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Volume 20:  August 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

A Half-century Increase in Global Terrestrial Net Primary Production Driven Primarily by Rising Atmospheric CO2 (31 August 2017)
How ironic it is, that the supposed chief culprit behind the many real (and imagined) assaults on Earth's vegetation -- rising atmospheric CO2 -- has been found to be the primary cause of a half-century-long observed increase in global terrestrial net primary production!...

The Resilience of a Mediterranean Seagrass Community to Ocean Acidification (30 August 2017)
In the words of the authors who conducted this experiment, the outcome of their study "adds to the growing literature which suggests that calcified communities in their natural settings can be little affected by minimal changes in surrounding carbonate chemistry"...

Another Reason to Reject Wind Farms (29 August 2017)
Results of a new study provide yet another reason to question the wisdom of policy makers who are seemingly rushing to install more and more of these bird-killing, noise-polluting, eyesore-viewing, cost-prohibiting and vegetative-decreasing low power producing energy sources...

Plant Growth Database (28 August 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wild Mustard (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Juvenile Fish Digestion (25 August 2017)
Results of this intriguing analysis reveal that declining seawater pH will not impact juvenile clownfish digestive capabilities...

The Impact of Key Climate Drivers on Terrestrial Carbon Storage (24 August 2017)
In the years and decades ahead the terrestrial biosphere will continue to act as a break on the modern increase in atmospheric CO2, sequestering more and more C in its above- and below-ground pools and acting as a negative feedback to CO2-induced global warming...

The Survival of a Pacific Krill Species Under Ocean Acidification (23 August 2017)
Euphausia pacifica survival remained unaffected by ocean acidification until seawater pH values were lowered to 6.96, corresponding to a pCO2 of over 6,000 µatm...

Plant Growth Database (22 August 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Barley (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The High Plasticity of a Fleshy Macroalga to Ocean Acidification (21 August 2017)
According to the researchers of this study, populations of Sargassum vulgare "can adopt molecular strategies to grow ... in future more acidified waters"...

The Combined Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Two Crop Pathogens (18 August 2017)
In the future, the disease incidence and severity of foliar pathogens that wreak havoc on zucchini and leaf beats will be reduced if atmospheric CO2 concentrations and/or temperatures rise...

The Response of the Grass Shrimp to Ocean Acidification and Warming (17 August 2017)
Another marine species demonstrates tolerance to future projections of ocean acidification and warming...

Elevated CO2 Helps to Mitigate Drought-Induced Oxidative Stress in Mulberry Trees (16 August 2017)
It is becoming more and more difficult for climate alarmists to ignore the many real benefits of rising atmospheric CO2 that are so clearly outlined in papers such as this one...

Cystoseira tamariscifolia -- A Brown Macroalgae that Benefits from Ocean Carbonation (15 August 2017)
As the air's CO2 content rises and increases the available dissolved inorganic carbon in seawater, this macroalgal species will experience a number of growth-related benefits...

Plant Growth Database (14 August 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Bourgault et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

A Positive Response of Montane Birds to Recent Warming (11 August 2017)
Birds of the northern Appalachian Mountains have collectively responded in a positive manner to recent warming, expanding and overlapping their ranges so as to enrich their biodiversity and reduce the likelihood of their extinction...

The Positive Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Anti-predator Behavior of European Sea Bass (10 August 2017)
Say it isn't so -- ocean acidification increases the fish responsiveness of predators!...

Plant Growth Database (9 August 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Needlegrass (Liu et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here.

A Half-Century History (1961-2010) of Severe Storms Over China (8 August 2017)
Once again, real-world data refute the dire predictions of the world's climate alarmists...

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Early Life Stages of an Estuarine Fish (7 August 2017)
Living in a highly variable pCO2 environment may confer a degree of tolerance on fish as they deal with future projections of ocean acidification...

Cold vs Heat as the Primary Cause of Acute Myocardial Infarction (4 August 2017)
Which temperature extreme typically prevails over the other?...

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on Blue King Crab (3 August 2017)
According to the scientists who produced this new paper, blue king crab "may prove resilient to changes in ocean carbonate chemistry over the next two centuries"...

The Response of a Grassland Species to Elevated CO2 (2 August 2017)
As with numerous other plant species, it is no different for Lotus corniculatus (birdsfoot trefoil) that this plant benefits from higher levels of atmospheric CO2...

No Direct Human Health Risk Under a CO2 Exposure of 3000 ppm (1 August 2017)
Ignore the fake news from climate alarmists. Elevated CO2 presents no direct health risk to humans over and beyond the range of CO2 values that are predicted to occur from the continued combustion of fossil fuels...