New Material Posted on the NIPCC Web site

The Medieval Warm Period in Southeast Uruguay … and Beyond (8 May 2012)
The results of this paper add to the ever-expanding body of empirical findings testifying to the reality of the millennial-scale cycling of the planet’s climate, which after the passing of the Little Ice Age that followed the Medieval Warm Period is likely what has most recently ushered in the Current Warm Period… Read More

Global Warming, Graminoid Grasses, and the Grazing Geese of Greenland (8 May 2012)
How have rising temperatures impacted the grasses? … and how has the result impacted the geese? According to Madsen et al., it would appear that many of Earth’s higher-latitude terrestrial ecosystems might well be able to sustain considerably greater primary productivity, as well as much larger numbers of higher-trophic-level consumers, in a CO2-enriched and warmer world than what has long been believed possible… Read More

Stormy Periods Over the Northwestern Mediterranean Sea (8 May 2012)
Over the past 7,000 years, seven multi-century periods of increased storm activity were observed, the most recent of which interval the authors associate with the Little Ice Age. “In contrast,” the authors also found that “the Medieval Climate Anomaly (1150-650 cal yr BP) was characterized by low storm activity”… Read More

Mediterranean Pink Roserock: Could It Survive IPCC-Predicted Global Warming? (9 May 2012)
A new study suggests that it may very well do so… Read More

The Plant Community Composition of Canada’s Southwest Yukon (9 May 2012)
How did it respond to the 2°C warming experienced there between 1968 and 2010? According to the authors of this study, “species richness increased on all slopes, diversity increased on three of the four slopes, and community composition changed significantly on each of the four slopes, with the most significant change occurring on the southwest aspect”… Read More

Here’s to Your Health! … Courtesy of Carbon Dioxide (9 May 2012)
Atmospheric CO2 enrichment promotes the production of many cancer-fighting substances. So here’s to our health … and the health of our children’s children … courtesy (in part) of the atmosphere’s steadily rising carbon dioxide concentration; for if the world’s climate alarmists can attribute nearly everything bad that happens nowadays, to the ongoing rise in the air’s CO2 content, surely a possible benefit or two can be pointed out. And the potential benefit described here is a huge one… Read More

Tropospheric Humidity and CO2-Induced Global Warming (9 May 2012)
Paltridge et al. conclude that negative trends in tropospheric humidity “as found in the NCEP data would imply that long-term water vapor feedback is negative – that it would reduce rather than amplify the response of the climate system to external forcing such as that from increasing atmospheric CO2”… Read More

Changes in Hawaiian Island Precipitation Extremes, 1950-2007 (9 May 2012)
It is of interest to compare the findings of this study with model projections that suggest a warmer climate provides more moisture in the atmosphere and will result in more frequent and intense precipitation events. Yet, as the results of this study show, the availability of more moisture in the atmosphere does not necessarily produce more extreme (heavy) rainfall, which suggests that the models still have a long way to go before they get it right… Read More

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