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Volume 8 Number 20:  18 May 2005

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

Editorial
Can Rising Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations Prevent the Thermal Bleaching of Corals?: There are some incredibly pertinent experiments that appear to answer this question in the affirmative.

Subject Index Summaries
Glaciers (North America): We present a brief review of Baked Alaska glaciers and other icy delights from adjoining territories.

UV-B Radiation (Effects on Terrestrial Ecosystems):How might atmospheric CO2 enrichment impact the deleterious effects of UV-B radiation on earth's terrestrial biosphere?

Journal Reviews
Problems with Global Climate Models: Cloud Representations: How bad are they?  And what does the answer to this question imply about the Kyoto Protocol and what its proponents propose should follow it?

Negative Climate Feedback and Short Response Time Seen in Mt. Pinatubo Eruption: What do the results imply about current climate models and their predictions of CO2-induced global warming?

Climate and Marine Fishing in Medieval Europe: An interesting study reveals how the two are, and are not, related.

Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment Impacts Three Trophic Levels in a Study of Transgenic Cotton: A study of CO2 effects on each level of a crop-herbivore-predator association reveals many interrelated impacts.  What is the bottom-line result?

CO2 Effects on Forest Understory Plants and Arthropods: Are they what one would expect in light of what we have learned from studies with fewer interacting biological entities?