How CO2 Impacts Reproduction Among Cinnamon Anemonefish

Published January 3, 2014

In contrast to alarmist predictions, results of this study showed that reproductive output in fish living in high CO2 (1032 µatm) was 82% higher than that in a control group (430 µatm) and 50% higher than that in a moderately high group (584 µatm). And the authors of the study make a point of noting that “despite the increase in reproductive activity, there was no difference in adult body condition among the three treatment groups,” and “there was no significant difference in hatchling length between the treatment groups”… Read More

Boreal Wildfires in a Warming World (24 Dec 2013)
Although climate alarmists have long opined that boreal wildfires will increase in response to global warming, the results of this study suggest that both the frequency and ferocity of boreal wildfires in a warming world could well decline… Read More

Modeling Oceanic Carbon Uptake and Storage (24 Dec 2013)
According to the researchers who conducted this study, “substantial improvements in the physical parameterizations controlling mixing and overturning” are needed. Without such improvements, the current model configuration “can be expected to continue to underestimate Cant [anthropogenic CO2] uptake under twenty-first-century scenarios,” which underestimation of such oceanic uptake leads to an overestimation of CO2-induced global warming… Read More

Juvenile Barnacles in a Significantly Warmed and Acidified Ocean (24 Dec 2013)
The findings presented in this study, as well as those of the other researchers cited herein, it would appear that juvenile barnacles of the species studied are already well equipped to meet the challenges of a significantly warmed and “acidified” ocean… Read More

The Medieval and Roman Warm Periods in the Western Swiss Alps (25 Dec 2013)
The Medieval and Roman Warm Periods were both likely warmer than the Current Warm Period has been to date in this part of the world… Read More

Reconstructing the Increasing “Breath” of Earth’s Biosphere (25 Dec 2013)
How well do the CMIP5 models perform in their attempts to do so? Not very, according to the authors of this study, who state that “the inability of the CMIP5 models to account for the observed increase in the amplitude of atmospheric CO2 indicates that they underestimate the widespread ecological changes that occurred over the past 50 years and are likely to under-predict future changes”… Read More

Beating the Heat: How Do Tropical Lizards Do It? (25 Dec 2013)
They seek out cooler micro-climates, just as we might rest in the shade of a tree… Read More

Seventeen Root Traits Altered by Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment (31 Dec 2013)
A meta-analysis of the effects of elevated CO2 on 17 variables from 110 published studies reveals that “elevated CO2 promoted root morphological development, root system expansion and carbon input to soils, implying that the sensitive responses of root morphology and function to elevated CO2 would increase long-term belowground carbon sequestration”… Read More

Species Distribution Ranges: Getting Them Right (31 Dec 2013)
One has got to know the full ranges of where various plants, animals and pathogens currently reside, before one can even begin to predict (successfully) where they will live in a CO2-enriched and possibly warmer (or colder) future world… Read More

Freezing to Death on a Subtropical Island: Report from Taiwan (31 Dec 2013)
They may not actually be freezing; but many more people are dying there in colder, as opposed to warmer, parts of the year… Read More

Invasion of the Lithodid Crabs, or Not! (31 Dec 2013)
Some people have suggested that the nefarious crabs have been waiting millions of years for the warming-induced opportunity to wreack havoc on Antarctica’s native fauna, and that now is that time. But is it?… Read More

Does Thawing of Permafrost Lead to Further Global Warming? (1 Jan 2014)
According to the authors of this study it is “questionable whether a thawing of permafrost really would lead to an accelerated and increased carbon loss in these soils”… Read More

Effects of Ocean Acidification on Egg & Larval Stages of Baltic Cod (1 Jan 2014)
The data presented in this study showed that “the eggs and early larval stages of Baltic cod seem to be robust to even higher levels of OA (3,200 µatm), indicating an adaptational response to CO2″… Read More