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Volume 14 Number 4:  26 January 2011

The Fate of Tropical Rainforests in a Super CO2-Enriched and Warmer World: A look at the distant past provides a tantalizing view of the potentially bright future of earth's tropical ecosystems.

Journal Reviews
Precipitation: Models vs. Reality: Do the former adequately represent the latter?

Temperatures of the Past Six Millennia in Alaska: What do they reveal about earth's thermal health? Is the planet running a fever?

Moose on the Loose in a Warming Canadian Environment: Do they move about in ways that would reduce the heat stress they encounter at the southern edge of their range during periods of critically-high temperature?

Another Analysis of Biofuel Pros and Cons: Which perspective comes out on top?

The Effect of Climate Change on Malaria in Western Africa: What is it?

Interactive Effects of Elevated CO2, Excessive Warmth and Water Stress on Photosynthesis and Growth of Canola: The ability of atmospheric CO2 enrichment to combat the deleterious effects of severe water and heat stress on plant growth and development is truly amazing.

Medieval Warm Period Project
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record comes from Nevado Illimani, Eastern Bolivian Andes, Bolivia.

Ocean Acidification Database
The latest addition of peer-reviewed data archived to our database of marine organism responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment is Spiral Wrack [Fucus spiralis]. To access the entire database, click here.