Volume 22: October 2019
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As we begin to close out the year, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in our work, as well as to plead for your new, or continued, financial support. Over the past 21 years our organization has worked tirelessly to educate the public on the true climatic and biological effects (and non-effects) of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content on the biosphere...

Last 15 Postings

Plant Growth Database (15 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Beet (Bishop et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Ocean Acidification and Warming Effects on Yellowtail Kingfish (14 October 2019)
Yellowtail kingfish juveniles are unaffected by so-called ocean acidification, but positively respond to ocean warming via heritable genetic traits that "will likely aid them in adapting to a warming ocean." And that is great news for this pelagic fish species that is important to the recreational and commercial fishery industry...

More Evidence Demonstrating No Direct Negative Impact of Elevated CO2 Concentrations on Human Health (11 October 2019)
As the air's CO2 content continues to rise, it is extremely unlikely that there will be any negative direct health effects on humans, even if society utilized all of the currently-known fossil fuel reserves on the planet...

CO2-induced Protein Declines are Far from Universal (10 October 2019)
The great CO2-induced nutrition scare will likely never occur in the agricultural industry, as it can be simply overcome by identifying plant genotypes that do not experience protein and other macro and micro nutrient declines and then growing them...

Plant Growth Database (10 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Climbing Dayflower (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

A Reduction in the Growth, Development and Fecundity of a Herbivorous Pest Under Elevated CO2 (9 October 2019)
The authors of this study conclude that "the growth performance of S. litura under elevated CO2 conditions affects [this herbivore pest] badly, resulting in poor perpetuation of the population which may reduce its fitness in subsequent generations." And that should be welcomed news for peanut growers, who typically lose some 35-55% of their yield to this herbivorous pest...

Plant Growth Database (8 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Painted Spurge (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Linking Precipitation Change to Solar Forcing in Northern Morocco (7 October 2019)
The authors of this study conclude their work provides "new proxy evidence for centennial-scale solar forcing" of the climate, which is a far different tune than that sung by climate alarmists, who increasingly claim that almost all climate change since the Industrial Revolution is the product of rising levels of atmospheric CO2...

Elevated CO2 Stimulates Earthworm Growth in a Sweetgum Forest Plantation (4 October 2019)
Here we find yet another example of how CO2 emissions, produced by the burning of fossil fuels, are enhancing the natural world. Higher levels of atmospheric CO2 set in motion a process that stimulated the growth of the sweetgum trees, particularly fine-root and leaf litter production, which in turn increases belowground carbon and helps enhance the growth and activity of earthworms, which further helps stabilize soil carbon via the formation of soil aggregates...

Elevated CO2 Helps Mitigate the Negative Effects of Water Stress on Soybean Growth and Yield (3 October 2019)
As the air's CO2 content rises, soybean production and yield will likely increase in water-limiting regions of the planet...

Plant Growth Database (3 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Peony (Bishop et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Helps Ameliorate Salinity Stress in Cucumber (2 October 2019)
Elevated CO2 improved water state conditions and helped cucumber seedlings maintain ion balance under salinity stress, ensuring normal enzymatic activity and reducing the negative effects of this abiotic stress...

Plant Growth Database (1 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for White Lupin (Xu et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Two Decades of CO2 Enrichment Data for a North American Grassland Ecosystem (30 September 2019)
CO2 enrichment at 180 ppm above ambient over 21 years improved leaf net photosynthesis by 5.7-14.8% in fourteen grassland species, while increasing their water use efficiencies by a much larger 50%...

The Response of 24 Soybean Cultivars to Elevated CO2 (27 September 2019)
An examination of the response of 24 soybean cultivars to a 190 ppm rise in atmospheric CO2 reveals CO2-induced seed yield enhancements that range from 3% to 95%!...

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