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Volume 21: April 2018
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Last 15 Postings

Four Decades of Bird Range Change Along an Altitudinal Gradient (26 April 2018)
Warming of the Adirondack region of the United States over the past 40 years has led to increased bird species richness and a general expansion and upslope shift in their ranges, which findings are a far cry from the concerns of climate alarmists who predict the birds' extinction from being pushed off the tops of their altitudinal ranges due to rising temperatures!...

The Exceptional Resilience of Oyster Reefs to Sea Level Rise (25 April 2018)
Sea levels would need to rise more than ten times their present rate before potentially becoming problematic to oyster reef habitats, a rate (and fate) that will never occur even under the worst case scare scenarios of global warming...

Plant Growth Database (24 April 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Mitterbauer et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Irradiance on Tomato (23 April 2018)
Not only does elevated CO2 improve photosynthesis at constant irradiance values, it does it under fluctuating irradiances as well...

The Tolerance of a Scleractinian Coral to Ocean Acidification and Warming (20 April 2018)
Despite spending 1.5 months in a seawater environment that was 1-2°C above long-term summer maximum values and a seawater pH 0.3 unit lower than normal, this coral species experienced improved physiological performance!...

The Response of a Phytoplankton Species to Warming in a Field Setting (19 April 2018)
Results of this study indicate that phytoplankton have the capability to adapt and thrive under warmer temperatures in the real world...

Twelve Decades of Flooding in Fiji Show No Anthropogenic Influence (18 April 2018)
The authors of this study analyze a 122-year record of major floods, finding there has been no increase in their frequency or severity...

Plant Growth Database (17 April 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thank Cress (Jauregui et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Juvenile Sea Wrasse (16 April 2018)
As with other fish species, the ocellated wrasse appears to benefit from ocean acidification-demonstrating no difference in behavioral response to a predatory cue while experiencing an increase in somatic growth, the combination of which phenomena will likely help the wrasse to avoid predation...

Elevated CO2 Enhances the Early Spring Growth of Birch Trees (13 April 2018)
Elevated CO2 increases the rate of development of the trees' photosynthetic apparatus, helping to thereby accelerate their photosynthetic capacity by several days...

Elevated CO2 Improves the Growth of a Tropical Diatom Community (12 April 2018)
Three separate experiments confirm that ocean acidification -- or more correctly ocean carbonation -- increases the photosynthesis and growth of an important tropical diatom community in the Arabian Sea...

The Influence of Extreme Temperatures on Respiratory Morbidity in China (11 April 2018)
The relative risk of having to make an emergency department health visit for respiratory-related issues is greater during cold spells than during heat waves...

Plant Growth Database (10 April 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Yam grown at elevated summer temperatures (Thinh et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Improves the Net Photosynthesis and Water Use Efficiency of Soybean (9 April 2018)
Even under severe drought conditions, elevated CO2 is able to fully ameliorate the negative impacts of this stress...

Which is the Most Accurate Satellite-Derived Temperature Dataset? (6 April 2018)
A new study analyses and compares the works of four independent research teams, finding that the University of Alabama's record is likely the most accurate, displaying a warming trend since 1979 that is nearly a factor of three smaller than model projections for the tropical mid-troposphere...

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