Among the highly publicized doom-and-gloom scenarios that climate alarmists allege to attend the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content are predicted increases in the frequency and severity of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many scientists are examining historical and proxy storm records in an attempt to… Read More »
In response to an increase in mean global air temperature, the world’s climate alarmists contend there will be more frequent and stronger extremes of various weather phenomena, including what would seem almost assured: more frequent and extreme high temperatures and heat waves. But is this really so?
Climate alarmists contend that rising global temperatures lead to more severe and longer-lasting droughts on the basis of projections of global climate change produced by mathematical models that are primarily driven by increases in the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration; and with respect to the western United States, there has been growing interest in understanding drought in that part of… Read More »
The United States’ Northern Great Plains is an important agricultural region of North America, providing a significant source of grain both locally and internationally. Because of its location, it is also susceptible to extreme droughts that tend to persist longer than in any other region of the country (Karl et al., 1987; Soule, 1992); and because of this… Read More »
Has the warming of the past century, which rescued the world from the extreme cold of the Little Ice Age, led to the yearly formation of more numerous Atlantic Basin tropical storms and hurricanes? This question is investigated here via a brief review of several studies that have broached this question with sufficiently-long databases to provide reliable answers.
Knowledge of the past is an important ingredient of any recipe for accurately predicting the future. If one desires to know how flood characteristics might change if the Earth continues its post-Little Ice Age warming, for example, it would be advisable to determine how these flood properties may have changed during prior periods of warming and/or cooling in… Read More »
Numerous experiments have demonstrated that trees grown in air enriched with CO2 nearly always sequester more biomass in their trunks and branches than do trees grown in ambient air. Several studies have also looked at the effects of elevated CO2 on the density of that sequestered biomass, some of which are summarized here.
Climate alarmists typically contend that in response to global warming, both droughts and floods become more frequent and severe. It is therefore important to determine if long-term precipitation data from various places throughout the world provide any evidence for this phenomenon, which should be evident — if the climate-alarmist contention is true — over the period of time… Read More »