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Volume 16 Number 43:  23 October 2013

Editorial
Attack of the Big-Headed Ants: Can No One Stop Them???: Oh, the horror of it all! We're doomed! ... Or are we???

Subject Index Summary
Medieval Warm Period (The World's Oceans): Although most studies of the Medieval Warm Period or MWP have been conducted over land, some have been conducted over various portions of the world's oceans; and since oceans cover a much greater percentage of the earth's surface than does good old terra firma, it is important to determine if the MWP was expressed over marine environments to the same degree that it was expressed over terrestrial surfaces. And the verdict is that it was.

Journal Reviews
CMIP3 and CMIP5 Wind Stress Climatology: In how many ways can the models possibly be out of sync with the way the real wind blows?

The Little Ice Age: Its Relevance for Interpreting Modern Warming: A new study from Norway adds to the mountain of evidence that there is nothing unusual, unnatural or unprecedented about earth's current degree of warmth.

Microzooplankton in an Acidifying Arctic Ocean: What is the outlook for their future?

The Outlook for Sugarcane Production in Brazil: How Sweet It Is!: Even in the face of predicted global warming, good times are in the offing.

Rising Carbon Dioxide Concentrations and "Woody Thickening": How does the former affect the latter? ... just what is the latter? ... and why do we even care?

There's More Than One Way for Fruit Flies to Beat the Heat: ... which suggests that they - and perhaps other creatures as well - may be better able to survive global warming than once thought.