Future increase in plant photosynthesis revealed by seasonal carbon dioxide cycle

Doubling of the carbon dioxide concentration will cause global plant photosynthesis to increase by about one third, according to a paper published in the journal Nature. The study has relevance for the health of the biosphere because photosynthesis provides the primary food-source for animal life, but it also has great relevance for future climate change. 

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India ratifies Paris climate change deal

By Aditya Kalra | NEW DELHI India, the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases, formally joined the Paris agreement on tackling climate change on Sunday, the United Nations said, taking the global pact a step closer to its enactment. The deal, agreed by nearly 200 countries in Paris last December, aims to slash greenhouse 

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The carbon tax is not just political; it’s ineffective, too

By Benjamin Zycher In a recent editorial in support of a carbon tax, The Washington Post complains that “Americans are burning record amounts of gasoline,” arguing that “one of the most glaring … flaws” of the “Environmental Protection Agency fuel-efficiency mandates” is the reality that the regulations “cannot control how much people drive or what 

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The Real Problem with Carbon Taxes

Bruce Everett, a specialist on global energy issues, a Director of the CO2 Coalition, and Adjunct Associate Professor of International Business, Fletcher School at Tufts University, has written an essay titled “The Real Problem with Carbon Taxes.”  In it he argues: “Carbon taxes have reemerged as a political issue. See for example, the recent Wall 

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The Limits of Knowledge and the Climate Change Debate

By Brian J. L. Berry, Jayshree Bihari, and Euel Elliott (Cato Journal, Vol. 36, No. 3, Fall 2016). The question of whether climate change is produced by anthropogenic global warming (henceforth AGW) has triggered an increasingly contentious confrontation over the conduct of science, the question of what constitutes scientific certainty, and the connection between science 

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