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Climate of Eastern Africa  

Pierre Camberlin

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Jan 2018
Eastern Africa, classically presented as a major dry climate anomaly region in the otherwise wet equatorial belt, is a transition zone between the monsoon domains of West Africa and the ... More

Climate of Southern Africa  

C.J.C. Reason

Southern Africa extends from the equator to about 34°S and is essentially a narrow, peninsular land mass bordered to its south, west, and east by oceans. Its termination in the mid-ocean ... More

Climate of the Mediterranean Region  

Ricardo García-Herrera and David Barriopedro

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Oct 2018
The Mediterranean is a semi-enclosed sea surrounded by Europe to the north, Asia to the east, and Africa to the south. It covers an area of approximately 2.5 million km2, between 30–46 °N ... More

Climate of the Sahel and West Africa  

Sharon E. Nicholson

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Sep 2018
This article provides an in-depth look at all aspects of the climate of the Sahel, including the pervasive dust in the Sahelian atmosphere. Emphasis is on two aspects: West African monsoon ... More

Climate of Western and Central Equatorial Africa  

Amin Dezfuli

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Mar 2017
Western and Central Equatorial Africa (WCEA), home to the Congo rainforests, is the green heart of the otherwise dry continent of Africa. Despite its crucial role in the Earth system, ... More

Climate Policy and Governance across Africa  

Opha Pauline Dube

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

Climatic Changes and Cultural Responses During the African Humid Period Recorded in Multi-Proxy Data  

David McGee and Peter B. deMenocal

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Nov 2017
The expansion and intensification of summer monsoon precipitation in North and East Africa during the African Humid Period (AHP; c. 15,000–5,000 years before present) is recorded by a wide ... More

Clustering Techniques in Climate Analysis  

David M. Straus

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

Cognitive Biases, Non-Rational Judgments, and Public Perceptions of Climate Change  

Lisa Zaval and James F. M. Cornwell

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Nov 2016
In recent years, scientists have identified cognitive processes that short-circuit our deliberative faculties. In the domain of climate change in particular, a number of psychological ... More

Communicating about Biodiversity, Public Engagement, and Climate Change  

Mikko Rask and Richard Worthington

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Oct 2017
The term public engagement (PE) refers to processes that provide a distinct role for citizens or stakeholder groups in policymaking. Such engagement is distinctive because it aims to ... More

Communicating about Biofuels and Climate Change  

Michael A. Cacciatore

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Mar 2017
Biofuels are produced from biomass, which is any organic matter that can be burned or otherwise used to produce heat or energy. While not a new technology—biofuels have been around for ... More

Communicating about Carbon Capture and Storage  

Amanda Boyd

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Apr 2017
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) has emerged as a potential strategy for reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. It involves the capture of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from large point ... More

Communicating about Carbon Taxes and Emissions Trading Programs  

Erick Lachapelle

In debates surrounding policy options for mitigating greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, economists of various political stripes are near unanimous in their advocacy of putting a price on ... More

Communicating About Clean Energy and Efficiency Policies  

Matthew A. Shapiro, Toby Bolsen, and Anna McCaghren Fleming

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Jun 2018
Public opinion plays a central role in determining the feasibility of efforts to transform energy systems in the coming years, yet scholarship on communication effects and public opinion ... More

Communicating About Climate Change, Unconventional Energy Development, and “Fracking”  

Chris Clarke

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

Communicating about Climate Change with Corporate Leaders and Stakeholders  

Andrew J. Hoffman

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Nov 2016
Within the corporate sector, climate change represents an unfolding market shift, one that is driven by policy but also by pressures from a variety of market constituents such as ... More

Communicating about Climate Change with Farmers  

Mark Morrison, Donald W. Hine, and Steven D'Alessandro

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Oct 2017
Communication with farmers about climate change has proven to be difficult, with relatively low acceptance of anthropogenic climate change or the idea that climate change will negatively ... More

Communicating About Climate Change with Journalists and Media Producers  

John Wihbey and Bud Ward

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Dec 2016
The relationship between scientific experts and news media producers around issues of climate change has been a complicated and often contentious one, as the slow-moving and complex story ... More

Communicating about Climate Change with Policymakers  

Ishani Mukherjee and Michael Howlett

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Nov 2016
Policy communication and the resulting influence that information has on policy decision-makers is an especially pertinent topic when it comes to problems of climate change. Notorious for ... More

Communicating about Climate Change with Religious Groups and Leaders  

Randolph Haluza-DeLay

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Oct 2017
Communicating about climate change with religious groups should recognize the diversity incorporated in the term “religion.” Diversity in practice, institutional forms, belief systems, ... More

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