Volume 22: October 2019
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Last 15 Postings

Plant Growth Database (22 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Wheat (Xu et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

So-called Ocean Acidification Alleviates Cadmium Toxicity in a Key Seaweed Species (21 October 2019)
The perceived threat of ocean acidification, caused by rising levels of atmospheric CO2, appears to bear no hazard to this important seaweed. Rather, rising CO2 actually increases its growth, even under severe conditions of cadmium toxicity...

Introduction to the Greening of Planet Earth--Confirmed! Video Series (19 October 2019)
In our newest video series, we bring to light the faulty science upon which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 2009 CO2 Endangerment Finding was enacted, as the EPA failed to analyzed and account for critical (and very significant) direct and indirect benefits to both humanity and the natural world that result from CO2 emissions and fossil energy use, benefits of which, if included, would likely have reversed their decision. The series seeks to build public support and political will to reverse the 2009 Endangerment Finding and other Federal, State or local established or emerging policies aimed at eliminating CO2 emissions and fossil fuel use. New videos will be added at a rate of approximately two per month....

Elevated CO2 and Warming Improve the Nutritional Properties of Two Strawberry Cultivars (18 October 2019)
The future climate that alarmists claim will be detrimental to the planet, thanks to the supposed "twin evils" of rising temperature and higher levels of atmospheric CO2, will actually stimulate the growth and nutritional properties of strawberries, which improvement has important implications for enhancing human health...

Elevated CO2 Ameliorates Heat Stress in Tomato Plants (17 October 2019)
Following 24 hours of excessive heat exposure, elevated CO2 was able to fully mitigate the negative impacts of this stress on net photosynthesis...

Plant Growth Database (17 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Teak (Singh et al., 2019). To access the entire database, click here.

Rising CO2 Stimulates Health-improving Substances in a Subtropical Shrub (16 October 2019)
Elevated CO2 stimulates total phenolic, total anthocyanins and antioxidant activity in roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), which substances have important pharmaceutical and nutraceutical value for human health...

Plant Growth Database (15 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Beet (Bishop et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Ocean Acidification and Warming Effects on Yellowtail Kingfish (14 October 2019)
Yellowtail kingfish juveniles are unaffected by so-called ocean acidification, but positively respond to ocean warming via heritable genetic traits that "will likely aid them in adapting to a warming ocean." And that is great news for this pelagic fish species that is important to the recreational and commercial fishery industry...

More Evidence Demonstrating No Direct Negative Impact of Elevated CO2 Concentrations on Human Health (11 October 2019)
As the air's CO2 content continues to rise, it is extremely unlikely that there will be any negative direct health effects on humans, even if society utilized all of the currently-known fossil fuel reserves on the planet...

CO2-induced Protein Declines are Far from Universal (10 October 2019)
The great CO2-induced nutrition scare will likely never occur in the agricultural industry, as it can be simply overcome by identifying plant genotypes that do not experience protein and other macro and micro nutrient declines and then growing them...

Plant Growth Database (10 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Climbing Dayflower (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

A Reduction in the Growth, Development and Fecundity of a Herbivorous Pest Under Elevated CO2 (9 October 2019)
The authors of this study conclude that "the growth performance of S. litura under elevated CO2 conditions affects [this herbivore pest] badly, resulting in poor perpetuation of the population which may reduce its fitness in subsequent generations." And that should be welcomed news for peanut growers, who typically lose some 35-55% of their yield to this herbivorous pest...

Plant Growth Database (8 October 2019)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Painted Spurge (Awasthi et al., 2018). To access the entire database, click here.

Linking Precipitation Change to Solar Forcing in Northern Morocco (7 October 2019)
The authors of this study conclude their work provides "new proxy evidence for centennial-scale solar forcing" of the climate, which is a far different tune than that sung by climate alarmists, who increasingly claim that almost all climate change since the Industrial Revolution is the product of rising levels of atmospheric CO2...

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