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Volume 8 Number 11:  16 March 2005

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

Editorial
A 400-Year Temperature History Derived from Glacial Data: What does it tell us about the IPCC-endorsed hockeystick temperature reconstructions of Mann and colleagues?

Subject Index Summaries
Streamflow (Natural Variability): Has CO2-induced global warming had a significant impact on global streamflow properties?

Oceans (Productivity): How is the productivity of earth's oceans responding to the "twin evils" of the historical concomitant increases in the air's CO2 content and temperature?

Book Review
Global Warming in a Politically Correct Climate: Oregon State Climatologist and Certified Consulting Meteorologist, George Taylor, reviews an updated version of M. Mihkel Mathiesen's book.

Journal Reviews
Overdue Cooling?: Is the earth poised on the precipice of a steep decline in temperature?  New evidence from the bottom of the sea combined with ice core data from the top of the world suggests that all that separates the planet from such a fate may be the CO2 humanity continues to emit to the atmosphere.

The Dark Ages Cold Period in the Central United States: In attempting to identify the Little Ice Age in their proxy temperature history of the Holocene, the authors of a study of carbon isotopes in soil organic matter actually find the Dark Ages Cold Period.

The Climatic History of the Phanerozoic: What does it tell us about the role of CO2 as a greenhouse gas?

The Water Use Efficiency of Northern Eurasian Conifers: How has it changed over the past century or more?  And why is this change so important?

Return of the Giant Kelp Revisited: Another perspective on the "return" of the giant kelp forests of Baja California that were decimated by the 1997-98 El Niņo is presented by the scientists who first documented the phenomenon.