Want to know what climate change will do in your back yard? There’s a dataset for that

The 7-terabyte dataset, the largest of its kind, helps envision climate-change scenarios at scales as small as 1 kilometer; a new review validates and describes the dataset International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) A small bean farm in Colombia’s Darién region. Future climate scenarios can be modeled at the community scale thanks to a dataset…

Contemporary climatic analogs for 540 North American urban areas in the late 21st century

I guess sometimes you just have to throw the officially acknowledged lack of regional skill for GCM’s out the window~ctm From Nature Communications Abstract A major challenge in articulating human dimensions of climate change lies in translating global climate forecasts into impact assessments that are intuitive to the public. Climate-analog mapping involves matching the expected…

The Chinese demonstrate that UHI has a real and essential effect on regional climate change

Study finds that urbanization has considerable influence on the regional climate change, they even blame proximity to air-conditioning as a factor. Press release from Science China Press (full paper follows) Urbanization and surface warming in eastern China A recent study indicated that the urbanization in eastern China has significant impact on the observed surface warming…