Paper Reviewed Mo, K.C. and Lettenmaier, D.P. 2018. Drought variability and trends over the central United States in the instrumental record. Journal of Hydrometeorology 19: 1149-1166. Climate models in general predict that extreme weather events will become more frequent and more severe in the future in response to CO2-induced global warming. Hence, it is important
When UC Santa Barbara geology professor emeritus James Kennett and colleagues set out years ago to examine signs of a major cosmic impact that occurred toward the end of the Pleistocene epoch, little did they know just how far-reaching the projected climatic effect would be. “It’s much more extreme than I ever thought when I
By Die kalte Sonne (German text translated/edited by P Gosselin) Whenever the hurricane season in the Caribbean begins, the whole world and the German Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) wait for a strong storm, as it presents the ideal opportunity to sell climate change, as was the case in September 2017 when Potsdam’s
Hu, S., Wang, Y., Wang, Y., Zhao, Y., Zhang, X., Zhang, Y., Jiang, M. and Tang, X. 2018. Effects of elevated pCO2 on physiological performance of marine microalgae Dunaliella salina (Chlorophyta, Chlorophyceae). Journal of Oceanology and Limnology 36: 317-328. Dunaliella salina is a green microalgae that is typically found in high saline waters. It is
By Roy W. Spencer, Ph.D. I’ve received many more requests about the new disappearing-clouds study than the “gold standard proof of anthropogenic warming” study I addressed here, both of which appeared in Nature journals over the last several days. The widespread interest is partly because of the way the study is dramatized in the media.
By Paul Bedard If you like to eat, then you should be cheering global warming. That’s the claim in a new scientific report that counters global warming fanatics like former Vice President Al Gore and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., and offers proof that CO2 added to the atmosphere by burning fossil fuels is nature’s Miracle-Gro.
Executive Summary Plant production has been boosted, the need for water and fertilizer has been brought down, and field experiments show that these effects are likely to increase in coming decades. Global food security is one of the most pressing problems facing the planet’s growing population. Continuing advances in agricultural technology and expertise will certainly
By Alexander J. Winkler, Ranga B. Myneni, Georgii A. Alexandrov & Victor Brovkin Abstract Most Earth system models agree that land will continue to store carbon due to the physiological effects of rising CO2 concentration and climatic changes favoring plant growth in temperature-limited regions. But they largely disagree on the amount of carbon uptake. The
Dr. Annette Kirk Kommunikation Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie In a new study, a team of researchers around Alexander Winkler and Prof Victor Brovkin from the department “The Land in the Earth system” at the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) show that most Earth system models (ESM) underestimate the response of Arctic plant productivity to rising
World Leading Ocean Expert Calls Sea Level Rise Claims By Climate Scientists “Anti-Scientific Nonsense”
World leading sea level expert Prof. em. Nils Axel Mörner presents some stark examples that show how the IPCC and climate activists are wildly exaggerating their claims of rapid sea level rise. By EIKE Mörner studied the Kattegat Sea between Denmark and Sweden. In this region sea level has not increased as announced by climate