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Volume 8 Number 33:  17 August 2005

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

Editorial
Agroforestry in a CO2-Accreting Atmosphere: Does it make more sense than conventional cropping strategies?

Subject Index Summaries
Cloud Condensation Nuclei (Condensation Nuclei: Biological Effects): How can certain aerosols and gases, especially those produced by plants, end up helping the plants that produced them?

Life Span (Plants): Just how long can some trees live?  What kind of "quality of life" do they have in their old age?  What makes it all possible?  And why are these questions important?

Journal Reviews
Climatic Effects of Methane Calculated to be Greater than Previously Believed: Is that bad news?  Or could it conceivably be good news?

Strong Evidence for the Asian Monsoon's Solar Connection: It is getting ever more difficult to deny a major role for the sun in orchestrating millennial-scale variations in the strength of the East Asian Monsoon.

Climate Oscillations of the Penultimate Interglacial: What message does the pollen from a European lake sediment core bear?

Earth's Land Mammals: Their Only Hope of Avoiding Extinction: What is it?

Recent Increases in Arabian Sea Productivity: How large are the increases?  And what's causing them?