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  Ten new insights in climate science 2021: a horizon scan

Martin, M. A., Alcaraz Sendra, O., Bastos, A., Bauer, N., Bertram, C., Blenckner, T., Bowen, K., Brando, P. M., Brodie Rudolph, T., Büchs, M., Bustamante, M., Chen, D., Cleugh, H., Dasgupta, P., Denton, F., Donges, J. F., Donkor, F. K., Duan, H., Duarte, C. M., Ebi, K. L., Edwards, C. M., Engel, A., Fisher, E., Fuss, S., Gärtner, J., Gettelman, A., Girardin, C. A., Golledge, N. R., Green, J. F., Grose, M. R., Hashizume, M., Hebden, S., Hepach, H., Hirota, M., Hsu, H.-H., Kojima, S., Lele, S., Lorek, S., Lotze, H. K., Matthews, H. D., McCauley, D., Mebratu, D., Mengis, N., Nolan, R. H., Pihl, E., Rahmstorf, S., Redman, A., Reid, C. E., Rockström, J., Rogelj, J., Saunois, M., Sayer, L., Schlosser, P., Sioen, G. B., Spangenberg, J. H., Stammer, D., Sterner, T. N., Stevens, N., Thonicke, K., Tian, H., Winkelmann, R., Woodcock, J. (2021): Ten new insights in climate science 2021: a horizon scan. - Global Sustainability, 4, e25.

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Martin, Maria A.1, Author              
Alcaraz Sendra, Olga2, Author
Bastos, Ana2, Author
Bauer, Nicolas1, Author              
Bertram, Christoph1, Author              
Blenckner, Thorsten2, Author
Bowen, Kathryn2, Author
Brando, Paulo M.2, Author
Brodie Rudolph, Tanya2, Author
Büchs, Milena2, Author
Bustamante, Mercedes2, Author
Chen, Deliang2, Author
Cleugh, Helen2, Author
Dasgupta, Purnamita2, Author
Denton, Fatima2, Author
Donges, Jonathan Friedemann1, Author              
Donkor, Felix Kwabena2, Author
Duan, Hongbo2, Author
Duarte, Carlos M.2, Author
Ebi, Kristie L.2, Author
Edwards, Clea M.2, AuthorEngel, Anja2, AuthorFisher, Eleanor2, AuthorFuss, Sabine2, AuthorGärtner, Juliana1, Author              Gettelman, Andrew2, AuthorGirardin, Cécile A.J.2, AuthorGolledge, Nicholas R.2, AuthorGreen, Jessica F.2, AuthorGrose, Michael R.2, AuthorHashizume, Masahiro2, AuthorHebden, Sophie2, AuthorHepach, Helmke2, AuthorHirota, Marina2, AuthorHsu, Huang-Hsiung2, AuthorKojima, Satoshi2, AuthorLele, Sharachchandra2, AuthorLorek, Sylvia2, AuthorLotze, Heike K.2, AuthorMatthews, H. Damon2, AuthorMcCauley, Darren2, AuthorMebratu, Desta2, AuthorMengis, Nadine2, AuthorNolan, Rachael H.2, AuthorPihl, Erik2, AuthorRahmstorf, Stefan1, Author              Redman, Aaron2, AuthorReid, Colleen E.2, AuthorRockström, Johan1, Author              Rogelj, Joeri2, AuthorSaunois, Marielle2, AuthorSayer, Lizzie2, AuthorSchlosser, Peter2, AuthorSioen, Giles B.2, AuthorSpangenberg, Joachim H.2, AuthorStammer, Detlef2, AuthorSterner, Thomas N.S.2, AuthorStevens, Nicola2, AuthorThonicke, Kirsten1, Author              Tian, Hanqin2, AuthorWinkelmann, Ricarda1, Author              Woodcock, James2, Author more..
1Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, ou_persistent13              
2External Organizations, ou_persistent22              


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 Abstract: We summarize some of the past year’s most important findings within climate change-related research. New research has improved our understanding about the remaining options to achieve the Paris Agreement goals, through overcoming political barriers to carbon pricing, taking into account non-CO2 factors, a well-designed implementation of demand-side and nature-based solutions, resilience building of ecosystems and the recognition that climate change mitigation costs can be justified by benefits to the health of humans and nature alone. We consider new insights about what to expect if we fail to include a new dimension of fire extremes and the prospect of cascading climate tipping elements. Technical summary. A synthesis is made of 10 topics within cli- mate research, where there have been significant advances since January 2020. The insights are based on input from an inter- national open call with broad disciplinary scope. Findings include: (1) the options to still keep global warming below 1.5 °C; (2) the impact of non-CO2 factors in global warming; (3) a new dimension of fire extremes forced by climate change; (4) the increasing pressure on interconnected climate tipping elements; (5) the dimensions of climate justice; (6) political chal- lenges impeding the effectiveness of carbon pricing; (7) demand- side solutions as vehicles of climate mitigation; (8) the potentials and caveats of nature-based solutions; (9) how building resili- ence of marine ecosystems is possible; and (10) that the costs of climate change mitigation policies can be more than justified by the benefits to the health of humans and nature. Social media summary. How do we limit global warming to 1.5 °C and why is it crucial? See highlights of latest climate science.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2021-01-132021-10-182021-10-18
 Publication Status: Finally published
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1017/sus.2021.25
PIKDOMAIN: Director / Executive Staff / Science & Society
PIKDOMAIN: RD1 - Earth System Analysis
Organisational keyword: Director Rockström
Research topic keyword: Climate Policy
Research topic keyword: Tipping Elements
Research topic keyword: 1.5/2°C limit
PIKDOMAIN: RD3 - Transformation Pathways
PIKDOMAIN: FutureLab - Earth Resilience in the Anthropocene
Organisational keyword: RD1 - Earth System Analysis
Organisational keyword: RD3 - Transformation Pathways
Research topic keyword: Global Commons
Research topic keyword: Sustainable Development
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OATYPE: Gold Open Access
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Title: Global Sustainability
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 4 Sequence Number: e25 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2059-4798