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Volume 7 Number 6:  11 February 2004

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

Editorial
The Ice Fields of Kilimanjaro: Why Did They Recede So Steadily for So Many Years?: Climate alarmists are strident in their claim that it was a response to what they call the unprecedented global warming of the 20th century; but like so many other things about which they sound so sure, they are wrong on this point too.

Subject Index Summaries
Forcing Factors (Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Ozone): How do changes in atmospheric ozone concentration impact earth's climate?  It would appear that the answer to this question is considerably more complex than what anyone ever imagined only a few short years ago.

Agriculture (Species: Rice): As the air's CO2 content continues to rise, it is important to determine its likely effects on the growth and yield of rice, since during the next 30 years, according to Cassman et al. (Field Crops Research 56: 7-39), rice production will have to be increased by at least 60% to meet the needs of earth's expanding human population.

Journal Reviews
North Atlantic Tropical Cyclones: Are Any of Their Properties Affected by Regional, Hemispheric or Global Warming?: In a word, no.

Climatic Oscillations of the Mediterranean Region: The case for global, solar-induced, millennial-scale, climatic oscillations grows ever stronger.

Fine-Root Responses to Elevated CO2 in Loblolly Pine and Sweetgum Forests: They continue to suggest that earth's trees will be able to vigorously respond to the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content.

Atmospheric CO2 Affects the Organelles of Photosynthesis and Respiration: And it may also positively affect the long-term response of net photosynthesis to elevated levels of atmospheric CO2.

VOC Emissions from Cabbage Plants Under Herbivore Attack: Effects of CO2: What are they?  And what do they portend?