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Volume 16 Number 9:  27 February 2013

Editorial
Population Growth, Atmospheric Change and Global Food Security: With the projected need to feed two billion more people in the year 2050, and running out of land on which to grow crops, as well as lacking sufficient water with which to irrigate them, how are we going to do it?

Subject Index Summary
Drought (North America - United States: Western): Climate alarmists contend that rising global temperatures lead to more severe and longer-lasting droughts on the basis of simulations of global climate change produced by mathematical models that are primarily driven by increases in the atmosphere's CO2 concentration. In the following summary we review this claim as it pertains to drought across the western United States.

Journal Reviews
Simulating the Indian Ocean Subtropical Dipole: How well do the CMIP3 models perform in this regard?

Tropical Sea Surface Temperature Biases in CMIP 3 & 5 Models: What are they? ... how bad are they?? ... and what can be done about it???

Snow Avalanches in Forests of the Swiss Alps: How have they varied over the past four decades?

The Potential for CO2-Induced Species Changes in Grasslands: What are its ramifications for grassland productivity?

Nitrogen Fixation by Legumes in a Future CO2-Enriched World: A meta-analysis of the subject reveals how the N-fixing plants are "stepping up to the plate," as it were, to provide the extra nitrogen that they and other crops will need to fill our daily dinner plates, as the human population of the planet - and its need for food - continues to grow.

The Impact of Elevated CO2 on Forest Arthropod Communities: Is it positive or negative ... for the forest?

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