Newspaper Articles – Craig Idso

A Global Fire History of the Past Century

What does it reveal about the relative roles of climate change and direct human impacts?

Global Climate Change and Red Seaweed Production in China

According to the authors of this study, “ongoing climate change (increasing atmospheric CO2 and global warming) might exert a favorable influence on the mariculture of G.

Accelerating Growth Rates of British Colombia (Canada) Forests

What are the driving forces behind their upward trajectories? Climate change, CO2 enrichment, and nitrogen deposition...

The Role of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment in Human Nutrition

Much publicity is currently being given a paper entitled “Increasing CO2 Threatens Human Nutrition,” which was recently published in the British journal Nature, where a team of 20 scientists report

Amphibians and Reptiles Facing the Challenge of Climate Change

“Overall, plastic and genetic variation in amphibians and reptiles could buffer some of the formidable threats from climate change” and could thus “dampen some of the doom and gloom associated with

Old Trees: The Bigger They Are, The More Carbon They Sequester

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”...

The Thermal Tolerance of a Large Tropical Freshwater Shrimp

This big shrimp can take the heat of more-than-maximal-projected global warming... Read More

What the World Needs Now is a Lot Less Poverty

In a News & Analysis item recently published in Science, Kintisch (2014) discusses the most recent IPCC report, noting it “is meant to be a practical guide to action,” especially in regard to w

High-Yielding Rice Cultivar Does Even Better in CO2-Enriched Air

The development of crops which are best suited to grow under future environmental conditions, such as higher atmospheric CO2 concentrations, “is essential to meeting the challenge of ensuring food

The Never-Ending Struggle to Simulate the West African Monsoon

“Even with state-of-the-art climate models the simulation of complex atmospheric systems, such as the West African Monsoon, is still subject to errors”...