Archive for July, 2014

Two new papers posted at SPPI

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Source:  SPPIidso - marine_animals_warming_response

Two new papers posted at SPPI

    Response of Various Marine Animals to Ocean Warming

According to the IPCC, CO2-induced global warming will be net harmful to the world’s marine species. This summary examines this hypothesis for various marine animals, presenting evidence in opposition to the IPCC’s point of view.

 

    Medieval Warm Period in Central Europe

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.idso - mwp_central_europe

Atmospheric CO2 – A Boon for the Biosphere

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Source:  ACC Live

by Dr. Craig D. Idso, Center for the Study of Caron Dioxide and Global Change

The reasons for rejecting efforts to regulate and reduce carbon dioxide

Ready for a pop quiz? Name a colorless, odorless, tasteless gas that is found in the atmosphere in relatively minute quantities and is essential to nearly all life on earth.  ___________.  Time?s up! The answer is carbon dioxide.

Carbon dioxide, or CO2, was probably not the first molecule you thought to name. After all, in today?s world CO2 is given a bad rap. Ironically, some people even refer to the emission of this life-giving and life-sustaining gas into the atmosphere as ?carbon pollution.? They fear its accumulation in the air because of computer model projections, which forecast a future of dangerous global warming and a host of other climate- and extreme-weather-related catastrophes if atmospheric CO2 concentrations continue to rise. And, therefore, in an effort to alleviate their concerns, these individuals seek government regulation of CO2 emissions as part of their overall objective to reduce the CO2 content of the air.   (more…)

New Paper: Grasslands and CO2

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014

Source: SPPIidso - grassland_response

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 productivity. In fact, they discovered that the CO2-induced percentage increase in plant productivity was nearly always greater under water-stressed conditions than it was when plants were well-watered. And seven years later, Poorter and Perez-Soba (2001)[1] conducted a similar literature review and came to the same conclusion. In this summary, therefore, we provide some background for this phenomenon and highlight some of the most impressive work that has subsequently been done in this area.

June 2014 Archive of Scientific Literature Reviews

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Source:  NIPCC
redwood trees

http://www.nipccreport.org/issues/2014/jun.html

Old Trees: The Bigger They Are, The More Carbon They Sequester (3 Jun 2014)
New data overturn an old concept, revealing that “rapid growth in giant trees is the global norm” and “it appears to hold regardless of competitive environment”… Read More (more…)

Holding Greenpeace accountable

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Source:  SPPI

unaccountable and clueless Greens

unaccountable and clueless Greens

Poor countries should hold Big Green groups and directors liable for deaths, ravage they cause

by Paul Driessen

Fossil fuel and insurance company executives ?could face personal liability for funding climate denialism and opposing policies to fight climate change,? Greenpeace recently warned several corporations. In a letter co-signed by WWF International and the Center for International Environmental Law, the Rainbow Warriors ($155 million in 2013 global income) suggested that legal action might be possible. (more…)

NOAA Reinstates July 1936 as the Hottest Month on Record

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Source: Daily Caller

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, criticized for manipulating temperature records to create a warming trend, has now been caught warming the past and cooling the present.

July 2012 became the hottest month on record in the U.S. during a summer that was declared ?too hot to handle? by NASA scientists. That summer more than half the country was experiencing drought and wildfires had scorched more than 1.3 million acres of land, according to NASA. (more…)

NOAA Reinstates July 1936 as the Hottest Month on Record

Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Source:  Florida Climate Center

http://dailycaller.com/2014/06/30/noaa-quietly-reinstates-july-1936-as-the-hottest-month-on-record/

These are the headlines today and the topic has blown up on the blogosphere lately, basically accusing NOAA of ?cooking? the historical climate data. There is a simple explanation for what happened. (more…)