View from near the top of Eagle Mountain, the highest point in Minnesota. Visible are the surrounding Misquah Hills and the North Branch of the Cascade River. Eagle Lake can be seen at the right of the photo, and Shrike Lake at the left. Photo taken by Douglas Kaye in 2006, from the last clear view near the end of the trail to the peak. Public domain image, source Wikimedia

New study: Temperate Plants Love Milder Temperatures

Guest essay by Eric Worrall A field study has suggested that plants growing in cool temperate regions respond well to milder temperatures. The abstract of the study; Boreal and temperate trees show strong acclimation of respiration to warming Plant respiration results in an annual flux of carbon dioxide (CO2) to the atmosphere that is six…

Northern edge of Iceberg B-15A in the Ross Sea, Antarctica, 29 January 2001. Credit: NSF/Josh Landis

Inconvenient: iceberg calving helps ‘carbon sequestration’ and is ‘helping to slow global warming’

From the UNIVERSITY OF SHEFFIELD and the department of “unknown negative feedbacks” comes this interesting study. While there have been numerous claims that warmer Polar temperatures (due to posited global warming effects) will cause more iceberg calving, I’m sure it will come as quite a shock to those same folks when they discover that there’s…