Volume 23: May 2020

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Last 15 Postings
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...

Using Compost to Raise the CO2 Concentration and Increase Tomato Growth in a Greenhouse Setting
(15 May 2020)
The authors of this paper discuss a low-cost yet efficient means to raise the CO2 concentration in greenhouse farming, which procedure improved both the quantity and quality of cherry tomato plants investigated in this study...

Plant Growth Database (14 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 (Li et al., 2019b). To access the entire database, click here.
Impacts of Elevated CO2 on the Competition Between Invasive and Native Grasses (13 May 2020)
The results of this study reveal that "although invasive species are generally good competitors, they do not necessarily benefit from elevated CO2"...

Plant Growth Database (12 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 Foxtail Millet (Li et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.
Three Centuries of Hurricane Trends in Charleston, South Carolina, USA (11 May 2020)
Over the period 1670-2015, there has been no discernible chance in the overall number or return rates of hurricanes impacting the Charleston region. However, it appears that the number of major hurricanes has declined over the latter half of the record...

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Secondary Metabolites of Tea Plants
(8 May 2020)
In the future, it would appear that tea plants will benefit from CO2-induced increases in flavonoids, which will help improve plant defenses against environmental and biotic stresses while also enhancing plant quality...

Plant Growth Database (7 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.

A Meta-analysis on the Growth Response of Vegetables to CO2 Enrichment
(6 May 2020)
This new review paper concludes what we have been saying for decades here at CO2 Science, that rising CO2 stimulates crop productivities and yields, which stimulation will greatly assist in global food security efforts as the world's population rises in the years and decades ahead...

Plant Growth Database (5 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 Roselle (Ali et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

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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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