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Volume 13 Number 33:  18 August 2010

Biofuels: More Bang -- or Is it Baggage? -- for the Buck: The eco-friendly road to biospheric salvation, which is a major tenet of the Gospel According to Gore, has a number of not-so-righteous side effects.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week comes from the Lake Laihalampi, Southern Boreal Zone of Finland.

Subject Index Summary
Ocean Acidification (Effects on Marine Animals: Sea Urchins): Are sea urchins beginning to struggle as the air's CO2 content continues to climb and the world's oceans experience "dreaded" acidification?

Journal Reviews
The Response of Reef Islands to Warming-Induced Sea-Level Rise: We've all heard that they're destined to sink beneath the waves of the sea. But is this really so?

Forty Years of Morphological Change at a Great Barrier Reef Island: Do the observed changes portend the island's imminent demise in response to rising sea levels?

Storms, Fires and Insect Pests: Bad for Trees in a Warming World?: ... maybe not!!!

Elevated CO2 Protects Trees from the Ravages of Heat Stress: How good a job does it do for aspen and birch trees?

The Projected Response of a Swiss Grass-Clover Sward to Increasing CO2 and Climate Change Over the 21st Century: The dual threats of predicted warming and drying are considered, both with and without an increase in the air's CO2 content.