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Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews:
Climate Change
Volume 9 Issue 2 (March 2018)
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Cover Image, Volume 9, Issue 2
Published Online: Feb 22 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.516
The cover image, by Adolf K.Y. Ng et al., is based on the Advanced Review Implications of climate change for shipping: Opening the Arctic seas, DOI: 10.1002/wcc.507. Photo Credit: Koi Yu Adolf Ng.
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Less global inequality can improve climate outcomes
Published Online: Feb 06 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.513
Energy intensity (MJ per $) lower in a high‐growth, low inequality world (green line, Gini = 0.29) compared to a low‐growth, high inequality world (blue line, Gini = 0.45). Gini reflects between‐country inequality only.
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Intellectual property policies for solar geoengineering
Published Online: Feb 02 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.512
Data access, patents, and trade secrets are not yet significant impediments to SCE research, though their spectre is present. We propose a research commons and patent pledge community that will keep SCE research open.
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Overview

Observation‐based detection and attribution of 21st century climate change
Published Online: Feb 22 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.511
The beginning of the 21st century has been widely designated a “global warming hiatus” or “pause” or “slowdown” because the rate of change of global surface temperature is a factor of two to three smaller than in the last half of the twentieth century. Indeed, observed global surface temperature (shown as black symbols in the top panel) warmed minimally. The rate of change of global surface temperature (shown as black symbols in the second panel) reached its lowest value in the 12‐year interval centered on 2007–2008. But while the terminology “hiatus” and “pause” may imply a reduction or cessation of the warming of the Earth by increasing concentrations of greenhouse gases, statistical models constructed from the observations over two different time periods (the space era, 1979 to 2017, shown as orange lines and the historical era, 1882 to 2017, shown as the blue lines) readily reproduce the observed surface temperature anomalies as simply the mitigation of ongoing anthropogenic warming by natural influences. The bottom panels show that the rates of change in temperature anomalies due to El Niño and La Niña (third panel) and solar irradiance (fifth panel), in particular, have negative values during the “pause” which counter much of the positive anthropogenic influence (sixth panel). Even though natural influences mitigated the anthropogenic warming globally, this was typically not the case regionally. On the right are the different spatial patterns of surface temperature rates of change that the space‐era statistical model attributes to each influence.
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Advanced Reviews

Implications of climate change for shipping: Opening the Arctic seas
Published Online: Feb 08 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.507
The 1981–2010 average maximum (March) and minimum (September) sea ice extent and the three northern major shipping routes (and regions): the Northwest Passage (NWP), the Northern Sea Route (NSR), and the Trans‐polar Sea Route (TSR).
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Implications of climate change for shipping: Ports and supply chains
Published Online: Feb 08 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.508
Map showing approximately 1100 ports (green) of approximately 3700 total (red) that have come within 50 km of a tropical storm from 1960 to 2016. Storm tracks in orange (data from World Port Index and https://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/ibtracs/). Increase in intensity of tropical storms is one of many climate drivers expected to affect seaports and supply chains.
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Climate and colonialism
Published Online: Feb 02 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.510
The front cover of Davies, D, East Africa's Weather Service, Nairobi, 1952.
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Public engagement with climate imagery in a changing digital landscape
Published Online: Jan 31 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.509
This article compares how climate change is being visualised in digital media, with what research suggests works to motivate the public.
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Political economies of climate change
Published Online: Jan 31 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.506
Political economies of climate change: a wordle.
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Enabling private sector adaptation to climate change in sub‐Saharan Africa
Published Online: Jan 22 2018
DOI: 10.1002/wcc.505
Synthesis of adaptation and development literatures, exploring enabling environments for adaptation among SMEs in sub‐Saharan Africa.
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