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Volume 8 Number 9:  2 March 2005

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

Editorial
The 1958-2000 Temperature History of the Tibetan Plateau: Does it display the "unprecedented" late 20th-century warming that climate alarmists use as a pretext for calling for unprecedented draconian actions to curtain anthropogenic CO2 emissions?

Subject Index Summaries
Temperature (Trends - Regional: Asia, Russia): The temperature history of much of Russia fails to support the climate-alarmist view of earth's thermal history (late 20th-century warming that is unprecedented over the past one to two millennia), most likely because that view is simply wrong.

Health Effects (Temperature - Cardiovascular): Will global warming increase the likelihood of death in humans due to an increased incidence of cardiovascular diseases such as heart attack and stroke?

Journal Reviews
Oceanic Wave Height as a Proxy for Wind Speed and Storminess: How has it varied over the past hundred years?  Is it what would be expected from "unprecedented" late-20th-century global warming?

Five 2000-Year Temperature Records from the Tibetan Plateau: What do they tell us about the uniqueness of the level of warmth experienced there in the last two decades of the 20th century?

Corals at the Southern Extreme of China Reveal Temperatures of the Roman Warm Period: How do they compare with those of the last decade of the 20th century?

Effects of Elevated CO2 on Plant Respiration: Does atmospheric CO2 enrichment alter the fraction of gross primary production that is ultimately respired by plant cells and vegetative canopies?

A "Marsh CO2 Pump" for Transferring Carbon from Air to Sea: It is of significant size, may be indicative of a grander "terrestrial CO2 pump," and is likely increasing in strength in response to the ongoing rise in the air's CO2 content.