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Volume 7 Number 9:  3 March 2004

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

Editorial
Kirill Ya. Kondratyev: Our Newest Scientific and Policy Advisor: One of the world's living legends in the fields of climate and atmospheric research joins the advisory arm of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change.

Subject Index Summaries
Climate Oscillations (Millennial Variability - Hemispheric-to-Global-Scale): Climate alarmists are loath to acknowledge either the hemispheric or global extent of the millennial-scale oscillation of climate that brought the world the Roman Warm Period, Dark Ages Cold Period, Medieval Warm Period and Little Ice Age, for the existence of this phenomenon usurps their claimed but bogus role for CO2 in producing the Modern Warm Period.

Agriculture (Species -- Wheat: CO2 vs. Stress of Air Pollution): Atmospheric CO2 enrichment typically enhances the growth and development of wheat plants under normal environmental conditions.  But can it perform in like manner in the face of significant levels of air pollution?

Journal Reviews
A Fundamental Failure of Current Climate Models: Is it a fatal flaw that makes all their predictions meaningless?

Heat-Related vs. Cold-Related Deaths in the Czech Republic: How do their numbers compare?

Temporal Trends in the Lengths of Eastern and Western U.S. Frost-Free Seasons: How have they varied over the past century?  And why?

Growth and Yield Responses of Peanuts to Increases in Air Temperature and CO2 Concentration: The title of the paper that is the subject of this Journal Review says "super-optimal temperatures are detrimental to peanut reproductive processes and yield at both ambient and elevated carbon dioxide," yet the data and certain ancillary information contained in the paper suggest something far different than what these words likely imply to most people.

BVOC Emissions from a Southern California Chaparral Ecosystem Exposed to CO2-Erniched Air: How do emissions of biogenic volatile organic compounds (BVOCs) from the plants of Mediterranean-type ecosystems respond to rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations?  And why do we care?