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Volume 15 Number 1:  4 January 2012

Editorial
Farm and Range Management to Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Change: Although based on the claim that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations are a threat to both nature and humanity, the policy prescriptions of a recent editorial in the Journal of Soil and Water Conservation should resonate with climate alarmists and skeptics alike.

Subject Index Summary
Glaciers (Arctic): Computer simulations of global climate change have long indicated the world's polar regions should show the first and severest signs of CO2-induced global warming. If the models are correct, these signs should be especially evident since the second half of the 20th century, when approximately two-thirds of the modern-era rise in atmospheric CO2 occurred and Earth's temperature supposedly rose, in the view of most climate alarmists, to a level unprecedented in the entire past millennium. In this review, we examine historic trends in Arctic glacier behavior to determine the credibility of current climate models with respect to their polar predictions.

Journal Reviews
Comparing Earth's Sea-Level and Energy Budgets: What does the enterprise reveal about the confidence we can place in this most recent assessment of the rate of sea level rise over the last third of a century?

Nearly Half a Millennium of Antarctic Temperatures: What do Dronning Maud Land data reveal about the nature of 20th-century warming there?

ENSO Variability Over the Past Millennium: What does it imply about the likely relative strength/frequency of El Niņo and La Niņa events in a future warmer world? And what does that imply about the reliability of today's climate models?

The Future of the Brazilian Amazon: How might it be affected by the global soy and biofuels industries?

Feeding the World Four Decades from Now: New research suggests how the seemingly impossible task might possibly be accomplished.

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