The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Solar Radiation Intensity on Two Coccolithophore Strains

Paper Reviewed Jin, P., Ding, J., Xing, T., Riebesell, U. and Gao, K. 2017. High levels of solar radiation offset impacts of ocean acidification on calcifying and non-calcifying strains of Emiliania huxleyi. Marine Ecology Progress Series 568: 47-583. Coccolithophores play an important role in the ocean carbon cycle. As a key group of marine primary 

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Water and Electricity Converts CO2 Into Carbon Monoxide

University of Illinois at Chicago researchers have determined how electrocatalysts can convert carbon dioxide to carbon monoxide using water and electricity. The discovery can lead to the development of efficient electrocatalysts for large scale production of synthesis gas – a mixture of carbon monoxide and hydrogen. Meenesh Singh, assistant professor of chemical engineering and lead 

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CO2-induced Grain Yield Enhancements in Three Rice Genotypes

Paper Reviewed Nakano, H., Yoshinaga, S., Takai, T., Arai-Sanoh, Y., Kondo, K., Yamamoto, T., Sakai, H., Tokida, T., Usui, Y., Nakamura, H., Hasegawa, T. and Kondo, M. 2017. Quantitative trait loci for large sink capacity enhance rice grain yield under free-air CO2 enrichment conditions. Scientific Reports 7: 1827, doi:10.1038/s41598-017-01690-8. Introducing the rationale for their study, 

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Are Skeptical Science Reports Good for Science?

Paper Reviewed Jankó, F., Vancsó, J.P. and Móricz, N. 2017. Is climate change controversy good for science? IPCC and contrarian reports in the light of bibliometrics. Scientometrics 112: 1745-1759. In the title of their newly published article in the journal Scientometrics, Jankó et al. (2017) ask the important question “Is climate change controversy good for 

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Predicting future CO2 levels

By Roger Graves Anyone taking any notice of the mainstream media and more technical climate-related journals will no doubt be aware of the predictions of doom and gloom due to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere, and the resultant catastrophic anthropogenic global warming. The desire to control CO2 levels is the ostensible reason for the 

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