Each week on Nature Climate Change, we select three papers published within the last month that we find noteworthy for their novelty and wide interest. Our latest picks are:
Accurate reporting of sea-level rise is a welcome success story at the sometimes fraught interface of climate science and mass media.
Original paper: Rick, U. K. et al. Effective media reporting of sea level rise projections: 1989–2009. Environ. Res. Lett. (in the press).
Rising temperatures may be to blame for the disappearance of a mountain-dwelling mammal.
Original paper: Beever, E. A. et al. Contemporary climate change alters the pace and drivers of extinction. Glob. Change Biol. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2486.2010.02389.x (2010).
Large-scale deployment of wind, water and solar power could decarbonize our energy system by 2050, academics say.
Original papers: Jacobson, M. Z. & Delucchi, M. A. Providing all global energy with wind, water, and solar power, Part I: Technologies, energy resources, quantities and areas of infrastructure, and materials. Energy Policy. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.040 (2010).
Delucchi, M. A. & Jacobson, M. Z. Providing all global energy with wind, water, and solar power, Part II: Reliability, system and transmission costs, and policies. Energy Policy. doi:10.1016/j.enpol.2010.11.045 (2010).
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