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Volume 17 Number 8:  19 February 2014

Editorial
The Curse of the Longwave Feedbacks in Climate Models: Just how bad are they?

Subject Index Summary
Soil Erosion: In a book he wrote and self-published a quarter-century ago - Carbon Dioxide and Global Change: Earth in Transition - S.B. Idso (1989) predicted that "as a result of the direct effects of atmospheric CO2 enrichment upon the primary plant processes of photosynthesis and transpiration ... many plants will greatly expand their ranges with augmented water use efficiencies, stabilizing the soil and protecting it from erosion." Was he correct?

Journal Reviews
Risk of Warming via Methane Release by Permafrost Degradation: How great is it?

The Four AR5 Climate Models Attempting to Replicate the AMO: How well are they doing?

Errant CMIP5 Modelling of South American Tropical Precipitation: What are the ways in which the model outputs fail to reflect reality?

Plant Responses to Very Low Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations: How bad off was the planet's vegetation back in the CO2-depleted air of glacial times?

Reef-Building Corals Acclimating to Elevated Water Temperatures: How well are they able to do it?

Aging Japanese Cedar Plantations Still Sucking CO2 Out of the Air: As more CO2 goes into the atmosphere, Japanese cedar plantations keep removing some of it, even as they exceed their initially allotted life span.