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Volume 19: January 2016
New material posted nearly every day!

Last 15 Postings

CO2 Enrichment of the Air Reduces Spring Dust Storms in China (5 February 2016)
The two global environmental changes that are the result of the Industrial Revolution have been combining their individual influences to enhance the growth and development of the planet's plant life for quite some time now...

Do Scientists Suppress Uncertainty in the Climate Change Debate? (4 February 2016)
They do, which finding is both saddening and shameful...

Problems of CMIP5 Models Representing African Easterly Waves (3 February 2016)
Is there no end to the problems encountered by today's most up-to-date state-of-the-art climate models? Another new study adds to the growing number of scientific papers that suggest that the answer to this question is (so far) apparently not!...

The Ability of Rare Eucalypt Species to Cope with Global Warming (2 February 2016)
The author of an intriguing new study of the subject describes an often overlooked way of assessing the survivability of various plant species in earth's oft-postulated warmer future that is predicted by numerous global climate models...

Four Centuries of Summer Temperatures in Coastal Northern Japan (1 February 2016)
Despite the incessant cry of climate alarmists that temperatures are rising to unprecedented levels due to increased concentrations of CO2 in the atmosphere, temperatures in the northern coastal region of Japan have remained relatively stable over the past four centuries...

Four Centuries of Spring Temperatures in Nepal (29 January 2016)
If rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2 are having any impact at all on Earth's climate, that impact it is certainly not manifest in this record...

Precipitation and Pacific Storm Track Problems in CMIP5 Models (29 January 2016)
As climate models continue to be refined in chronological groupings, analyses of their hoped-for improvements are likewise sought and described in the scientific literature, which in the case described here focuses on precipitation in CMIP5 models...

Seed Longevity of Alpine Snowbed Plants in a Warmer World (27 January 2016)
How might it be affected by a good dose of global warming? That is the question that Bernareggi et al. pose for themselves - and answer - in this intriguing study...

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Increases Fatty Acids in Larval Fish (26 January 2016)
Is that a good thing or is it a bad thing? Read on to find the answer...

Forty-five Years of Extremely Intense Worldwide Hurricane Data (25 January 2016)
What is the current status of category 4 and 5 hurricanes the world over? Is it increasing, decreasing or staying about the same?...

Local Biofuel Production for Rural Electrification (22 January 2016)
Is it a match made in Heaven? Or is there a dark side to the marriage? A new study of the subject analyzes both potentialities...

The Effects of Elevated CO2 on Two Coffee Cultivars (21 January 2016)
Compliments of rising atmospheric CO2, in the future you can have a larger cup of coffee and drink it too!...

Another 100 Year CMIP5 Hindcast of Temperature and Precipitation (20 January 2016)
In spite of all that has been accomplished over several decades of dedicated work, the climate models of today still fall short of accomplishing all that their developers had hoped they would someday be able to do...

Maize Yield vs Asian Corn Borer Activity in CO2 Enriched Air (19 January 2016)
With rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations enhancing maize productivity, while at the same time reducing Asian corn borer activity, things look good, indeed, for the future of this important global food and forage crop...

RIP Robert M. Carter (19 January 2016)
It is with a sad heart that I note the passing of my dear friend and colleague Bob Carter. Bob suffered a heart attack over a week ago and today (Jan 19), surrounded by family, he passed on from this mortal life. He was 74 years old...

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