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Volume 8 Number 29:  20 July 2005

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

Editorial
The Arid Lands of Central Asia in a Warming World and CO2-Accreting Atmosphere: How have they fared while exposed to the wrath of the "twin evils" of the radical environmental movement that seeks to demonize life-giving warmth and carbon dioxide?

Subject Index Summaries
Aerosols (General): How well are their climate-influencing properties characterized by climate models?

Health Effects (Temperature - Stroke): How are the transpiration rates of deciduous trees affected by atmospheric CO2 enrichment?  And what does the answer to this question imply about the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content?

Journal Reviews
500 Years of Winter Precipitation in Central Scandinavia: How variable was it?  And what do the results from centuries past imply about the future?

A Thousand-Year Temperature History from the Canadian Rockies: Was the warmth of the modern era unprecedented in this historical temperature reconstruction?

A Thousand-Year Temperature History of Northwest Alaska: Is the warmth of the modern era unprecedented in this historical temperature reconstruction?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Lignin and Total Phenolic Concentrations of Cattail and Trembling Aspen Leaves: What are they?  And why do we care?

Photosynthetic Responses of Fast-Growing Poplar "Forests" to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: What happens when their canopies close?