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Accelerating Growth Rates of British Colombia (Canada) Forests

What are the driving forces behind their upward trajectories? Climate change, CO2 enrichment, and nitrogen deposition... Read More Modelling Drought Throughout the World (1 Jul 2014) The authors of this study conclude “it is probably not possible to determine reliable decadal and longer-term trends in drought due to climate change without first accounting for the effects of ENSO and the Pacific Decadal Oscillation,” the former of which phenomena they describe as “the most common source of...

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 reports the results of experiments they conducted at seven different Free-Air CO2 Enrichment or FACE facilities, at the conclusions of which they harvested the edible portions of six major food crops -- which they had grown in both ambient and CO2-enriched air, and which they analyzed for their...

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 research on biotic responses to climate change”... Read More Does Temperature Change Necessarily Imply Stream Flow Change? (10 Jun 2014) This question is investigated in a study of the U.S. Colorado River Basin... Read More The Virtual Water Content of Chinese Crops (10 Jun 2014) According to the...

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