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The Late Pleistocene-Holocene African Humid Period as Evident in Lakes  

Jonathan Holmes and Philipp Hoelzmann

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Apr 2017
From the end of the last glacial stage until the mid-Holocene, large areas of arid and semi-arid North Africa were much wetter than present, during the interval that is known as the ... More

Likely Effects of Rapid Climate Change on Violence and Conflict  

Courtney Plante, Johnie J. Allen, and Craig A. Anderson

Given the dire nature of many researchers’ predictions about the effects of global climate change (e.g., rising sea levels, droughts, more extreme weather), it comes as little surprise ... More

Linguistic Analysis in Climate Change Communication  

Kjersti Fløttum

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Aug 2016
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues facing humanity today. One reason is that, in recent years, it has moved from being a predominantly physical phenomenon to being ... More

Media Coverage on International Climate Summits and Negotiations  

Jens Wolling and Dorothee Arlt

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Sep 2017
The annual climate summits (Conferences of the Parties, or COPs) are major political events that receive considerable media attention. In this way, the topic of climate change returns ... More

Medialization, Scientists, and Climate Change  

Hans Peter Peters

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Climate Science. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Mental Models and Risk Perceptions Related to Climate Change  

Ann Bostrom

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Jun 2017
Mental models are the sets of causal beliefs we “run” in our minds to infer what will happen in a given event or situation. Mental models, like other models, are useful simplifications ... More

Methods for Assessing Journalistic Decisions, Advocacy Strategies, and Climate Change Communication Practices  

Senja Post

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Apr 2017
Research in the field of journalistic decisions, advocacy strategies, and communication practices is very heterogeneous, comprising diverse groups of actors and research questions. Not ... More

Methods for Assessing Visual Images and Depictions of Climate Change  

Anders Hansen

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Sep 2017
Visual representation has been important in communicating and constructing the environment as a focus for public and political concern since the rise of environmentalism in the 1960s. As ... More

Mineral Dust Generation across Northern Africa and Its Impacts  

Peter Knippertz

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Mar 2017
Mineral dust is the most important natural aerosol type by mass, with northern Africa the most prominent source region worldwide. Dust particles are lifted into the atmosphere by strong ... More

Modeling of Regional Climate over the Tibetan Plateau  

Yanhong Gao and Deliang Chen

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Oct 2017
The modeling of climate over the Tibetan Plateau (TP) started with the introduction of Global Climate Models (GCMs) in the 1950s. Since then, GCMs have been developed to simulate ... More