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Volume 15 Number 8:  22 February 2012

Editorial
CO2-Enhanced Nitrogen Fixation to Match CO2-Enhanced Oceanic Productivity: Atmospheric CO2 enrichment does it all in the world's seas.

Subject Index Summary
Debris Flows: Debris flows are a type of mass movement that frequently cause major destruction in alpine areas. Because debris flows are generally the product of heavy precipitation events, and because climate models project an increase in the frequency and/or intensity of extreme precipitation events in consequence of CO2-induced global warming, many have become alarmed that such disastrous earthen flows will become more commonplace in the future. But is this concern correct?

Journal Reviews
North American Mega-Droughts and Global Mega-Warming: What do they tell us about the current state of earth's climate?

Two Thousand Years of Temperature Change in China: How do the results of the latter part of the 20th century compare with those of earlier periods?

A Positive Biological Effect of Tropical Cyclone Activity: Can any good thing come out of a raging storm at sea?

Growth of Water-Stressed Maize and Sorghum Plants: How is it affected by atmospheric CO2 enrichment?

Certifiably-Capable Creatures Coping with Climate Change: How do they do it?

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from East Coast of the Korean Peninsula.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Purple Sea Urchin [Strongylocentrotus purpuratus] (Stump et al. 2011b). To access the entire database, click here.