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Volume 19:  July 2016 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

The Greening of North California's Coastal Santa Cruz Mountains (29 July 2016)
Even in times of drought, the second-growth evergreen forests of the region -- which has a prior history of extensive forest logging -- continue to increase their cover of the land...

Human Mortality Due to Heat is NOT Rising! (29 July 2016)
Despite current temperatures rising to levels characterized by climate alarmists as unprecedented over the past two millennia or more, the relative risk of temperature-related human mortality events has not increased, which observation is just the opposite of what climate alarmist projections say it should be...

New Evidence That Reef Islands Can Repair Storm Wave Damage (27 July 2016)
Real-world observations clearly demonstrate that storm-battered reef islands can take a real beating, leading to a significant loss of area, only to come back even bigger and more stable than they were before...

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

Learning to Live in a Warming World: How Pool Frogs Do It (25 July 2016)
A new experimental finding suggests that if frogs can tolerate the heat of climate-model-predicted global warming, various other animal species may also be able to do so...

Mediterranean Europe's Fire History: Getting Better or Worse? (22 July 2016)
While climate models suggest worse, real-world data suggest better. So what's the latest scoop on the subject?...

Three-and-a-Half Centuries of Drought in Southwest China (22 July 2016)
It would appear that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations have had no measurable impact on drought in this region...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Arbuscular Mycorrhiza on Wheat Growth (21 July 2016)
In the future, the combined influence of arbuscular mycorrhizal symbiosis and elevated CO2 will improve the growth and production of this most important global food crop...

Has Global Warming Influenced Large-Scale Atmospheric Variability? (19 July 2016)
A short temporal-scale analysis might give the impression that it has, yet a more robust longer-term analysis reveals that it hasn't...

Plant Growth Database (19 July 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for a perennial herb (Sedum alfredii). To access the entire database, click here.

A CO2-Induced Increase in Subtropical North Atlantic Coccolithophore Abundance (15 July 2016)
Two decades of in situ data reveal these key primary producers are benefiting from rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations...

Problems Modelling Antarctic Ice Sheet and Southern Ocean Temps (15 July 2016)
Various biases in the current generation of CMIP5 climate models are shown to likely lead to significant erroneous estimates of future surface air temperature trends over the Antarctic Ice Sheet and the surrounding Southern Ocean...

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

Rising Atmospheric CO2 Improves the Growth and Harvest of Two Barley Cultivars (12 July 2016)
The world's fourth most important cereal crop will benefit from future increases in atmospheric CO2, especially under less-than-adequate water conditions...

The Validity of 3rd - 5th IPCC Climate Model Projections for China (11 July 2016)
Time marches on; but several aspects of climate model projections for China remain stuck in a mire of irresolvability...

Dying from Heat and Cold in Spain: Which is the Greater Killer? (8 July 2016)
Another study from another part of the world adds to the growing mountain of evidence that suggests that global warming is a life-sustaining phenomenon, which is just the opposite of what the world's climate alarmists continually claim...

Elevated CO2 Stimulates the Growth of Papaya (8 July 2016)
Regardless of sufficient or insufficient soil nitrogen, this "fruit of angels" appears poised to benefit from the ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2...

Modeling Tropical Cyclones: The Seemingly Never Ending Effort (6 July 2016)
Although much has been accomplished since the early efforts of the 1970s, modern models of tropical cyclones are still nowhere near where they need to be in order to be of much worth...

Effects of Free Air CO2 Enrichment on Soybean N, P and K Uptake (5 July 2016)
A two-year field study of soybeans conducted in northern China reveals the amazing power of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 concentration to not only boost the crop's productivity but to increase its essential nutrient concentrations as well...

Plant Growth Database (4 July 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Soybean (Bunce, 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Does Global Warming Cause Coastal Reef Islands to Disappear? (1 July 2016)
People who rely heavily on climate model projections typically claim that such is the case. Real-world data, on the other hand, suggest otherwise...