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Volume 17 Number 14:  2 April 2014

Editorial
The Power of Marine Life to Cope with Environmental Change: Does it have what it takes? ... and what specifically is "what it takes"?

Subject Index Summary
Evolution (Terrestrial Plants: Drought-Induced): One normally thinks of evolution as acting over very long spans of time. So can it do anything to help plants cope with the rapid climatic changes the IPCC predicts will be caused by continued business-as-usual increases in the atmosphere's CO2 content? This question is herein considered as it applies to droughts, which climate alarmists contend will become more intense and occur more frequently throughout many parts of the world in the not too distant future.

Journal Reviews
A New-and-Improved 1200-Year Temperature History of the Gulf of Alaska: In what way is it improved? ... and what new insight does it afford us?

Modelling SST Variability in the Equatorial Atlantic Ocean: How well do the CMIP5 general circulation models replicate reality in this region?

Autumn Precipitation Trends in Southern Hemisphere Midlatitudes: How well are they simulated by CMIP5 models?

Fighting Current Real-World Threats to the Well-Being of Corals: Rather than fantasizing over what to do about imagined future threats to coral reef ecosystems, a new study elucidates a current real-world problem and demonstrates a workable solution to it.

Microhabitats Enable Animals to Beat the Heat of Global Warming: A new study provides some real-world examples of the phenomenon.

Earthworms Working Overtime to Sequester Plant-Derived Carbon: In a long-term forest FACE study, the wiggly little creatures helped to sequester in the soil the extra carbon removed from the atmosphere by the rapidly-growing CO2-enriched trees.