Life-Long Exposure of Scleractinian Corals to Elevated CO2

Published November 14, 2013

The six species of coral studied, plus the various Symbiodinium types associated with them, were all able to not only survive, but to function well throughout the full range of CO2-induced pH values to which they had been exposed throughout their entire life spans, which is a far cry from the doomsday scenarios put forth by the acidification alarmists… Read More

How Coccolithophorids Respond to Ocean Acidification (12 Nov 2013)
The authors of this study conclude that the coccolithophorid they studied “could adapt to ocean acidification with enhanced assimilations of carbon and nitrogen,” becoming even more productive than it is now, which is yet another positive finding of the often feared consequence of Earth’s rising atmospheric CO2 concentration… Read More

Predicting Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures (12 Nov 2013)
When model-estimated standard deviations of different portions of a region suddenly differ by something on the order of 200%, the so-called “progress” being made would appear to have a lot to be desired… Read More

Selecting Crop Cultivars to Maximize Yields (12 Nov 2013)
It would seem prudent for farmers to discover what cultivars of the crops they grow are most positively responsive to atmospheric CO2 enrichment under the particular growing conditions of the regions in which they are planted. Having made that determination, farmers can maximize the well-documented growth-enhancing benefits of the aerial fertilization effect of atmospheric CO2, as well as the transpiration-reducing effect that typically accompanies it and reduces the amount of water that crops would otherwise require. And doing so will allow farmers to reap greater monetary benefits both now and in the future as the CO2 concentration of the air continues to rise… Read More

ENSO Teleconnections in CMIP Models Simulating Precipitation (13 Nov 2013)
How well do the models mimic the teleconnections? According to the results of this study, there are still improvements that need to be made… Read More

Soil Nitrogen & Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment of Natural Grassland (13 Nov 2013)
The results of this study demonstrate that the good intentions of man (nitrogen fertilization) may sometimes have unintentional negative consequences for certain ecosystems, while other actions of humanity (the mining and burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, gas and oil) can sometimes prove to have unexpected positive effects… Read More

CO2 Effects on Hatch Size and Larval Growth of Walleye Pollock (13 Nov 2013)
According to the authors of this study, “the growth dynamics of early life stages of walleye pollock are resilient to projected levels of ocean acidification,” illustrating once again another marine species that will not likely be harmed by rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations… Read More