Annual net ecosystem productivity, (NEP, in grams of carbon per square meter per year) across the study region as an average across the nine climate models. Standard error range is shown in gray. Annual NEP, which closely tracks the net CO2 sink, shows an increase through the first four decades, and remains relatively stable since 2000.
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Climate models fail to model accurately – again: ‘decision makers [should] not rely on a single model for predicting what the future of the Arctic’

From the UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS AT AMHERST: Climate models disagree on strength of carbon land sink across northern Eurasia UMass Amherst climate scientist says models underestimate region’s sequestration AMHERST, Mass. – In a new assessment of nine state-of-the-art climate model simulations provided by major international modeling centers, Michael Rawlins at the University of Massachusetts Amherst…

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The OAS becomes a signatory for the Transparency and Openness Promotion Guidelines initiative

Transparency, open sharing, and reproducibility are core features of science, but not always part of daily practice. Journals can increase transparency and reproducibility of research by adopting the TOP Guidelines. TOP includes eight modular standards, each with three levels of increasing stringency. Journals select which of the eight transparency standards they wish to adopt for…

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The Green Mirage

Review of Forbes On-line Magazine Article “Solar Energy Revolution: A Massive Opportunity” By: Tom Tamarkin Founder FuelRFuture & President USCL Corp Abstract: This paper discusses a recently published business magazine article projecting massive growth in the solar industry over the next 20 years. We have analyzed the business, scientific, and engineering backgrounds of two well-known…

Scientists followed the journey of water through the Tarim Basin from the rivers at the edge of the valley to the desert aquifers under the basin. They found that as water moved through irrigated fields, the water gathered dissolved carbon and moved it deep underground.
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‘Carbon sink’ detected underneath world’s deserts

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The world’s deserts may be storing some of the climate-changing carbon dioxide emitted by human activities, a new study suggests. Massive aquifers underneath deserts could hold more carbon than all the plants on land, according to the new research. Humans add carbon dioxide to the atmosphere through fossil fuel combustion and deforestation.…

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Hillary Clinton – the Jetset Climate Warrior

Guest essay by Eric Worrall {video follows] Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has raised consternation, after being filmed boarding a private charter jet, within hours of announcing a major Green policy initiative. According to the Daily Telegraph; Just hours after Hillary Clinton unveiled her presidential campaign’s push to solve global warming through an aggressive carbon-cutting plan,…