CO2 Science Weekly Journal Reviews: Aug. 29, 2012
The following are the latest journal reviews from CO2 Science, which contains editorials on topics of current climate concern and mini-reviews of recently published peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, books, and other educational materials:
Heavy Precipitation Over the US: Has it Increased as Some have Predicted it Should?: The authors of a new study do their best to answer this important question.
A Chinese Perspective on Corn-Ethanol Biofuels: Is it positive or negative? ... and why?
Simulating the Present-Day Arctic Atmosphere: How good a job does version 4 of the Community Climate System Model do?
How Ocean Acidification and Warming Impact Predator-Prey Relationships of Calcifying Organisms: Knowing the consequences of the two phenomena, individually or combined, for only one or the other of the two marine organisms is insufficient to divine the impact the predator organism may have on its prey in a CO2-enriched and warmer world.
Summer Warming Impacts on Bees, Moths and Butterflies in Mountainous Northern Scandinavia: Have rising summer temperatures there been driving the flying insects towards extinction, as many have predicted should be the case?
Effects of Long-Term Elevated CO2 on Net Photosynthesis and Dark Respiration Rates of Norway Spruce Needles: How large are the effects? ... and how long-lasting?