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Volume 8 Number 12:  23 March 2005

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

Editorial
The Temperature History of Eastern China Over the Past Two Millennia: What does it reveal about the nature and possible cause(s) of late 20th-century warming?

Subject Index Summaries
Temperature (Trends - Regional: Europe, Central): What does the temperature history of Central Europe tell us about the nature of 20th-century warming there?

Weeds (Non-Parasitic - Competitiveness): How will the competitiveness of non-parasitic weeds be influenced by the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content in the years and decades ahead?

Journal Reviews
Forty Years of Temperature Change in Argentina: As Argentina warmed over the last four decades of the 20th century, did its maximum and minimum temperatures become more variable or extreme?

Chesapeake Bay, USA: A 2200-Year Temperature History: What does it tell us about the relative warmth of the Roman Warm Period, Medieval Warm Period and Modern Warm Period?

Extending the CO2 Dependency of Isoprene Emission by Vegetation from Current-and-Above to Pre-Industrial and Glacial CO2 Concentrations: Does the trend established by this atmospheric CO2 depletion experiment merge with the trend established by prior atmospheric CO2 enrichment studies?  And why do we care?

The Productivity of a Beijing Oak Forest: How do ecosystem process models suggest it will respond to a doubling of the atmosphere's CO2 content plus 2 and 4C increases in air temperature?

DMS and DMSP Associated with Great Barrier Reef Corals: A substance produced by coral zooxanthellae and released to the marine environment may help to mute global warming.