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Volume 21:  March 2018 Archive of CO2 Science Postings

Vitamin C Concentration in Spinach is Enhanced by Elevated CO2 (29 March 2018)
Popeye the sailor man could not have written a better endorsement for more CO2, which, as shown in this study, improves both the quantity and quality of spinach!...

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Low Light Intensity on Hot Pepper (28 March 2018)
Rising atmospheric CO2 will lead to important yield and water use efficiency increases in hot pepper, even under low light intensities...

The Impact of Ocean Acidification on the Pearl Oyster (27 March 2018)
The pearl oyster appears to be resilient to pH values predicted through the end of this century...

Plant Growth Database (27 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Sweet Cherry (Pérez-Jiménez et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Makes Onions Larger, More Nutritious and More Pleasant Tasting! (26 March 2018)
Parents around the world rejoice! Thanks to rising concentrations of atmospheric CO2, your child's resistance to onions may not last much longer...

Ocean Acidification Does Not Compromise the Ability of Fish to Cope with High Temperatures (23 March 2018)
Theoretical claims about ocean acidification made in the latest IPCC report are falsified by the findings of this experimental study...

Elevated CO2 Stimulates Growth, Seed Yield and N Uptake in Sunflower (23 March 2018)
Read the several ways in which higher levels of atmospheric CO2 will improve the production of this important global food crop in the years and decades to come...

Further Confirmation Southern Ocean Sea Ice is Expanding (21 March 2018)
Over the past several years, multiple researchers have examined the spatial extent of sea ice around Antarctica, consistently reporting an increasing trend. The latest study to confirm this ongoing expanse comes from the South American research team of De Santis et al. (2017)...

The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council's Comment to Repeal and Not Replace the Clean Power Plan (20 March 2018)
The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council (CHECC) has filed a Comment in response to EPA's Advanced Notice of Proposed Rule Making (ANPRM) Clean Power Plan (CPP) Replacement. This Comment provided EPA and the Trump Administration with Legal, Climate Science and Energy Economic analysis findings, each robustly supporting the conclusion that EPA should Repeal and Not Replace the Clean Power Plan...

The Impact of Elevated CO2 and Temperature on Two Cotton Cultivars (20 March 2018)
Both elevated CO2 and elevated temperature stimulated the growth of two cotton cultivars, alone and in combination...

Plant Growth Database (20 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Arachchige et al., 2017). To access the entire database, click here.

35 Years of NDVI Increase in Nepal (19 March 2018)
Analyses of this important measure of vegetative robustness reveal a significant increase since 1981 that the authors of this work determined is primarily due to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations...

Elevated CO2 Improves Growth and Nitrogen Fixation of Cowpea (15 March 2018)
Elevated CO2, cyanobacteria seed inoculation and phosphorus addition to the soil provide a winning strategy for increasing yields and maintaining food security for the citizens of many developing countries that cultivate and consume this important crop...

A 33-Year Increase in Net Primary Productivity in Southwest China (14 March 2018)
The results of this study not only fail to support climate-alarmist projections, they are in direct opposition to them. And while the findings presented here ought to help put even the most ardent of climate alarmists at ease, they will likely only enrage and cause them to further deny the very real truths that (1) rising atmospheric CO2 is not causing, nor will it ever cause, dangerous global warming; and that (2) CO2 is not a pollutant, but a necessary nutrient bestowing great benefits on the biosphere...

Plant Growth Database (14 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Chinese Yam grown at ambient fall temperatures (Thinh et al., 2017; elevated fall temperatures (ambient + 5°C)). To access the entire database, click here.

The Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2 and Ozone on Chickpea (12 March 2018)
The growth-retarding impacts of tropospheric ozone pollution on a legume key to the food security of the developing world are being met and overcome by the growth-enhancing impacts of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide...

Prey Consumption by Largemouth Bass Unaffected by Freshwater Acidification (9 March 2018)
Up to pCO2 levels of 9,000 µatm, freshwater acidification has no discernible impact on the feeding behavior of largemouth bass...

The Interactive Effects of Temperature and CO2 on Soybean Growth and Yield (8 March 2018)
If both atmospheric CO2 concentrations and air temperatures rise in the future to values examined in this study, soybeans (and the farmers who grow them) will reap tremendous benefits, including yield enhancements of 50% or more!...

Selecting Static or Diel Cycling of pCO2 Levels in Ocean Acidification Experiments: The Choice Matters (7 March 2018)
Behavioral abnormalities observed in reef fish under static pCO2 ocean acidification treatments were either reduced or altogether eliminated when experimental conditions reflected the diel cycling of pCO2 that occurs in such environments in the real world, demonstrating that proper laboratory construct matters when attempting to project future impacts of ocean acidification on marine life...

Thermal Phenotypic Plasticity in an Ant Species (6 March 2018)
Ant larvae reared at higher temperatures developed quicker and were more thermoresistant of warmer temperatures than those reared at lower temperatures...

Plant Growth Database (6 March 2018)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Rice (Thinh et al., 2017; dry weights during fall temperatures). To access the entire database, click here.

Elevated CO2 Enhances Phytoplankton NPP in a Freshwater Microcosm Experiment (2 March 2018)
Freshwater phytoplankton, contrary to conventional wisdom, appear to presently be carbon-limited; and as shown in this study, they will likely benefit from so-called freshwater acidification by enhancing their NPP as atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise in the years and decades ahead...

Acceleration of Tree Growth in Urban Areas in Recent Decades (1 March 2018)
Since 1960, trees growing in urban areas appear to be growing at faster rates than those in rural areas...