By P Gosselin Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt here bring our attention on a recent paper on the impact of “sea smell” on climate. Below is the press release in English. Under the bottom line: Climate models are a very long way from being reliable. They are still at the primitive stages. ============================================== Impact
Paper Reviewed Pérez-López, U., Miranda-Apodaca, J., Muñoz-Rueda, A. and Mena-Petite, A. 2015. Interacting effects of high light and elevated CO2 on the nutraceutical quality of two differently pigmented Lactuca sativa cultivars (Blonde of Paris Batavia and Oak Leaf). Scientia Horticulturae 191: 38-48. Enhancing crop nutritional value has long been a goal of the agricultural industry.
By Alberto Zaragoza Comendador When discussing climate change, one often hears this or that bad thing will happen ‘if we do nothing’. Implicit in this assertion is the notion that if we do something, well, then CO2 emissions will decrease, or at least they won’t increase as much as they would have. It seems a
By Yan Li et al. Abstract Forests are undergoing significant changes throughout the globe. These changes can modify water, energy, and carbon balance of the land surface, which can ultimately affect climate. We utilize satellite data to quantify the potential and actual impacts of forest change on land surface temperature (LST) from 2003 to 2013.
By Andy May Chapter 10 of the 2013 IPCC Working Group 1 Assessment Report (WG1 AR5) report on climate change deals with how man-made climate change is detected and how much of the total change is due to man. They call the chapter “Detection and Attribution of Climate Change: from Global to Regional,” but in
Paper Reviewed Park, T., Ganguly, S., Tommervik, H., Euskirchen, E.S., Hogda, K.-A., Karlsen, S.R., Brovkin, V., Nemani, R.R. and Myneni, R.B. 2016. Changes in growing season duration and productivity of northern vegetation inferred from long-term remote sensing data. Environmental Research Letters 11: 084001. According to Park et al. (2016), the monitoring and understanding of past
By Patrick J. Michaels and Paul C. “Chip” Knappenberger The case for lukewarming — modest anthropogenic climate change in accordance with the lower end of expectations from mainstream science — is simple, straightforward, and compelling. It is readily demonstrated that the rate of warming that has taken place over the past several decades, both at
Over the last two and a half million years the Earth has undergone more than 50 major ice ages, each having a profound effect on our planet’s climate. But what causes them and how do we predict when the next big ice age will hit? About 40 years ago, scientists realised that ice ages were
Paper Reviewed Rao, M.V., Hale, B.A. and Ormrod, D.P. 1995. Amelioration of ozone-induced oxidative damage in wheat plants grown under high carbon dioxide. Plant Physiology 109: 421-432. Tropospheric ozone (O3) is a gaseous air pollutant that results from incomplete combustion of fossil fuels. It negatively affects plant growth, gaining entry through stomatal openings where it
A graphic from a study led by The University of Texas at Austin shows how snow data from NASA satellites impacts seasonal temperature prediction. The negative values represented by warm colors indicate regions where temperature predictions improved and show the percentage by which errors were reduced. The graphics show the prediction results made with data