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Water-Use and Growth of Trees in Italian and Chilean Mountains (26 March 2015)
Beech trees have benefited greatly from 20th century increases in carbon dioxie and temperature, which is just the opposite of what climate alarmists continue to claim should be happening in response to increases in these two parameters...

Plant Growth Database (26 March 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sunflower (Pal et al., 2014)...

Violence in Sub-Saharan Africa: Is It Driven by Climate Change? (25 March 2015)
Climate alarmists would have us believe that it is, primarily because they say it is. However, a recent search for such a connection suggests otherwise...

The Effect of Ocean Acidification on the Growth Rates of Diatoms (25 March 2015)
The results of a study examining the impacts of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations on the growth rates of oceanic diatoms demonstrates that nature itself is fully capable of bringing to pass what the world's climate alarmists say they want to achieve through a host of global (and binding) regulatory actions ... but which - as hard as they may try - they never will even come close to achieving...

The Changing Vegetation of Northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa (24 March 2015)
Despite all the negativity that climate alarmists spew forth about the catastrophic consequences of atmospheric CO2 enrichment, study after study continues to reveal a growing host of positive biospheric consequences, not the least of which is the ongoing and unstoppable "greening of the Earth," another fine example of which is provided by two South African scientists...

Temperature Trends in Pakistan's Middle and Lower Indus Basin (24 March 2015)
Although temperatures there have risen somewhat over the past four decades, they have done so in a most favorable way...

CMIP5 Modelling of Precipitation in Arid and Semiarid Regions (24 March 2015)
In the words of the authors themselves, "model simulations of precipitation seem to still have a long way to go"...

The Effects of Extreme Weather Events on Ectothermic Species (20 March 2015)
In a study that encompassed the whole of the Netherlands and was based on data acquired over the last 20 years, it was demonstrated that weather extremes did not have any detectable negative effects on four different groups of organisms...

Despite Wildfire, Australia's Carbon Sink Likely to Grow in the Future (20 March 2015)
The authors of this study conclude that "direct CO2 effects increase woody cover, water-use efficiency and productivity, such that carbon storage is increased by 8.5-14.8 Pg C [by 2100] compared to simulations in which CO2 is held constant at modern values"...

CMIP5 Ensemble Biases in the Southeast Tropical Atlantic (20 March 2015)
When climate model biases have biases of their own, things can get a little complicated (to say the least)...

Plant Growth Database (20 March 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for the Keruing Kerut tree (Tomimatsu et al., 2014)...

Warm Biases and Climate Change Amplification in CMIP5 Models (18 March 2015)
There seems to be no end to the different types of biases that exist in state-of-the-art climate models. Here are a couple more...

Cold-Season Storms and Extreme River Flooding in Belarus (17 March 2015)
Warming over and around Belarus since 1949 has led to a decrease of spring streamflow and a reduction in the number of extreme spring floods...

How Phytoplankton Adapt to Ocean Acidification and Warming (17 March 2015)
A new study of the globally-important phytoplankton species Emiliania huxleyi provides some significant insights that defy this pair of climate-alarmist-denominated threats to the inhabitants of the world's oceans...

Ocean Acidification (Effects on Marine Animals: Bivalves) -- Summary (16 March 2015)
As the air's CO2 content rises in response to ever-increasing anthropogenic CO2 emissions, and as more and more carbon dioxide therefore dissolves in the surface waters of the world's oceans, theoretical reasoning suggests the pH values of the planet's oceanic waters should be gradually dropping. The IPCC and others postulate that this chain of events, commonly referred to as ocean acidification, will cause great harm -- and possibly death -- to marine life in the decades and centuries to come. However, as ever more pertinent evidence accumulates, a much more optimistic viewpoint is emerging. Such optimism is the focus of this summary examining the effects of ocean acidification on bivalves...

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