Research ArticleCLIMATE CHANGE

Divergence of species responses to climate change

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Science Advances  17 May 2017:
Vol. 3, no. 5, e1603055
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603055

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  • RE: A fact left out

    A very interesting and scientifically driven study of how climate change has increased the size of plant life, specifically forests, and increased the size of the plants themselves due to climate change. They specifically note both an increase in the temperature and an increase in the water available is the primary reason this is happening. While this is a real positive aspect of climate change, it is totally disregarding the primary driver of these observations.
    We know the story behind climate change, that the global temperature is going up precipitously, that there will be significant droughts, there will be unprecedented sea level rise, that storms will increase both in number and intensity, that there will be famines and shortages of food, and that our "green" land will shrivel away. This article disproves the last idea and does it well.
    None of the climate change predictions have come to fruition. NONE! In fact ALL of them have gone in the OTHER direction. Temperature has NOT gone up, there have actually been fewer droughts, the sea has not changed in what is a normal sea rise, storms have not changed, farm production has grown at a much higher rate worldwide than the population, and our forests have expanded both northward and westward.
    The one major driver they leave out of this whole equation is, however, CO2. CO2 levels HAVE been going up, up, up. Plant life LOVES CO2 and thrives on it. The more the better! And it is pretty clear that...

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