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Volume 8 Number 17:  27 April 2005

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

Editorial
The Adaptive Bleaching of Corals: What has long been touted as a catastrophic consequence of global warming is now being recognized for what it really is: a mechanism that enables corals to adapt, and to adapt successfully, to rising temperatures.

Subject Index Summaries
Variability of Climate (Decadal Variability - Oceans: Atlantic): How and why does climate vary?  We review a few things that have been learned about this question from studies conducted in the Atlantic Ocean.

Stomatal Density (Proxy for Past CO2 Levels): How dependable are climatic reconstructions based on fossil leaf stomatal density measurements?  And what do they reveal about the past?

Journal Reviews
Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations: AD 800-2000: Are they able to tell us anything about the temperature history of the past 1200 years?

The Maldives: Past, Present and Future: How did they form?  What is their current status?  And what does the future hold for them?

North Atlantic Storminess: How has it varied over the past two hundred to two thousand years?

Off-Site Carbon Sequestration by Forests: In addition to storing carbon in their trunks, roots and branches, along with the soil in which they grow, there is another set of places, widely distributed, to which forests can transfer the carbon they remove from the air via photosynthesis.

Phytoplankton of the Southern Ocean: 1965-2002: How did their populations vary over the period of time that climate alarmists claim was host to the most dramatic and biologically-deleterious warming of the past two millennia?