Have they become more or less damaging over the past century of “unprecedented” global warming? No. It has declined since the early 1980s to values that are currently “far below the range witnessed in the 20th century” ... Read More
A Polar Dinoflagellate that Can Really Take the Heat (14 May 2013)
A new study demonstrates the incredible ability of Polarella glacialis to cope with an instantaneous temperature increase of up to 11°C, suggesting the much smaller temperature increase at the upper end of model projections -- if they are to be believed -- will pose little threat to this species’ future survival ... Read More
U.S. Climate Change and Its 20th-Century Biological Consequences (14 May 2013)
The findings of a new study imply that climate-alarmist projections of future species extinctions may be overly pessimistic. According to the authors of this study, “moving away from viewing climate as simple monotonic changes in temperature is a necessary step in advancing our understanding...
Even in places that are appreciated for their relative warmth, a change in the weather or shifting of the seasons to cooler conditions, rather than an equivalent increase in warmth, is typically the more deadly of the two types of temperature evolution... Read More
Scots Pine Stands of Estonia Are Growing Ever Better Nowadays (7 May 2013) What climate alarmists frequently claim is bad for the biosphere - rising temperatures and atmospheric CO2 concentrations - appears to actually be having a...
How good are the simulations of the most up-to-date climate models? Authors Kim et al. (2012) assessed the seasonal prediction skill for the Northern Hemisphere winter and found a number of biases that have yet to be overcome... Read More
Projections of CMIP5 Models: Will They Ever Come Together? (30 Apr 2013)
An unfortunate conclusion of this study is that “accepting model spread as a way to portray uncertainty of the projection estimate may result in an overestimation of the projected warming...
How does the larval-stage of the Portuguese oyster respond to multiple climate change stressors? With a surprising degree of tolerance!... Read More
The Thermal Tolerance of a Tropical Lizard Species (23 Apr 2013)
A new study demonstrates that “changes in thermal tolerance occurred relatively rapidly (~35 generations),” which finding “strongly suggests that the thermal physiology of tropical lizards is more labile than previously proposed”... Read More
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