Volume 23: June 2020

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Last 15 Postings

The Combined Impacts of CO2 Fertilization and Nitrogen Supply on Wheat
(5 June 2020)
The results of this study suggests that protein and other micronutrient declines that are sometimes observed in crops at higher CO2 concentrations can be overcome by providing the right balance of nitrogen-supplied fertilizer...

Plant Growth Database (4 June 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Stilted Mangrove (Jacotot et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.
Positive Effects of Ocean Acidification on a Giant Kelp Species (3 June 2020)
The authors of this study conclude that "predicted ocean acidification may alleviate the effect of high temperatures on giant kelp, conserving energy for growth and photosynthesis." And that is great news given the economic and ecological value attributed to this key marine species!...

Plant Growth Database (2 June 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Potato (Ahmadi Lahijani et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Reduces the Severity of Pathogen Damage in Indian Mustard
(1 June 2020)
Observations reveal a CO2-induced increase in key enzyme activities that help to enhance the production of various phenolic compounds, which compounds (e.g., salicylic acid and jasmonic acid) are known to enhance plant pathogen defense...
The Combined Impacts of CO2, Temperature and Water Supply on Litter Decomposition (29 May 2020)
A new study examines the impact of these three abiotic variables on pine and oak trees, finding their co-occurrence induces no change in leaf litter production, chemistry or decomposition...

Plant Growth Database (28 May 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 (Wang et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.
Spring Phenology Trends in Mediterranean Reptiles and Amphibians (27 May 2020)
Data from 17 species reveal an inherent ability of these animals to adjust their date of first spring appearance in consequence of spring temperature fluctuations...

Plant Growth Database (26 May 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Thompson et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.
Seagrass Buffering of Ocean Acidification Effects in a Coral Reef Mesocosm (25 May 2020)
The inclusion of seagrass helped stabilize ecosystem metabolism and raise coral calcification rates above that when seagrasses were absent....

Reconstructing Historical Precipitation in the Amazon Basin Since 1786
(22 May 2020)
A 231-year precipitation proxy reveals there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about recent rainfall in the Amazon Basin to suggest there has been an anthropogenic influence...

Plant Growth Database (21 May 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Tomato (Pan et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.
The Impact of CO2 on the Growth and Medicinal Properties of a Perennial Herb (20 May 2020)
Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 increase the growth, water use efficiency and production of secondary compounds of key medicinal value in Paris polyphylla...

Plant Growth Database (19 May 2020)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Faba Bean (Singh et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.
The Productivity Response of Six Macroalgal Species to Ocean Acidification and Warming (18 May 2020)
The results of this study are refreshingly different from the doom and gloom scenarios that climate alarmists consistently insist will befall marine life in the future...

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Petition of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change to the United States Environmental Protection Agency for Repeal of EPA's 2009 Endangerment Finding
On March 9, the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change filed a petition with the United States Environmental Protection Agency, asking the agency to repeal its Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases Under Section 202(a) of the Clean Air Act. Read a press release associated with this filing. A pdf version of the petition can be downloaded here for review.

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