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Volume 8 Number 39:  28 September 2005

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

Editorial
Effects of Very High CO2 Concentrations on Ginseng Roots: How high must they be to be deadly?  And why would anybody care?

Subject Index Summaries
Health Effects (Temperature - Hot vs. Cold: Europe): A lot has been claimed about global warming being bad for people's health in recent years, especially in Europe.  Much more, however, has actually been learned about it being good for us, even throughout that vast land of climate alarmism.

Phenolics (Herbaceous Species): How do phenolic concentrations of herbaceous plants respond to increases in the air's CO2 concentration, and what are the implications of the observed responses?

Journal Reviews
Two Hundred Years of Air Temperature Measurements from Northern Ireland: The longest temperature time-series in existence for the island of Ireland speaks volumes about late 20th-century warming.

Five Decades of Freezing Rain Days in the United States: What do they reveal?

Millennial-Scale Climate Cycles in the Pacific: Are they coherent with those in the Atlantic?

Carbon Contents of Nordic Forest Soils: How do they vary as a function of temperature?

Six Years of Soil Carbon Dynamics in the Duke Forest FACE Study: What do the data reveal about the ability of the forest's soil to sequester carbon over the long term?