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Volume 14 Number 20:  18 May 2011

Plant Stomatal Responses to Changes in the Air's CO2 Content: They can occur on three different time scales, driven by three different phenomena, as observed in five woody angiosperms, three conifers and one fern in a recent study.

Journal Reviews
Earth's Temperature: Deconstructing the Past to Predict the Future: How is it done? And what does it suggest?

Modeling the Pattern of Tropical Ocean Warming: Why is it important? ... and how well do state-of-the-art climate models do in this regard?

Black Carbon and the Melting of Himalayan Glaciers: How big a role is played by the infamous BC?

The Disappearing Frogs of Southeastern Peru: What's the Cause?: Is it climate change? Or is it ... ???

Prospects for Sea Urchin Development in Warmed Waters Southeast of Australia: Are they good or not so good?

Heat Tolerance in Antarctic Fish: What was long believe to be true, now turns out to be not so true.

Medieval Warm Period Project
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record comes from the North Icelandic Shelf.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Purple Sea Urchin [Paracentrotus lividus]. To access the entire database, click here.