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Volume 8 Number 51:  21 December 2005

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

Editorial
More Confusion About the Ocean's Thermohaline Circulation: Is the Atlantic meriodional overturning circulation increasing, decreasing or holding constant?

Subject Index Summaries
Little Ice Age (Conterminous United States): Evidence of the Little Ice Age in America can be found in studies conducted from coast to coast across the United States.

Insects (Moths): Will the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content induce moth larvae to devour more of the planet's vegetation?

Journal Reviews
A 300-Year Multi-Proxy Hydro-Ecological Record from Spruce Island Lake, Canada: How has it been impacted by natural and anthropogenic factors since AD 1700?

Late-Holocene Drought on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula: When was it most pronounced?  And what were its consequences for Mayan civilization?

Late Holocene Glacial Variations in Italy: How have they behaved over the past 6000 years?

North American Boreal Productivity Trends: 1982-2003: Have they risen like those of earth's tropical forests?

Effects of Bleaching and Cyclones on Coral Reefs of French Polynesia: How have the corals of French Polynesia responded to the repeated assaults of these major natural disturbances over the past several years?