Volume 22: November 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


Elevated CO2 Reduces Cadmium Toxicity in a Freshwater Macrophyte
(11 November 2019)
High levels of cadmium found in freshwater bodies is detrimental to the growth and survival of many aquatic plant species. But, as the air's CO2 concentration rises in the years and decades ahead, plants will be less susceptible to these growth-retarding influences, courtesy of positive CO2-induced photosynthetic and oxidative enhancements...
Improved Potato Plant Growth and Yield Under Elevated CO2 (8 November 2019)
A doubling of CO2 from 400 to 800 ppm induced tuber dry matter increases of 77% and 166% in two cultivars...

The Response of Faba Bean to Elevated CO2 and Soil Water Content
(7 November 2019)
In the future, rising atmospheric CO2 will greatly stimulate the growth and yield of faba bean, especially in regions prone to water-stress. And with greater soil water contents thanks to CO2-induced enhancements in plant water-use efficiencies, the quality of faba bean harvest may also improve, especially in water-stressed regions, as the seed N concentration rises under elevated CO2 in consequence of increasing soil water content...

Plant Growth Database
(7 November 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Broccoli (Teawkul and Hwang, 2018). To access the entire database, click here.


CO2-induced Plant Productivity and Yield Increases (6 November 2019)
Watch the newest video segment in our Greening of Planet Earth Confirmed video series discussing a near-ubiquitous benefit of rising atmospheric CO2...

Save U.S. Coal Campaign
(6 November 2019)
For the U.S. coal industry to survive, the CO2 Endangerment Finding must be repealed quickly. Please take the time to read about and join our efforts to Save U.S. Coal. There is no time to lose!

Plant Growth Database
(6 November 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Butea (Singh et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.
The Combined Impact of Elevated CO2 and Cold Temperature Stress on Spring Wheat (4 November 2019)
Low temperature stress during the reproductive stage of wheat can induce yield losses of 10% or more. Fortunately, higher levels of atmospheric CO2 help to mitigate the damages caused by cold temperatures, thereby minimizing those losses...
This C4 Plant Responds to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Like a C3 Plant (1 November 2019)
Elevated CO2 differentially expressed a number of genes in foxtail millet to allow it to increase its growth and yield similar to that observed in C3 plants...
The Response of Rice to Elevated CO2, Temperature and Drought Stress (31 October 2019)
Compared to rice plants growing in a treatment regime of ambient CO2, ambient temperature and late-season drought stress, plants subjected to a combination of elevated CO2, elevated temperature and late-season drought stress produced yields that were 26-42% greater, demonstrating the power of this miracle molecule to overcome environmental stress...

Plant Growth Database
(31 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 Cantaloupe (Bishop et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Not-so-favorable Outcome of Reducing Atmospheric CO2
(30 October 2019)
Do you ever wonder what the impact would be if policy makers regulated CO2 emissions so as to actually reduce the CO2 concentration of the atmosphere? A new study provides a glimpse of one of the likely impacts of such a policy goal, and it is not pretty...

Plant Growth Database
(29 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 Strawberry (Bishop et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interaction of Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Supply on Wheat Grain Yield
(28 October 2019)
Whereas elevated CO2 had a significant, positive effect on photosynthesis and growth, no significant impact was noted for nitrogen supply treatment, nor was there any significant interaction between CO2 level and nitrogen supply...

The Combined Effects of Elevated CO2 and Warming on the Soil Water Content of a Mixed-prairie Grassland
(25 October 2019)
Not only did elevated CO2 enhance the soil water content, it reduced its temporal variability. And when combined with elevated temperature, elevated CO2 was able to overpower the negative impacts of warming and still reduced soil water content below that observed in the control treatment, as well as reduce its temporal variability. These observations are a win-win for the future growth and vitality of terrestrial grasslands...

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