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Volume 13 Number 27:  7 July 2010

Senate Energy Bills Spell Disaster for What Yet Remains of 'Wild Nature': The legislative proposals would have minimal climate effects but devastating biospheric impacts.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week comes from Roda Island, Nile River Region, Egypt.

Subject Index Summary
Ocean Acidification (Effects on Marine Plants: Phytoplankton, Diatoms): Can the world's diatoms survive the "acidification" of earth's oceans that is predicted to occur in response to mankind's projected future burning of fossil fuels?

Journal Reviews
European Heat Waves of the Future May Not Be as Bad as Previously Predicted: Previously neglected vegetation-induced feedbacks in state-of-the-art climate models, when finally included, substantially reduced the undesirable characteristics of projected heat waves over much of the continent.

Two and a Half Millennia of Fram Strait Sea-Surface Temperatures: How do they compare with those of the recent past?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on a Pair of Plant Diseases of Trees: Were they positive, negative or neutral?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Forest Ecosystem Succession: What are they? ... and how rapidly can they be initiated?

Siliceous Phytoplankton of a Middle Eocene Warming Event: How did they differ from those that were dominant both before and after the warmer period?