Measuring and Modeling Global Vegetation Growth: 1982–2009

Published October 9, 2013

The CO2 fertilization effect of the carbon dioxide emitted to the atmosphere by mankind’s burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, gas and oil, is beginning to assume its vaulted position of being a tremendous boon to the biosphere, as all of humanity and the entirety of the world’s animal life depend ultimately upon having a sufficient supply of plant life to sustain themselves… Read More

The Impact of Global-Warming-Induced Diurnal Temperature Range Reduction on Hospital Emergency Room Admissions in Beijing, China (8 Oct 2013)
As the warming-induced difference between daily maximum and minimum temperatures shrinks, do emergency room admissions rise, fall or stay about the same?… Read More

Tropical Tree Seedlings Exposed to Elevated Nighttime Air Temperatures (8 Oct 2013)
Not only can they survive such conditions, but they can thrive in them. Seedlings in the elevated nighttime air temperature exhibited much faster growth than seedlings grown in normal conditions such that “total biomass accumulation was about three times higher in plants grown at the elevated nighttime temperature”… Read More

Urban Heating in China’s Shenzhen Economic Zone (8 Oct 2013)
This study’s findings, that urbanization-induced warming was “more pronounced for minimal temperatures and in the wintertime,” bodes well for human health, in light of the fact that real-world colder temperatures – on both a daily and seasonal basis – lead to far greater human mortality than do real-world warmer temperatures… Read More

The Work of Umberto Monterin (1937) on the MWP & LIA in Italy (9 Oct 2013)
A “blast from the past” rips into the house of climatic cards built by the IPCC, as two Italian researchers concluded that “climate change is mainly driven by natural determinants,” and not by anthropogenic CO2 emissions… Read More

Upland Soils of the UK after Forty Years of Environmental Change (9 Oct 2013)
Have they been devastated by pollution and global warming? In a word, no. The results of this study instead “suggest that upland soils may be considerably more resilient to future environmental changes than many previous assessments have suggested”… Read More

The Fate of Boreal Peatland Carbon in a Warming World (9 Oct 2013)
In the concluding words of the two researchers who conducted this study, their results “are contrary to the widespread notion that higher temperature will increase peat decay and associated carbon dioxide release from peatlands to the atmosphere, contributing to the positive carbon cycle-climate feedback to global warming.” Indeed, just the opposite appears to be the case in the real world of nature… Read More

Polar Bears in the Chukchi Sea Doing Very Well Despite Large Sea Ice Losses (9 Oct 2013)
Contrary to predictions, despite having experienced some of the largest sea ice losses in the Arctic since the 1980s, polar bears living in the Chukchi Sea were found to be in better condition and reproducing better than virtually all other subpopulations studied… Read More