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The Broad View of Holocene Climate from the Swedish Scandes: What does it reveal about the uniqueness (or not!) of the warmth of the Current Warm Period?
Subject Index Summary
Biospheric Productivity (Asia: China, Deserts): It would appear that in response to the supposedly most dramatic global warming of the past two millennia - which is claimed to have been driven by the even more unprecedented concomitant increase in atmospheric CO2 concentration - vegetation in China's deserts appears to have fared remarkably well.
On the Origin of Extreme Climatic Events: Do they require extreme forcings?
Modeling the Tibetan Plateau Summer Monsoon: How well has it been done via CMIP5 simulations?
Atmospheric Blocking in the Northern Hemisphere: How well is it represented by state-of-the-art CMIP5 climate models?
Corals and Fleshy Algae: Living Together in a Future World???: How might it be done?
Tropical Tree Seedlings in a Warming World: What are their chances of surviving?
Effects of Elevated CO2 and O3 on Prairie Voles' Feeding & Growth: What are they? ... and how bad are they?
Plant Growth Database
Our latest results of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature are: Barley (Wang et al., 2013) and Soybean (Li et al., 2013).
The Positive Externalities of Carbon Dioxide: Estimating the Monetary Benefits of Rising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations on Global Food Production: Several analyses have been conducted to estimate potential monetary damages of the rising atmospheric CO2 concentration. Few, however, have attempted to investigate its monetary benefits. This study addresses this discrepancy by providing a quantitative estimate of the direct monetary benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on both historic and future global crop production. Results indicate that the annual total monetary value of the increase in the air's CO2 content (since the inception of the Industrial Revolution) for world crop production grew from about $18.5 billion in 1961 to over $140 billion by 2011, reaching the staggering sum of $3.2 trillion over the 50-year time period from 1961-2011. And projecting the monetary value of this positive externality forward in time reveals that it will bestow an additional $9.8 trillion on crop production between now and 2050.
World Temperatures Database
Back by popular demand and upgraded to allow patrons more choices to plot and view the data, we reintroduce the World Temperatures section of our website. Here, users may plot temperatures for the entire globe or regions of the globe. A newly added feature allows patrons the ability to plot up to six independent datasets on the same graph. Try it today. World Temperatures Database.
Climate Change Reconsidered
The 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change: We provide a link to this report as a courtesy and encourage all to download and read it. The 2011 Interim Report presents an overview of the research on climate change that has appeared since publication of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Research published before 2009 was included if it did not appear in the 2009 report or provides context for the new research. Nearly all of the research summarized here appeared in peer-reviewed science journals.
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