Ocean Acidification and the Breeding Cycle of the Three-spined Stickleback

Paper Reviewed Posted May 21, 2018 Sundin, J., Vossen, L.E., Nilsson-Sköld, H. and Jutfelt, F. 2017. No effect of elevated carbon dioxide on reproductive behaviors in the three-spined stickleback. Behavioral Ecology 28: 1482-1491. According to Sundin et al. (2017), to date there have been “no studies investigating the effects of elevated CO2 on all aspects of the complete breeding 

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Absence of a Warming Trend in a 244-year Chinese Temperature Reconstruction

Paper Reviewed May 17, 2018 Yu, J., Zhou, G. and Liu, Q. 2018. Tree-ring based summer temperature regime reconstruction in XiaoXing Anling Mountains, northeastern China since 1772 CE. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology 495: 13-23. According to Yu et al. (2018), “to improve our understanding of historical climatic regimes of northeastern China, it is important to obtain a longer record 

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The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Drought on Grassland Species

Paper Reviewed May 11, 2018 Niboyet, A., Bardoux, G., Barot, S. and Bloor, J.M.G. 2017. Elevated CO2 mediates the short-term drought recovery of ecosystem function in low-diversity grassland systems. Plant and Soil 420: 289-302. Most CO2 enrichment studies typically examine the individual impacts of rising atmospheric CO2 on plant growth. Few are the studies that examine the interactive effects of 

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Elevated CO2 Enhances the Physiological Performance of an Antarctic Diatom

Paper Reviewed Posted May 10, 2018 Qu, C.F., Liu, F.M., Zheng, Z., Wang, Y.B., Li, X.G., Yuan, H.M., Li, N., An, M.L., Wang, X.X., He, Y.Y., Li, L.L. and Miao, J.L. 2017. Effects of ocean acidification on the physiological performance and carbon production of the Antarctic sea ice diatom Nitzschia sp. ICE-H. Marine Pollution Bulletin 120: 184-191. Citing Somero 

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Disease Severity of Two Plant Pathogens Reduced by Elevated CO2

Paper Reviewed Posted May 9, 2018 Williams, A., Pétriacq, P., Schwarzenbacher, R.E., Beerling, D.J. and Ton, J. 2018. Mechanisms of glacial-to-future atmospheric CO2 effects on plant immunity. New Phytologist 218: 752-761. In an intriguing new study, Williams et al. (2018) examined the impacts of both elevated and sub-ambient atmospheric CO2 concentrations on plant immunity. Previous research has shown that plant 

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CO2 Just Hit 410ppm – and All is Well

By Eric Worrall h/t ivankinsman – did anyone else notice the end of the world? Greenhouse gas reaches alarming new record By Brandon Miller, CNN Updated 1626 GMT (0026 HKT) May 3, 2018 (CNN) Carbon dioxide (CO2), the No. 1 greenhouse gas leading to man-made global warming, has reached a dubious new milestone. The level of the 

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GWPF: Kicking Away the Energy Ladder

London 4 May 2018. A new report from the Global Warming Policy Foundation finds that climate and green energy policies promoted by development organisations will cause millions of preventable deaths in the developing world.  The report, by eminent epidemiologist Mikko Paunio, says that international bodies and NGOs are trying to prevent poor countries from expanding their use of conventional 

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The Greening of Sub-Saharan Africa

Paper Reviewed Brandt, M., Rasmussen, K., Peñuelas, J., Tian, F., Schurgers, G., Verger, A., Mertz, O., Palmer, J.R.B. and Fensholt, R. 2017. Human population growth offsets climate-driven increase in woody vegetation in sub-Saharan Africa. Nature Ecology & Evolution 1: 0081, DOI: 10.1038/s41559-017-0081. According to Brandt et al. (2017), “little quantitative information is available about the 

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EU(28) Weather Dependent Renewable Energy 2008 – 2017: performance and comparative costings

By Ed Hoskins EU Weather Dependent Renewable Energy 2008 – 2017: performance and costings Introduction This post is concerned with the two main forms of Weather Dependent Renewable Energy in the EU: Wind Power, (Onshore and Offshore) On grid Photovoltaic Solar Power. In the EU these technologies amount to the bulk of all installed Weather Dependent 

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