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Volume 19: June 2016
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Biases in CMIP3/5 Simulations of the Indian Ocean Basin Mode (29 June 2016)
A fine example of the ongoing -- but likely-never-ending -- struggle of the world's climate modelers to correctly portray one of a vast host of important climatic phenomena...

Plant Growth Database (29 June 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Coffee (Ghini et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Warming Trumps Ocean Acidification in a Calcifying Green Algae (28 June 2016)
Another experiment adds to the growing number of studies that suggest that a little global warming may well be a welcome phenomenon for the world's calcifying algae...

The Productivity and Resilience of Plants in an Accreting Lake Delta (27 June 2016)
Although they periodically take a beating when a major hurricane passes over them, a new study suggests that such damage is typically more than overcome in subsequent years, leading to a long-term mean upward trend in deltaic plant productivity...

Plant Growth Database (27 June 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Seabuckthorn Tree. To access the entire database, click here.

A Century of Precipitation Trends in Victoria, Australia (24 June 2016)
The modern rise in CO2 appears to have had no measurable impact on rainfall trends here...

Some Unresolved Difficulties of Modeling Meteorological Droughts (24 June 2016)
As in the case of modeling many other meteorological and climatic phenomena, the world's climate-modeling community still has a long way to go, in order to get to where it needs to be, if it is to be of any real value in supporting this prognostic endeavor...

Warming Enhances Survival of a Migratory Bird of South Africa (22 June 2016)
A new real-world study of an African bird species reveals a number of different ways in which it is benefited by warming, not the least of which is the enhanced likelihood of its own continued survival...

Plant Growth Database (22 June 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Indian Mustard (Ruhil et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Temperature-Induced Emergency Transport to Japanese Hospitals (21 June 2016)
Once again, another analysis of real-world data reveals that regional low temperatures are far more dangerous to one's health than are regional high temperatures...

CMIP3 and 5 Model Predictions of Precipitation and Temperature (20 June 2016)
Once again we have an example of the ever learning but never coming to a knowledge of the truth syndrome...

Ocean Acidification Database (20 June 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Rough Stonewort [Chara aspera]. To access the entire database, click here.

The Impacts of Nitrogen Applications on Paddy Field Agriculture (17 June 2016)
An enlightening study of a very important subject suggests we have little to fear about postulated negative effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on plant nitrogen acquisition in paddy field agriculture...

Elevated CO2 Reduces the Inhibitory Effect of Soil Nitrate on Nitrogen Fixation in Pea Plants (16 June 2016)
In the future, thanks to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations, pea plants will likely outperform current growth and production in semiarid agricultural systems, irrespective of soil N status...

The Weak ENSO Asymmetry in CMIP5 Climate Models (15 June 2016)
The phenomenon has proven to be a real Achilles heel for climate modelers of the past two decades...

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