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Volume 15 Number 51:  19 December 2012

Editorial
Marine Reserves May Ameliorate the Negative Consequences of Both Local and Global Stressors of Sea Life: Is there actually something out there in "we-should-do-it land" that climate alarmists and skeptics can agree upon?

Subject Index Summary
Storms (Global): 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. In this summary we thus review what researchers have found in this regard for storms on a global scale.

Journal Reviews
Just How Icy was the Little Ice Age?: The question is very important, as the interglacial record cold of the Little Ice Age was the springboard from which modern global warming was launched.

The Greenland Ice Sheet: What It's Been Doing Lately: ... and what that portends about the future.

Sea Surface Temperatures of the Southern Okinawa Trough: How have they varied over the past 2700 years?

Earth's Land and Water Surfaces: Net Sources or Sinks for CO2?: Real-world evidence trumps coupled climate/carbon-cycle models ... and in a really big way.

Cyanobacteria of the Subtropical North Atlantic Ocean: How do they respond to atmospheric CO2 enrichment? ... and why is the answer so important?

Ocean Acidification Effects on Two Predator-Prey Relationships: In which direction do they shift as acidification occurs: in favor of the predator or its prey? ... or do they shift at all?

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