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Volume 18: April 2015
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In Defense of Fossil Fuels, CO2, Prosperity, and Skeptical Scientists (16 April 2015)
From Breitbart.com: The witch-hunting obsessions of the climate cult took them into the realm of total absurdity with March’s “Open Letter to Museums From Members of the Scientific Community,” which called upon museum administrators to begin refusing donations from the evil fossil-fuel industry...

"TO THE MUSEUMS OF SCIENCE AND NATURAL HISTORY" -- AN OPEN RESPONSE (16 April 2015)
CO2 Science is proud to host this open letter response to McCarthy-style demands that museums in the United States accept no charitable donations from companies involved with fossil fuels. Read the response and add your name to the letter...

Biases in Climate Model-Derived Surface Air Temperature Trends (16 April 2015)
We note yet another way in which the most advanced state-of-the-art climate models still fall short of where we all hope they would have been by now, in light of the vast amount of money and the large number of entire scientific careers that have been expended in developing climate models that are still plagued by numerous short-comings...

Plant Growth Database (16 April 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Zhu et al., 2014)...

The Impact of Stratospheric Ozone Recovery on Global Warming (15 April 2015)
A recent review of numerous studies suggests that the ongoing recovery of Earth's ozone layer could play a major role in putting the brakes on any future propensity of the planet to warm any more than it has already done...

Highlights of a Review of the Many Ways Corals Can Beat the Heat (15 April 2015)
Just as there is "more than one way to skin a cat," there are a number of ways by which Earth's corals may maintain their vitality in a potentially warming world...

Southern California Lizards Could Cope with Predicted Warming (14 April 2015)
They've done it before ... and they can likely do it again. A pair of California scientists show us how...

The Capabilities of an Intertidal Crab Along a Latitudinal Gradient (14 April 2015)
"Under a future scenario of warming oceans, the thermal safety margins of P. violaceus indicate that lower latitude populations can physiologically tolerate the ocean-warming scenarios projected by the IPCC for the end of the twenty-first century," which is truly good news for nature...

The Thermal Buffering Effect of Australia's Alpine Boulder Fields (13 April 2015)
Sometimes it's actually good to be stuck between a rock and a hard place...

Two Millennia of Climate Change & the Fiscal Well-Being of China (13 April 2015)
During relatively warm periods, the fiscal climate in China has generally been good, while in relatively cold periods it has generally been, well, not-so-good...

Interactive Effects of CO2 and Ozone on Birch Trees -- Summary (10 April 2015)
Trees grown in CO2-enriched air nearly always exhibit increased rates of photosynthesis and biomass production, while trees grown in ozone (O3)-enriched air tend to experience the opposite effects. So what happens when both of these trace constituents of the atmosphere increase together? This question is explored below with respect to birch trees...

A Recent Search for an OA Tipping Point of Coral Reef Calcifiers (9 April 2015)
When it comes to coral reef responses to dreaded ocean acidification, climate alarmist projections of their demise a few short decades (or even centuries) from now are unsupported by the findings of this paper. And scare stories of tipping points in which reefs reach a point of no return beyond which calcification declines accelerate are equally unsupported...

Plant Growth Database (9 April 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Indian Mustard (Seth and Misra, 2014)...

Strong Storms of the Little Ice Age on the Southern Coast of Brazil (8 April 2015)
A new paper provides more evidence for the reality of the Little Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as its increased storminess compared to that of the Medieval and Current Warm Periods...

A Recipe for the Survival of a Species of Frogs in a Warming World (8 April 2015)
Their legs are good for a whole lot more than merely providing the raw materials for a delicious dish at a ritzy restaurant...

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