Volume 23: January 2020

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Last 15 Postings

The Interactive Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Powdery Mildew Disease of Eight Melon Cultivars
(23 January 2020)
A warmer environment that is enriched with atmospheric CO2 will be a healthier environment for melon production. And that is great news for farmers who are losing large quantities of this favored crop to powdery mildew disease across Brazil and elsewhere!...

Plant Growth Database (22 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Soybean (Bencke-Malato et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Tidal Flooding Duration on Two Mangrove Species
(21 January 2020)
The findings can be summed up in three of the Result section headings of their paper: (1) "Elevated atmospheric CO2 concentrations will increase mangrove net productivity," (2) "Increase in temperature will raise the beneficial effect of elevated CO2," and (3) "Elevated CO2 will help mangrove trees to resist drought"...

Plant Growth Database (20 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Grape (Zhao et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Plant Growth Database (17 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for European Beech (Uchytilová et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

A One-Year Study of CO2 Enrichment and Nutrient Supply on a Seagrass Community
(16 January 2020)
Elevated CO2 stimulated the growth of seagrasses in this community even under nutrient-poor conditions...

Elevated CO2 Increases the Essential Oil of a Medicinal Herb
(15 January 2020)
A 160 ppm enhancement of CO2 raised the essential oil content of this key aromatic and medicinal herb by 17.7%...

Plant Growth Database (14 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Andiroba (de Oliveira and Marenco, 2019). To access the entire database, click here.


CO2 Emissions, Fossil Fuel Use and Human Longevity (9 January 2020)
Our newest video segment discusses the fundamental link between CO2 emissions and global life expectancy. It is patently false and borderline fraudulent to claim rising CO2 is enhancing human mortality rates, as many often do, when the data clearly demonstrate there are more people on earth today who are living longer and better lives because of rising CO2 and fossil fuel use...

The Combined Effects of CO2 and Temperature on Soybean Grain Biomass
(8 January 2020)
Whether under ambient or elevated temperature conditions, rising levels of atmospheric CO2 will have a stimulatory effect on soybean grain biomass...

Plant Growth Database (7 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Hasegawa et al., 2019; cv Koshihikari). To access the entire database, click here.
The Combined Effects of CO2, Nitrogen Supply and Heat Stress of Sweet Pepper (6 January 2020)
Elevated CO2 and higher temperatures improved key physiological properties of this desirable agricultural food crop...

A 2500-year Temperature Reconstruction for Western Sweden
(3 January 2020)
The results of this paper demonstrate there is nothing unusual, unnatural, or unprecedented about 20th century warmth in this region, which reality is far different from the cries of the alarmists who claim current temperatures are unprecedented due to rising levels of atmospheric CO2. Clearly, the record indicates they are not...
The Likelihood of a Tropical Rainforest Lizard to Endure Climate Change (2 January 2020)
Because ectotherms are unable to internally regulate their body temperatures, climate alarmists presume that lizards are particularly vulnerable to future climate change. However, this study suggests they are more than capable of altering various physiological traits to ensure their ability to cope with, and adapt to, future climate change...

Plant Growth Database (1 January 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Maize (Watts-Williams et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

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