Friday, April 8, 2011

New material posted on the NIPCC website

All Coral Bleaching Is Not Bad (5 Apr 2011)

We must “move beyond the most common perception that discolored corals are always less healthy,” because “nonlethal (and arguably sublethal) bleaching events are part of a natural rhythm that enables corals to successfully respond to environmental variability” ... Read More

Global Warming and Tropical Cyclones of the Western North Pacific (5 Apr 2011)

In spite of a “remarkable warming,” the authors of this study determined that “the frequency of TC against the background of global warming has decreased with time” ... Read More

CO2-Related Genotypic Variation in White Spruce (5 Apr 2011)

Observations suggest that highly-CO2-responsive genotypes of a wide variety of earth’s plants -- from food crops to lumber crops -- could well be selected to take advantage of their genetic ability to optimize their growth in response to projected future increases in the air’s CO2 content ... Read More

Nine Centuries of Warm-Season Temperatures in West-Central Scandinavia (5 Apr 2011)

Contrary to the worn-out claim of the world’s climate alarmists that the high temperatures of the past couple of decades have been unprecedented relative to those of the past couple of millennia, this impressive April-September temperature reconstruction from west-central Scandinavia tells a much different story for this particular part of the world ... Read More

Growth Responses of Populus euphratica Trees to Concomitant Changes in Groundwater Depth and Atmospheric CO2 Content (5 Apr 2011)

As groundwater depth declines and riparian trees find it more difficult to obtain the water they need to survive, are the positive effects atmospheric CO2 enrichment enhanced or diminished? ... Read More

Humans Are Destroying Earth’s Coral Reefs (5 Apr 2011)

But not in the way climate alarmists want us to believe ... Read More

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment and the Growth of Corn Under Various Degrees of Water Stress (5 Apr 2011)

Under increased CO2 concentrations, “less water will be required for corn plants than at present.” And since water is already a scarce commodity in many parts of the world -- and will only become more scarce, more expensive and more difficult to obtain in the days and years ahead -- this finding is extremely welcome news ... Read More

Model Assessments of Warming-Induced Changes in the Frequency of Northern Hemisphere Summer Cyclones (6 Apr 2011)

Projections obtained from sixteen state-of-the-art climate models show “little consistency,” indicating that “care is required when interpreting projected changes in summer weather systems” ... Read More

Alaskan Trumpeter Swans in a Warming World (6 Apr 2011)

How did they respond to the increase in temperature experienced between 1968 and 2005? ... Read More

The Terrestrial Carbon Balance of East Asia (6 Apr 2011)

Between 1901 and 2002, modeled Net Primary Productivity (NPP) “significantly increased by 5.5-8.5 Tg C per year (15-20% growth),” and this increase in NPP “caused an increased cumulated terrestrial carbon storage of about 5-11 Pg C,” about 50-70% of which “is located in vegetation biomass.” And, “40-60% of the accumulated carbon uptake of the 20th century is credited to the period of 1980-2002" ... Read More

Are Economic Losses from Extreme Weather Events Increasing? (6 Apr 2011)

Not according to the results of this new study ... Read More

Black Carbon at the Top of the World (6 Apr 2011)

Reducing biofuel sources of black carbon emissions may be an extremely worthy goal ... Read More

The 1470-Year Climate Oscillation of the North Pacific Gyre (6 Apr 2011)

How does it compare with the 1500-year-repeatable Bond events of the North Atlantic? ... Read More

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