Resplandy et al. Part 3: Findings regarding statistical issues and the authors’ planned correction

By Nic Lewis Introduction The Resplandy et al. (2018) ocean heat uptake study (henceforth Resplandy18) is based on measured changes in the O2/N2 ratio of air sampled each year, compared to air stored in high pressure tanks originally sampled in the late 1980s and early 1990s, and in atmospheric CO2 concentration. These are combined to 

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he Stimulation of Global Terrestrial Gross Primary Production by Humanity’s Enrichment of the Atmosphere’s CO2 Concentration

Paper Reviewed Sun, Z., Wang, X., Yamamoto, H., Tani, H., Zhong, G., Yin, S. and Guo, E. 2018. Spatial pattern of GPP variations in terrestrial ecosystems and its drivers: Climatic factors, CO2 concentration and land-cover change, 1982-2015. Ecological Informatics 46: 156-165. Throughout the past year, two research teams (Campbell et al., 2017 and Cheng et 

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Climate contrarian uncovers scientific error, upends major ocean warming study

By Josh Emerson Smith Researchers with UC San Diego’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography and Princeton University recently walked back scientific findings published last month that showed oceans have been heating up dramatically faster than previously thought as a result of climate change. In a paper published Oct. 31 in the journal Nature, researchers found that 

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Commercial airliners reveal three-dimensional distribution of atmospheric CO2 over Asia Pacific

The National Institute for Environmental Studies (NIES), Japan, and Meteorological Research Institute (MRI), Japan have been conducting an atmospheric measurement project called CONTRAIL (Comprehensive Observation Network for Trace gases by Airliner). This is the world’s first program that measures atmospheric CO2 concentrations continuously on board passenger aircraft. Japan Airlines’ (JAL) aircraft regularly carry a Continuous 

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The Heartland Institute’s Comment, Submitted to the EPA, on the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) Rule

By James Taylor, Jay Lehr and Peter Ferrara ‘The scientific evidence gets stronger every day that global warming alarmism is a failed theory. To the extent EPA has chosen to implement greenhouse gas regulations, the ACE rule is far superior to the Clean Power Plan.’ Andrew Wheeler Acting Administrator U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Protection 

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Weaker land–climate feedbacks from nutrient uptake during photosynthesis-inactive periods

By W. J. Riley, Q. Zhu and J. Y. Tang Abstract Terrestrial carbon–climate feedbacks depend on two large and opposing fluxes—soil organic matter decomposition and photosynthesis—that are tightly regulated by nutrients1,2. Earth system models (ESMs) participating in the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project Phase 5 represented nutrient dynamics poorly1,3, rendering predictions of twenty-first century carbon–climate feedbacks 

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Recent Hurricane Activity in Perspective

By Patrick J. Michaels Harvey. Irma. Maria. Michael.  Four strong (category 3 or higher) hurricanes in 14 months. Something is happening, right? When category 4 hurricane Harvey banged into Rockport, Texas, and then decided to hang around for five days visiting the fine folks of Houston and vicinity, it broke the 11.8 year “hurricane drought”, 

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