Vicious Carbon Cycles

From the Helmholtz Association Extreme weather, climate and the carbon cycle Extreme weather and climate events like storms, heavy precipitation and droughts and heat waves prevent the uptake of 3 giga-tonnes of carbon by the global vegetation. A team of scientists under the lead of Markus Reichstein, Director of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry…

The Effect of Climate Change On The Arizona Quadrat

Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Anthony recently pointed out a new paper called “Dramatic Response of Montane Plants to Climate Change in the Southwest” by Brusca et al., available here. In that paper, the authors have done an interesting repeat of an earlier study. In the Brusca2013 study the authors report having done a new plant…

I wonder where the plants were during the Medieval Warm Period?

From the University of Arizona Warming climate pushes plants up the mountain  Comparing plant communities today with a survey taken 50 years ago, University of Arizona-led research provides the first on-the-ground evidence for Southwestern plants being pushed to higher elevations by an increasingly warmer and drier climate In a rare opportunity to directly compare plant…

The WUWT Hot Sheet for Thursday August 15th, 2013

Keith Olbermann: Current TV Co-Founder And Former VP Al Gore Was a ‘Clod’ – TVNewser “When you’re working for somebody whom you admired politically, who turns out to be a clod,” says Olbermann, referring to Gore, “the scales fall from your eyes. Sorry. Al underdelivered. I mean that’s just simply the case. I don’t want…