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Volume 18: February 2015
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An 1860 to 2012 History of Storminess in Northern Denmark (27 February 2015)
As the Earth transited from the bitter cold of the Little Ice Age to the welcome warmth of the Current Warm Period, storminess declined significantly...

A Three-Decade History of Australian Region Tropical Cyclones (27 February 2015)
Once again, we have another example wherein the claims of proponents of CO2-induced increases in the number of occurrences of various extreme weather events do not appear to jibe with what is observed in the real world of nature...

Sixty-six Years of Tropical Cyclone Landfalls on Southeast Africa (25 February 2015)
Another of the supposedly CO2-induced bad-news theories of the world's climate alarmists is once again found to be without merit when evaluated within the context of real-world data...

The Many Impacts of Global Warming on Human Health (24 February 2015)
A new literature review confirms that a decline in the diurnal temperature range (DTR) leads to decreases in both human morbidity and mortality, which findings almost make one want to wish for a little CO2-induced global warming because it historically has led to reductions in the DTR...

Modelling the Seasonal SST Cycle of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific (24 February 2015)
In order to improve the capability of the CGCMs in simulating a realistic SST seasonal cycle in this region, SST biases that exist in both CMIP3 and CMIP5 CGCMs, such as the climatological simulation of the cold tongue region and the southeastern tropical Pacific, must be resolved...

FACE Experiments (Experimental Artifacts) -- Summary (23 February 2015)
Free-Air CO2 Enrichment or FACE studies of the effects of higher-than-normal concentrations of atmospheric CO2 on the growth and development of plants have long been considered to be the most realistic type of experimental route to determining the likely biological consequences of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content, providing minimal alterations (it was thought!) to the natural environment of the plants. But now a new paradigm has turned the old one on its head....

165 Years of Mangrove Tree Responses to Rising Atmospheric CO2 (23 February 2015)
Substantial increases in the productivity of mangrove forests have occurred in the recent past and further increases are expected in the future as the air's CO2 concentration continues to rise...

Acidification Effects on Rock-Boring Sea Urchins of the Red Sea (23 February 2015)
These urchins are tough enough to withstand the potential negative consequences of a 1,000 ppm increase in the air's CO2 concentration above today's value...

A Satellite History of Sea Ice Extent in the Southern Hemisphere (19 February 2015)
Sea ice extent in the Southern Hemisphere has experienced a mean positive trend of about 0.9 percent per decade, which trend is opposite of what climate alarmists expect should be occurring based on their claims of unprecedented CO2-induced global warming...

Plant Growth Database (19 February 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wild Rye (Li et al., 2014)...

The Impacts of Heat and Cold Leading to Hospitalizations in Korea (18 February 2015)
A little global warming could do a lot to reduce health-related hospitalizations of metropolitan living Koreans...

Do Acidifying Oceans Portend the Eventual Demise of Copepods? (18 February 2015)
Eight curious researchers conducted an enlightening study in an attempt to answer this question, finding that copepods likely have an adaptive potential to withstand "the direct long-term effects of even the more pessimistic future ocean acidification scenarios"...

The Positive Impact of Elevated CO2 on Sunflower Seed Production (17 February 2015)
Just as is found for most all food crops, the yield of sunflower seed oil is significantly enhanced by atmospheric CO2 enrichment, as is the quality of the oil...

Carbon Sequestration in Forest Soils: The Role of Added Nitrogen (17 February 2015)
Does it help or hinder? ... or does it play no significant role at all? It does. In this study of two temperate forest stands it was found that "nitrogen-induced soil carbon accumulation is of equal or greater magnitude to carbon stored in trees"...

The Accelerating Growth Rates of Central European Forest Stands (13 February 2015)
For the past 140 years they have been significantly increasing, and doing so in spite of extended periods of both acid rain and drought conditions...

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