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Volume 15 Number 14:  4 April 2012

Editorial
Are Himalayan Glaciers Headed to Hell in a Handbasket?: The IPCC once tried to convince us they are; but a team of researchers from India suggests otherwise.

Subject Index Summary
Biospheric Productivity (Global: The Distant and Historic Past): Among the many alarmist fears of CO2-induced global warming is the concern that the productivity of the terrestrial biosphere will decline if global temperatures rise to the extent predicted by computer models. Are such fears correct?

Journal Reviews
Climatic Impacts of Intermittent Tropical Cyclone-Induced Alterations in Sea Surface Temperature: What are they? ... and how well are they simulated in the current generation of general circulation models?

The Current Warm Period: Anthropogenic-Induced or Natural?: A Norwegian approach to the question suggests the latter.

Water-Year Runoff of the Conterminous United States: 1900-2008: How has it varied? ... and what has been the most important climatic driver of the trend?

Sphagnum Mosses: Could They Take the Heat of a Warmer World?: Two Italian scientists scale the Alps in an attempt to find out.

Evolutionary Response to Environmental Change in Sockeye Salmon: It is taking place before our very eyes.

The Impact of Warming on the Flowering of Crop and Wild Plants: What have we learned? ... and what should we be doing about it?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Merín Lagoon Basin, Southeast Uruguay.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Foraminifera [Baculogypsina sphaerulata]. To access the entire database, click here.