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 have done is used one the climate models (the FUND model) to look ahead at the impacts warming would have on other economic sectors besides…

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 might not feel the heat – corn. Contrary to previous analyses, research published by Michigan State University shows that projected changes in temperature and humidity…

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 Eurasian mid-latitude cold surges are becoming more likely as a consequence of Arctic warming. A strong cold surge occurred during 21st-25th January 2016 affecting most…

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 – SAN DIEGO Researchers led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California San Diego have determined that major changes in plant behavior have…