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The role of the private sector

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  • Letter |

    The increasing frequency of marine heatwaves suggests that the impacts of successive events may be influenced by previous events. The extent of the 2016 and 2017 bleaching events on the Great Barrier Reef shows that ecological memory played a role in the impacts of the second heatwave.

    • Terry P. Hughes
    • , James T. Kerry
    • , Sean R. Connolly
    • , Andrew H. Baird
    • , C. Mark Eakin
    • , Scott F. Heron
    • , Andrew S. Hoey
    • , Mia O. Hoogenboom
    • , Mizue Jacobson
    • , Gang Liu
    • , Morgan S. Pratchett
    • , William Skirving
    •  & Gergely Torda
  • Perspective |

    Investors are increasingly asking businesses to disclose their climate risk and corresponding management strategies. A review of corporate adaptation strategies reveals limited consideration of broader risks to supply chains, customers and employees.

    • Allie Goldstein
    • , Will R. Turner
    • , Jillian Gladstone
    •  & David G. Hole
  • Letter |

    Rising pre-season daytime and night-time temperatures have contrasting effects on the timing of autumn-leaf senescence date in the Northern Hemisphere. Diurnal differences in drought stress may be the underlying mechanism.

    • Chaoyang Wu
    • , Xiaoyue Wang
    • , Huanjiong Wang
    • , Philippe Ciais
    • , Josep Peñuelas
    • , Ranga B. Myneni
    • , Ankur R. Desai
    • , Christopher M. Gough
    • , Alemu Gonsamo
    • , Andrew T. Black
    • , Rachhpal S. Jassal
    • , Weimin Ju
    • , Wenping Yuan
    • , Yongshuo Fu
    • , Miaogen Shen
    • , Shihua Li
    • , Ronggao Liu
    • , Jing M. Chen
    •  & Quansheng Ge

News & Comment

  • Editorial |

    Nature Climate Change will now ask reviewers if they can be named on the published paper they reviewed.

  • Editorial |

    The impacts of climate change were again increasingly apparent and the future was emphasized in the IPCC Special Report, yet political change is still lagging.

  • Comment |

    The tendency of modern science to reduce complex phenomena into their component parts has many advantages for advancing knowledge. However, such reductionism in climate science is also a problem because it narrows the evidence base, limiting visions of possible futures and the ways they might be achieved.

    • Jonathan Rigg
    •  & Lisa Reyes Mason

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