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Volume 14 Number 30:  27 July 2011

State-of-the-Art Climate Models and Extreme Meteorological Events and Consequences: Some choice remarks on the ability of the former to correctly simulate the latter are provided by Kevin Trenberth.

Journal Reviews
Surface Melting and the Dynamics of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Does warming-induced surface melting lead to enhanced ice sheet movement towards the sea?

A Multi-Century History of Forest Fires in Central Siberia: Have fires in the region become more numerous in response to the global warming experienced since the end of the Little Ice Age?

Early Life Stages of Shrimp and Mussels in Low pH Seawater: Do the shellfish exhibit more-than-normal difficulties that portend further problems while progressing towards maturity?

Synergistic Effects of Heat and Other Stresses on Coral Larvae Survival: Just how important are the many non-heat-induced threats to their survival?

Climate Change and Marine Productivity: A new review of the subject suggests that just the opposite of what climate alarmists tend to predict about the future may well come to pass instead.

Medieval Warm Period Project
The latest Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Cueva Mayor, Northern Meseta, Spain.

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.