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Volume 12 Number 33:  19 August 2009

Editorial
"Doom and Boom" on Australia's Great Barrier Reef: A massive deadly bleaching event is followed by a spectacular coral recovery.

Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week
This issue's Medieval Warm Period Record of the Week comes from Svanemose Bog, East Coast of Jutland, Denmark.

Subject Index Summary
Evolution (Terrestrial Plants - Natural Vegetation: CO2-Induced): Does atmospheric CO2 enrichment prompt plants to evolve in such a way as to perform pertinent physiological processes at higher levels of efficacy and efficiency in the face of climatic and other environmental challenges?

Journal Reviews
Surface Mass Balance of the Greenland Ice Sheet: Is it positive or negative? ... and which way is it trending?

Late Holocene Water Balance in the Experimental Lakes Area of Canada: What does it reveal about the nature of past climate change there?

Elevated CO2 and Warming: Not Always Detrimental: The sea star Pisaster ochraceus appears to thrive in CO2-enriched and warmer waters.

Chinese Forests to the End of the 21st Century: How will they fare in the face of business-as-usual anthropogenic CO2 emissions and Al Gore's climate crisis?

Chinese Agriculture to the End of the 21st Century: How will it fare in the face of continued anthropogenic CO2 emissions and what Al Gore calls the coming climate crisis?