Category Archives: Positive effects of CO2

Carbon dioxide won’t cause famines

In fact, more atmospheric CO2 will spur crop growth – if we let it Guest essay by Dennis T. Avery Historian Geoffrey Parker is the author of Global Crisis: War, Climate Change and Catastrophe in the 17th Century. In a … Continue reading

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Nature fights poison with carbon dioxide

‘Evil’ carbon dioxide saves plants from another poison. Consider that the next time you eat a piece of fruit. From Saint Mary’s University Taming a poison: Saving plants from cyanide with carbon dioxide The scientific world is one step closer … Continue reading

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What the IPCC left out: the benefits of global warming

It needs catastrophe scenarios to sell their ideas By Rupert Darwall (writing at NRO) With the clock ticking toward December 2015 and the last chance to conclude a global treaty at the Paris climate conference, the job of the Intergovernmental … Continue reading

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Report: Benefits outweight costs of carbon 50 to 1

Landmark Report Calculates Societal Benefits of Fossil Energy to be at Least 50 Times Greater than Perceived Costs of Carbon Benefits outweigh supposed costs by range of 50-1 to 500-1

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The good side of climate change

Why climate change is good for the world Don’t panic! The scientific consensus is that warmer temperatures do more good than harm By Matt Ridley: Climate change has done more good than harm so far and is likely to continue … Continue reading

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More settled science: Climate change/warming speeds up tree life cycles instead of causing migration

From Duke University and the “I was sure those tree rings were linear indicators” department, comes this news: Climate Change May Speed Up Forests’ Life Cycles DURHAM, N.C. – Many climate studies have predicted that tree species will respond to … Continue reading

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Good news! Elevated CO2 may extend interglacial, prevent next ice age

Reader “Markx” writes in Tips and Notes on a paper I hadn’t noticed before (because it was published before WUWT was born). Of course it only works if CO2 has a long residence time and/or our elevated emission levels continue. … Continue reading

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Global Warming to Endanger Breakfast by 2080!!!

Guest Post by David Middleton First it was wheat and now it’s coffee. What’s next? Bacon & eggs? This is nothing but alarmist nonsense… Researchers at the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew and the Environment and Coffee Forest Forum in … Continue reading

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CO2 Is Greening The Planet: African Savannahs Getting a Makeover to Forests

I’ve covered this before, such as when NASA posted satellite data showing that the biosphere is booming thanks to CO2 fertilization. This new study from Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany suggests that the Umbrella Thorn Acacia trees will make a … Continue reading

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Memo to Doubters—I was Tempted to say “Deniers”—CO2 is Plant Food!

Guest post by Indur M. Goklany This illustration from a recent article in Science magazine shows that CO2 is plant food.  It is based on both empirical data and model results (not “data”).  I know that looking at empirical data … Continue reading

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