The Capacity for Thermal Acclimation in Mosquitofish

Published April 17, 2013

Noting that “many predictions of the impact of climate change on biodiversity assume a species-specific response to changing environments,” the authors of this study proceed to argue, on the basis of their results, that “this resolution can be too coarse and that analysis of the impacts of climate change and other environmental variability should be resolved to a population level,” since their findings suggest that some populations of a species may indeed be able to cope with a change of climate with which others cannot, thereby preventing the otherwise inevitable climate-induced extinction of the species… Read More

Meteorology and Mortality in Rural Bangladesh (16 Apr 2013)
The net effect of a half-century of warming (over the period 1950-2000) has had the positive effect of a net decrease in mortality… Read More

Recent Snow-Driven Mass Change on the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (16 Apr 2013)
Although the researchers indicate that the ERA Interim re-analysis data show that no significant change in snowfall frequency or strength occurred between 1979 and 2008, their findings of the following few years (2009-2011) suggest that just a slight tweak of atmospheric conditions could drastically alter the ice mass balance of the East Antarctic ice sheet in a positive way and significantly slow the rate-of-rise of global mean sea level… Read More

Ecosystem Trophic Relationships in a Warmer World (16 Apr 2013)
Will they be sustained or disrupted? This study shows that “instead of a mismatch, warming might lead to a stronger match between protist grazers and their prey,” which could be a huge plus for the Baltic Sea’s marine life, in contrast to the drastic minus that is predicted by the world’s climate alarmists if the Earth ever begins to warm again… Read More

The Global Warming-ENSO Connection (17 Apr 2013)
“Overall,” in the words of the two researchers who conducted this study, “there is no evidence that there are changes in the [1] strength, [2] frequency, [3]duration, [4] location or [5] direction of propagation of El Niño and La Niña anomalies caused by global warming during the period from 1871 to 2008″… Read More

The Global Warming-Global Runoff Connection (17 Apr 2013)
Munier et al. employed two different ways of estimating global runoff over the period 1993-2009, finding that that for both approaches to the problem, “no significant trend is observed over the whole period”… Read More

Effects of Parental Environment on the Progeny of Coral Reef Fish (17 Apr 2013)
On the basis of their several observations, Miller et al. conclude that “parental effects prepare juveniles for similar conditions to those experienced in the parental generation,” and, therefore, they suggest that “non-genetic parental effects can dramatically alter the response of marine organisms to increasing CO2 and demonstrate that some species have more capacity to acclimate to ocean acidification than previously thought” … Read More