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CO2, Global Warming and Species Extinctions: Prospects for the Future Paperback – October, 2009
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About the Author
Dr. Idso has been involved in the global warming debate for many years and has published scientific articles on issues related to data quality, the growing season, the seasonal cycle of atmospheric CO2, world food supplies, coral reefs, and urban CO2 concentrations, the latter of which he investigated via a National Science Foundation grant as a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University. Since 1998, he has been the editor and a chief contributor to the online magazine. CO2 Science Dr Idso has also produced three documentaries, Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Reality or Illusion?, Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Avoiding Plant and Animal Extinctions, and Carbon Dioxide and the Climate Crisis: Doing the Right Thing, and he has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University and in Physical Geography at Mesa and Chandler-Gilbert Community Colleges.
Dr. Idso is a former Director of Environmental Science at Peabody Energy in St. Louis, Missouri, and is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Geophysical Union, American Meteorological Society, Arizona-Nevada Academy of Sciences, Association of American Geographers, Ecological Society of America, and The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi.
SHERWOOD B. IDSO assumed the Presidency of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change on 4 October 2001. Prior to that time he was a Research Physicist with the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service at the U.S. Water Conservation Laboratory in Phoenix, Arizona, where he worked since June of 1967. He was also closely associated with Arizona State University over most of this period, serving as an Adjunct Professor in the Departments of Geology, Geography, and Botany and Microbiology. His Bachelor of Physics, Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy degrees are all from the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Idso is the author or co-author of over 500 scientific publications including the books Carbon Dioxide: Friend or Foe? (1982) and Carbon Dioxide and Global Change: Earth in Transition (1989). He served on the editorial board of the international journal Agricultural and Forest Meteorology from 1973 to 1993 and since 1993 has served on the editorial board of Environmental and Experimental Botany. Over the course of his career, he has been an invited reviewer of manuscripts for 56 different scientific journals and 17 different funding agencies, representing an unusually large array of disciplines.
As a result of his early work in the field of remote sensing, Dr. Idso was honored with an Arthur S. Flemming Award, given in recognition of ''his innovative research into fundamental aspects of agricultural-climatological interrelationships affecting food production and the identification of achievable research goals whose attainment could significantly aid in assessment and improvement of world food supplies.'' This citation continues to express the spirit that animates his current research into the biospheric consequences of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content.
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Dr. Idso is the founder, former president, and currently chairman of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change. The Center was founded in 1998 as a non-profit public charity dedicated to discovering and disseminating scientific information pertaining to the effects of atmospheric carbon dioxide enrichment on climate and the biosphere. The Center produces a weekly online newsletter, CO2 Science, and maintains a massive online collection of editorials on and reviews of peer-reviewed scientific journal articles relating to global climate change.
Dr. Idso's research has appeared many times in peer-reviewed journals, including Geophysical Research Letters, Energy & Environment, Atmospheric Environment, Technology, The Quarterly Review of Biology, Journal of Climate, Environmental and Experimental Botany, Physical Geography, and the Journal of the Arizona-Nevada Academy of Science.
Dr. Idso is the author or coauthor of several books, including CO2, Global Warming and Coral Reefs (Vales Lake Publishing, LLC, 2009); Enhanced or Impaired? Human Health in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World (Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, 2003); and The Specter of Species Extinction: Will Global Warming Decimate Earth's Biosphere? (George C. Marshall Institute, 2003). He contributed chapters to McKittrick, R. (Ed.), Critical Topics in Global Warming (Fraser Institute, 2009) and Encyclopedia of Soil Science (Marcel Dekker, 2002).
Dr. Idso received a B.S. in Geography from Arizona State University, an M.S. in Agronomy from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln, and a Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University, where he also studied as one of a small group of University Graduate Scholars. He was a faculty researcher in the Office of Climatology at Arizona State University and has lectured in Meteorology at Arizona State University.
Top Customer Reviews
The Idso's long immersion in relevant plant physiology, relevant thermal, growth pattern changes, and nutritional responses to enhanced CO2, temperature changes, and other processes provides a strong foundation for their systematic analyses of known adaptations, and evolutionary responses of the various life forms, eg Birds, Butterflies, Amphibians, Marine Life, and Other Animals - based on the key physiological and behavioral options that each species has evolved - often in previous 'dynamic climate change' periods, and/or high/low CO2 periods. The 23 pages of References from which their conclusions are derived provide both fact-based statements and refutation of the unsupported 'fear mongering' that is being pitched by various interests, that has swept under the table, the "Real World"' issues, such as human-induced landscape perturbations; habitat issues such as pollution; and habitat loss due to urbanization.Read more ›
The following review is by my friend and colleague, Dr. Vincent Gray.
A review of
Dr. Craig D. Idso and Dr. Sherwood B. Idso
CO2, Global Warming and Species Extinction: Prospects for the Future
Science and Public Policy Institute 2009 134 pages
Those of us who have been interested in the great climate debate owe an immense debt to the Idso family (Sherwood and his sons Craig and Keith) who have provided a website (CO2 Climate) which for these many years have given us scholarly reviews and analyses of so many significant scientific papers from all sides of the controversial topic, at a time when access to scientific journals has become more and more difficult because of the proliferation of journals, their escalating cost, and their reduced availability in libraries. In addition, the Idsos have made significant contributions to the climate debate by their experimental studies.
They are now providing important contributions to several topics of the climate debate, using their own fund of information and expertise.
"CO2, Global Warming and Coral Reefs" by Dr. Craig Idso appeared in February 24, 2009.
It was then followed by the impressive
Climate Change Reconsidered: The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change by S. Fred Singer and Craig Idso on - June 1, 2009,
This report arose from the activities of an international team of experts assembled by Fred Singer, and it is an effective counter to the recent reports of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.
Now we have
CO2, Global Warming and Species Extinction: Prospects for the Future.Read more ›