Microevolution in Alaskan Pink Salmon in Response to Warming

Published March 21, 2013

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Microevolution in Alaskan Pink Salmon in Response to Warming (19 Mar 2013)
It is happening; “there has been rapid microevolution for earlier migration timing in [the studied] population,” which has allowed both the odd- and even-year groups of salmon “to remain resilient to environmental change”… Read More

Simulating the North Atlantic European Regional Climate (19 Mar 2013)
A high-resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean model is used to analyze the impacts of the sea surface temperature (SST) biases created by the model in the North Atlantic in winter – approximately 8°C too cold to the east of the Grand Banks of Newfoundland, and 6°C too warm near the east coast of North America – on the mean climatic state of the North Atlantic European region, along with the variability associated with those model-induced SST biases. The results don’t bode well for future climate projections in the area… Read More

Problems of CMIP5 Climate Models with Tropical Low Clouds (19 Mar 2013)
In the words of the four French researchers who conducted this study, “the current generation of climate models still experiences difficulties in predicting the low-cloud cover and its radiative effects”… Read More

Effects of Future Heat Waves on Pine and Oak Tree Photosynthesis (19 Mar 2013)
Ameye et al. conclude that “if soil moisture is adequate, trees will experience negative effects in photosynthetic performance only with the occurrence of extreme heat waves.” And in light of the fact that “elevated CO2 diminished these negative effects,” the authors opine that “the future climate may not be as detrimental to plant communities as previously assumed”… Read More

Determining the Effects of Warming in Size-Structured Ecosystems (20 Mar 2013)
From the complexities revealed in this study, it is obvious that we still have a lot to learn about global warming effects on ecosystems. But one thing stands out rather clear. With respect to the climate-alarmists’ “thermal envelope” approach to the issue of potential global warming effects on species ranges, that concept doesn’t even begin to properly address the issue… Read More

Land-Falling Tropical Cyclones of Southern China’s Guangdong Province (20 Mar 2013)
The latest observations reveal that “despite the long-term warming trend in sea surface temperatures in the Western North Pacific, no long-term trend is observed in either the frequency or intensities of tropical cyclones making landfall at the Guangdone Province” over the period 1965 to 2007… Read More

A Tale of Non-Obligate Macroalgal Calcifers, Sea Urchins and CO2 (20 Mar 2013)
How do CO2 emissions from seabed volcanic vents impact the two biological entities and the relationship that exists between them?… Read More