Friday, April 1, 2011

New material posted on the NIPCC website

Sea Level Rise by the End of the 21st Century (29 Mar 2011)

Evidence points to the absence of tide-gauge data supporting any acceleration in the SL rise trend of the past century. This calls into question the many projections of rates of rise above this trend, which would be required for larger projected total increases due to AGW ... Read More

Changes in Snowfall in the Southern Sierra Nevada of California Since 1916 (29 Mar 2011)

The supposedly unprecedented 20th century rise in air temperature has had no measurable effect on Sierra Nevada snowfall at Huntington Lake ... Read More

Will Burning Fossil Fuels Reduce Baltic Cod Reproduction Rates? (29 Mar 2011)

In a word, no ... Read More

Global Warming May Reduce the Risk of Heart Attacks in the United Kingdom (29 Mar 2011)

Cold temperatures have a far greater ability to increase the risk of myocardial infarction than warm temperatures ... Read More

Global Warming and Urban Heat Islands (29 Mar 2011)

“Urban warming can be a biasing factor that may contaminate data used for monitoring the background temperature change” ... Read More

Penguins Shown to Be Poor Indicators of Global Warming (29 Mar 2011)

A long-term study of banded vs. unbanded free-ranging king penguins, Aptenodytes patagonicus, concluded that banding has such a negative impact on breeding success that results from studies which include banded penguins should not be used to draw conclusions on the effects of global warming on the Antarctic ecosytem ... Read More

Do Plants in Mountainous Areas Always Migrate Uphill in Response to Warming? (29 Mar 2011)

Temperature is not the all-important factor when it comes to determining how plants will migrate in the face of a suite of multiple climatic factors in a state of flux ... Read More

Availability of Land for Biofuel Production - But That is Only Part of the Story (30 Mar 2011)

Even if there is sufficient land to theoretically meet the world’s need for food and have sufficient land left over to produce such biofuel feedstock that does not mean that such biofuel production will not affect food prices, food availability, and global hunger and poverty rates ... Read More

Japanese Rainfall: Predictions vs. Observations (30 Mar 2011)

Climate model projections of increased Baiu rainfall in response to global warming induced by increasing concentrations of atmospheric greenhouse gases -- over a period of time when the world’s climate alarmists claim the earth warmed at a rate and to a level that were both unprecedented over the past millennium or more -- are simply not correc ... Read More

Getting to the “Core” of Output Differences as Produced by Climate Models (30 Mar 2011)

Using a simplified atmospheric GCM, Kondrashov et al. (2011) investigate the behavior of the interactions between internal atmospheric dynamic processes depending on how these processes are represented in the model. These dynamics can be represented in a linear or non-linear fashion. This article is an important recent contribution in that it highlights the difficulties climate models still have in just representing the basic observed atmospheric physics in a consistent way ... Read More

C4 Weeds Competing with C3 Crops: Barnyard Grass vs. Rice (30 Mar 2011)

Rising atmospheric CO2 concentration could alter the competition between rice and barnyard grass in paddy fields in favor of rice ... Read More

Extreme Weather: More heat waves or colder and snowier winters? (30 Mar 2011)

Results from this study suggest that “changes in litter inputs under elevated CO2 [slight decreases in nitrogen concentration but sizable increases in biomass] should lead to higher long-term carbon storage in soil,” even “despite higher rates of soil respiration” ... Read More

The Uniqueness of British Columbia’s Medieval Warm Period (30 Mar 2011)

At the province’s Felker Lake, the warmth and dryness of the MWP was the most extreme of the entire Holocene ... Read More

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