35 New Papers Affirm Warmth, Elevated CO2 Are Good For The Earth And Its Inhabitants

by Kenneth Richard Future Global Warming Scenarios ‘Potentially Beneficial’, Cooling May Cause Ecological ‘Declines’ Fan et al., 2017 “Our data suggest that future global warming scenarios would potentially be beneficial for the hydrological and ecological conditions of the EASM [East Asian Summer Monsoon] margin, while small decreases in the precipitation and temperature superimposed on the 

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Climate Change, CO2, and Defense: The Metabolic, Redox, and Signaling Perspectives

Ongoing human-induced changes in the composition of the atmosphere continue to stimulate interest in the effects of high CO2 on plants, but its potential impact on inducible plant defense pathways remains poorly defined. Recently, several studies have reported that growth at elevated CO2 is sufficient to induce defenses such as the salicylic acid pathway, thereby 

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A Positive Response of Montane Birds to Recent Warming

Paper Reviewed DeLuca, W.V. and King, D.I. 2017. Montane bird shift downslope despite recent warming in the northern Appalachian Mountains. Journal of Ornithology 158: 493-505. Climate alarmists generally characterize global warming as detrimental for most of the planet’s animals, including birds, even suggesting that rising temperatures could drive many of them to extinction. However, when 

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Warm periods in the 20th century are not unprecedented during the last 2,000 years

IMAGE: 2,000-year temperature reconstruction in China. view more By the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences Credit: Yang Liu & Jingyun Zheng A great deal of evidence relating to ancient climate variation is preserved in proxy data such as tree rings, lake sediments, ice cores, stalagmites, corals and historical documents, and these sources 

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Plant Growth Database

Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Needlegrass (Liu et al., 2016). To access the entire database, click here. Percent Dry Weight (Biomass) Increases for 300, 600 and 900 ppm Increases in the Air’s CO2 Concentration: For a more detailed 

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The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Early Life Stages of an Estuarine Fish

Paper Reviewed Lonthair, J., Ern, R. and Esbaugh, A.J. 2017. The early life stages of an estuarine fish, the red drum (Sciaenops ocellatus), are tolerant to high pCO2. ICES Journal of Marine Science 74: 1042-1050. Noting that estuaries routinely experience natural pCO2 fluctuations over a variety of time scales that regularly exceed the predicted end-of-the-century 

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Trees in the Amazon make their own rain

By Ilima Loomis The Amazon rainforest is home to strange weather. One peculiarity is that rains begin 2 to 3 months before seasonal winds start to bring in moist air from the ocean. Now, researchers say they have finally figured out where this early moisture comes from: the trees themselves. The study provides concrete data 

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Glaciers may have helped warm Earth

By Mike Williams Rice professor’s study details effect of glacial versus nonglacial weathering on carbon cycle It seems counterintuitive, but over the eons, glaciers may have made Earth warmer, according to a Rice University professor. Mark Torres, an assistant professor of Earth, environmental and planetary sciences, took a data-driven dive into the mechanics of weathering 

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