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Volume 8 Number 18:  4 May 2005

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

Editorial
Putting the Proactive Principle into Practice: The Case for Reducing Carbonaceous Aerosol Emissions in Southern Asia: The are many real-world problems vexing various parts of the world, the solutions to which would also provide the environmental benefits climate alarmists seek to obtain by counter-productive mandates.

Subject Index Summaries
Variability of Climate (Decadal Variability - Oceans: Pacific): What is the history of Pacific Ocean decadal-scale climate variability; and what does it portend about the future?

Thylakoid Membranes: How does atmospheric CO2 enrichment alter their composition and functioning, and what are the ultimate consequences for plant photosynthesis?

Journal Reviews
Indian Summer Monsoon Defies Climate Model Predictions: Model simulations of greenhouse gas warming generally depict an increase in the intensity of the Asian summer monsoon, but real-world data tell a vastly different story.

A History of Columbia River Basin Droughts Since 1750: How does it mesh with what climate alarmists tell us about the effects of global warming on these extreme events?

Biological Impacts of Increasing Sea Ice in Baffin Bay and Adjacent Waters: In a world where global warming is demonized for its claimed potential to harm the biosphere, there are places where declining temperatures are harming it right now.

The Effect of Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment on Ocean Carbon Uptake: According to the results of this model study, it has the potential to be very substantial.

The Carbon-Starved World of the Last Glacial Maximum: How did earth's trees and other C3 vegetation fare during the last great ice age?  The title of our journal review pretty much provides the answer.