(The only) Four things science tells us about fossil-fueled carbon dioxide (CO2)

by Dr. Caleb Rossiter, climate statistician (rossiter@co2coalition.org) (Executive director of the CO2 Coalition, a science education organization comprised of 45 physicists, climatologists, agronomists, geologists, and energy economists) Carbon dioxide is plant food. That’s why it’s pumped into commercial greenhouses! The increase since 1900 of CO2’s share of the atmosphere from three percent of one percent 

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Elevated CO2 and Elevated Temperature Improve the Quantity and Quality of Soybean and Maize Yields

Date: May 24, 2019 Paper Reviewed Qiao, Y., Miao, S., Li, Q., Jin, J., Luo, X. and Tang, C. 2019. Elevated CO2 and temperature increase grain oil concentration but their impacts on grain yield differ between soybean and maize grown in a temperate region. Science of the Total Environment 666: 405-413. Qiao et al. (2019) recently investigated the impact 

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The Interactive Effects of CO2 and Light Intensity on Orchid Flowering

Date: May 20, 2019 Paper Reviewed Cho, A.R., Song, S.J., Chung, S.W. and Kim, Y.J. 2019. CO2 enrichment with higher light level improves flowering quality of Phalaenopsis Queen Beer ‘Maneforn.’ Scientia Horticulturae 247: 356-361. Writing as background for their study, Cho et al. (2019) note that “the greenhouse industry has long recognized the value of enhancing photosynthesis by manipulating 

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