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Volume 7 Number 10:  10 March 2004

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

Editorial
The Canary in the Coal Mine: Singing a Song of Something But Certainly Not CO2: CO2-induced global warming, according to the IPCC and its host of valiant cheerleaders, is supposed to be most strongly expressed and most readily detected in the high latitudes of both hemispheres.  Is it?

Subject Index Summaries
Climate Oscillations (Millennial Variability - Forcing Factors): To understand what causes these alternating multi-century periods of relative warmth and cold is to understand what has caused the global warming of the past century or more that has loosed the earth from the chilly grasp of the Little Ice Age and ushered in the Modern Warm Period.

Agriculture (Species -- Wheat: CO2 vs. Stress of Soil Infertility): Will wheat crops of the future be able to make full use of the growth enhancement typically provided by elevated concentrations of atmospheric CO2 if they are grown on infertile soils?

Journal Reviews
Glacial Retreat on Kilimanjaro: Has it truly been caused by CO2-induced global warming, as fervently claimed by so many climate alarmists and pseudo-scientific politicians?

A 500-Year Temperature History of Europe: What can it tell us about the nature of 20th-century warming?  Specifically, does it suggest the rise in temperature was natural or the result of anthropogenic activities?

Isotopic Signal of Fossil Fuel Carbon In Urban Grasses: Data from Paris demonstrate the significance of localized anthropogenic CO2 emissions for urban vegetation.

The Effect of Elevated CO2 on Dark Respiration of Grapevine Cane Wood: What is it?  Why does it occur?  And what does it portend about the future of grape cultivation in earth's CO2 accreting atmosphere?

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Reduces Water Repellency of Soil: A soil property of great importance to a wide array of critical phenomena in both agro- and natural ecosystems is significantly improved when the air's CO2 concentration is raised by approximately 30%.