Category Archives: Originals

Medieval Warm Period in Southern Europe

By | August 27, 2014

Was there really a global Medieval Warm Period? The IPCC used to acknowledge there was; but they have long since changed their view on the subject. Mounting evidence, however, suggests they were wrong to do so; and in this summary, new and important data from Southern Europe that support their original belief are described and discussed.

Effects of Elevated C02 on the Stomatal Conductance of Agricultural Crops

By | July 31, 2014

As the air’s CO2 content continues to rise, nearly all plants will respond by reducing their leaf stomatal apertures, through which water vapor exiting the leaf and carbon dioxide entering the leaf diffuse during transpiration and photosynthesis, respectively. This phenomenon typically leads to an increase in water use efficiency at elevated CO2 concentrations, because with more CO2 in… Read More »

Medieval Warm Period in Central Europe

By | July 24, 2014

Was there really a global Medieval Warm Period? The IPCC used to acknowledge there was; but they have long since changed their view on the subject. Mounting evidence, however, suggests they were wrong to do so; and in this summary, new and important data from Central Europe that support their original belief are described and discussed.

Growth Response of Grassland Species to Elevated C02 When Water Stressed

By | July 15, 2014

As the air’s CO2 content continues to rise, nearly all of earth’s plants should exhibit increases in photosynthesis and biomass production; but climate alarmists periodically claim that water stress will negate these benefits. In reviewing the scientific literature of the ten-year period 1983-1994, however, Idso and Idso (1994) concluded that water stress will not negate the CO2-induced stimulation of plant… Read More »

Effects of Increased C02 on Herbaceous Plant Pests

By | July 4, 2014

Kerslake et al. (1998)[1] grew five-year-old heather (Calluna vulgaris) plants that they collected from a Scottish moor within open-top chambers maintained at atmospheric CO2 concentrations of 350 and 600 ppm, where at two different times during the study, larvae of the destructive winter moth Operophtera brumata – whose outbreaks periodically cause extensive damage to heather moorland – were… Read More »

Medieval Warm Period in Northern Europe

By | June 25, 2014

Was there really a global Medieval Warm Period? The IPCC used to acknowledge there was; but they have long since changed their view on the subject. Mounting evidence, however, suggests they were wrong to do so; and in this summary, both old and new important data from Northern Europe that support their original belief are described and discussed.

Loblolly Pines Defy the Progressive Nitrogen Hypothesis

By | June 19, 2014

As part of one of the most outstanding of such studies ever to be conducted, Finzi and Schlesinger (2003)1 measured and analyzed pool sizes and fluxes of inorganic and organic nitrogen in the forest floor and top 30 cm of mineral soil during the first five years of differential atmospheric CO2 treatment of a stand of initially 13-year-old… Read More »

Response of Crustaceans to Ocean Warming

By | June 13, 2014

According to Storch et al. (2009)[1], “temperature is often invoked as the main determinant of distribution ranges and boundaries for marine and terrestrial species,” and they note the larval stages of many marine species “are more vulnerable to thermal and osmotic stresses than adults.” Consequently, they explored the rigidity of this temperature determinant of livable range for the… Read More »

Energy Inefficiencies of Biofuels

By | June 4, 2014

How efficient is it to produce energy from biofuels-is it more, less, or about the same as from traditional fossil fuels? This mini review summarizes what several scientists have learned when investigating this topic.