Surprising Response to Higher CO2 Levels

Surprising Response to Higher CO2 Levels

There are 3 comments on the AccuWeather.com story from May 23, 2011, titled Surprising Response to Higher CO2 Levels. In it, AccuWeather.com reports that:

Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities recently concluded an 11-year experiment on the response of 13 grassland plant species to a higher carbon dioxide environment.

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LessHypeMoreFact

Nepean, Canada

#1 May 23, 2011
Nothing surprising about it. The science has always shown that increasing one 'nutrient' just makes another the 'limiting factor'. Known for decades. I guess they must have believed the hype going around from the denialists. Even scientists are human. They get sucked in by endless propaganda too. Up until they check their facts and surprise surprise..

“CO2 is Gaseous Love”

Since: Dec 08

Home, sweet home.

#2 May 24, 2011
This experiment says nothing about climate change mitigation doing any good, add it to the pile of evidence.

AGW driven politics is climate change mitigation hoax. Ban the IPCC.

“Happy, warm and comfortable”

Since: Oct 10

Mountain retreat, SE Spain

#3 May 24, 2011
Hmmm, that certainly doesn't look like a well controlled experiment and they only studied grassland species.
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Does leaf photosynthesis adapt to CO2-enriched environments? An experiment on plants originating from three natural CO2 springs.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19434806
A slightly more detailed look at thi question:
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Effects of Rising Atmospheric Concentrations of Carbon Dioxide on Plants
http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/libr...

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