How CO2 Saves the Earth: Greenhouse Gas have Vital Warming & Cooling Effects

Jim Steele While CO2 warming effects have raised earth’s temperature to present levels, CO2’s absorbed wavelengths are saturated. More CO2 will have reduced warming effects going forward. On the other…

Slight, beneficial warming from more carbon dioxide!

In radiation physics that means adding more CO2 or water molecules will bring modest warming that will benefit plant growth, and thus all life on Earth. More CO2 and H2O…

Shocker: study finds global warming may be net beneficial for the global economy

This recent study (h/t to Jim Simpson) comes from Australia and was published in late 2019. It studies the impacts of global warming on the U.S. economy. What the authors…

Extra Atmospheric CO2 Increased Red Spruce Forest Growth 106% Since 1989

By Dr. Craig Idso Writing as background for their study, Mathias and Thomas (2018) say that “tree ring growth and isotope chronologies have become important proxies used to examine historical…

Study – Global Tree cover on the rise – possibly due to CO2/global warming

Global tree canopy cover increased by 2.24 million square kilometers (865,000 square miles) between 1982 and 2016, reports a new study in Nature. These new findings contradict earlier studies that reported a continuing…

Remember when global warming was going to kill the U.S. Corn Belt? Never mind.

From MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY: Climate change should help Midwest corn production through 2050 Climate change and global warming put some forms of life at risk, but researchers found one instance that…

Another benefit of global warming – less lightning

From the UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH: Lightning storms less likely in a warming planet, study suggests Lightning may strike less often in future across the globe as the planet warms, a…

Oh noes! Increased carbon dioxide making more flowers in tropical forests

From FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY and the “but wait, all climate change must be bad!” department. Climate change linked to more flowery forests, FSU study shows TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — New research…

Another positive feature of global warming – less record breaking cold

From the INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS, CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES and the “cold kills” department. Human influences have reduced the likelihood of record-breaking cold event in China It is controversial whether…

Study: plants are globally getting more efficient thanks to rising carbon dioxide

Rising CO2 leading to changes in land plant photosynthesis Suggests that plants have achieved an optimum response to rising CO2 levels in the atmosphere From the UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA –…

Some big-name science papers ignore CO2 fertilization when assessing agriculture

Guest essay by Alberto Zaragoza Comendador CO2 is food for plants: a simplistic statement, but also a correct one. The factoid is so well-known, so basic, bringing it up in…

Good news! Climate study finds human CO2 fingerprint in Northern Hemisphere greening

From DOE/OAK RIDGE NATIONAL LABORATORY OAK RIDGE, Tenn., June 29, 2016 — A multinational team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory Climate Change Science Institute has…

Greenpeace co-founder pens treatise on the positive effects of CO2 – says there is no crisis

Dr. Patrick Moore sent me this last week, and after reading it, I agree with him in his initial note to me that This is probably the most important paper…

Another benefit of climate change? NASA says the Arctic is 'greening'

NASA studies details of a greening Arctic From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER The northern reaches of North America are getting greener, according to a NASA study that provides the…

Plant Food Fight – McIntyre and Betts over CO2 fertilization and IPCC report

It seems Dr. Richard Betts has penned a guest post for the tabloid climatology website known as “Carbon Brief” titled Understanding CO2 fertilisation and climate change. This looks to be a…

NASA: Carbon dioxide fertilization greening Earth, study finds

From NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER – (we covered this in a previous release, but this press release brings new information – Anthony) From a quarter to half of Earth’s vegetated…

Columbia University begrudgingly admits the benefits of CO2 on crops

From the “what took them so long” department…. Could global warming’s top culprit help crops? Study looks at how carbon dioxide might cut effects of rising heat From THE EARTH…

Study: increased carbon dioxide is greening deserts globally

Enhanced levels of carbon dioxide are likely cause of global dryland greening, study says From the “inconvenient truth” department and INDIANA UNIVERSITY: Enhanced levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide are a…

Study: Increased atmospheric Carbon Dioxide has increased U.S. forest health in recent decades

“Physiological and ecological factors influencing recent trends in United States forest health responses to climate change” Highlights • We review information on US forest health in response to climate change.• We found…

Climate Doomsayers Ignore Benefits Of Carbon Dioxide Emissions – Now compiled in a new report

From the GWPF: London 12 October: In an important new report published today by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, former IPCC delegate Dr Indur Goklany calls for a reassessment of…

Claim: Climate Change will make Californian Marijuana more potent

Guest essay by Eric Worrall The Daily Climate reports that global warming is set to make Californian marijuana a lot stronger – if we let it happen. According to the…

Aussie Govt Report: Climate Change could be Beneficial

“Where regions become warmer or wetter this may allow for increased agricultural output – while others may be harmful,” Eric Worrall reports: A new government report is creating shock in…

Another benefit of climate change and increased CO2 – trees continue to grow at a faster rate

WUWT readers may recall this WUWT story from 2011: The Earth’s biosphere is booming, data suggests that CO2 is the cause, part 2 Now there is even more evidence. From From…

Sierra Nevada freshwater runoff could drop 26 percent by 2100, tree growth due to improved climate blamed

From the University of California – Irvine and the “Environmentalists are never happy” department comes this amusing quandary. The cause? Increased high-elevation plant growth fueled by climate warming Irvine, Calif.…