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Volume 17 Number 35: 27 August 2014
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Editorial
Elevated CO2 Increases Minerals at the Base of Human Nutrition: ... contrary to what is claimed in a recent scientific publication.

Subject Index Summary
Biofuels (Miscellaneous): Enough serious work has been conducted on the growing, harvesting, and processing of the raw materials that can be transformed into biofuels to indicate they are essentially useless when it comes to doing what they are supposed to do, which is to lead to less anthropogenic-induced CO2 emissions to the atmosphere. They have also been shown to harm the land they are grown on, cost more than conventional fossil fuels, and are not as energy efficient. This Summary reviews reasons for rejecting biofuels on additional grounds.

Journal Reviews
A 1500-Year Temperature Proxy from Southwestern Greenland: A new study reveals a familiar climatic oscillation with a twist.

Downward Atmospheric Longwave Radiation in CMIP5 Models: How well is it represented?

How the Grasslands of China Changed from 1982 to 2010: Did the horrible climatic changes of the past three decades take a huge toll on them?

The Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Seed Germination: What are they? ... and how significant are they?

Transgenerational Plasticity in a Coastal Marine Fish: What is it? ... and what can it help to bring to pass?

The Resistance of Earth's Corals to Potential Ocean Warming: Can they rise to the challenge? ... or, as alarmists claim, are they on the eve of destruction?

Plant Growth Database
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Knotted Wrack (Longphuirt et al., 2013).

Major Report
New Report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts: On March 31, 2014 the fifth in a series of scholarly reports produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) was released to the public. This new publication represents an independent, comprehensive, and authoritative report on the current state of climate science. We encourage all to read it.


World Temperatures Database
Back by popular demand and upgraded to allow patrons more choices to plot and view the data, we reintroduce the World Temperatures section of our website. Here, users may plot temperatures for the entire globe or regions of the globe. A newly added feature allows patrons the ability to plot up to six independent datasets on the same graph. Try it today. World Temperatures Database.

Climate Change Reconsidered
The 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change: We provide a link to this report as a courtesy and encourage all to download and read it. The 2011 Interim Report presents an overview of the research on climate change that has appeared since publication of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Research published before 2009 was included if it did not appear in the 2009 report or provides context for the new research. Nearly all of the research summarized here appeared in peer-reviewed science journals.

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Seeing is Believing
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Interglacial Warmth

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