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Volume 6 Number 46:  12 November 2003

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

Editorial
Potential Effects of Global Environmental Change on Wheat Production in Western Australia: A number of factors combine to determine the net effect of potential changes in precipitation, temperature and the air's CO2 content on the financial return of wheat farming in Western Australia.  A crop production model draws them all together in this analysis.

Subject Index Summaries
Sea Level (Southern Hemisphere Measurements): Are the islands of the sea and coastal lowlands about to be inundated by a CO2-induced global-warming-induced increase in sea level?  Data from the Southern Hemisphere provide a fresh perspective on the question.

Deserts (Expanding or Shrinking?): For literally decades, climate-alarmists associated with the United Nations have engaged in a massive media campaign to convince the people of the world that the planet's deserts are growing ever larger.  For literally decades, they have promulgated a massive untruth.

Journal Reviews
The Ice Phenology of Lake Simcoe, Southern Ontario, Canada: What can it tell us about the demise of the Little Ice Age and the birth of the Modern Warm Period?

What Controls the Global Thermohaline Circulation?: Some models suggest it is the northward transport of atmospheric moisture in the Northern Hemisphere, while others suggest it is the southward transport of atmospheric moisture in the Southern Hemisphere, making the issue far from settled.

A Continuous 200-year Instrumental Temperature Record from Northern Sweden: Stretching from the midst of the Little Ice Age to the midst of the Modern Warm Period, the record has much to tell us about the nature and magnitude of both natural and anthropogenic-induced warming.

Will Insufficient Soil Nitrogen Limit Duke Forest's Ability to Continue to Positively Respond to Elevated Atmospheric CO2?: Five years of meticulous measurements have yet to reveal the final answer to this question; but they have sure raised havoc with one of the research team's original hypotheses about it.

Duke Forest Trees Exposed to Elevated Atmospheric CO2 Continue to Sop Up Carbon at Greatly Enhanced Rates: In spite of reservations they have about the ability of this ecosystem to maintain a high level of CO2-enhanced carbon sequestration, the scientists that study the phenomenon continue to report sustained positive results.