Claim: amplified greenhouse effect in the far north making it greener

From Boston University Amplified greenhouse effect shaping North into South BU-led international team shows significant reduction in temperature and vegetation seasonality over northern latitudes BOSTON—An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries has just published a study in the journal Natural Climate Change showing that, as the cover of snow and…

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Flowers like the warmer weather

From Harvard University An early sign of spring, earlier than ever Researchers say record-high temperatures led to earliest spring flowering in history Record warm temperatures in 2010 and 2012 resulted in the earliest spring flowering in the eastern United States in more than 150 years, researchers at Harvard University, Boston University and the University of…

Zhao and Running’s plant productivity claim rebuked in Science: modeling errors, use of corrupted satellite data and statistically insignificant trends cited

UPDATE: Here’s the press release from  Boston University: From Boston University NASA study refutes claims of drought-driven declines in plant productivity, global food security BU researchers find that modeling errors produced exaggerated claims A new, comprehensive study by an international team of scientists, including scientists at Boston University in the US and the Universities of…