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Volume 17 Number 34: 20 August 2014
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Editorial
Three Decades of Global Vegetation Land Cover Change: Do real-world data support the dire warnings of the world's climate alarmists?

Subject Index Summary
Medieval Warm Period (Europe: Southern): Was there really a Medieval Warm Period in Europe? To cut to the end of the story, there certainly was. But let's take a little time in getting there and review some of the evidence for that declaration that has come out of Southern Europe.

Journal Reviews
A 300-Year Record of Drought in the Chinese Loess Plateau: Recent drought in this region is not unprecedented and is more likely the product of natural, as opposed to anthropogenic, forcings.

The Melting of West Antarctica's Thwaites Glacier: Is it driven by CO2-induced global warming, as many a climate alarmist is keen to suggest?

The Dual Benefits of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment of Alfalfa: By helping both leaves and stems, it enables the crop to better serve two different purposes.

Shelf-Margin Fossil Corals of the Gulf of Mexico off the Texas Coast: Are they an echo of the past? ... or a harbinger of the future? Or are they a little bit of each?

Mediterranean Cold-Water Corals Exposed to Ocean Acidification: Are they helped or hindered by declining seawater pH? ... or do they maintain their status quo?

Red Sea Corals that Defy Bleaching During Bleaching Conditions: What scientists are learning about them ... and what they still have left to learn.

Plant Growth Database
Our latest result of plant growth responses to atmospheric CO2 enrichment obtained from experiments described in the peer-reviewed scientific literature is for Spiral Wrack (Longphuirt et al., 2013).

Major Report
New Report from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change
Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological Impacts: On March 31, 2014 the fifth in a series of scholarly reports produced by the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) was released to the public. This new publication represents an independent, comprehensive, and authoritative report on the current state of climate science. We encourage all to read it.


World Temperatures Database
Back by popular demand and upgraded to allow patrons more choices to plot and view the data, we reintroduce the World Temperatures section of our website. Here, users may plot temperatures for the entire globe or regions of the globe. A newly added feature allows patrons the ability to plot up to six independent datasets on the same graph. Try it today. World Temperatures Database.

Climate Change Reconsidered
The 2011 Interim Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change: We provide a link to this report as a courtesy and encourage all to download and read it. The 2011 Interim Report presents an overview of the research on climate change that has appeared since publication of Climate Change Reconsidered: The 2009 Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change. Research published before 2009 was included if it did not appear in the 2009 report or provides context for the new research. Nearly all of the research summarized here appeared in peer-reviewed science journals.

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Seeing is Believing
Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide and Interglacial Warmth

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