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Volume 8 Number 37:  14 September 2005

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

Editorial
Elevated Carbon Dioxide: Does It Boost Forest Growth?: A new report in Science is being touted by many as proof it does not.

Subject Index Summaries
Greenland Temperature Trends: What does history teach us about the likelihood that the Greenland ice sheet is on the verge of melting away if anthropogenic CO2 emissions are not soon reduced far below their current levels?

Lipids: How are they affected by atmospheric CO2 enrichment, and what are the consequences of those responses?

Journal Reviews
Recent Trends in Northern Canada River Discharge Rates: Climate models predict enhanced precipitation and river discharge in response to global warming.  What do data from northern Canada reveal?

6200 Years of ENSO Activity Derived from Galápagos Data: What do the data suggest about the response of ENSO frequency to global warming?

Nile River Revelations: 1300 years of flow data reveal some important information regarding its discharge history.

The Photosynthetic Response of Managed Grasslands to Atmospheric CO2 Enrichment: Does it decline with the passage of time?

Growth and N-Fixation Responses of Four Legumes to Atmospheric CO2 and Soil Nitrogen Additions: Are the two processes helped or hindered by the atmospheric and soil fertilizations?