The Medieval Warm Period on Maui

Published January 24, 2013

Did it really occur? … way out there in the middle of the North Pacific Ocean?… Read More

Calcification and Productivity in Symbiont-Bearing Foraminifera (22 Jan 2013)
As seawater CO2 conditions rise, calcification and productivity in the species studied showed no negative impacts. In fact, growth rates actually increased with elevated CO2, with mean calcification rates at the two highest CO2 treatments (1169 and 1662 ppm) being some 63% greater than those at the two lowest treatments (467 and 784 ppm)… Read More

Tropical Cyclones of the Lesser Antilles (22 Jan 2013)
The findings of this paper reveal that both the number and intensity of tropical cyclones in this region show no trends over the past 300+ years, during which time both the temperature and CO2 concentration have risen… Read More

Fine-Scale Temperature Features at High Elevations (22 Jan 2013)
Microclimatology may prove the salvation of many alpine plant and animal species in the face of further planetary warming, as “alpine plants under global change may well find appropriate thermal niches for establishment and survival over very short distances without elevational shifts”… Read More

Bioremediation of Polluted Waters by Macroalgae (23 Jan 2013)
What do initial investigations of the subject suggest? What climate alarmists call an air pollutant (CO2) may ironically soon play the role of a cleanser of water pollutants!… Read More

On the Climatic Benefits of Antarctic Polynyas (23 Jan 2013) A recent focus on the seasonal appearance of open waters within the larger confines of the permanent sea ice surrounding Antarctica highlights the phenomenon’s global significance… Read More

Land-Sourced Contaminants of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef (23 Jan 2013)
They may persist throughout the reef and inflict significant damage much longer than has long been believed and resolving this local problem could bring considerable new vigor to the GBR, perhaps helping it to successfully deal with any further CO2-induced global warming and/or ocean acidification that might possibly occur in the future… Read More