Category Archives: Originals

Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Marine Echinoderms

By | March 20, 2014

Most of the ocean acidification research conducted to date has focused solely on the biological impacts of declining seawater pH. Few studies have investigated the interactive effects of ocean acidification and temperature. This summary examines what has been learned in such studies of echinoderms, highlighting several studies that challenge the alarming and negative projections of the IPCC on… Read More »

Effects of Elevated C02 on Soil Carbon Sequestration

By | March 12, 2014

It is important to note at the outset that atmospheric CO2 enrichment typically has but a small effect on the decomposition rates of senesced plant materials present in soils; yet this fact often leads to significantly greater soil carbon sequestration, as demonstrated by De Angelis et al. (2000), who reported a 4% reduction in the decomposition rate of… Read More »

Biospheric Productivity in South America

By | March 6, 2014

How will the terrestrial vegetation of South America respond to global warming and atmospheric CO2 enrichment? Climate alarmists suggest there will be widespread declines in both ecosystem size and productivity. But are these predictions correct? Given the fact that over the past century the Earth has experienced what alarmists refer to as unprecedented rises in both atmospheric temperature… Read More »

Global Cooling

By | February 28, 2014

The hypothesis that human emissions of greenhouse gases, especially carbon dioxide (CO2), are causing, or will be causing, dangerous global warming, has been severely criticized on scientific grounds. The critical literature is substantial, not only peer-reviewed scientific papers, but also several substantial scientific books (to mention just a few: Idso and Singer, 2009; Idso, Carter and Singer, 2013a;… Read More »

Rising Atmospheric C02 and Soil Erosion

By | February 21, 2014

Almost from the beginning of scientific interest in the subject, study after study had concluded that soil erosion by both wind and water was a major environmental problem. In fact, in an article published in Science a decade and a half ago, Trimble and Crosson (2000)[1] noted that “some sources have suggested that recent erosion is as great… Read More »

The IPCC Admits Defeat

By | February 19, 2014

All you need to know about “global warming” is in this one simple graph. For 17 years 5 months, there has not been any global warming at all.

Medieval Warm Period in the Contiguous United States

By | February 13, 2014

Climate alarmists claim that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations due to the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, gas and oil, have raised global air temperatures to their highest level in the past one to two millennia. And, therefore, investigating the possibility of a period of equal global warmth within the past one to two thousand years has… Read More »

Evolution in Natural Vegetation: The Role of C02

By | February 6, 2014

Some two decades ago, Root and Schneider (1993) wrote that CO2-induced changes in global climate were expected – by them and other climate alarmists – to occur “too fast for evolutionary processes such as natural selection to keep pace,” while adding that this phenomenon “could substantially enhance the probability of extinction of numerous species.” This famous but unsubstantiated… Read More »

Lindzen Libeled

By | February 6, 2014

Dana Nuccitelli of Unskeptical Science has written a characteristically spiteful piece in the Guardian about Professor Lindzen. The piece constitutes a grave libel. Britain, still to some extent a free country, is one up on the U.S. in allowing anyone – even a public figure – to sue for libel, especially where, as here, he is libeled in… Read More »