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Volume 6 Number 16:  16 April 2003

Temperature Record of the Week
This issue's Temperature Record of the week is from Manitowoc, Wisconsin. Visit our U.S. Climate Data section to plot and view these data for yourself.

Current Editorial
Great Lakes Ice Cover: Can there be much left after a full century of "unprecedented global warming"?

Subject Index Summaries
Health Effects of Temperature (Respiratory): What would be better for the respiratory health of the world's citizens?  Global warming or global cooling?

Herbivores (General): As the air's CO2 content continues to rise, what can we expect of herbivorous insects?  Will their appetites and numbers increase?  Or will plants become more resistant to them?

Current Journal Reviews
Solar Activity, Cosmic Rays, Low Cloud Amounts and Surface Temperature Change: How are these factors linked?  And what do they tell us about 20th-century warming?.

Precipitation Over Land in Warm ENSO Years: Does it respond as climate models suggest it should in a warming world?

In Search of the Elusive Solar-Climate Connection: The arduous journey continues, as another study contributes its parcel of knowledge to the mammoth effort to understand how the sun orchestrates climate change on earth.

CO2 Effects on Carbon Based Secondary Compounds in Loblolly Pine Needles: Does atmospheric CO2 enrichment enhance or retard the creation of these important foliar chemicals?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Chrysanthemum: Does elevated CO2 impact flower quality in chrysanthemum?