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Volume 18: March 2015
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CO2-Enriched Air Reduces Effects of Heat Waves During Droughts (5 March 2015)
When environmental dangers are doubled, atmospheric CO2 enrichment becomes ever more important to the well-being of Earth's plants...

Plant Growth Database (5 March 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Gerbera Daisy (Xu et al., 2014)...

Between-Generation Adjustments to Heat Stress in a Soil Arthropod (4 March 2015)
Might subsequent generations of organisms be able to successfully adjust to significant increases in environmental temperatures? The IPCC does not think so, but real world observations obtained in this study disagree...

2500 Years of Northern South China Sea Surface Temperatures (3 March 2015)
A team of three climate researchers describe what they learned from data they acquired from the shells of giant clams that inhabited the area, which data allowed them to determine the uniqueness - or not - of the region's current degree of what climate alarmists like to describe as "unprecedented warmth"...

Soil Phosphorus Availability Can Be Enhanced in CO2-Enriched Air (3 March 2015)
Phosphorus often limits plant productivity and other ecosystem processes in tropical and subtropical forests, so it is good news that this study found soil phosphorus availability is enhanced in CO2-enriched air...

Statement Regarding Allegations Concerning Dr. Willie Soon (3 March 2015)
Dr. Robert Carter addresses the credibility of recent attacks made on the integrity of scientist Dr. Willie Soon...

A 47-Year History of Meteorological Drought in Paraguay (2 March 2015)
Decadal counts of severe drought lasting either 12, 6, or 3 months in duration obtained from 20 meteorological stations have declined over the period of record...

The Medieval Warm Period in West Greenland's Disko Bugt Area (2 March 2015)
Sea surface temperatures were much warmer during the 200-year-long Medieval Warm Period, reaching more than 5°C warmer in the summer, than it is today. And what makes this remarkable is the fact that that warmth occurred during a period of time when the atmosphere's CO2 concentration was only a mere 285 ppm compared to the 40%-greater 400 ppm of today...

An 1860 to 2012 History of Storminess in Northern Denmark (27 February 2015)
As the Earth transited from the bitter cold of the Little Ice Age to the welcome warmth of the Current Warm Period, storminess declined significantly...

A Three-Decade History of Australian Region Tropical Cyclones (27 February 2015)
Once again, we have another example wherein the claims of proponents of CO2-induced increases in the number of occurrences of various extreme weather events do not appear to jibe with what is observed in the real world of nature...

Plant Growth Database (27 February 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Gerbera Daisy (Xu et al., 2014)...

Sixty-six Years of Tropical Cyclone Landfalls on Southeast Africa (25 February 2015)
Another of the supposedly CO2-induced bad-news theories of the world's climate alarmists is once again found to be without merit when evaluated within the context of real-world data...

The Many Impacts of Global Warming on Human Health (24 February 2015)
A new literature review confirms that a decline in the diurnal temperature range (DTR) leads to decreases in both human morbidity and mortality, which findings almost make one want to wish for a little CO2-induced global warming because it historically has led to reductions in the DTR...

Modelling the Seasonal SST Cycle of the Eastern Equatorial Pacific (24 February 2015)
In order to improve the capability of the CGCMs in simulating a realistic SST seasonal cycle in this region, SST biases that exist in both CMIP3 and CMIP5 CGCMs, such as the climatological simulation of the cold tongue region and the southeastern tropical Pacific, must be resolved...

FACE Experiments (Experimental Artifacts) -- Summary (23 February 2015)
Free-Air CO2 Enrichment or FACE studies of the effects of higher-than-normal concentrations of atmospheric CO2 on the growth and development of plants have long been considered to be the most realistic type of experimental route to determining the likely biological consequences of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content, providing minimal alterations (it was thought!) to the natural environment of the plants. But now a new paradigm has turned the old one on its head....

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