Wheat Production in a CO2-Enriched World of the Future

Published April 24, 2014

How might potential global warming and the possibility of reduced precipitation in a future CO2-enriched world affect global wheat production? According to the authors of this study, the outlook for the future of wheat production is positive thanks to the projected concurrent rise in atmospheric CO2… Read More

Evaluating CFSv2 Seasonal Hindcasts for the Period 1983-2010 (22 Apr 2014)
Twelve major bias are outlined between the model run and observations, signaling the model is still not ready for primetime… Read More

The Real Human Impacts on the Corals of Almirante Bay, Panama (22 Apr 2014)
Ignoring the real challenges to coral reefs, while focusing almost solely on the claimed – but unproven – negative impacts of global warming and ocean acidification is the real tragedy; for by the time that any significant change in Earth’s global temperature and its oceans’ pH could be brought about by man (which transformation is highly debatable in the first place), there may be little, if anything, left of Earth’s coral reef ecosystems to save… Read More

Four Centuries of Reconstructed Streamflow Data for a Utah River (22 Apr 2014)
Rather than causing droughts and floods to become both more frequent and severe than they have been in the past, as climate models are prone to predict for a CO2-warmed world (such as is claimed we now reside in by many of the world’s climate alarmists), it would appear that in the case of northern Utah and western Wyoming – and possibly much more of the intermountain U.S. west – just the opposite appears to have been the case when lengthy real-world data sets have been obtained and analyzed… Read More

Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi in a Changing Global Environment (23 Apr 2014)
A new study reveals plants associated with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi may be much more capable of adjusting to changing environments than has long been believed possible… Read More

CMIP5 Model Simulations of the Earth’s Western Pacific Monsoon (23 Apr 2014)
How good are they? In the final sentence of their paper, the authors of this study conclude “further investigation of the mechanisms determining the response of the monsoon in individual models is required to understand the reasons for model disagreement [with observations] and to determine which aspects of projected monsoon change are most robust”… Read More

Carbon Sequestration via Agricultural-Crop Phytoliths in China (23 Apr 2014)
Phytoliths in the croplands of China – which represent approximately 18% of the world’s croplands – currently remove about 4.39 ± 1.56 Tg of CO2 per year from the atmosphere… Read More