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Volume 19:  April 2016 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Projecting the Impacts of Rising CO2 on Future Crop Yields in Germany (29 April 2016)
The results of this model-based study for future crop production in Germany fall in line with the previous work of Idso (2013), both of which studies reveal that any policy prescription designed to limit the future upward trajectory of atmospheric CO2 concentrations will have very real, and potentially serious, repercussions for global food security...

The Future of Earth's Coral Reefs in Remote Regions of the World (29 April 2016)
An important new study suggests that remote coral reefs have the ability to recover rapidly from extreme heat-induced reductions in their normal growth rates...

Simulated Future Wheat Yields in the Azarbaijan Region of Iran (28 April 2016)
A new study of the effects of projected changes in atmospheric CO2 concentration, agricultural technology and climate reports significant positive results for the production of wheat in northwest Iran...

CMIP5 Models Predict the Future of the Northwest Atlantic Ocean (27 April 2016)
The question remains, however: just how much faith can one put in their projections?...

Plant Growth Database (27 April 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Mulberry (Sekhar et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

The Unstoppable CO2-Induced Greening of the Earth Continues (26 April 2016)
Quite the opposite of what the world's climate alarmists contend should be happening to Earth's vegetation, rising atmospheric CO2 enrichment is proving to be a tremendous biospheric benefit, overpowering the many real and negative influences that society and nature have inflicted upon it over the past four decades...

18th Century to 2013 Precipitation Trends Over Earth's Land Mass (26 April 2016)
Over such a sizeable time interval and global land mass, one would expect to see a significant CO2-induced change - one way or the other - in global precipitation, but only if the historical and still-ongoing rise in the air's CO2 concentration has anything to do with it...

Ocean Acidification Database (26 April 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Coral Stonewort [Chara tomentosa]. To access the entire database, click here.

Cool Grasshoppers Beat the Heat of Warming Via Their Ingenuity (25 April 2016)
Plain old common sense appears to be working overtime in a species of grasshopper that is normally adapted to cool conditions, but which sometimes experiences significant periods of abnormal heat...

Atlantic Coccolithophores Thrive as the Air's CO2 Content Rises (22 April 2016)
Ocean acidification driven by atmospheric CO2 enrichment is claimed by many of the world's climate alarmists to lead to reduced rates of calcification in plant and animal species that have the ability to perform this function. But is this really so?...

A Historic Perspective on the Greenland Ice Sheet and its Contribution to Global Sea Level (21 April 2016)
A glacial-interglacial perspective reveals there is nothing about the present volume of the ice sheet to indicate that CO2-induced climate change is having any significant effect on it or global sea level...

The Ability of Tropical Reef Fish to Acclimate to Global Warming (21 April 2016)
Not only can they do it; they can do it amazingly rapidly...

Never-Ending Biases of Models Projecting Tropical Climate Change (20 April 2016)
Ever learning, but never quite acquiring the knowledge needed to get their field of study to where it needs to be in terms of correctness and applicability throughout earth's tropical land and ocean regions, two climate modelers report on where their enterprise currently stands in this regard...

Plant Growth Database (20 April 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Red Spruce (Major et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Aerial CO2 Enrichment Turns a Air Pollutant into an Air Fertilizer (19 April 2016)
Who would ever have thought that such a transformation was possible? Apparently, five Japanese scientists did. And they went on to prove it ... at least in the case of two species of Japanese oak trees...

Ocean Acidification Database (19 April 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Red Rock Shrimp [Lysmata californica]. To access the entire database, click here.

Assessing the Likely Future Status of Forests in the United States (18 April 2016)
All things considered -- especially the many biological benefits of atmospheric CO2 enrichment -- the country's forests may confidently be expected to live long and prosper!...

Community Earth System Model version 1 (CESM1) Problems (15 April 2016)
Another climate modelling enterprise continues to struggle to keep its head above water as it attempts to produce reliable projections of earth's future climate...

Dying from Heat and Cold in Madrid: Which Extreme Dominates? (14 April 2016)
As is being recognized in many places around the world, cold-induced deaths are far more common than are heat-induced deaths. And in studying the nature of 20th-century global warming, we learn that it has been of the type that by this means reduces human mortality, as is dramatically documented in the study of Diaz et al. (2015) for Madrid, Spain...

Parental Passage of Thermal Tolerance on to Juvenile Sea Cucumbers (13 April 2016)
In a future world of warmer temperatures, sea cucumbers should have no problem adapting to the heat, thanks to transgenerational benefits derived from their progenitors...

Plant Growth Database (13 April 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Corn (Vanaja et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Coral Bleaching is Not a Tell-Tale Sign of Imminent Extinction (13 April 2016)
Fear is the tool of choice of many climate alarmists, who seem to be working overtime these days in an effort to persuade the public to support legislation to combat dangerous climate change, which they claim will occur unless CO2 emissions are drastically reduced. And after nearly two decades of over-predicting global warming (there has been little to no global warming since the late 1990s), they are getting awfully desperate in their attempts to convince the public that there is an imminent climate catastrophe on the horizon...

Two Centuries of Moisture Trends on the Eastern Mongolian Plateau (12 April 2016)
If CO2-induced climate change is having any impact, it is not patently obvious, as recent moisture deviations fall well within the bounds of natural variability...

Ocean Acidification Database (12 April 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Giant Kelp [Macrocystis pyrifera] (Fernández et al., 2015; photosynthetic rate). To access the entire database, click here.

A 2,000 Year Record of Hydrologic Variability for Northern Italy (11 April 2016)
Is there anything unusual in the record that would suggest a CO2-induced influence?...

Evaluating Community Earth System Model (CESM) Performance (8 April 2016)
It is becoming rather embarrassing -- or at least it should be -- to find the number of significant failures in state-of-the-art climate models penetrating a goodly distance into the double-digit range. And the CESM is no exception...

The Long-term Variability of Floods and Droughts in California (7 April 2016)
Historic records reveal a greater degree of natural hydrologic variability than that seen in the instrumental record...

Coral Calcification in the Face of Large Temperature Variations (7 April 2016)
Studies of real-world corals exposed to real-world temperature changes demonstrate that in many instances the corals are able to do what they need to do, to not only survive, but to live long and prosper...

How Sponges Growing in Turbid Low-Light Conditions Survive (6 April 2016)
A new study highlights "the ability of some sponge species to acclimate to changes in light levels as a result of increased turbidity"...

Plant Growth Database (6 April 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Black Spruce (Major et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

The Subtropical Ridge as Represented in CMIP5 Climate Models (5 April 2016)
In analyzing this particular aspect of climate modeling, five Australian researchers discovered that the most up-to-date climate models are unable to represent it very well, with a number of unfortunate consequences for rainfall projections in the southeast part of their country...

Ocean Acidification Database (5 April 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is a copepod [Acartia grami ] (Isari et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Rapid Genetic Response of a Common Forb to Warming and Drought (4 April 2016)
Evolution was once thought to be a very long and tedious process. But new studies of responses of plants to atmospheric CO2 enrichment are demonstrating that, when required, it can sometimes proceed with previously unimagined speed...

Yields and Antioxidants of Cabbage and Lettuce in CO2-Enriched Air (1 April 2016)
What do you think would happen if cabbage and lettuce plants were grown in air containing anywhere from 2.5 to 7.5 times more carbon dioxide than the air of today? Read on to find the answer...