Learn how plants respond to higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations

How does rising atmospheric CO2 affect marine organisms?

Click to locate material archived on our website by topic


The Specter of Species Extinction
Will Global Warming Decimate Earth's Biosphere?

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

I.  INTRODUCTION

II.  PHYSIOLOGICAL REASONS FOR REJECTING THE CO2-INDUCED GLOBAL WARMING EXTINCTION HYPOTHESIS
    A.  THE ADAPTABILITY OF PLANTS TO RISING TEMPERATURE
    B.  THE EXTRA HELP PROVIDED BY RISING ATMOSPHERIC CO2
    CONCENTRATIONS

III.  MORE CLIMATE-ALARMIST CLAIMS OF EXTINCTION

IV.  OUR APPRAISAL OF THE ROOT ET AL. (2003) STUDY

V.  ROOT ET AL.'S TIER 1 STUDIES
    T1.1 -- POUNDS ET AL. (1999)
    T1.2 -- HILL ET AL. (1999)
    T1.3 -- HILL ET AL. (2001)
    T1.4 -- PARMESAN ET AL. (1999)
    T1.5 -- THOMAS AND LENNON (1999)
    T1.6 -- PROP ET AL. (1998)
    T1.7 -- GRABHERR ET AL. (1994)
    T1.8 -- PAULI ET AL. (1996)
    T1.9 -- KULLMAN (2001)
    T1.10 -- VESPERINAS ET AL. (2001)
    T1.11 -- VAN HERK ET AL. (2002)

VI.  ROOT ET AL.'S TIER 2 STUDIES
    T2.1 -- EMSLIE ET AL. (1998)
    T2.2 -- POLLARD ET AL. (1995)
    T2.3 -- OTT (2001)
    T2.4 -- THOMAS ET AL. (2001)
    T2.5 -- SOUTHWARD ET AL. (1995)
    T2.6 -- MESHINEV ET AL. (2000)
    T2.7 -- WALTHER (2000)
    T2.8 -- WARDLE AND COLEMAN (1992)
    T2.9 -- CATLING (1996)
    T2.10 -- FORD (1996)
    T2.11 -- FREY (2002)
    T2.12 -- FREY (1992)
    T2.13 -- NEHRING (1998)

VII.  DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS OF ROOT ET AL.'S TIER 1 AND TIER 2 STUDIES

VIII.  OUR APPRAISAL OF THE PARMESAN AND YOHE (2003) STUDY

IX.  PARMESAN AND YOHE'S ADDITIONAL STUDIES
    PY.1 -- SMITH ET AL. (1999)
    PY.2 -- GRABHERR ET AL. (1995)
    PY.3 -- SAGARIN ET AL. (1999)
    PY.4 -- BEAUGRAND ET AL. (2002)
    PY.5 -- HERSTEINSSON AND MACDONALD
    PY.6 -- HOLBROOK ET AL. (1997)
    PY.7 -- STURM ET AL. (2001)
    PY.8 -- SMITH (1994)
    PY.9 -- PARMESAN (1996)
    PY.10 -- PAYETTE ET AL. (1989)
    PY.11 -- ROSS ET AL. (1994)
    PY.12 -- JOHNSON (1994)

X.  DISCUSSION OF THE RESULTS OF PARMESAN AND YOHE'S ADDITIONAL STUDIES

XI.  DISCUSSION OF REAL-WORLD OBSERVATIONS

XII.  CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES