpack plays a major role in seasonal water cycles and currently supplies water to an estimated two billion people.

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