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Volume 20:  September 2017 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Climate Warming Improves the Breeding Productivity of a European Bird (29 September 2017)
Rather than making it tough on bird breeding and survival, rising temperature and climate warming appear to enhance it...

The Physiological Acclimation of the Common Clownfish to Global Warming (27 September 2017)
If temperatures increase to even the extreme levels projected by climate models under their business-as-usual scenarios, this reef-dwelling fish will have no problem acclimating to them...

Impacts of Ocean Acidification on a Marine Food Web (26 September 2017)
Would you believe that it had a stimulatory effect throughout the entire food chain?...

Plant Growth Database (25 September 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 (Asif et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Mitigates the Negative Effects of Drought on Grapevines (25 September 2017)
Good news for growers and consumers of grapes; elevated CO2 enhances plant photosynthesis and water use efficiency, which helps to alleviate stress in water limiting environments...

The Recent Decline in Drought Over the Southeast USA (22 September 2017)
Climate alarmists say drought should be increasing in recent decades in response to CO2-induced global warming. Real-world data indicate otherwise...

The Non-Impacts of Ocean Acidification on the Early Life Stages of Northern Rock Sole (21 September 2017)
In an experiment examining the interactive effects of pCO2 level and feeding status, no impact of pCO2 is found on the early life stages of this important commercial fish species...

The Impacts of Rising Temperature and Atmospheric CO2 Concentration on a Forest Floor Cyanobacterium (20 September 2017)
The authors of this new study report that "climate change factors of warming and elevated CO2 are expected to stimulate N2 fixation by moss-associated cyanobacteria in boreal forest systems"...

Plant Growth Database (20 September 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Mulberry (Sekhar et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on a Widespread Ectomycorrhizal Fungi (18 September 2017)
A 200 ppm increase in CO2 led to an approximate 50% increase in the production of this fungi...

Cardiovascular Health Impacts of Heatwaves and Cold Spells in Catalonia (15 September 2017)
Given the results of this study, perhaps we should all pray for a little global warming...

A "Coldspot" of Sea Level Rise Along the West Coast of North America (15 September 2017)
Feel free to purchase that beachfront property (at least on the West Coast), as sea levels are not only failing to rise to the levels projected by the models, they are failing to rise at all!...

Smaller Trends and No Acceleration of Mediterranean Sea Levels (15 September 2017)
An analysis of six long-standing tide gauge stations reveals a much smaller 1.2 to 1.3 mm per year rise (as well as no acceleration) in sea level for this region than that reported in the latest IPCC report...

Plant Growth Database (12 September 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sunflower (Gong et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Modern Trends in Productivity and Intrinsic Water Use Efficiency Reported From Two European Forests (11 September 2017)
More evidence that Earth's trees and forest are benefiting from the modern rise in atmospheric CO2...

Effects of CO2 Enrichment on Soybean Quantity and Quality (8 September 2017)
Given the right cultivar, soybean quantity will be enhanced without sacrificing its quality...

A Two-hundred Year Analysis of Lithuanian Floods (7 September 2017)
How have they been impacted by the so-called unprecedented warming of the modern era -- have they increased, decreased or remained the same?...

Plant Growth Database (6 September 2017)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Broomcorn Millet (Hao et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Improves Both the Quantity and Quality of Two Lettuce Cultivars (5 September 2017)
The ongoing rise in atmospheric CO2 will not only increase the growth and yield of lettuce, but also the quality of that growth by stimulating the production of certain health-promoting plant constituents. And, it will do so even in the face of environmental obstacles such as salinity stress...

Effects of Climate Change on Plant Growth in Alberta, Canada (4 September 2017)
As the climate of Alberta, Canada has grown warmer and wetter, so too has its vegetation's productivity increased...

Elevated CO2 and High Temperature Improve the Growth of Rice and Chinese Yam (1 September 2017)
We can expect significant yield enhancements of these two important food crops in the years and decades to come, courtesy of rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations...