New Global Warming Study: Good for Plants, Animals and People… Bad for Alarmists

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By Kody Fairfield

A new study published in the highly influential journal Nature suggests rising global temperatures during the 19th and 20th centuries may be linked to greater plant photosynthesis, reports the Blaze.

Researchers estimated based on models that “the sum of all plant photosynthesis on Earth grew by 30 percent over the 200-year record captured,” according to an article published on the UC Merced website.

Photosynthesis is the process of converting carbon dioxide into carbohydrates, which power plants, using sunlight, explained the Blaze.

 

According to the UC Merced article, “The research did not identify the cause of the increased photosynthesis, but computer models have shown several processes that could, together, create such a large change in global plant growth.”

“The leading candidates are rising atmospheric CO2 levels, a result of emissions from human activities; longer growing seasons, a result of climate change caused by CO2 emissions; and nitrogen pollution, another result of fossil fuel combustion and agriculture,” the article also claims.

The Blaze surmised that more carbon dioxide, which is being produced by humans at record levels, has improved plant growth, which in turn improves food production for humans and animals.

“The rising CO2 level stimulates crops yields,” said lead researcher Elliott Campbell, a professor at UC Merced, reports the Blaze.

Campbell said the evidence shows “a fundamental shift in the Earth’s plants” and that “global plant growth should be a central goal for the human race.”

Campbell wasn’t all sunshine and rainbows however, he did warn that while the researchers’ findings, which clearly show global warming helps plants—and thus also helping humans and animals—global warming has many negative effects, too, such as causing “climate change, which will increase flooding of coastal cities, extreme weather and ocean acidification,” the Blaze said.

According to the Blaze, the researchers study showed no proof of the claim global warming is caused by humans or that global warming will cause the severe problems Campbell said it will in the quotes provided by the UC Merced article. The study also offered no solutions for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions without causing severe economic and social problems for billions of people.

The study did, however, show increased carbon-dioxide levels have, generally, helped plants and crops.

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  • Rick Kooi
    April 11, 2017, 6:36 pm

    After nearly 1000 years of the LITTLE ICE AGE as we were descending toward the Next Glaciation
    but those falling temperatures ended due to Climate Change and
    temperatures increasing since the 1700’s, were bound to increase crops.
    Warming Temperatures increase evaporation and that translates into more rain events in select areas.
    .
    Keep in mind that we are NOW well beyond those levels of CO2 and Temperatures.
    *
    Increased CO2 is at levels higher than at any time Since Humans have walked on Earth.
    .
    We have found that while CO2 does stimulate plant growth.
    ..We know that the majority of plants on Earth would be considered WEEDS in farm fields
    and invasive species are stimulated into every state in the US.
    …We know that Rising CO2 may stimulate growth but damages nutrient development in Staple grains which the world is dependent upon….less Iron, less Protein and less Zinc. 30% of the world’s population is ZINC deficient and all the maladies that go with that.
    *
    The Last 20 Years has been the WARMEST 20 year Period in recorded history.
    ..and when Proxy Measurements are deeply studied, ( ice cores, stalagmites, tree rings, soil cores, fossils )we know that THIS 20 YEAR PERIOD is the Hottest in thousands of years.
    …Droughts have more than Doubled and Square Mileage of droughts have Doubled.
    …Heat Waves have more than Doubled.
    …Storms have more than Doubled
    …Flooding Rain Events have more than Doubled.
    …10 of the 15 BUSIEST Hurricane Seasons have occurred since 2000.
    …Warmer Temperatures disrupt flora and fauna habitat leading to migrations.
    …Insects have dramatically increased in numbers and square mileage.
    …the lowly Pine Beetle HAD been confined by COLD temps. to the Far Southern States.
    …Today that Pine Beetle can be found well north of Fairbanks, Alaska.
    It appears the Lodge Pole Pine will be all but eliminated from Alaska.
    …and Canadian Foresters declare more Lodge Pole Pines will be felled by the Beetle than by Fire AND Logging.
    *
    …West Nile virus, spread by mosquitoes infected with the virus, is an invasive pathogen that has caused direct harm to humans (sometimes resulting in death) as well as to wildlife (especially birds). It has been detected throughout most of the continental United States.
    *
    …Zebra mussels first came to the U.S. from Eurasia in ship ballast water released into the Great Lakes. Since 1988, they have spread dramatically, out-competing native species for food and habitat. Zebra mussels can attach to almost any hard surface – they clog water intake and discharge pipes, attach themselves to boat hulls and docks, and they even attach to native mussels and crayfish.
    *
    …Brown marmorated stink bugs have become an increasing nuisance in homes and to the agriculture industry. Away from their natural predators, stink bug populations are expanding rapidly as temperatures rise
    *
    …Higher average temperatures and changes in rain and snow patterns caused by global warming have & will enable some invasive plant species—such as garlic mustard, kudzu and purple loosestrife
    —to move into new areas.
    Insect pest infestations will be more severe as pests such as mountain pine beetle are able to take advantage of drought-weakened plants.

    REPLY
  • R. Kooi
    April 11, 2017, 10:36 pm

    After nearly 1000 years of the LITTLE ICE AGE as we were descending toward the Next Glaciation
    but those falling temperatures ended due to Climate Change and
    temperatures increasing since the 1700’s, were bound to increase crops.
    Warming Temperatures increase evaporation and that translates into more rain events in select areas.
    .
    Keep in mind that we are NOW well beyond those levels of CO2 and Temperatures.
    *
    Increased CO2 is at levels higher than at any time Since Humans have walked on Earth.
    .
    We have found that while CO2 does stimulate plant growth.
    ..We know that the majority of plants on Earth would be considered WEEDS in farm fields
    and invasive species are stimulated into every state in the US.
    …We know that Rising CO2 may stimulate growth but damages nutrient development in Staple grains which the world is dependent upon….less Iron, less Protein and less Zinc. 30% of the world’s population is ZINC deficient and all the maladies that go with that.
    *
    The Last 20 Years has been the WARMEST 20 year Period in recorded history.
    ..and when Proxy Measurements are deeply studied, ( ice cores, stalagmites, tree rings, soil cores, fossils )we know that THIS 20 YEAR PERIOD is the Hottest in thousands of years.
    …Droughts have more than Doubled and Square Mileage of droughts have Doubled.
    …Heat Waves have more than Doubled.
    …Storms have more than Doubled
    …Flooding Rain Events have more than Doubled.
    …10 of the 15 BUSIEST Hurricane Seasons have occurred since 2000.
    …Warmer Temperatures disrupt flora and fauna habitat leading to migrations.
    …Insects have dramatically increased in numbers and square mileage.
    …the lowly Pine Beetle HAD been confined by COLD temps. to the Far Southern States.
    …Today that Pine Beetle can be found well north of Fairbanks, Alaska.
    It appears the Lodge Pole Pine will be all but eliminated from Alaska.
    …and Canadian Foresters declare more Lodge Pole Pines will be felled by the Beetle than by Fire AND Logging.
    *
    …West Nile virus, spread by mosquitoes infected with the virus, is an invasive pathogen that has caused direct harm to humans (sometimes resulting in death) as well as to wildlife (especially birds). It has been detected throughout most of the continental United States.
    *
    …Zebra mussels first came to the U.S. from Eurasia in ship ballast water released into the Great Lakes. Since 1988, they have spread dramatically, out-competing native species for food and habitat. Zebra mussels can attach to almost any hard surface – they clog water intake and discharge pipes, attach themselves to boat hulls and docks, and they even attach to native mussels and crayfish.
    *
    …Brown marmorated stink bugs have become an increasing nuisance in homes and to the agriculture industry. Away from their natural predators, stink bug populations are expanding rapidly as temperatures rise
    *
    …Higher average temperatures and changes in rain and snow patterns caused by global warming have & will enable some invasive plant species—such as garlic mustard, kudzu and purple loosestrife
    —to move into new areas.
    Insect pest infestations will be more severe as pests such as mountain pine beetle are able to take advantage of drought-weakened plants.

    REPLY
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