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Volume 20: February 2017
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Benthic Foraminifers Fighting Extreme pH and Water Temperatures (22 February 2017)
Tiny marine organisms facing the fictional fury of mankind's burning of fossil fuels appear to be capable of weathering the fictional destruction that climate alarmists claim they will suffer...

Modelling Northern Hemisphere Atmospheric Blocking Systems (21 February 2017)
The authors of this study state that "the correct simulation of mid-latitude atmospheric blocking has always been a main concern since the earliest days of numerical modeling of Earth's atmosphere," and they further note that to this day, "blocking represents a considerable source of error for general circulation models from both a numerical weather prediction and a climate perspective," which facts suggest we may well be stuck in "this day" for a long time to come...

Likely Effects of Ocean Acidification on Undulated Surf Clams (20 February 2017)
Although there are a couple of significant negative effects, there are several more positive effects...

Plant Growth Database (20 February 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for the total plant dry matter 38 days after planting of well-watered and fertilized Corn plants grown in controlled environment chambers under water stress (Wijewardana et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

A Brief History of Tree Growth in Tibetan Plateau Alpine Forests (17 February 2017)
The new study reveals an incredible increase in the growth rates of the forests...

Bamboos Exposed to Elevated CO2 and Ozone: How Do They Do? (16 February 2017)
They do quite well. In fact, they do very well. And they should continue to do so for many years - if not centuries and millennia - to come...

Some Significant Shortcomings of Current CMIP5 Climate Models (15 February 2017)
The researcher who describes them also describes how they can be overcome by a new model of his own making...

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Enhances Crop Water Use Efficiency (14 February 2017)
A new study of the subject provides substantial hope that the well-documented phenomenon will enable humanity to adequately feed itself -- and to do it even better than it does now -- in a CO2-enriched world of the future...

Plant Growth Database (13 February 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Wang et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

How Four Plant Species of Australia Respond to Declining Rainfall (10 February 2017)
It is believed by many that a decline in rainfall must ultimately drive various plant species from regions where they currently are found. But such may not always be the case. In fact, it may well be the exception...

An Encouraging Future for the Southern Rock Lobster (10 February 2017)
Settlement data reveal this benthic marine species has the potential to adapt to a wide range of climate conditions, suggestive of a resilient future...

A Host of Problems Associated with CMIP3 and 5 Climate Models (8 February 2017)
One would think that by now such problems would be few and far between; but the authors of this revealing paper suggest that nothing could be further from the truth...

One Thousand Years of Summer Temperatures in Northeastern Canada (7 February 2017)
Once again, a long-term temperature records places modern warmth in its proper context...

Plant Growth Database (6 February 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (grain yield; Wang et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on Two Grassland Species Grown in a Phosphorus-deficient Soil (3 February 2017)
The results of this experiment foretell good fortunes for both species in the years and decades to come, courtesy of rising atmospheric CO2...

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