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Volume 8 Number 8:  23 February 2005

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

Editorial
Coral Bleaching: Is It Physically or Biologically Driven?: The answer to this question is key to determining how to deal with the problem.

Subject Index Summaries
Temperature (Trends - Regional: Asia, China): In more ways than one, the temperature history of China fails to support the climate-alarmist view of earth's thermal history, most likely because that view is just plain wrong.

Coral Reefs (Bleaching - Responses: Symbiont Shuffling): Climate alarmists typically decry the bleaching of corals that often follows periods of anomalous warmth at various places around the globe.  In doing so, however, they malign the very phenomenon that enables corals to "reinvent" themselves and adapt to global warming.

Journal Reviews
More - and More Severe - "Hockeystick" Problems: The Mann et al.-derived, and IPCC-endorsed, temperature history of the Northern Hemisphere appears to be fatally flawed.

The Role of CO2 in Initiating the 100,000-Year Glacial Cycles of the Pleistocene: What was it?  And what does it tell us about the likelihood of the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content promoting catastrophic global warming?

The Killing "Cold" of Sao Paulo, Brazil: Deaths due to heart attacks begin to rise as soon as mean daily temperature declines below 18C.

Ozone's Negative Impact on Grain Production in Asia: Can CO2 Help?: As the deleterious effects of ozone pollution on crop productivity grow ever larger, it becomes ever more important that atmospheric CO2 concentrations be allowed to rise unimpeded.

Peanuts Perform Well in High-CO2 Air: Almost everything peanuts do, they do far better with more carbon dioxide in the air.