Friday, March 21, 2014

New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

Embryonic Norway Lobsters in a Warmed and Acidified Ocean (18 Mar 2014)
What are the odds of their surviving the worst nightmare of the world’s climate-alarmists? According to the authors of this report, this species would benefit from global warming and be able to withstand the predicted decrease in ocean pH in the next century during their earliest life stages
... Read More

The Indo-Australian Monsoon in CMIP3 and CMIP5 Simulations (18 Mar 2014)
We are still not at a point where we can adequately characterize the nature of this region’s future climate with a significant degree of confidence... Read More

Azooxanthellate Corals in a CO2-Enriched World of the Future (18 Mar 2014)
As long as food availability remains high, B. elegans may be able to largely compensate for the extra energy required for calcification at low saturations, even if calcification occurs at slightly lower rates than at modern pCO2"... Read More

Sea Level Consequences of Exceptional Glacial Meltwater Forcing (18 Mar 2014)
Despite record summer melting in 2012, subsequent winter ice motion was reduced, resulting in 6% less net annual ice motion in 2012 than in the average year of 2009, which finding takes the wind out of the sails of those concerned about sea level rise consequences from the large summer melting of the ice sheet... Read More

Expert Opinion Is Still Just Opinion, and Not Necessarily the Truth (19 Mar 2014)
Professor Sarah E. Randolph of the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford in England writes that if opinion is uninformed by accurate full analysis of the relevant data or critical examination of published evidence, it is worthless at best and dangerous at worst.
 Why? Because, as she continues, “once opinion is published, it is citable and takes on an authority of its own”... Read More

Biological Soil Crusts Sequestering Carbon in Dryland Soils (19 Mar 2014)
When exposed to a CO2-enrichment of 800 ppm and two different water treatments, biological soil crusts increased their rate of carbon sequestration by approximately three-fold in the low water treatment and by a full order of magnitude in the high water treatment... Read More

Modeling the Atlantic Multi-decadal Oscillation of the 20th-Century (19 Mar 2014)
Numerous problems are identified in this study comparing the AMO in CMIP3 and CMIP5 models, which problems led the authors to conclude the models “are not up to the task of simulating the impact on the regional hydroclimate,
” adding there have been “no improvements in the oceanic and hydroclimate impacts associated with the AMO from CMIP3 to CMIP5"... Read More

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