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Volume 15 Number 7:  15 February 2012

Editorial
Corals Dying from Weather-Induced Heating and Cooling ... But Surviving Climate-Induced Heating and Cooling: Observations of coral responses to short-term heating and cooling do not reveal what coral responses are to long-term heating and cooling.

Subject Index Summary
Interactive Effects of CO2 and Pathogens on Legumes: As the air's CO2 content continues to rise, nearly all of Earth's plants should continue to exhibit increasing rates of photosynthesis and, as a result, increased biomass production. But what about plants that are suffering from various pathogenic diseases? Will they be able to reap the benefits of the many positive effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment?

Journal Reviews
Straight-Line Windstorms of the United States: How have they varied over the past half century of global warming?

A 4000-Year History of Greenland Surface Temperature: What does it imply about the supposedly "unprecedented" warmth of the first decade of the 21st century?

CO2-Induced Warming or Natural Little Ice Age Demise?: What was the true nature of 20th-century global warming?

The Greening of India: AD 1981-2000: How green were its ecosystems? ... and how much greener did they become?

Effects of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on the Antioxidative Properties of a Medicinal Herb: Are they positive, negative or nil?

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Serpent Star [Ophiura ophiura] (Wood et al., 2010; Average rate of functional arm recovery after losing 30 mm of an arm length. To access the entire database, click here.