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Volume 18: April 2015
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Is Global Sea Level Responding as Predicted by Climate Models? (24 April 2015)
Has there been any recent real-world thermal expansion of Earth's ocean water and/or a melting of polar ice sheets due to global warming that may have led to enhanced rates of global sea level rise?...

Heat Resistance in Reef-Building Corals (23 April 2015)
The capabilities of these corals to withstand the future heat that is predicted to occur by current climate models appear to be much greater than what most researchers have ever thought...

Plant Growth Database (23 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 the Common Reed (Eller et al., 2014)...

A 4000-Year History of Climate Change in North Xinjiang, China (22 April 2015)
A new paleoclimate record demonstrates that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about Earth's current level of warmth...

Risks of Dying from Unusually Hot or Cold Weather in Australia (21 April 2015)
As is the case for pretty much all of the world, cold spells kill many more people than do warmer weather extremes...

Climate Model Inadequacies (Radiation) -- Summary (20 April 2015)
Try as they might, the world's climate modelers still fall short of the mark when it comes to correctly modeling earth's surface radiative energy balance and how it may be altered by anthropogenic CO2 emissions...

Ozone-Circulation Feedback: Its Effects on Climate Model Output (20 April 2015)
As the stratospheric ozone layer gradually rebuilds itself -- after society's inadvertent assault upon it -- we may expect it to equally gradually counteract the global warming potential of anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions...

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...

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