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Volume 19:  September 2016 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Warming May Induce Predatory Beetles to Eat More Pest Beetles (30 September 2016)
Higher than normal temperatures induce some species of beetles to devour the larvae of other species of beetles that would otherwise be found to be devouring significant amounts of various agricultural crops...

Barley Protein Production in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer World (29 September 2016)
The study of the subject rolls ever onward, as scientists dig ever deeper into the heart of the matter...

Solar Activity Modulates the Frequency of Central European Floods (28 September 2016)
In terms of both annual and multi-centennial timeframes, what occurs on the sun has significant impacts on both the occurrence and nature of floods here on earth...

Plant Growth Database (28 September 2016)
Our latest posting of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for well-fertilized barley plants grown in controlled environment chambers under a reduced (33% less) supply of water (Schmid et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

A New Refutation of Dangerous CO2-Induced Global Warming (27 September 2016)
Climate alarmists predict a dire future for billions of earth's inhabitants, while real-world data suggest just the opposite...

Juvenile Antarctic Rockcod Growing Up in CO2-Acidified Seawater (26 September 2016)
Is it heaven? ... or is it hell? A team of four researchers from California (USA) report what they learned first-hand about this question via a number of pertinent experiments they conducted...

Five Decades of Shoreline Change on Diego Garcia Atoll (23 September 2016)
How has global warming and sea level rise altered the landscape of this low-lying inhabited island over the past 50 years?...

Changes in Diurnal Temperature Range on the Tibetan Plateau (22 September 2016)
As in the cases of most other portions of the earth's surface, the DTR of the Tibetan Plateau has been decreasing in magnitude since the dawning of the Industrial Revolution...

Modelling the Arabian Sea SST Evolution from Spring to Summer (21 September 2016)
Many are the models that attempt to perform the task. And many are the number that fail to do it right...

Plant Growth Database (21 September 2016)
Our latest posting of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Trebicki et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Temperate-Zone Butterflies Could Actually Benefit from Warming (20 September 2016)
Clearly, global warming - if it ever turns out to be as dramatic as it is often predicted to be - may actually turn out to be a benefit to a number of different animals, one type of which is butterflies...

Errors in Upper Tropospheric Water Vapor in CMIP5 Models (19 September 2016)
Yet another inadequacy of the climate modelling enterprise leads to still other problems with their prognostications...

Shell Growth and Repair of Brachiopods in Acidifying Ocean Water (16 September 2016)
More of the latter promotes more of the former, as the atmosphere's CO2 concentration continues to rise...

High CO2 and Warmth: Some Microzooplankton Absolutely Love It! (15 September 2016)
The two most undesirable environmental aspects of earth's oceanic future, according to climate alarmists - high CO2 concentrations and warming - may actually prove to be beneficial to marine zooplankton and the many forms of higher sea life that feast upon them...

Warming-Induced Plant Evolution: Almost in the Blink of an Eye (14 September 2016)
It would appear that a warming environment has the capacity to induce rapid evolution in plant traits that are needed by the plants experiencing the change in climate to not only survive the warming weather, but to live long and prosper!...

The Fate of a Marine Octopus Species in Our "Brave New World" (13 September 2016)
In light of the double whammy of ocean warming and acidification, one might wonder what the ramifications may be for various sea creatures, such as the world's octopuses; and a new study thus explores this question, based on what has been observed to this point in time in the species Octopus tetricus in the vicinity of Tasmania, Australia...

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

Dying from Heat and Cold in Sao Paulo, Brazil: Which Kills More? (12 September 2016)
Climate alarmists are quick to claim that global warming will bring more deaths to people living in relatively warm environments than in colder regions; but the truth of the matter is actually just the opposite...

CO2 and Temperature Effects on Maize Yield and Protein Content (9 September 2016)
When atmospheric CO2 and temperature rise together, some good things happen to maize plants and the many people throughout the world that depend upon them for a goodly portion of the food that they and their farm animals eat...

Modeling North American Extreme Temperature Events and Patterns (8 September 2016)
After all the time and money that has gone into the enterprise, almost everyone is still asking the age-old question: Are we there yet???...

CO2-Enrichment Boosts the Growth and Water Use Efficiency of Two Tomato Cultivars (7 September 2016)
Both a drought-tolerant and a heat-tolerant tomato cultivar respond in a positive manner to atmospheric CO2 concentrations expected by the end of this century...

How Are Earth's Islands Being Impacted by Rising Sea Levels? (6 September 2016)
Climate alarmists are shedding elephant tears over what their models predict for the future: gradually increasing island inundation. But Earth's islands are not being swamped by the slow-rising water; they are actually growing ever larger...

How Local Adaptation Can Help Plants Cope with Climate Change (5 September 2016)
Living on the edge of water scarcity, various plants are able to survive by developing the ability to adapt to the situation...

Plant Growth Database (5 September 2016)
Our latest posting of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for well-watered and fertilized barley plants (Schmid et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

Tree Range Shifts (2 September 2016)
Out in the real world of nature, there are situations where either one or the other or a combination of the two causes of altitudinal tree migration have been responsible for the observed phenomenon...

1200 Years of Historic Streamflow in the Eastern Great Basin of North America (1 September 2016)
What does it reveal about the natural variability of climate in this region?...