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Volume 20:  December 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Growth and Water Use Benefits for Rice Under Enhanced CO2 Conditions (8 December 2017)
In the future, not only will the biomass of rice increase as the air's CO2 concentration rises, but it will produce more biomass per unit of water applied, which enhanced growth and water savings are both win-wins for the agricultural sector...

Recent Trends in Regional Sea Level Rise Near Taiwan (7 December 2017)
Does the trend support climate alarmist concerns of a dangerous acceleration in sea level rise? In a word, NO!...

The Relationship Between CO2-induced Plant Growth Stimulation and Nitrogen Acquisition (6 December 2017)
The progressive nitrogen limitation (PNL) hypothesis has long been championed by climate alarmists, who claim that low concentrations of soil nitrogen will curtail the ability of the productivity-enhancing effect of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations to maintain increased plant growth and ecosystem carbon sequestration rates over the long term. Results from an important meta-analysis, however, reveal such limitation is not taking place...

Plant Growth Database (5 December 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Thinh et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Ocean Acidification is Not Detrimental to Two Macroalgae Species (4 December 2017)
A new study of the early life of two kelp species reveals that a reduction in seawater pH (i.e., ocean acidification) will improve their growth and development...

The Attenuation of Corn Yield Sensitivity to Rising Temperatures (1 December 2017)
Statistical analyses reveal that the decline in corn yields due to a 1 °C rise in temperature has lessened with time: from a 7% decline to a nonsignificant 2.4% reduction over past 30 years...