Global Climate Change and Red Seaweed Production in China

Published July 16, 2014

According to the authors of this study, “ongoing climate change (increasing atmospheric CO2 and global warming) might exert a favorable influence on the mariculture of G. lemaneiformis through the improved photosynthetic performances”… Read More

A High-Arctic Feedback to Climate Warming (8 Jul 2014)
It would appear that the warming expected by many climate scientists to occur in response to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations should produce a significant negative feedback throughout the high Arctic that would tend to reduce the degree of warming that has historically been projected to occur there… Read More

CMIP5 Models Simulating Southeast Pacific Stratocumulus Clouds (8 Jul 2014)
Sadly, the three researchers conducting this study say their results show that “state-of-the-art global climate models still have significant difficulty in simulating the SEP stratocumulus clouds and associated cloud feedback”… Read More

Earth’s Coral Reefs: Probing Their Past to Foretell Their Future (8 Jul 2014)
In prefacing their work, Pandolfi and Kiessling (2014) write that “global climate change is feared to lead to the collapse of living coral reefs, whose component organisms can respond in but three ways: migration, adaptation, and extinction.” So if Earth’s coral reefs are to avoid extinction, there are but two ways to do so: adapt or migrate. And one or the other of these two responses must work pretty well, for after their analysis of the subject, they report “coral reefs have shown a remarkable resilience to past climate change”… Read More

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Foraminifera in Seabed Sediments (9 Jul 2014)
Foraminiferal communities are fully able to “withstand present-day, seasonally high pCO2 levels and might also tolerate moderate future pCO2 increases,” and maybe even some that are not so “moderate”… Read More

Cold Tongue and Warm Pool ENSO Events in CMIP5 Models (9 Jul 2014)
How well are they represented? Not very, at least according to the results of this study… Read More

Stress Impacts on Grassland Productivity in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer World (9 Jul 2014)
New research reveals “there could be worldwide implications connected to the alleviation of the stress impact on grassland productivity under future climate conditions.” As an example, “enhanced protection against drought could mitigate anticipated productivity losses in regions where more frequent and more intense droughts are predicted”… Read More

Predicting the Unpredictable? … Some Things Just Can’t Be Done (15 Jul 2014)
We should all show a little humility and acknowledge the fact that there are still “myriad processes” yet to be accurately modeled that influence Earth’s climate – and, ultimately, its everyday weather – which further suggests that it is nothing more than unbridled hubris to say that one need only “look out the window,” as some climate alarmists suggest, to see the effect of anthropogenic CO2 emissions on whatever extreme weather event is currently in the process of earning a prime spot on the evening news. Such advice is nothing more than outright deception. And it is being practiced at the highest levels of government in both the United States and many of the other countries that comprise the United Nations…. Read More

Regional Model Simulations of the South-Asian Summer Monsoon (15 Jul 2014)
How well do the outputs of the models reflect reality? The results of this study reveal “further research is required to further understand the uncertainties in the regional climate models and the driving GCMs”… Read More

The Last 30 Years of Plant Growth Across the Asia-Pacific Region (15 Jul 2014)
In spite of the many deleterious effects that the world’s climate alarmists claim the Earth has experienced – and continues to experience – as a result of the historical and still-ongoing increase in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration caused by mankind’s burning of fossil fuels such as coal, gas and oil, the planet’s terrestrial vegetation appears to not be suffering too much over the Asia-Pacific region as a result. In fact, it is not suffering at all. In fact, it would actually appear to be doing better than ever!… Read More 

Some Plants REALLY Love CO2 (15 Jul 2014)
Would you believe even at a concentration of 10,000 ppm?… Read More

Variability and Change as Simulated by CMIP5 Models (16 Jul 2014)
How well is it being done? It appears “it is still a challenge to reproduce the features of global historical SST variations with state-of-the-art coupled general circulation models”… Read More

Oscillating pCO2 Concentrations: How They Impact the Effects of Ocean Acidification on Coral Calcification (16 Jul 2014)
Reef corals may be more resistant to future ocean acidification conditions in locations where diel variation in seawater pCO2 is pronounced… Read More

Moving from CMIP3 to CMIP5: How are the Models Progressing? (16 Jul 2014)

Apparently, “significant model development work is still needed to correctly represent the basic ENSO characteristics (amplitude, evolution, timescale, seasonal phase lock …) and the fundamental underlying processes such as the atmospheric Bjerkness and surface fluxes feedbacks”… Read More