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Volume 8 Number 50:  14 December 2005

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

Editorial
Changes in Global Climate and the Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation: Which Leads Which?: Both what is known and unknown about this question reveals the brashness of the climate-alarmist claim that an ongoing decline in the meridional overturning circulation of the Atlantic Ocean is about to send Europe into a new Little Ice Age.

Subject Index Summaries
Little Ice Age (Canada): What was the Little Ice Age like in Canada?  What likely caused it?  And what do we learn as a bonus about the warm periods that preceded and followed it?

Insects (Butterflies): Are the planet's butterflies being driven to extinction by increases in the air's CO2 content and temperature?

Journal Reviews
650 Years of Climate in Lake Erhai, China: The beginning, middle and end of this most interesting record all provide challenges to the climate-alarmist view of earth history.

Late-Holocene Moisture Conditions of the Central Mexican Highlands: How did they change during the transition from the Dark Ages Cold Period to the Medieval Warm Period?

Climate-Mediated Changes in 20th-Century Argentina Agriculture: What happened to agriculture in Argentina as a result of what climate alarmists call the most dramatic warming of the past two millennia?

Tropical Forest Productivity Trends: 1982-1999: How did they fare over the period of time characterized by climate alarmists as having experienced a rate of warming that was unprecedented over the last two millennia and which resulted in temperatures that were likewise unprecedented?

Diamondback Moth Larvae Munching Mouse-Ear Cress: The Impacts of Elevated CO2: Are they more helpful to the moth or the cress?