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Volume 17 Number 1:  1 January 2014

Editorial
Near-Death Experiences of Brazilian Corals: The phenomenon is described and its implications are discussed.

Subject Index Summary
Temperature Trends (Potential Inaccuracies): Over the years, a large number of potential problems associated with various ways of assessing the temperatures of diverse types of land cover have been identified; and several of them are briefly described, with an emphasis on demonstrating the great difficulty of obtaining various surface-specific sets of annual near-surface air temperature which - when combined for the earth as a whole - yield a set of yearly mean values that accurately represents the mean near-surface thermal history of the planet well enough to determine whether or not the earth may be warming at the rate that is typically predicted by climate model assessments of the greenhouse effect of the CO2 emitted to the atmosphere as a consequence of mankind's burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, gas and oil.

Journal Reviews
Predicting Precipitation Extremes via CMIP5 Climate Models: How is it going?

Northeast Monsoon Rainfall Over South Peninsular India: How well is it predicted by state-of-the-art general circulation models?

Australian Cane Toads: Expanding Their Ranges in Response to Climate Changes: Once they get going, they really get going.

The Flip Side of Coral Bleaching: It ain't all bad.

Corals Forced to Live in a CO2-Enriched and Warmer Environment: What is it like, trying to cope with the "twin evils" of the radical environmentalist movement?

Echinoid Egg Fertilization in Warmed and Acidified Seawater: Is it helped or hindered by the "twin evils" of the radical environmentalist movement?