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Historic Trends in Global Sea Level Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 August 2015 10:49

Periodically, individual scientists and groups of scientists analyze global sets of sea level data to see if there is any indication of a dramatic increase in the mean rate-of-rise of the global ocean surface in response to the supposedly unprecedented warming of the planet over the course of the 20th century and the initial phase of the 21st century, which latter phenomenon the world's climate alarmists claim should be accelerating global sea level rise and leading to catastrophic coastal flooding throughout the world. Hence, we here provide a brief summary of the findings of several such studies that we have reviewed over the past several years.



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Antarctic Sea Ice Trends Print E-mail
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Saturday, 15 August 2015 10:40

Noting that Antarctic sea ice may show high sensitivity to any anthropogenic-induced increase in temperature, Watkins and Simmonds (2000)1 analyzed temporal trends in different measures of the sea ice that surrounds Antarctica, using Special Sensor Microwave Imager data obtained from the Defense Meteorological Satellite Program for the nine-year period December 1987-December 1996, in search of the suspected signal. But contrary to what one would expect on the basis of climate model simulations, and especially in light of what climate alarmists of the day described as the unprecedented warming of the past quarter-century, the two scientists observed statistically significant increases in both sea ice area and extent; and when they combined their results with those of the preceding nine-year period (1978-1987), both parameters continued to show increases over that expanded time period. In addition, they found that the 1990s also experienced increases in the length of the sea-ice season.



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Effects of Ocean Acidification and Warming on Corals (Laboratory Studies) Print E-mail
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Thursday, 13 August 2015 18:48

Most of the ocean acidification research conducted to date has focused solely on the biological impacts of declining seawater pH. Fewer studies have investigated the interactive effects of ocean acidification and temperature. This summary examines what has been learned in several of such studies for coral reefs, as reported in various laboratory-based studies on the topic. Contrary to what is widely assumed and reported, the studies reviewed here collectively reveal that many corals will remain unaffected by rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations. Furthermore, in contrast to projections, some will likely experience growth and performance benefits.



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Interactive Effects of C02 and Salinity on Plants Print E-mail
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Monday, 20 July 2015 19:06

In agricultural enterprises the buildup of soil salinity from repeated irrigations can sometimes reduce crop yields. Similarly, in unmanaged ecosystems where exposure to brackish or salty water is commonplace, saline soils can induce growth stresses in plants that are not naturally adapted to coping with this problem. Consequently, it is important to understand how rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations may interact with soil salinity to affect plant growth; and in the paragraphs that follow, we summarize the results of a number of experiments that were designed to obtain knowledge pertinent to this endeavor.



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Atmospheric C02 Enrichment: Boon or Bane of the Biosphere? Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 10:45

Is the human-induced increase in the atmosphere’s carbon dioxide concentration good or bad for the earth and its inhabitants? A number of scientists who base their opinions primarily on the predictions of climate models vociferously claim that it’s bad. Other scientists, who base their opinions primarily on real-world weather measurements and historical proxy temperature reconstructions, along with the known positive effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment on terrestrial plant growth and development, as well as its benign effects on aquatic plants and animals, are equally adamant that it’s good.



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Climate Model Inadequacies (Sea Ice) Print E-mail
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Friday, 26 June 2015 04:38

Near the start of the current century, Holland (2001)1 wrote that with respect to contemporary state-of-the-art global climate models, "some physical processes are absent from the models," while noting that in light of the coarse-resolution grids employed by the models, "some physical processes are ill resolved" and that others are actually "missing from the simulations," which facts led him to question, as he put it, "whether the simulations obtained from such models are in fact physically meaningful." And so it was that he thus went on to conduct his own analysis of the subject, which he designed to determine the difference in model evolution of sea ice cover using a relatively coarse-resolution grid verses a fine-resolution grid, with specific emphasis placed on the presence and treatment of a mesoscale ocean eddy and its influence on sea ice cover.



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Cllimate Model Inadequacies Print E-mail
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Monday, 22 June 2015 17:45

Near the start of the current century, Holland (2001)1 wrote that with respect to contemporary state-of-the-art global climate models, "some physical processes are absent from the models," while noting that in light of the coarse-resolution grids employed by the models, "some physical processes are ill resolved" and that others are actually "missing from the simulations," which facts led him to question, as he put it, "whether the simulations obtained from such models are in fact physically meaningful." And so it was that he thus went on to conduct his own analysis of the subject, which he designed to determine the difference in model evolution of sea ice cover using a relatively coarse-resolution grid verses a fine-resolution grid, with specific emphasis placed on the presence and treatment of a mesoscale ocean eddy and its influence on sea ice cover.



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A C02-Enriched World of Worms Print E-mail
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Saturday, 30 May 2015 15:21

"Earthworms," in the words of Edwards (1988), "play a major role in improving and maintaining the fertility, structure, aeration and drainage of agricultural soils." As noted by Sharpley et al. (1988), for example, "by ingestion and digestion of plant residue and subsequent egestion of cast material, earthworms can redistribute nutrients in a soil and enhance enzyme activity, thereby increasing plant availability of both soil and plant residue nutrients," as others have also demonstrated.



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Mammals in a C02-Enriched and Warmer World Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 April 2015 15:52

We begin this brief analysis of the effects of global warming and atmospheric CO2 enrichment on Earth's mammals with a review of the study of Norment et al. (1999)1, who summarized and compared the results of many surveys of mammal populations observed along the Thelon River and its tributaries in the Canadian Northwest Territories from the 1920s through much of the 1990s.



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Climate Model Inadequacies of Earth's Radiative Budget Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 21 April 2015 16:12

One of the most challenging and important problems facing today's general circulation models of the atmosphere is how to accurately simulate the physics of earth's radiative energy balance. Of this task, Harries (2000)1 wrote that "progress is excellent, on-going research is fascinating, but we have still a great deal to understand about the physics of climate.



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