One Hundred and One Years of Netherlands’ Windstorms

Published May 15, 2013

Have they become more or less damaging over the past century of “unprecedented” global warming? No. It has declined since the early 1980s to values that are currently “far below the range witnessed in the 20th century” … Read More

A Polar Dinoflagellate that Can Really Take the Heat (14 May 2013)
A new study demonstrates the incredible ability of Polarella glacialis to cope with an instantaneous temperature increase of up to 11°C, suggesting the much smaller temperature increase at the upper end of model projections — if they are to be believed — will pose little threat to this species’ future survival … Read More

U.S. Climate Change and Its 20th-Century Biological Consequences (14 May 2013)
The findings of a new study imply that climate-alarmist projections of future species extinctions may be overly pessimistic. According to the authors of this study, “moving away from viewing climate as simple monotonic changes in temperature is a necessary step in advancing our understanding of how species have and will respond to climate shifts,” and, it should be added, how they have been able to largely avoid massive extinctions of the type that climate alarmists typically predict for them if the world continues to warm as their models say it will … Read More

The Rise of Dengue Fever in Non-Endemic Argentina (14 May 2013)
Although useful to estimate annual transmission risk, Carbajo et al. conclude that temperature “does not fully describe the distribution of dengue occurrence at the country scale” … Read More

Australian Fairy Shrimp Responding to Environmental Changes (15 May 2013)
They appear to possess the genetic information they need to appropriately alter their own natures and thereby survive the environmental challenges they have both faced and are currently facing … Read More

How Well Do Climate Models Mimic Atmospheric Teleconnections? (15 May 2013)
A recent study of the subject reveals that “the models are not able to reproduce the temporal characteristics of atmospheric teleconnection time-series” … Read More

Flowers & Fruit of Peppers in a High-Temp & CO2-Enriched World (15 May 2013)
Which of the two atmospheric properties is likely to predominate – and thereby either help or hurt Habanero peppers – under environmental conditions typically predicted for the future? … Read More

Is There a Human Influence on Extreme Temperatures in China? (15 May 2013)
A new study suggests there is an anthropogenic influence, but it fails to reconcile prior work that suggests there is none. … Read More