Global Warming Is Not Likely to Favor an Invasive Ant Species

Published November 4, 2013

The authors of this study note that there findings are just the opposite of classical views of global climate change, wherein the ranges of many invading species are believed to increase in response to warming, especially those that are currently limited by climate… Read More

The Little Ice Age: Its Relevance for Interpreting Modern Warming (29 Oct 2013)
A new study from Norway adds to the mountain of evidence that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about Earth’s current degree of warmth… Read More

Rising Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and “Woody Thickening” (29 Oct 2013)
Bragg et al. say their results “have implications for the interpretation of the trend towards increased tree density in savannas, known as ‘woody thickening’,” noting that “an increase of CO2 concentration from 280 to 380 ppm should have increased the potential growth rates of C3 plants during the industrial era by ~ 15 to 20%.” And they add that “a continued increase from 380 ppm to 550 ppm should cause a further increase of similar magnitude in the potential growth rates of C3 plants”… Read More

CMIP3 and CMIP5 Wind Stress Climatology (29 Oct 2013)
In how many ways can the models possibly be out of sync with the way the real wind blows? Apparently, more than a few, as even the most up-to-date CMIP5 models are still a long, long way from where they need to be for mankind to place much faith in what they predict in the way of CO2-induced global warming and its imagined negative consequences… Read More

Microzooplankton in an Acidifying Arctic Ocean (30 Oct 2013)
In the concluding paragraph of their paper, Aberle et al. state that their hypothesis that a high CO2 concentration would alter microzooplankton community structure, carrying capacity or phenology must be rejected on the basis of their mesocosm experiment, while noting that the findings of their study point to “a relatively high robustness of microzooplankton towards elevated CO2 in coastal waters”… Read More

The Outlook for Sugarcane Production in Brazil: How Sweet It Is! (30 Oct 2013)
Refreshingly, as opposed to the standard hand-wringing of the climate-alarmist crowd, in regard to climate-model-inspired projections of coming climatic catastrophes, due to Earth’s still-rising atmospheric CO2 concentration, it’s CO2 to the rescue!… Read More

There’s More Than One Way for Fruit Flies to Beat the Heat (30 Oct 2013)
Although they may not be cats with nine lives, fruit flies would likely agree that three ways of “beating the heat” in a warming world is a whole lot better than one. And a lot of other creatures could well join with them in this cheerful chorus… Read More