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Volume 22: February 2019
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Last 15 Postings

Atoll Island Stability in the Face of Climate Change (15 February 2019)
Despite model-based claims to the contrary, small island States are in no danger of drowning from rapidly rising seas caused by CO2-induced global warming...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on a Red Macroaglae Under Low Light Conditions (14 February 2019)
Results of this study reveal that "ocean acidification can alleviate the negative effect of low light conditions on the growth of P. yezoensis, suggesting that the primary productivity of this algae will benefit from the increase in CO2 in the future"...

The Interaction Between Elevated CO2 and Drought on Sweet Potato (13 February 2019)
It should come as no surprise to regular readers of CO2 Science that elevated CO2 ameliorates the adverse effects of drought stress on this key food crop...

Plant Growth Database (12 February 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Cacao Tree (Lahive et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Future Forest Response to Rising Atmospheric CO2 and Climate Change in Northwest China (11 February 2019)
Forest managers should be excited about the 37% increase in forest net primary productivity predicted for this region of northwest China by 2050, courtesy of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations and forecasted accompanying changes in climate...

Transgenerational Acclimation to Warming of a Reef Fish (8 February 2019)
It is becoming ever so clear that predictions of widespread animal extinctions due to global warming are unlikely to occur. Millions of years of evolution have given them the inherent ability to adapt to almost any environmental change they could realistically face...

A CO2-Induced Enhancement of Peatland Carbon Sequestration (7 February 2019)
A 400 ppm enhancement of atmospheric CO2 boosted the biomass production of three Sphagnum species by 43, 101 and 130 percent, while simultaneously increasing their CO2 sink strength by a factor of three...

Improved Water Use of Four Desert Species Under Elevated CO2 (6 February 2019)
Atmospheric CO2 enrichment up to 1600 ppm improved plant water use efficiencies by up to a whopping 412 percent!...

Plant Growth Database (5 February 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thale Cress (Dhami et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Diurnal Temperature Range on Stroke Mortality in China (4 February 2019)
The percent increase in stroke mortality from a one degree rise in diurnal temperature range on cold days is more than five times greater than that observed on hot days...

Response of a Mediterranean Red Algae to Ocean Acidification (1 February 2019)
Relative growth rates of this calcifying macroalgae increased by nearly 50% in the low seawater pH treatment, suggesting that ocean acidification will not negatively impact this particular species...

Rice Lodging Resistance Improved By Elevated CO2 (31 January 2019)
The yield-reducing bending and buckling of rice plants that often occurs due to strong winds and/or rain will likely be reduced in the future, courtesy of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations...

Temperature-related Human Mortality in Taiwan (30 January 2019)
The relative risk of human mortality due to cold temperatures is much larger than that due to hot weather...

Plant Growth Database (29 January 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Ingvordsen et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

The Influence of Farmer Adaptation in Maize Production Projections (28 January 2019)
Future projections of food production will be much closer to the mark if they account for farmer adaptation and the growth-enhancing effects of CO2 fertilization; for when they do, they paint a much more optimistic future of food security...

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