The tile of this paper on ArXiv today caught my eye. It mainly focuses on the effect of climate change (in last 30 years and projecting into the future) on obs made at the VLT site in Chile. You can also read the full paper in Nature Astronomy.
Essentially, the authors investigate the effect on seeing of local temp rises (also effect on telescope operation), the increase in the surface layer turbulence, and increase in southern subtropical jet stream activity (affecting the adaptive optics and hence on quality of exoplanet obs).
All-in-all an interesting read. But to be honest I’m more worried about the affect of climate change (and local weather) in south Cheshire. This is insignificant compared to the problems that our colleagues in California are having to deal with regarding forest fires….