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Volume 7 Number 44:  3 November 2004

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

Editorial
Millennial-Scale Oscillation of Climate Seen in History of Patagonian Glaciers: With many mountain glaciers around the world continuing to recede as the earth recovers from the inclement weather of the Little Ice Age, climate alarmists see this phenomenon as a sign of CO2-induced global warming.  Others, however, deem it a manifestation of a well-known natural oscillation of climate that is totally independent of rising greenhouse-gas concentrations.

Subject Index Summaries
Arctic (Sea Ice - Extent): For the part of the earth that is supposed to act as a "canary in a coal mine" in revealing the first and most dramatic signs of CO2-induced global warming, the Arctic is a region of confusion when it comes to the subject of sea ice extent.

Marine Biota: How does sea life, and especially those organisms at the bottom of the marine food chain, respond to increases in air temperature and atmospheric CO2 concentration?

Journal Reviews
Tropical Pacific Sea Surface Temperatures: How have they behaved over the past few decades?  And why?

Twentieth-Century Climate Change in Iceland: Has global warming dominated Iceland's recent climate?  Were the 1990s truly "unprecedented" in terms of their warmth?  You may, or may not, be surprised by the results of this new study.

Elevated CO2 Concentrations More Than Alleviate Heat Stress in Cotton: It's truly amazing what a quadrupling of the air's CO2 concentration can do for plants.

Rising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Help Sequester Potentially Toxic Elements: Recent research demonstrates that the benefits will likely be huge and experienced throughout all terrestrial ecosystems.

Coral Reef Resiliency: How Strong or Weak Is It?: The results of this study may surprise you, in light of what one often hears from climate alarmists on the subject.