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Volume 20:  June 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Placing the 2013 Summer Drought of Southern China in the Proper Perspective (30 June 2017)
The 2013 severe summer drought of southern China was neither unusual nor unprecedented, and highly unlikely to be a fingerprint of global warming...

Ocean Acidification Improves the Growth and Temperature Tolerance of Eelgrass (28 June 2017)
Ocean carbonation is the more appropriate term to describe the benefits of CO2 enrichment on this important marine macroalgae species...

Mineralogical Plasticity as an Adaptive Response to Overcoming Ocean Acidification (27 June 2017)
Not only is a marine gastropod shown to be capable of enduring ocean acidification thanks to mineralogical plasticity, it actually benefits therefrom!...

Island Stability on the Takapoto Atoll, French Polynesia (27 June 2017)
Over the past 44 years most of the reef islands on this atoll have exhibited stability or expansion as the climate has warmed and sea levels have risen, a fate that is contrary to model-based projections of future climate change...

More Evidence of the Great 21st Century Warming Pause (26 June 2017)
A new study reconfirms the near two-decade-long warming hiatus using data from China. Those who continue to deny the existence of the pause would be wise to accept the reality of the data presented here by Xie et al. and elsewhere by so many others. It does exist, and it does add to the ever-growing mountain of evidence that warming due to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are unlikely to be dangerous. It is time for policy makers around the world to wise up to this reality and shut down the climate cabal by cutting climate change research funding and pulling out of the Paris Accord and the Rio Framework Convention...

A 500-Year Record of Sea Level from Goa, India (24 June 2017)
According to the author of this paper, the new record "seems to lack ... any alarming sea-level rise in recent decades"...

The Transgenerational Effects of Elevated CO2 on Winter Wheat (17 June 2017)
They portend a promising future for farmers and consumers of winter wheat...

The Positive Responses of Three Marine Diatoms to Ocean Acidification (17 June 2017)
Future ocean acidification could very well increase the sequestration of carbon into the deep ocean and enhance the overall marine biological carbon pump...

Placing Recent Flooding in Britain in a Historical Context (16 June 2017)
Is the severe flooding witnessed over the past decade evidence of an anthropogenic influence on this important climate parameter?...

Ocean Acidification Alleviates Mercury Toxicity in a Marine Copepod (15 June 2017)
A multi-generational experiment reveals the dangers of mercury toxicity and the benefits of ocean acidification on this marine species...

The Role of Intertidal Macro-Algae in a Future High-CO2 World (14 June 2017)
The results of an intriguing new study suggest that near-shore oceanic plants have the capacity to provide both food and habitat for regional sea creatures...

Elevated CO2 Stimulates the Growth of Sunflower Plants (12 June 2017)
In the future, sunflower plants (and the farmers who grow them) will reap the growth-enhancing and water-saving benefits provided by rising levels of atmospheric CO2...

The Evolution of Extremely Heavy Precipitation in Shanghai, China (5 June 2017)
Is it essentially a local phenomenon? Or is it something of global significance?...

Elevated CO2 Helps Alleviate the Challenge of Rising Seas for Salt Marshes (5 June 2017)
The benefits of rising atmospheric CO2 will help enhance the resilience of these critical coastal ecosystems to keep pace with rising sea levels...

Spring and Autumn Migrations of Long-Distance-Flying Birds (5 June 2017)
How may they have changed over the last six decades of postulated global warming due to atmospheric CO2 enrichment?...

Densely Aggregated Corals Maintain Calcification Under Ocean Acidification Conditions (5 June 2017)
Neighboring organisms, such as conspecific coral colonies as shown in this new study, can create small-scale refugia from the negative effects of ocean acidification...

Wildfires of the United States: Human or Climate-Caused? (2 June 2017)
When any type of a negative environmental phenomenon appears to be getting worse and/or more frequent, climate alarmists are quick to declare global warming to be at the root of it all. And so it has been for U.S. wildfires. But is this really so?...

Another Macroalgae that Benefits from Ocean Acidification (1 June 2017)
An economically important seaweed to China will likely benefit from increasing concentrations of atmospheric CO2...