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Volume 15 Number 22:  30 May 2012

Let Them Eat Bugs!: The case for anthropoentomophagy.

Subject Index Summary
Storms (Europe: France): Among the highly publicized changes in weather phenomena that are predicted to attend the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content are increases in the frequency and severity of all types of storms. As a result, and in an effort to determine if these predictions have any validity, many researchers have examined historical and proxy records in an attempt to determine how temperature changes over the past millennium or two have impacted this aspect of Earth's climate. This review examines what some of them have learned about storm trends in the European region around France.

Journal Reviews
The Evolving Status of the Western Greenland Ice Sheet: There is still much to learn about it; and with each new study of the subject, we're doing just that.

Urban Atolls of the World's Oceans: Succumbing to Rising Seas?: Don't bet on it.

Native vs. Invasive Plants in a CO2-Enrched World: Is one type of plant helped more than the other by rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations?

Population Demographics and Heat-Related Mortality: How significant is the relationship between the two?

The Health and Productivity of Diatoms in Acidified Seawater: Would a doubling of the atmosphere's CO2 concentration have a hugely negative effect on them?

The Current High-Frequency Dynamics of Ocean pH: How does it compare with the long-term changes in ocean pH predicted by the IPCC? ... and what do the results imply about marine biological responses to ocean acidification?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from the Firth of Tay Bay, Antarctic Peninsula.

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