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Volume 18: July 2015
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Dying from Heat and Cold in Various Countries Around the World (4 August 2015)
As demonstrated in this recent study, it seems pretty clear that any successful attempt to reverse or slow any potential increase in Earth's mean global temperature would likely come at a net cost of many human lives the world over, not a savings as President Obama recently claimed his Clean Power Plan would provide...

The President's Clean Power Plan is Built Upon a Pack of Lies (3 August 2015)
Today, President Obama unveiled his administration's latest initiative to combat climate change, the Clean Power Plan. Authored and overseen by the Environmental Protection Agency, the new program requires a national reduction in power plant carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions of 32 percent just a mere decade and a half from now. Such a mandate, in and of itself, is a Herculean task that can be debated as to whether or not it is even possible to accomplish, as forecasts from the Administration's own Department of Energy indicate ever more energy will be needed in the years and decades ahead -- a need that is unlikely to be met without expanding the production of energy from fossil fuel combustion...

Invasive Plants in a CO2 Enriched and Recently Warmed World (3 August 2015)
Have they been out-producing and thereby taking over the territories of indigenous plants? A study recently conducted in the United Kingdom provides an unexpected answer...

Ocean Acidification Database (3 August 2015)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Cobia [Rachycentron canadum] (Bignami et al., 2013; mean otolith area). To access the entire database, click here.

Do Small Populations Inhibit a Species Adaptability to Warming? (31 July 2015)
An inquisitive pair of researchers studied this question as it applies to six early-life-history traits that are known to be related to the individual fitness of salmonids (fishes of the Salmonidae family that include salmon, trout, grayling, and whitefish)...

Salinity Stress in Bermudagrass? Atmospheric CO2 to the Rescue! (30 July 2015)
As shown in this study, elevated CO2 alleviates a salinity-induced depression of various physiological parameters in Bermudagrass and promotes "osmotic adjustment through accumulation of soluble sugars, proline, and glycine betaine under salinity stress"...

Plant Growth Database (30 July 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Alecrim-do-campo (Mendes de Sa et al., 2014)...

Sea Level (Global Measurements) (29 July 2015)
Reams of real-world data, properly analyzed, provide convincing evidence that global sea level rise over the past century or so has been nowhere near as worrisome as the world's climate alarmists continue to claim it has been...

Errors in Modelling the South Indian Ocean Thermocline Dome (29 July 2015)
Reducing errors in CGCMs will improve climate simulation and prediction and increase confidence in their application for regional climate projection. But in light of the multiple problems that remain to be resolved -- and if past is prologue to the future -- that confidence may well be weakened, or possibly even shattered, before we're half-way there...

The Progressive Increase of the Urban Heat Islandís Influence on Temperature Records (28 July 2015)
The urban heat island's influence is not static. It changes over time and is likely inducing an ever-increasing warming bias on the temperature record, a bias that will only increase as the world's population continues to urbanize in the years and decades ahead. And, therefore, unless researchers routinely identify and remove this growing influence from the various temperature data bases used in global change studies, there will likely be a progressive overestimation of the influence of CO2 on the temperature record...

Subtropical Clouds and Meteorology in CMIP3 and CMIP5 Models (28 July 2015)
As time has progressed -- and as the climate-modelling enterprise has moved from CMIP3 to CMIP5 status -- some things have not improved. In fact, they have actually gotten a little worse...

A New Satellite-Derived Assessment of Net Continental CO2 Fluxes (27 July 2015)
Which continent is the greatest CO2 emitter? And which the greatest sequestering one? The answer may surprise you, and it presents a knotty problem for climate alarmists who are doing all they possibly can to get the nations of the Earth to come to a global agreement as to how to proceed to make the entire world a CO2-sequestering planet...

The State of Our Skill in Predicting Decadal-Scale Climate Change (24 July 2015)
It's clearly not so great. In fact, it's less than poor. And the study here reviewed gives a number of reasons why it seems destined to long remain the same...

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Atlantic Herring Larvae (23 July 2015)
It would appear that Atlantic herring larvae may well be able to tolerate the degree of ocean acidification induced by an atmospheric CO2 concentration fully 4.5 times greater than that of today!...

Plant Growth Database (23 July 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Pigeon Pea (Sreeharsha et al., 2015)...

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