New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Web site 2 April – 8 April 2015

Source: CO2 Science

Strong Storms of the Little Ice Age on the Southern Coast of Brazil (8 April 2015)
A new paper provides more evidence for the reality of the Little Ice Age in the Southern Hemisphere, as well as its increased storminess compared to that of the Medieval and Current Warm Periods…

A Recipe for the Survival of a Species of Frogs in a Warming World (8 April 2015)
Their legs are good for a whole lot more than merely providing the raw materials for a delicious dish at a ritzy restaurant…

The Growth & Water Use Efficiency of Two Tree Species Since 1850 (7 April 2015)
Have the two phenomena been helped or hurt by the impacts of what climate alarmists consider to be the “twin evils” of atmospheric CO2 “pollution” and CO2-induced global warming?…

The Beijing Normal University Earth System Model (BNU-ESM) (7 April 2015)
How well is the new model performing? Let us count the many ways in which a new study suggests it sure could use some help…

Chitons Facing Ocean Acidification Grit Their Teeth and Prosper (6 April 2015)
Even at the low experimental pH of 7.5 (corresponding to 2,000 ppm atmospheric CO2) chitons suffer no ill. Having been around for over 300 million years they obviously have learned how to cope with fluctuating changes in their environment…

Century-Long Trends in Water Use Efficiency of European Forests (6 April 2015)
Over the period 1901 to 2000, forest intrinsic water-use efficiency increased by 28%. The largest increases were observed in the temperate forests of Central Europe, in a region that experienced a decrease in summer soil-water availability. Thank goodness for rising CO2, which is the major driver of this trend!!!…

CMIP5 Models Fail to Reproduce Post-1950 Indian Monsoon Trend (6 April 2015)
Reliable projections of the Indian monsoon would help India better prepare for, and address concerns of, water and food security. Yet because of the failure of general circulation models, “using CMIP5 multi-model projections of Indian summer monsoon rainfall for adaptation planning may lead to incorrect policies”…

Plant Growth Database (6 April 2015)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Red Raspberry (Hentley et al., 2014)…