IPCC wrong again.

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Registered: 02-14-2010
IPCC wrong again.
Mon, 03-22-2010 - 4:02am

According to the IPCC, increased CO2 concentrations accelerate class III plant growth (ivy type plants) but has little if no acceleration to class IV (woody plants). Compounding the issue was the claims made in the IPCC report that the accelerated ivys would choke out the slower-growing woody plants.

That claim got blasted today:


Rapid Increases in Tree Growth Found in US

ScienceDaily (Mar. 22, 2010) — Researchers from the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Earthwatch met in Panama from Mar. 1-5 to present mid-term research results from the HSBC Climate Partnership, a five-year initiative to identify and respond to the impacts of climate change. The program is supported financially by HSBC and involves a global team of bank employees -- 'climate champions' -- in vital forest research.