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Volume 17: October 2014
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Precipitation Over China: CMIP5 Model Simulations vs. Reality (2 October 2014)
Due to various CMIP5 model uncertainties, "future precipitation projections should be interpreted with caution"...

CO2-Enriched Air Boosts Medicinal Value of an Endangered Plant (2 October 2014)
And it does it in terms of both growth stimulation and phytomedicine concentration...

Reef Fish Robustness in the Vicinity of Underwater CO2 Seeps (1 October 2014)
Is it degraded, enhanced or little affected by the acidified water?...

The World Drought Picture: 1951-2010 (1 October 2014)
All things considered, it would appear there has been no dramatic increase in global drought over the past six decades...

Commentary and Analysis on the Whitehead & Associates 2014 NSW Sea-Level Report (24 September 2014)
In July 2014, Whitehead & Associates Environmental Consultants, in consultation with Coastal Environment and with funding from the NSW Government, produced a report for Eurobodalla Shire Council and Shoalhaven City Council titled “South Coast Regional Sea Level Rise Policy and Planning Framework, Exhibition Draft.” The conclusion of the following commentary and analysis is that this report does not provide reliable guidance to the complicated issues of measuring, forecasting, and responding to sea-level rise...

Mr. President, CO2 is not Pollution, it’s the Elixir of Life (23 September 2014)
President Obama will attend a United Nations climate summit in New York this week where he will try to gather support for an international agreement to curb emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), which he labels as carbon pollution. This could not be further from the truth. Talk with most any biologist or botanist and you will find an opposite perspective, one in which CO2 is the elixir of life...

People's Climate March: The Face of True Belief (22 September 2014)
I liked everybody I met at the People’s Climate March in New York City on September 21, two days before the UN climate change summit. I mean it. I liked them so much I hate what I have to write about them...

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