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Volume 19: May 2016
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Dying from Heat and Cold Which Extreme is the More Deadly (27 May 2016)
Real-world data reveal that cold temperatures result in the deaths of many more people throughout the world each year than do hot temperatures, which suggests that a bit of global warming may well be a positive thing for humanity...

Ocean Acidification Database (27 May 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Bristly Stonewort [Chara horrida]. To access the entire database, click here.

Do Negative Climate Impacts on Food Production Lead to Violence? (26 May 2016)
Another study broaches this important question via its analysis of the subject as it has historically played out across Sub-Saharan Africa...

The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (26 May 2016)
As in studies focusing on a number of other climatic phenomena, climate models have been found to do a poor job of simulating the basic characteristics of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation...

A New Precipitation History of Australia's Murray-Darling Basin (25 May 2016)
The authors recently developed pre-instrumental rainfall records of the region that are much greater in terms of frequency, duration and magnitude than those that have been observed and documented subsequent to 1883...

Impacts of Warming on Phytoplankton Biodiversity and Productivity (24 May 2016)
Some like it hot! And many of these species reveal this fact by enhancing both their diversity and productivity as water temperatures rise...

Aerial CO2 Enrichment Combats Cadmium Contamination of Soil (23 May 2016)
One of the most toxic of heavy metal soil pollutants meets its match when confronted with an increase in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration...

Plant Growth Database (23 May 2016)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Thale Cress (Jauregui et al., 2015). To access the entire database, click here.

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Aphids Feeding on Bell Pepper Plants (20 May 2016)
A new study describes how atmospheric CO2 enrichment not only promotes the growth of vegetables such as bell peppers, it also demonstrates how it decreases the damage often done to them by hungry little aphids that love to dine on them...

Ocean Acidification Database (20 May 2016)
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Chilean Mussel [Mytilus chilensis] (Fernández et al., 2015; photosynthetic rate). To access the entire database, click here.

Old-growth Forests of Southern Chile are Experiencing Large and Unexpected Increases in Growth and Water Use Efficiency (19 May 2016)
A new paper finds reality to be quite the opposite of model-based projections of forest demise...

How Sea Turtle Embryos May Adapt to Potential Global Warming (19 May 2016)
A new study of the subject revels that they enter mortality with heat-shock protein genes that enable them to successfully cope with an environment where ocean temperatures are rising at the rates that are often predicted by climate alarmists...

Yields of Crops and Pasture Grasses Due to Elevated CO2 and Drought (18 May 2016)
A recent review of the relevant scientific literature reveals that the positive effects of the first of these two phenomena override the negative consequences of the second...

Impact of Heat on the Swimming Speed of a Common Damselfish (17 May 2016)
There's a right way and a wrong way of determining how any future warming of the globe might impact the swimming speeds of Earth's fish, as is demonstrated by a recent study of the subject...

How Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Impacts Tropical Coffee Species (16 May 2016)
Quoting the authors of an important new study, "the tropical coffee crop has been predicted to be threatened by future climate changes and global warming," but they note that "the real biological effects of such changes remain unknown." And they thus proceed to determine them...

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