New Material Posted on the CO2 Science Web site 2 October – 8 October 2014

Source:  CO2 Sciencearctic sea ice

Climate Model Biases in Arctic Wintertime Temperature Inversions (8 October 2014)
We find yet another glaring example of the fact that today’s CMIP5 models are still not up to the task of adequately portraying Earth’s current climate…

Ocean Acidification Impacts on Cnidarian-Dinoflagellate Symbioses (8 October 2014)
Symbiotic sea anemones “could not only survive ocean acidification, but also thrive under future conditions”…

Extreme Surface Air Temperature Trends of Canada: 1961-2010 (7 October 2014)
“Canada has become much less cold but not much hotter”…

Long-term Study of an Alpine Grassland: Stubbornly Coping with Climate Change (7 October 2014)
Alpine flora have a much greater ability to adapt to rising temperatures than climate models generally project, making predictions of their widespread decline and extinction highly unlikely…

Fire Severity of the Sierra Nevada, California, USA (1984-2010) (6 October 2014)
Predictions that there will be excessive, high-severity fire throughout the Sierra Nevada in the future “may be incorrect”…

Plant Growth Database (6 October 2014)
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Mung Bean (Mishra and Agrawal, 2014)…

It’s a Jungle Out There … for Nearly All Ecosystems (3 October 2014)
But the rules of the jungle can be significantly altered by atmospheric CO2 enrichment…

Octocorals Need Not Be Overly Worried About Ocean Acidification (3 October 2014)
Why? Because their bodies are constructed in such a way as to survive declining seawater pH…

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