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Microhabitats Enable Animals to Beat the Heat of Global Warming

A new study provides some real-world examples of the phenomenon, finding that “assuming uniform increases of 6°C, microhabitats decreased the vulnerability of communities by up to 32-fold, whereas under non-uniform increases of 0.66 to 3.96°C, microhabitats decreased the vulnerability of communities by up to 108-fold”... Read More Autumn Precipitation Trends in Southern Hemisphere Midlatitudes (8 Apr 2014) How well are they simulated by CMIP5 models? According to the researchers who conducted...

FACE Studies of CO2 Effects on Plants May Be Too Conservative

Atmospheric CO2 enrichment may increase plant growth and development considerably more than what has long been believed to be the case... Read More Two Centuries of Sea Level Change Around the North Sea Coastline (1 Apr 2014) It would appear that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about the rate of sea level rise throughout both the North Sea and the rest of the Global Ocean over the entire CO2-emitting course of the Industrial Revolution... Read More Effects of Nocturnal...

The Greening of Asia

As the atmosphere’s CO2 concentration continues to rise, Earth’s terrestrial plants are photosynthesizing at ever greater rates while using water ever more efficiently, which phenomena are leading to a great Greening of the Earth that is literally transforming the planet - for the better - right before our eyes... Read More NIPCC to Release New Volumes in Climate Change Reconsidered II Series in Washington, DC The Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) will release...

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