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Volume 8 Number 41:  12 October 2005

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

Editorial
Variability of Insolation at Earth's Surface: The Other Sun-Climate Connection: The sun itself need not be variable to find a variable receipt of solar radiation at the planet's surface driving climate change.

Subject Index Summaries
Health Effects (Temperature - Hot vs. Cold: Global): For the world as a whole, how does the yearly number of heat-related deaths compare with the number of cold-related deaths?

Range Expansion (Animals): Will CO2-induced global warming be so fast and furious that hosts of earth's animals will not be able to migrate far enough and fast enough to avoid extinction?

Journal Reviews
Recent Changes in the South Indian Ocean Thermocline: Is anthropogenic global warming responsible for them?

A 213-Year Temperature Record Derived from a Guam Coral: How does the temperature history of this tropical region of the Northern Hemisphere compare with that of the Northern Hemisphere's extratropical area over the last two centuries of the past millennium?

Millennial-Scale Climate Variation at Chesapeake Bay, USA: What does it tell us about natural climate variability in this part of the world over the past 10,000 years?

Global Terrestrial Carbon Uptake in the 1980s and 90s: How did it change, and what was responsible for the change?

Effects of Elevated CO2 and O3 on Phenolic Compounds in Birch Leaves: Which trace gas has the most effects?  Which trace gas has the strongest effects?  Which trace gas's effects prevail when the atmospheric concentrations of each of them are doubled?