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Volume 8 Number 34:  24 August 2005

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

Editorial
The McCain/Clinton Surreal View of Global Warming: How warped it is!

Subject Index Summaries
Alaskan Temperature Trends: Is there anything unusual or "unprecedented," as climate alarmists like to suggest, about the recent temperature history of Alaska?

Oceans (Productivity): As atmospheric CO2 concentrations and temperatures rise, so too do cries of alarm that they will negatively impact both terrestrial and oceanic productivity.  We here explore this contention as it applies to the world's seas.

Journal Reviews
15,000 Years of ENSO Activity in the Santa Barbara Basin of California, USA: It is frequently claimed that global warming is causing more intense ENSO activity that will wreak all manner of weather-related havoc across the globe.  How does this claim stack up against the proxy ENSO record from the Santa Barbara Basin?

20th-Century North American Streamflow Trends: Climate models suggest streamflow discharge rates should be increasing as a result of global warming.  What do empirical data from North America show?

Growth Response of a Freshwater Microalga to Very High Atmospheric CO2 Concentrations: How high can the air's CO2 concentration go and the alga still exhibit a positive growth response to it?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on the Effectiveness of Transgenic Bt Cotton: How will the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content inpact the effectiveness of genetic modifications of cotton that have been developed to reduce damage caused by the cotton bollworm?

Range Responses of British Dragonflies and Damselflies to Recent Regional Warming: Were the winged insects forced to contract their ranges in the first stage of a climate-alarmist-predicted journey towards heat-induced extinction as Britain warmed over the past few decades?