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Volume 8 Number 4:  26 January 2005

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

Editorial
Coral Calcification Will Not be Reduced in a CO2-Enriched Warmer World: For half a decade the public has been told that rising atmospheric CO2 concentrations will lead to severe reductions in the calcification rates of coral reefs, which could ultimately result in their total demise.  For half a decade the public has been told a blatant falsehood.

Subject Index Summaries
Precipitation (Trends - Regional: North America, Canada and Mexico): Do precipitation events become more extreme in response to rising temperatures, as climate alarmists claim they do?

Ozone (Effects on Plants - Tree Species: Birch): Ozone wages war with birch trees; but CO2 defends them.

Journal Reviews
The Fuzzy Predictions of State-of-the-Art Climate Models: Just how uncertain are they? ... and what are the implications for their use in helping to formulate energy policy?

The 20th-Century Climate of Bulgaria: How well does its history reflect the "hindcasts" of the IPCC?

Cold Winters vs. Warm Summers: Their Relative Impacts on Mortality in Japan: Which is deadlier?  The stress of cold or the stress of heat?

A Six-Year CO2 Enrichment Study of a Phosphorus-Poor and Water-Limited Grassland: Growing on a soil significantly deficient in both moisture and an essential plant nutrient, is it reasonable to expect a natural grassland to exhibit much of a growth response to atmospheric CO2 enrichment?

Doubling Atmospheric Ozone and CO2 Concentrations: Effects on Silver Birch Tree Growth: Ozone hurts; CO2 helps.  Which predominates?