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Volume 20:  October 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

The WMO Halloween Scare! (31 October 2017)
Don't be fooled by the ghouls and goblins of climate doom. Educate yourself, rise up, and let your voice be heard. Carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. It only minimally impacts climate but its release into the atmosphere greatly benefits humanity and nature alike!...

Plant Growth Database (31 October 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Soybean (Jin et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 and Ozone Improve the Growth of Japanese Cedar Trees (30 October 2017)
The results of this study portend an encouraging and bright future for this key Japanese silviculture species...

Analyzing 25 Years of Count Data for the Ruby-throated Hummingbird (27 October 2017)
Would you believe they have shown an 8 percent increase per year since 1990, during which time climate alarmists claim global temperatures have been unprecedented over those of the past millennium?...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Nitrogen Addition on a Brackish Tidal Marsh (26 October 2017)
An eight-year study reveals that the addition of CO2 and nitrogen each increased the belowground carbon gain by fourfold...

Terrestrial Gross Primary Productivity Increased by 31 Percent Over the Past Century (25 October 2017)
A new independent study confirms the findings of previous research that the planet's terrestrial gross primary productivity has increased considerably over the past century. And the world has the rising concentration of atmospheric CO2 to thank for that...

Plant Growth Database (24 October 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sweet Pepper (Kumari et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Cold Spells on Human Mortality in China (23 October 2017)
Cold spells kill; and as has been found in almost every study of the subject, the risk of death from cold spells far exceeds that from heat waves. Thus, a little global warming would likely result in a net saving of lives by reducing the number of deaths that occur at the cold end of the temperature spectrum due to cold spells...

Elevated CO2 Increases the Nitrogen Productivity of 12 Tree Species (20 October 2017)
As the air's CO2 concentration rises in the future, so will a plant's nitrogen productivity -- the growth rate of plant biomass per unit of nitrogen in the plant...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Solar Radiation Intensity on Two Coccolithophore Strains (19 October 2017)
Both strains of these microscopic primary producers will likely benefit from future scenarios of ocean acidification and climate change...

Reef Corals Responding to Extremes in a Natural Environment (18 October 2017)
A natural analog for global warming and ocean acidification suggests that reef corals are quite capable of meeting whatever challenges these two stressors might dole out to them in the future...

Plant Growth Database (17 October 2017)
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 (Kaciene et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Future Fate of Coral Calcification in a CO2-Enriched World (16 October 2017)
New evidence supports the view that coral calcification is a biologically controlled process that will be little impacted (if at all) by changes in seawater pH (i.e., ocean acidification) that are projected to occur in consequence of rising atmospheric CO2 emissions...

Two Soybean Cultivars Respond Positively to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (13 October 2017)
As the world's population increases, it is becoming ever more important to identify which crop cultivars provide the greatest yield increases per incremental rise in atmospheric CO2...

The End of the Ocean Acidification Scare for Corals (12 October 2017)
Alarmist claims of near-future coral reef dissolution, courtesy of the ever-hyped ocean acidification hypothesis, have themselves dissolved away thanks to the findings presented in this new paper. Clearly, the world's corals are much more resilient to changes in their environment than acidification alarmists have claimed them to be...

No Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Behavior of Juvenile Damselfish (11 October 2017)
Three separate tests reveal no correlation between ocean acidification and behavioral traits of this inhabitant of southern California coastal waters...

Plant Growth Database (10 October 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 (Fernando et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

CO2-induced Grain Yield Enhancements in Three Rice Genotypes (9 October 2017)
With a goal to improve rice grain yields to help alleviate coming food shortage projections, the authors of this study examined the responses of three genotypes to elevated CO2 enrichment...

Plant Growth Database (6 October 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 (Cordoba et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

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Are Skeptical Science Reports Good for Science? (5 October 2017)
This is the question asked by three researchers who examined the latest IPCC and NIPCC reports...

The Interactive Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Mung Bean Growth (4 October 2017)
Growers and consumers of this important pulse crop will be encouraged with the findings of this recent study and what they portend for the future...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Chinese Yam (3 October 2017)
The conclusion of the authors of this study should stimulate excitement among those who grow and consume this important crop...

A CO2-Induced Global Stimulation of Terrestrial Carbon Uptake and Water Use Efficiency (2 October 2017)
Over the past three decades, rising atmospheric CO2 has stimulated global gross primary production; and it has done so while keeping total global ecosystem water use constant...