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Volume 21: November 2018
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Proof that Corals are Adapting to Warming Temperatures (12 November 2018)
Identical studies conducted nearly five decades apart under "identical methodology, location, seawater system, and observer" reveal that alarmist predictions of an ensuing collapse and end to coral reefs from rising global temperatures should not be taken too seriously...

The Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Nutritional Quality of Vegetables (9 November 2018)
A new meta-analysis reveals that CO2-induced plant nutritional enhancements far outweigh any CO2-induced plant nutritional declines. Thus, it can reasonably be concluded that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will yield future health benefits to both human and animal plant consumers...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Wheat Powdery Mildew Disease (8 November 2018)
If temperatures and/or the atmosphere's CO2 concentration rise in the future, the negative impacts of wheat powdery mildew disease on wheat production will be reduced. And that reduction will help to curtail the wheat production demands of the ever-growing global population...

Ocean Acidification and Warming Benefit an Arctic Primary Producer (7 November 2018)
Clearly, many marine species will benefit and thrive under future climate change scenarios, as illustrated by the picoeukaryote examined here...

Plant Growth Database (6 November 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Pepper (Individual fruit weight at harvest; Li et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

A Six-Decade Analysis of Growing Season Temperature Change in Illinois (5 November 2018)
It would appear that climate alarmists have got it backwards, for not only has the extra CO2 that has been added to the atmosphere during this time period directly stimulated crop production and yield, it has also likely induced an era of more favorable growing season temperatures. And that is a win-win situation for ensuring the future food security of the planet!...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on Plant-Insect Interactions (2 November 2018)
A combination of three experiments reveal that elevated CO2 has no overall impact on the relationship between a predatory hoverfly, its herbivore prey (an aphid), and an herbivore-infected plant...

The Resilience of Juvenile Rockfish to Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia (1 November 2018)
Being regularly exposed to large fluctuations in pCO2 and dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in their natural seagrass bed environment, rockfish have likely developed adaptive strategies to cope with broad ranges of pCO2 and DO levels that are predicted to occur in the future...

The Combined Effects of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Two Wheat Cultivars (31 October 2018)
According to the authors of this study, the "positive role of CO2 in enhancing photosynthesis of wheat is expected to counteract the negative effect of increase in temperature." And most individuals would consider that consequence an encouraging outcome when it comes to meeting future food security needs...

Plant Growth Database (30 October 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Lentil (Bourgault et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Response of Maize to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (29 October 2018)
It would appear that maize is carbon-limited at the present-day atmospheric CO2 concentration and will experience larger than anticipated grain enhancements similar to those observed for C3 crops as the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere rises in the future...

Ocean Acidification Enhances the Resilience of Marine Diatoms (26 October 2018)
Elevated CO2 appears to be much more of an asset than a liability when it comes to ensuring the future vitality of marine diatom primary production...

The Positive Response of a Permanent Grassland to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (25 October 2018)
Seventeen years of atmospheric CO2 enrichment reveal significant grassland increases in total aboveground biomass, which positive response was not attenuated with time...

The Interactive Effects of CO2 and Phosphorus Supply on Two Wheat Varieties (24 October 2018)
Elevated CO2 concentrations are able to not only mitigate plant carbon limitations, but to also help alleviate the stress of low P. And that feat has great implications for the future of global agriculture, especially in regions where P is limiting on farmland soils...

Plant Growth Database (23 October 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Onion (Bettoni et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

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