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Ten New Insights in Climate Science 2020: a Horizon Scan
Future Earth Global Secretariat, Sweden.
The Nordic Africa Institute, Research Unit.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6042-6706
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA.
Number of Authors: 702021 (English)In: Global Sustainability, E-ISSN 2059-4798, Vol. 4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Non-technical summary: We summarize some of the past year’s most important findings within climate change-related research. New research has improved our understanding of Earth’s sensitivity to carbon dioxide, finds that permafrost thaw could release more carbon emissions than expected and that the uptake of carbon in tropical ecosystems is weakening. Adverse impacts on human society include increasing water shortages and impacts on mental health. Options for solutions emerge from rethinking economic models, rights-based litigation, strengthened governance systems and a new social contract. The disruption caused by COVID-19 could be seized as an opportunity for positive change, directing economic stimulus towards sustainable investments.

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2021. Vol. 4
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Climate Policy, Climate Impacts, Climate Mitigation, Climate Models, Thermokarst, Climate Feedbacks, Water Stress, Climate Anxiety, Climate Governance, Risk Governance, Environmental Economics, Urban Transformations, Climate Litigation, Future Earth
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Climate Research
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URN: urn:nbn:se:nai:diva-2498DOI: 10.1017/sus.2021.2OAI: oai:DiVA.org:nai-2498DiVA, id: diva2:1521422
Available from: 2021-01-22 Created: 2021-01-22 Last updated: 2022-12-28Bibliographically approved

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